Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is available and not prohibitively expensive. It has been a traditional home remedy for arthritis for a long time due to its healing and health-promoting properties.

The positive experience of people is its greatest recommendation, for example, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a British explorer, cured his arthritis symptoms by simply mixing apple cider vinegar and honey.

Why apple cider vinegar?

ACV gets its sharp and tart taste from the acetic acid. This acid provides an alkalizing effect when metabolized and help increase the absorption of calcium into the body. Also, ACV contains many vitamins and minerals that offer beneficial effects as well as powerful polyphenolic compounds such as catechin, epicatechin, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid.

Not all types of ACV are effective. Use pure vinegar naturally fermented from apple cider, one that is unfiltered and unprocessed. The liquid should have a cloudy appearance which is called the “mother of vinegar”.

Which type of arthritis can be treated with apple cider vinegar?


It is a degenerative condition which affects major joints and a major cause of loss of movement and disability among older people.

How to use ACV for osteoarthritis: One of the best home remedies for osteoarthritis is vinegar along with some raw honey. Simply add 1-2 tbsp of ACV to plain water or herbal tea, and add honey if you prefer a sweeter taste.


A quite common type of arthritis causing stiffness in the joints, pain and marked reduction in a range of motion of the affected joints. Also, it can affect internal organs as well since it is an autoimmune condition. ACV is a good diuretic and laxative, therefore it has been found to be very effective in relieving the painful symptoms of this condition.

How to use ACV for rheumatoid arthritis:

You can drink apple cider vinegar with honey on daily basis and you can use it topically for local pain relief. Make yourself a nice warm bath and add 2 cups of ACV. Sit in it for 30 minutes before going to bed, and for sure it will help reduce morning stiffness. Also, you can mix vinegar in oil and use the mixture externally on affected joints to bring relief.

  • GOUT

This is a very painful condition which appears suddenly causing joint pain and inflammation of the joints, especially in the limbs. Regular use of apple cider vinegar helps avoid episodes, according to people who have gout often.

How to use ACV for gout:

Take 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water twice a day. The vinegar should be natural, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Make sure it contains the “mother”.