The benefits of apple cider vinegar are myriad and very well known. From diabetes to obesity, there are a number of health conditions that can be successfully treated or controlled with apple cider vinegar. Recent research has also concluded that apple cider vinegar can help treat arthritis effectively.
The analgesic effects of apple cider vinegar help offer relief from the pain experienced by arthritic individuals. Furthermore, the high acetic acid content in apple cider vinegar helps reduce the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some ways in which apple cider vinegar can be used as an effective home treatment for arthritis.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Water Concoction
One of the simplest remedies for arthritis is to mix at least 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. You can drink this mix before meals every day for pain relief against arthritis.
You can also prepare an apple cider vinegar soak by mixing a cup of apple cider vinegar in about 5 cups of lukewarm water. Submerge the pain inflicted areas of the body in this solution for half an hour at regular intervals throughout the day to get immense relief from the pain and discomfort.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Cherry Concoction
Cherries are rich sources of anthocyanins which can help reduce the inflammation in the joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis. For this remedy, you will need to mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of cherry juice. Drink this concoction at least twice every day for desirable results.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Peppermint/Honey/Cinnamon Concoction
This remedy provides your body with the necessary anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antacid agents to strengthen your immune system, thus helping your body cope with the symptoms of arthritis better. Prepare peppermint tea by infusing a few peppermint leaves in boiling water for 30 minutes or so. Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and honey. Stir the mix nicely and drink it once a day. You will start noticing the difference almost immediately.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Carrier Oil Concoction
You can make your own massage oil using a mixture of carrier oils and apple cider vinegar. Mix a tablespoon of olive, coconut or any carrier oil of your choice with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix nicely and apply the same on the pain inflicted joints, massaging it in gently using circular movements. Do this at regular intervals throughout the day to get relief from the pain.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Apple Juice Concoction
This remedy helps you hide the taste of apple cider vinegar while consuming it. Better yet, it comes loaded with the nutrients galore obtained from the apple. Mix apple cider vinegar and apple juice in the ratio 1:3. Drink a cup of this juice every day for positive results.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Honey Concoction
Both honey and apple cider vinegar contain high levels of potassium which helps to remove excess acids from the body which may otherwise lead to conditions like arthritis in the long run. They will also help to dissolve high uric acid deposits near the muscles and joints. Hence, you can make a DIY remedy for arthritis using the two ingredients. Mix 2 teaspoons each of honey and apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Drink this mix thrice a day to bring down the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Cayenne Pepper Concoction
The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar as well as cayenne pepper help to reduce the pain and inflammation in arthritic joints. You can mix equal amounts of cayenne pepper powder and apple cider vinegar to form a paste. Apply this paste on the joints and allow it to dry. Rinse the area with lukewarm water after about 30 minutes and reapply the paste. Follow this remedy whenever the pain in the joints becomes acute.
Apple Cider Vinegar/Garlic Concoction
This remedy also helps to reduce the pain in the muscles and joints caused by arthritis. It also helps to increase joint mobility. Mash a few cloves of garlic and soak them in apple cider vinegar (1 cup) for a week. Massage the aching joints with this mix to get relief.
Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy for arthritis and its symptoms. It can be used along with other ingredients to form several DIY remedies to decrease the pain caused by the condition in addition to improving mobility.