Natural Home remedies for skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
You may know this product as more than just food. Since ancient times, this product, as has white vinegar, has been used as a disinfectant. It’s also been used by doctors since the late 1800’s to ease the symptoms of psoriasis such as itchy skin.
I have recently ran into an acquaintance of mine that had plaque psoriasis bad on her arms and legs. Two months ago, when I had spoken to her, her plaque psoriasis had gotten worse. Last week, I saw her at the grocery store. We updated each other on how we were doing. She showed me her arms and her plaque psoriasis was practically gone. I asked her what she was doing right. She said her doctor prescribed the use of Apple Cider Vinegar “with Mother”. She said it’s very important to make sure you get the bottle that says “with Mother” on it. This was amazing. I immediately bought a bottle. I have yet to use it because I have not spoken to my doctor yet about using it. I want to make sure it is not something that will react to the medication I am taking.
Even homeopathic methods can react with your current medications, so it’s best to check with your doctor before changing anything in your medicinal routine.
As you may know, Psoriasis causes skin cells to accumulate on the skin faster than normal. It causes the skin to become dry and red rash that many times causes scaly patches on the skin. The symptoms are flaky, itchy, burning, skin sometimes accompanied by pain and/or stinging. The condition may appear anywhere on your body in small areas or cover your entire body.
It’s important to know that Psoriasis is not contagious. That family, friends and coworkers need to be supportive and understanding of how Psoriasis affects its victims. The sufferer will be miserable 24/7 and will be drowsy from lack of sleep as Psoriasis does not take a break at bedtime. So its victim suffers during the night and will suffer from a lack of quality sleep.
Because of the sleep issue, other ailments will follow. You see, sleep is important to maintaining a healthy body. So Psoriasis victims often end up with other ailments as a result of sleep deprivation.
The cause of psoriasis is unknown. There are many theory’s. In my case, it is believed to have started as a result to an allergy to a chemical called Formaldehyde. That summer, I was excessively exposed to the chemical.
According to my doctor, Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition in which your immune system is misdirected and attacks normal cells. There is no cure. Once you have it, you have it. The key to surviving it’s ugly symptoms is to try everything out there and see what works for you. What works for one person, may not work for another.
One researcher says we are lacking something in our diet or some other underlying health issue we don’t know we have can cause psoriasis. I did not add his source because he wants you to buy his book on cures. While I have long thought that what he has said is true, before I even read his ad, I do not believe that we (he claims to be a past sufferer) as psoriasis victims should charge each other for the information. With the web being free and so many ways to get the information we need out there at no cost to us, if we truly have suffered from the disease, we should not be advertising a book of cures. I am not saying he should not write a book and charge for it. Just that pushing it on the web seems to be quite greedy. If you publish a book on psoriasis, naturally you want to get paid for your expenses. Let the book pay for itself in a book store. Say it’s out there, if we would like a copy of it, but don’t push it on the web and say that’s the only way you will give us the information, because there are thousands of people out there that can’t afford a $50.00 book. On the web, we should share things for free.
Up to 7.7 million people in the United States have psoriasis.
Sorry I don’t have the statistics for other countries. But you can imagine, if the US has that many people, how many worldwide suffer from skin disorders, not just psoriasis.
Drug treatments are available, but they may cause negative side effects. In my case, I developed Cirrhosis of the liver. Because of drug related side effects, some people turn to natural remedies such as apple cider vinegar (ACV) for relief.
What you need to know about ACV
Pros to using ACV
- Apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural remedy for centuries to treat burning sensations and ease itchiness.
- Apple cider vinegar can be used in multiple ways, including topically and orally.
Cons to using ACV
- Apple cider vinegar can become detrimental if applied too often or in too large a quantity. Be sure to follow instructions to the letter.
- Apple cider vinegar should not be applied to open wounds. It may also irritate your skin. An allergic reaction is possible with any natural product. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, rash or hives, dizziness, and fast heartbeat.
- Apple cider vinegar is also used as a natural remedy to heal acid reflux. The acidity may worsen the condition in some people.
- If you drink it, rather than rub it on, apple cider vinegar may erode tooth enamel. Drinking apple cider vinegar through a straw may reduce tooth erosion.
- If you are on blood thinners, talk to your doctor before using.
- If you experience irritation or a persistent burning sensation on your skin, allergic reaction symptoms, or any other concerning symptoms, stop use immediately and consult your doctor.
Always talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment.
ACV may also help with:
- soothing a sore throat
- healing sunburn
- curing hiccups
- reducing acid reflux
- reducing leg cramps
- banishing bad breath
Ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar for skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema:
1: Apply Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar Solution To Skin
In this method take 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. To it add 6 tablespoons of water. Mix well. Dip a clean cotton ball or cloth in the mixture and apply it to the affected area. Follow the remedy three times a day until you get relief.
2: Bathing In Apple Cider Vinegar Mixture
For this method fill a bathtub with warm water. Add approximately 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar and mix well. Soak yourself in this water bath for half an hour. After half an hour have a shower to remove the apple cider vinegar. Do this three times a week.
3: Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar:
Take a glass of water .To it add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Have this solution twice daily in order to get relief from psoriasis.
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar With Honey And Black Strap Molasses:
Take 2 glasses of water. To it add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Now add one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of black strap molasses to the mixture. Mix well. Have this mixture thrice daily half an hour before your meals.
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar With Baking Soda
Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one fourth teaspoon of baking soda and a cup of water .Mix well. Have this solution twice daily half an hour before meals to get relief from psoriasis.
There are many recipes out there so that you don’t have to drink it plain. See the recipe below:
Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Be sure to buy raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s). This variety has the “mother” strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance similar to kombucha.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons organic apple juice (no sugar added)
6 ounces cold water
4 drops liquid vanilla stevia
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1-2 cubes ice
- Combine all ingredients in a cup and stir or shake to combine. Taste and add more stevia if necessary. Serve chilled or over ice.
- 1 serving
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