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Apple Cider Vinegar Compress Benefits

| Modified on Dec 02, 2023
Apple Cider Vinegar Compress
An Earth Clinic reader shares the benefits from an apple cider vinegar compress. ACV compresses has been used for hundreds of years to treat many conditions, such as high fevers and sinus congetion and sinus infections.

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 10/03/2020

Apple Cider Vinegar Compress:

For Sinus issues, Sore throat, Laryngitis, Swollen lymph glands, Headache/Migraine, Eye chalazion, Pinkeye and other eye issues

-A hot or cold (depending on your choice, heat promotes drainage while cold is more for migraine) ACV compress is an effective sinus treatment to drain out mucus and get a relief from a blocked nose and pressure.

A time-tested remedy to reduce swelling is warm ACV compresses.

Holistic health practitioners prescribe apple cider vinegar as a lymphatic tonic, to help promote lymphatic drainage, and for general bodily detoxification. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid as its primary constituent that helps preventing bacteria/fungal growth. The hot temperature helps increase blood circulation, which in turn reduces swelling as well as pain. This remedy has a lengthy history for its many health benefits, used for a range of ailments. Along with taking apple cider vinegar internally, you may opt for topical application combination to get better and faster relief.

Place a thin cloth (wash cloth) soaked in apple cider vinegar and warm water 1:1 ratio over the area. Your skin will absorb the vinegar directly.

Method 1:

Required Things:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother) – 1 cup (Dilute 50/50 with water if skin sensative)
  • A Towel/Wash cloth big enough to go over the area


  1. Soak the towel in the apple cider vinegar mixture and place it on the paining area. Be sure it covers your eyes, cheeks, temples, forehead. Keep your eyes closed during this process or it will sting!

  2. Lie down for 10 minutes to ½ hour or so. Place a bath towel around your outer head to soak-up the ACV mixture dripping for your face. Secure it with a plastic wrap and ace bandage. Repeat this process several times every day.