There’s not much that apple cider vinegar (ACV) can’t do, it would seem.
I’ve had a fabulous result with it this week in just 48 hours of using it I have rid myself of an annoying skin tag that had been pestering me on my neck for a month or two.
Skin tags are caused by abrasions or repetitive movements on the skin. I suspect it’s a result of my coat collar rubbing my neck that’s caused it to appear. Anyway I found that I was always picking at it and fiddling with it that was as annoying as the skin tag itself so I thought I’d look into what options were available.
I knew they could be removed cosmetically but I wondered if there was another way.
It seems that there are a few ways and given that I didn’t want to ‘snip the end off with scissors’ I went for the least painful and invasive treatment.
I could choose between raw garlic placed on the tag or ACV. It seems I was going to be smelling either like a chippy or an Italian restaurant one way or the other.
I chose chippy and took a tiny piece of tissue soaked in ACV and placed on the dressing part of a plaster. Stuck the tissue and plaster to my neck and left it for 24 hours. The next morning I washed the smell of au-de-vinegar away and did it again.
When I took the plaster off for the second time the tag was distinctly crispy and needed only a little help in coming away. I dabbed more vinegar on the place where it had been attached and that was that!
Brilliantly easy and quick.
You can apply the same principle to warts and verrucas using duct tape to secure the vinegar daubed cotton wool or tissue to the skin. Just remove, wash and dry each day before applying again. Do just make sure that the ACV is mainly on the tag, verruca or wart and not splashed all over the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be found in health food shops. It’s best to buy the unpasteurised version with the ‘mother’ still in it. The cloudy ferment which offers many of the health benefits.
It’s not just for external use though, here are some other ways ACV benefits us:
- Take 1 tablespoon in water each morning to help reduce acid in the digestive system, clean sinuses and build healthy gut flora.
- Use 1 tablespoon ACV and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in soda water for a nice refreshing drink.
- Use in salad dressings.
- Drinking ACV has been shown to help with weight loss, is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial so a good disinfectant on wounds too.
- Go and Google Apple Cider Vinegar and you’ll find a range of raving testimonials talking how it’s helped dandruff, hair shine, acne, diabetes, insulin regulation to name just a few.
- Here is a list of salad dressings using the miracle vinegar!