The ancient condiment—the earliest known use of vinegar dates back more than 10,000 years and has been used as both food and medicine—is enjoying a real resurgence lately. As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its supposed benefits are unproven, but some experts think that adding a little of this sour liquid to your life may have some health benefits. Even Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used apple cider vinegar in 400 B.C. to treat allergies, arthritis, high blood pressure and many other health conditions. Also, Japanese Samurai, Roman soldiers and military groups throughout history have used apple cider vinegar for these same qualities, as an antiseptic, antibacterial and as an energizer.
If you feel heartburn symptoms coming on, simply dilute one tablespoon of ACV in some water. For better taste you can add a little raw honey.
Dip a washcloth in apple cider vinegar and apply to your face to remove the excess oil. This is also very good against acne and the scars from acne.
Simply apply apple cider vinegar externally to affected area. Also you can soak the area in 1 part apple cider vinegar, 5 parts water, for 30 minutes a day if possible.
Rub apple cider vinegar directly over sore muscles. Another alternative is to mix a tablespoon with water and gulp it down to relieve pain.
Apple cider vinegar can be very effective against itchiness, jellyfish sting or even poison ivy. Simply apply it directly to skin and the results will amaze you.
Multiple studies give weight to the claim that apple cider vinegar can help with diabetes and blood sugar regulation. Drinking the stuff was shown to improve insulin sensitivity to high-carbohydrate meals—slowing the rise in blood sugar levels.
Just sip a cup of water mixed with apple cider vinegar. This will have antibacterial effects on your throat and may help reduce and break-up the mucus.
The regular use of the apple cider vinegar will cleanse your body and boost your immunity. Use ½ tablespoon mixed in some tea or lemon water every morning.
Add a little, since it has a strong taste, to a fresh morning juice or smoothie.
Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a little water and apply to your face using a cotton ball. The smell is a bit strong but it evaporates quickly and will improve your complexion. For best results repeat the procedure every day.
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to sooth and cool your sunburnt skin, as well as it restores the skin’s pH. Add a cup or two of apple cider vinegar to a bath and soak for ten minutes.
Apply directly to teeth and then rinse with water. Do not do this often because it may damage tooth enamel. For a more gentle approach, dilute with water and use as a mouth rinse.
All Purpose Cleaner
Make your own cleaner to remove the unnecessary chemicals in your home. ACV is double fermented and an excellent detoxifier. Simply mix 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil together in a spray bottle.
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to break down the volatile compounds and kill bacteria that cause unpleasant odors around the house. Prepare your odor remover by mixing 1 part water and 1 part apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and use in rooms where a bad odor is present.
Mix ACV with dish soap, water, salt and/or lemon juice and make your own weed killer.
Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on hair after shampoo. Leave it on the hair for 15 minutes, then rinse. Repeat the procedure for a few days until dandruff problem disappears completely. It is recommended to repeat this procedure once every week or so for maintenance.
Apple cider vinegar possesses antibacterial properties which make it extremely suitable for colds and such illnesses. Combine one tablespoon of it, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper and 3 tablespoons raw honey in a glass of warm water. Apple cider vinegar and honey have antibacterial properties to help speed up recovery and the capsaicin in hot peppers will help soothe pain.
Take baby wipes and pour Apple cider vinegar over, store in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. Use when necessary. This can also be used as an underarm deodorizer.
As soon as possible, apply ACV to the burn to help soothe pain and stimulate healing, as well as to disinfect it. But note that you should never apply it to open wounds.
Warm up a cup of apple cider vinegar and mix with a tablespoon of salt. Apply the mixture on the bruise as a compress.
To get rid of bad breath, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and gargle for 10 seconds.
Post Shaving Treatment
Mix equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water and apply to skin for a soothing aftershave.
Gas and Constipation
Vinegar stimulates digestive juices (HCl – hydrochloric acid) that help your body digest food. Dilute a tablespoon of it into warm tea and drink this mixture before a meal.
Flea Repellent (pets)
Apple cider vinegar makes an excellent flea repellent. Simply apply topically to your dog’s skin or put in a spray bottle and spray over fur and in the dog`s bed.
Skin Tags, Moles, Warts
Dip a cotton ball in some vinegar, apply on the skin tag, mole or wart and secure with medical tape. Leave it on during the night and wash the area after removing it. Repeat the procedure regularly until wart problem disappears.
Savor your condiments with apple cider vinegar. You can add a little to sauces, marinades and vinaigrettes. Mix with lemon juice for a great veggie dressing. Mix this vinegar with a little olive oil and fresh herbs to make a simple topping for meat or salad.
Mix with Fruit Juice
Mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar with grape or a similar type of juice, but be careful to use fresh pressed one, not the store bought varieties. It is an easy and tasty way to get a daily dose of ACV.
For a little extra punch, add a splash of ACV to your soup.
Add a little ACV to baked goods for an extra lift, it won`t be noticed.
Urine Smell in Clothes
Add ½ cup to washing machine to get urine smell out of clothing.
The antibiotic properties and the pectin in apple cider vinegar can be very beneficial for your stomach. Combine 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon fresh ginger water, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 8 ounces sparkling water and raw honey to taste, to prepare a stomach soothing cocktail. Take a swig in a glass of water when you start feeling unsettled or bloated.
Stop Your Pet From Chewing On Your Things
Most animals can`t stand the smell of vinegar so they will avoid chewing on cords, couches, etc. if you dab some apple cider vinegar on them once a week. If your dog pees in your house, clean it up with apple cider vinegar cleaner and they’ll never pee there again.
Add 1 cup apple cider vinegar to your bath along with ⅓-1 cup of Epsom salts and 5-10 drops essential oils. Adding sea salt, ginger and baking soda are also great options for further detoxification and relaxation.
Rub directly on the affected area that to relieve cramping.
Mix water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle in ratio 1:1 and spritz on hair when combing.
Detoxify the Liver
Detoxify your liver with 1-2 tablespoon in an 8 oz glass of water on an empty stomach, and eat raw organic vegetables and fruits throughout the day.
This vinegar is loaded with enzymes that help the body combat candida. Take ½ tablespoon twice daily.
You can use it in your dishwasher to help remove grease.
Take 2-3 tablespoons, 2-3 times every day to relieve gout.
Add to Bone Broth
Add a few spoonfuls into your bone broth to add a kick and some extra detox power.
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar suppresses appetite and reduces water retention. Take ½ tablespoon in some fresh lemon water every morning or before meals and you will experience great results in the weight loss process.
Rinse your hair in a combination of equal part of apple cider vinegar and water after shampooing for a great shine.
Hand and Foot Massage
Rub on your hands and feet after a long day to relieve tired muscles.
Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment, and the regular consumption of apple cider vinegar can help your body maintain a healthy pH level.
Wash Fruits and Vegetables
Use some vinegar to wash your fruits and veggies before consuming them. This is important to remove any pesticides or chemicals that may have been sprayed on them before they were harvested.
While cooking, when you’ve accidentally added one too many shakes of cayenne powder to your dinner, add a tablespoon of this miraculous item at a time until the taste returns.
A way to attract and kill fruit flies is to put some apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish soap in a bowl and set on the counter.
Lactic acid builds up in the body after a workout and causes fatigue. The amino acids in ACV have the ability to fight the after-workout exhaustion. Take a tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and consume after exercise.
Add 1 ½ cups of this vinegar to a bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with water and 1 tablespoon local organic raw honey and consume regularly to fight allergy.
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