The Benefits of Wood Vinegar

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Wood Vinegar is an amazing natural ingredient and you need to hear more about it. Present in our Bodytox patches, this article gives you an overview of just how nature can be the answer to today’s challenges. Enjoy! 

first things first - how is wood vinegar made?

Wood vinegar is actually a distillate of burning wood and therefore is a by-product of the process. For instance, Ubame oak trees are heated to 250 degrees Celsius in a furnace. The smoke from the heated wood is collected and condensed. The condensation is the vinegar which is filtered not less than five times to ensure the highest purity level. This vinegar is allowed to mature for six months after which the middle layer is filtered off for use in the final product.

The wood vinegar that's used in Bodytox Detox foot patches is in powder form. To make the vinegar into a powder, from storage, it is heated again and condensed. The condensed substance is dried with the use of a specialized drying machine. The substance is then inspected to verify the quality. Once the requirements are met, the substance that is produced is a high concentrate that is very pure.


Pyroligneous acid (pure wood vinegar) was discovered in Japan when scientists and researchers discovered that tree sap (wood vinegar) from some trees demonstrated powerful detoxifying capabilities. This has been confirmed in Japan after conducting hundreds of experiments with oak, sakura and beech tree sap extracts. During numerous experiments conducted on the potential medicinal values of pyroligneous acid, it is confirmed that toxin absorbing, detoxifying and far-infrared properties of wood vinegar make it quite useful for minor pain relief and to decrease swelling in the body. It is also used as a deodorizer, antibacterial agent, sterilizer, alkaline bath and wash.

Wood Vinegar can also aid the body² with the following:

1.      Infected Wounds

Again, Wood Vinegar can help with various infections, so infected wounds can be reduced by its power. 

2.      Insect Bites

Wood Vinegar is thought to have great venom-removal power. The application of Wood Vinegar to insect bits can help to draw those toxins out of your body. 

3.      Poison Ivy

In general, Wood Vinegar can be of great help in soothing a large number of plant poisonings such as Poison Ivy. 

4.      Cellulitis

An acute inflammation of the connective tissue of the skin, caused by infection with staphylococcus, streptococcus, or other bacteria. Since Cellulitis too is a bacterial infection, Wood Vinegar can help relieve symptoms. 

5.      Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetics, especially the elderly, sometimes develop circulatory problems in their arms and legs. Because of this, they get ulcers, usually on their legs and feet. From time to time, these ulcers get infected. Wood Vinegar can help here as well. 

6.      Gout

For those of you who don't know, Gout is a type of arthritis. It can cause sudden attacks of great pain and can bring about joint tenderness, redness, and swelling. Usually, it attacks one joint per episode and this is usually your big toe. Again, Gout can develop quickly and typically starts at night. It is thought to be caused by a collection of Uric Acid, which luckily is absorbed by Wood Vinegar.4 

7.      Pain Relief

 Since many of the disorders and infections listed above can cause great pain, Wood Vinegar has also been used to relieve pain. 

Did You Know? 

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Shockingly, Wood Vinegar can kill Anthrax bacteria. While we recognize that Anthrax is not a common affliction, it is impressive that Wood Vinegar has the benefit of reducing Anthrax levels should it be required.2 

Wood Vinegar has the wonderful ability to reduce swelling generally. It is able to draw toxins out of swollen areas and help to relieve other problems leading to swelling.5



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4. Tkac, Deborah, ed. The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies: Thousands of Tips and Techniques Anyone Can Use to Heal Everyday Health Problems. New York: Rodale P, Incorporated, 1990. 

5. Chamberlain, Jonathan. Cancer. NY: Long Island P, 2008.