Cough: Sprinkle your pillowcase with apple cider vinegar to control nighttime coughing.Homemade
During a period of cold or flu, make your own cough syrup to have on hand.
Mix 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and pour into a jar or bottle that can be tightly sealed. Shake well before each use.
Take 1 tablespoon every 4 hours. If the cough persists for more than a week, see a physician.Respiratory Congestion: To treat head or chest congestion, add 1/4 cup vinegar to a vaporizer, and run it for an hour or more.Sinus Congestion: Breathing in steam from a vaporizer can be beneficial in treating the facial pain of a sinus infection. Add 1/4 cup vinegar to a vaporizer and breathe in deeply.Sore Throat: Vinegar can be used for a sore throat. Use 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water, and gargle.When Summer’s Not FunSummer offers a lot of fun possibilities, but it does have its dangers. Vinegar can help with summer hazards.
Bee Stings and Bug Bites: Use vinegar mixed with cornstarch to make a paste. Apply the paste to a bee sting or bug bite, and let it dry.Poison Ivy and Poison Oak: Soothe the rash from poison oak or poison ivy by using a vinegar compress. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar in a 1-pint container, then add enough water to fill the container. Chill the container in the refrigerator. When it is cool, dampen a cloth or gauze with the solution, and apply to the rash.Sunburn: Vinegar has a cooling effect on sunburn. Splash it over the sunburned area, then lightly rub into the skin. Or simply cool sunburn with diluted vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray on the affected area.