Vinegar, the magical food item. That's what I call it. It's something you should have on hand for long-term food storage.
What can you do with vinegar? Vinegar can be used as a disinfectant. Put
it on wounds, or with your laundry, or dilute it and wash floors and
bedding with it.
Vinegar has medicinal properties and is useful for treating bedding in a
sick room. In the 19th century vinegar was an important item for ships'
surgeons to have on board. Entire ships were disinfected using vinegar
and water to wash floors and bedding and clothing.
Vinegar was in use as a healing medicine and antibiotic in ancient Greece and during the Civil War.
You can also make a salad dressing with vinegar, oil and sugar.
Indigestion can be treated with a dink of vinegar and baking soda.&
Yes the old "Make a volcano for science fair" trick. But if you drink a
bit, it helps a burp and thus relieves the indigestion. It works better
if you use apple cider vinegar.
My father used to drink a small glass of vinegar after every meal. He
claimed it helped him digest his food! And my grandmother swore that a
tiny glass of vinegar daily helped thin the blood. Who knows, maybe
there's some truth in these old home remedies!