Apple cider vinegar is an old and quite popular ingredient for use as a yeast infection home remedy.
The acidity of the vinegar helps to rebalance the good and bad bacteria in our bodies and helps to create an environment that encourages good bacteria health. The most important thing to remember if you want to try this home remedy is that you must buy only apple cider vinegar. Do not use any other type of vinegar as it may make your infection worse.
When choosing your apple cider vinegar, be sure to get it undiluted and as natural as possible. You will be diluting it yourself in the right portion to make it most effective. If you buy vinegar that is already diluted, it may be too watered down to treat your symptoms.
The recommended dilution for treatment is one part apple cider vinegar to one part warm distilled water. You can then treat your symptoms in two ways. You can dip a soft washcloth in the solution and gently apply the cloth to the affected area. You will most likely feel a slight burning sensation at first. If you can tolerate this, it is supposed to start alleviating symptoms right away. Some people, however, really find it difficult to endure this, and thus turn to a different yeast infection home remedy.
If you think it might work better for your infection, you can also take an apple cider vinegar bath. For this, you would add about 30 ounces of vinegar to a tub of warm bath water and then just soak as usual. If this too causes too much burning, you may also want to try a less irritating yeast infection home remedy.
You can also take apple cider vinegar as a tonic. It is bitter to swallow but it can be sweetened with a bit of honey or fruit juice. You should take two to three tablespoons a day until symptoms disappear. Probably the best way to take it as a yeast infection home remedy is to brew a cup of herbal tea, add the vinegar and sweeten with a good dose of natural honey.