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In your arsenal of go-to home remedies, you need to have some vinegar. It is a remarkable substance that can be used inside or outside the body. It is perfectly safe to consume and breathe so no worries about children or pets. You can liberally use this substance on everything from countertops to garden plants to rashes. Internally, vinegar is believed to do everything from help shake the common cold to boost your metabolism. Here are 10 exciting uses for vinegar that you may not know about.

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1. Treat Itchy Poison Ivy Rash

Itchy, painful and traumatizing, a case of poison ivy is an incredible inconvenience that can take or even weeks to heal. While oatmeal baths and calamine rub downs can help, consider adding vinegar to the regime to help get rid of this terrible rash. A cold vinegar compress with a 1:2 ratio of vinegar and cold water eases the pain and itch of poison ivy and can help speed healing.

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