The powerful natural tonic, apple cider vinegar, has been commonly used since biblical times as a natural remedy against allergies, kidney stones, infections and colds, high blood pressure, arthritis and more.
It has powerful cleansing, healing and energizing properties, regulates the pH level of the body, fights inflammation, and prevents illness.
According to HealthLine:
“Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step process, related to how alcohol is made. The first step exposes crushed apples (or apple cider) to yeast, which ferment the sugars and turn them into alcohol.
In the second step, bacteria are added to the alcohol solution, which further ferment the alcohol and turn it into acetic acid — the main active compound in vinegar. In French, the word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine.”
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s) also contains “mother,” strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance. Some people believe that the “mother” is responsible for most of the health benefits.”
“Apple cider vinegar only contains about three calories per tablespoon, which is very low. There are not many vitamins or minerals in it, but it does contain a small amount of potassium. Quality apple cider vinegar also contains some amino acids and antioxidants.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar for wound cleaning over two thousand years ago. Vinegar has also been used as a food preservative, and studies show that it inhibits bacteria (like E. coli) from growing in food and spoiling it. “
Apple cider vinegar can do a lot about you and your family, so read on:
1 Clear Skin
To remove excess oil, and fight acne, soak a washcloth in apple cider vinegar and apply to your face.
2 Sore Muscles
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and gulp it down to soothe muscle pain.
Apply it directly to the skin to soothe itchiness.
Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak in it for 10mnuts to soothe the discomfort due to sunburns.
Warm up a cup of apple cider vinegar, add a teaspoon of salt, and apply the mixture on the bruises in the form of a compress.
6 Bad Breath
Gargle a mixture of a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water for 10 seconds.
Mix it with water in equal amounts, and spray it on a wet hair. Leave it to act for 15 minutes and rinse to fight dandruff.
#8 Whiten Teeth
Apply apple cider vinegar directly to teeth and rinse with water to whiten them. For a mouth rinse, dilute apple cider vinegar in water.
#9 Weed Killer
Mix apple cider vinegar, dish soap, salt, water, and/or lemon juice.
#10 Sore Throat
In a glass of warm water, add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 3 teaspoons of raw honey, and drink this remedy to soothe a sore throat.
11 Foot Odor
Pour apple cider vinegar over baby wipes, store them in a plastic bag and leave them in the fridge during the night. In the morning, use as needed.
12 Gas and Constipation
Dilute a tablespoon of it into warm tea and drink it to stimulate the release of digestive juices, and treat constipation and gas.
Add a tablespoon to some water or tea and drink it to relieve the heartburn.
14 Post Shaving Treatment
Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts and apply it on the skin as a natural aftershave.
#15 All Purpose Cleaner
In a spray bottle, mix 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar, and add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil, and you will get a natural household cleaner.
16 Odor Remover
In a spray bottle, mix it with water in equal amounts, and spray to eliminate bad odors.
17 Detoxify the Liver
A glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning will help you cleanse the liver from toxins.
Take half a tablespoon daily to fight candida.
19 Dish Detergent
Add apple cider vinegar to the dishwasher to remove the grease.
20 Flea Repellent (pets)
Apply it topically on the skin of your pets, or spray it over the fur, and you will repel fleas.
21 Skin Tags, Moles, Warts
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the affected area, and secure it with medical tape. Leave it to act overnight, and repeat until the problem is gone.
Apply it on burns to soothe the pain and speed up their healing.
23 Condiment Enhancer
Mix it with olive oil and fresh herbs to your salads, marinades, and sauces.
#24 Mix with Fruit Juice
Mix it with some freshly squeezed fruit juice, and you will get the daily dose of apple cider vinegar in a delicious way.
For an additional punch, add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your soups.
26 Baked Goods
An extra lift, add it to baked goods.
27 Facial Toner
Mix a teaspoon of it with water, and using a cotton ball, apply it on the face to clear the skin.
28 Upset Stomach
Mix 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp fresh ginger water, 8 ounces of sparkling water and raw honey, and drink it to calm the upset stomach.
29 Stop Dogs/Cats From Chewing On Your Stuff
Dab some apple cider vinegar on the objects your dog likes to chew or clean the places where it pees in the house with it, and it will never pee there again.
30 Detox Bath
Add a cup of apple cider vinegar, ⅓-1 cup of Epsom salts and 5-10 drops essential oils to your warm bath, and soak in it to detoxify the body and relax.
31 Wash Fruits and Veggies
To clean the produce from pesticides and chemicals, rinse them with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water.
To fight fungal infections, apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area.
33 Clear Sinuses
Add apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and sip it to clear the sinuses and break-up the mucus.
34 Lymph Circulation
Add half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your tea or lemon water and drink it every morning to detox the system and boost the immune system.
28 Energy Boost
Add a bit of apple cider vinegar to your juice or smoothie in the morning and you will boost your energy levels.
25 Insulin Sensitivity
Its regular consumption regulates blood sugar levels. HealthLine reports that it has been found to:
- “Improve insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19–34% and significantly lower blood sugar and insulin responses
- Reduce blood sugar by 34% after eating 50 grams of white bread
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugar in the morning by 4%
- Numerous other studies in humans show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals “
37 Exercise Fatigue
To fight post-workout exhaustion, drink a cup of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
38 Yeast Infection
Soak in a bat with 1 ½ cups of apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes.
To prevent allergies, drink a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of local organic raw honey daily.
40Hand and Foot Massage
To relieve the tired muscles, rub apple cider vinegar on the feet and hands after a long day.
41 Neutralize Spices
If you have accidentally added one too many shakes of a certain spice to the meal, add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and you will restore the taste to where you want it.
To attract and kill fruit flies, add apple cider vinegar and some dish soap to a bowl and place it on the counter.
43 Urine Smell in Clothes
To remove the urine smell from the clothes, add ½ cup to the washing machine.
Its regular consumption alkalizes the body and prevents illnesses.
45 Relieves Gout
To soothe gout and its symptoms, take 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar a few times daily.
46 Add to Bone Broth
To add an extra kick, add a few spoonfuls to your bone broth.
To relieve cramping, rub it directly on the area.
48 Hair Detangler
In a spray bottle, mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts, and spritz on hair when combing.
49 Weight Loss
Add half a tablespoon to the glass of lemon water in the morning and before meals, to suppress appetite and treat water retention.
To make your hair stronger and shiny, rinse it with a mixture of in 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water after shampooing.
Rachael Link, MS, RD advises:
“To maximize the apple cider vinegar benefits, you should pick organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar whenever possible. It should also be murky with a web-like appearance and the mother still intact to get the most nutritional bang for your buck.
Here’s what those terms actually mean and why you should pick organic, raw and unfiltered ACV whenever possible:
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
If your ACV is labeled as certified organic, it means that it’s free of genetically modified organisms and synthetic additives that can actually do more harm than good in terms of your health.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar is unheated and unprocessed. This means that it still has the “mother” intact, which is a cluster of proteins, enzymes, and beneficial bacteria often removed during processing.
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
For most apple cider vinegar uses, you’ll also want to go for unfiltered apple cider vinegar. When ACV is filtered, it removes the mother as well as any sediment, leaving behind a clear, amber vinegar.”