Last Modified on Mar 21, 2014
An essential component of a tangy vinaigrette, white vinegar has purposes far beyond the kitchen. Ordinary household vinegar is a beneficial ingredient in many household cleaning products as well as natural remedies. From eliminating germs and infection to treating warts and cleaning floors, vinegar is a household staple.
What is White Vinegar?
White vinegar, also known as “distilled vinegar” is a clear liquid with a mildly acidic composition. Typically used in cooking and cleaning, the substance is manufactured through the process of fermentation.
The process involves exposing grain alcohols to air and allowing them to oxidize. This step produces acetic acid, which is typically then reduced with water to a solution between 5 and 8 percent alcohol. White vinegar is generally considered one of the simplest vinegars produced.
The flavor of white vinegar can be manipulated slightly depending on the type of grain used; however, wheat or corn are the most popular. The goal in production is creating a substance that is virtually flavorless and odorless.
Health Benefits of White Vinegar
While its neutral flavor and complementary acidity make it an effective ingredient in the kitchen, white vinegar’s acidic nature makes it an effective cleaning aid as well as health supplement. Plus, its nonexistent color makes it a safe, easy component to use.
Around the house, white vinegar is typically used as a cleaning agent. The acid level in the vinegar is effective for killing germs and disinfecting surfaces. It is also an effective odor neutralizer and eliminator.
Vinegar also possesses a number of health benefits. The main ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid, which is precisely the element that makes it an effective health treatment. Taken as a tonic, distilled vinegar aids in the absorption of calcium, improves digestion, strengthens bones, and boosts the immune system. The liquid can also be used topically to treat burns, eliminate infections in wounds, treat dry skin, cure dandruff, and eliminate toenail fungus.
From the kitchen to the medicine cabinet, white vinegar has uses and functions in all locations. With its mildly acidic composition, it is an effective natural cleaner and health remedy.
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[YEA] The website where this was original quoted from is http://askwaltstollmd.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html
Dr Stoll doesn't mind people using his methods and letting others know. I had bad toenails and used that approach and it all cleared up. Using the two drops at the base allows the white distilled vinegar to absorb through the nail and change the PH under the nail. By using only two drops you also prevent excess moisture from remaining under the nail. You need to apply twice a day 12 hours a part. In about six weeks, you should begin to see a thin clear nail at the base. After 6 months, your nail should grow out. Once the nail grows out, you should continue applying for about three more months. The major mistake people make is forgetting to remain consistant and missing a treatment or applying to much. For that reason cotton schwabs are also recommended. One dunk for each foot. This treatment does take a while and is 100% effective if you do it corretly and have virtually no expense. For some it has taken two and a half years, most cases are cured between 9 months and a year. Once your nail is infected, Dr Stoll feels you must grow healthy nail to push out the bad nail. Another recommendation is to drink two Tablespoons of ACV with apple juice or water twice a day. This helps treat fungus. Remember white distilled vinegar on the outside and Apple Cider Vinegar orally. Not the other way around.
[YEA] I hurt my big toe nail when I was 12, then it got infected. I am 30 now and for the past 18 years I removed my bit toe nail 3 times, I used a lot of different creams and took limisil twice (each time 3 months) During last five years, my second big toe got infected , then two other nails. I became desperate. So this summer I did the search online and found that white vinegar can cure the fungus. I start to follow the suggested procedure: twice a day put couple of drops on the matrix of the toe. Right away I started to note the results. First my small toes and now after 18 years I finally start to see clear nail near the matrix! Hope this information will help others. Also, please note I've read that only white 5% vinegar is good for this procedure, apple cider vinegar doesn't help.