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There's a study here from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website (Lukasik J, et al) entitled "Reduction of poliovirus 1, bacteriophages, Salmonella montevideo, and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on strawberries by physical and disinfectant washes." This study describes the anti-bacterial effects of a "vinegar wash". Apparently ...


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There is no scientific evidence that vinegar - apple cider vinegar (ACV), specifically, since that's what is often claimed to be an effective treatment for a number of conditions - is an effective treatment for arthritis. Some of the claimed effects of ACV: Some proponents of apple cider vinegar claim it can cure everything from diabetes to acid reflux,...


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Blending vinegar (a dilute acetic acid) with baking soda (a base) essentially produces a neutral (neither acidic or basic) The chemical equation for the overall reaction is: NaHCO3(s) + CH3COOH(l) → CO2(g) + H2O(l) + Na+(aq) + CH3COO-(aq) where s=solid, l=liquid, g=gas, aq=aqueous or in a water solution. In other words, after the two compounds combine ...


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There seems to be indeed not much done for this research on a definitively not patentable solution. Most online sources craving credibility for this claim mention the University of Pittsburgh. Sometimes even "a paper from". But trying to follow that lead I ended up at a page where a nurse tells just her own anecdotal story of how she herself once found great ...


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As another data point, the site CureTogether surveys people on which treatments have been effective for each particular disease. Apple cider vinegar is ranked as the worst treatment for acid reflux: 29% thought it made their reflux worse 43% experienced no effect 28% experienced improvement For comparison, the highest-ranked treatments are prescription ...


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Just another article, by David Suzuki: Does vinegar kill germs?, which states: Yes. Acetic acid or white vinegar is a great disinfectant. It also acts as a deodorizer and cuts grease. And you can tackle household bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and other "gram-negative" bacteria with vinegar. Gram-negative bacteria can cause infections including ...


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This does appear to be reasonably supportable. The essential oil bit if not so much the vinegar. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X06000438 Arthropod repellency, especially tick (Ixodes ricinus), exerted by extract from Artemisia abrotanum and essential oil from flowers of Dianthus caryophyllum A toluene extract of southernwood ...


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ACV is recommended a lot on beauty/hair blogs and sites as a natural treatment. I didn't see anything about ACV as a treatment of dandruff caused by yeast, but I did find this article (although not very resourceful) about treating dandruff caused by bacteria. Dandruff and Itchy Scalp Relief The acids and enzymes in ACV kill the “bottle ...


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