While we have heard about the term superfoods, if there existed the term known as super liquids, apple cider vinegar would be on top of its list. It not only helps in controlling diabetes and preventing heart disease but it also helps people lose weight by curbing appetite and help get rid of allergies as well. There are many medicinal properties of apple cider vinegar. The following is some evidence on its infection preventing properties.
It helps get rid of food contamination
There is scientific evidence which proves the presence of antimicrobial powers in apple cider vinegar. This allows it to be used for reducing food contamination. Various studies show that it reduces contamination caused by E coli (which causes diarrhea), Listeria ( which causes listeriosis), and salmonella (which causes typhoid fever). It was observed that washing the produce with vinegar would result in getting rid of all the above mentioned bacteria from the food.
Apple cider vinegar for treating fungal infections
A recent study published in the 2011 Thi-Qar Medical Journal, revealed the surprising antifungal properties present in Apple Cider vinegar. Studies focus on the effect of Apple Cider Vinegar on the fungus Candida Albicans. Study compares the effects of apple cider vinegar compared with the traditional antifungal drug fluconazole. A group of individuals suffering from otomycosis (ear canal condition associated with the overgrowth of fungus) were divided into two groups. The first group was treated with Fluconazole and the other group was treated using apple cider vinegar. After taking ear swabs from the patients it was observed that Apple Cider vinegar treated candida even better than Fluconazole.
Based on the evidence provided by the study it can safely be assumed apple cider vinegar is a safe therapy or substitute treatment for fungal infections. While it was a small study comprising of only 18 individuals the results are such which can’t be refuted.
Apple cider vinegar for treating infections
Apple cider vinegar has many medicinal properties which allow it to be used to for a number of medical treatments.
- The National Candida Centre in America talks about using 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider vinegar mixed with warm filtered water as a douching treatment for vaginal infections.
- Theresa Ramsey, naturopathy doctor and author suggest using a tonic made with one teaspoon apple cider vinegar to treat tonsil infections.
- She also recommend’s that it can be used for treatment of athlete’s foot, rashes, calluses, acne and warts.
The use of Apple Cider vinegar dates back to 3000 BC. It was used in abundance by ancient Chinese, Japanese and European civilizations. It is indeed amazing that the use of Apple Cider vinegar has remained constant throughout the ages. it is still considered nothing short of a miracle that it is able to treat so many diseases.
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References on Apple Cider Vinegar and Treating Infections
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