Apple cider Vinegar also known as “sour vine” was widely used by the ancient Babylonians (5,000 B.C). Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used APC for treating various medical conditions. So, he used it as a tonic against persistent cough and for treating wounds as well. Numerous studies have shown that apple cider vinegar also regulates the blood sugar level and it helps in losing extra pounds.
The fermentation process during the production of apple cider vinegar goes in two series. In the first stage the yeast and bacterial convert the sugar into alcohol. In the second stage acetobacterium trigger the oxidation of alcohol into acetic acid and this process is slow and quite long.
The acetic acid gives the ACV a sour and bitter taste and it leaves a cloudy substance at the bottom of the glass which is called –the mother. The mother contains a lot of enzymes. So when you buy ACV make sure that it has “the mother” at the bottom of the bottle
If you suffer from heartburn, just dilute 1 tablespoon of ACV in water. You can add some honey for better taste.
Soak a cotton cloth into ACV in put it on your face to remove excess oil. It will reduce acne and acne scars.
You only need to apply ACV on the affected area or you can soak the area in mixture made of a part of APC, 5 parts of water. Apply this treatment for 30 minutes every day.
You can also rub it into sore muscles. You can also dilute 1 tablespoon in water and drink it to alleviate pain.
It reduces itching, jellyfish sting or poison ivy. You just need to apply it directly on the skin.
Numerous studies have shown that ACV can help against diabetes and in maintaining proper sugar level as it improves insulin sensitivity to high-carbohydrate meals.
Drink ACV diluted in a cup of water as it has antibacterial properties which will help with sore throat and in reducing and braking down mucus.
If you use it regularly it will cleanse your body and improve your immune system. Every morning put ½ tablespoon in some tea or water.
Put a little bit of ACV in your favorite morning juice or smoothie.
Prepare a mixture from 1 tablespoon of ACV in some water and apply it on the facial skin with a cotton ball. The odor is quite strong but it evaporates quickly. The important thing is that your skin will look great. For better result apply this treatment every day.
It is also used for soothing and cooling sunburn by restoring the skin’s natural pH. So, add a cup or two of ACV to a bath and soak for 10 minutes.
Apply it directly to your teeth and rinse with water. This treatment is not used often as it can damage the tooth enamel. If you don’t want to take a risk, then dilute it in water and rinse your mouth with the mixture.
All Purpose Cleaner
You can make a cleaner for removing stains in your home. Just mix 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Then put the mixture in a spray bottle.
APC can break down some harmful substances and kill bacteria which cause unpleasant odor in your home. Mix 1 part of ACV and 1 part water in a spray bottle. Then use it when it is necessary.
Prepare your own weed killer by mixing vinegar with dish soap, salt and lemon juice.
Prepare a mixture with equal parts of water and vinegar in spray bottle and apply it on your hair after shampooing. Wait for 15 minutes and then wash your hair. Repeat the treatment for several days and the problem will be gone soon. For better results apply this treatment once a week to prevent dandruff from appearing again.
ACV is known by its antibacterial properties which are beneficial against colds and other diseases. Mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 3 tablespoons of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of warm water. The honey and vinegar have antibacterial properties and they are able to accelerate the recovery and capsaicin in the peppers will alleviate pain.
Pour apple cider vinegar over baby wipes. Put them in a plastic bag and keep them overnight in the fridge. You can use them again when it is necessary. It can use them as antiperspirant.
Apply ACV immediately on the burn to alleviate pain and accelerate the healing process, as well as to disinfect it. Warning: never apply it on open wounds.
After you warm up a cup of apple cider vinegar, mix it with one tablespoon of salt. Put it on the bruise as a compress.
If you have bad breath, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. Gargle for 10 seconds.
Post Shaving Treatment
Make a mixture with equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water and apply this mixture as it will sooth the skin after shaving.
Gas and constipation
Vinegar stimulates digestive juices (HCI – hydrochloric acid) which are important for proper digestion. Put a tablespoon of ACV into warm tea and drink this beverage before a meal.
Flea repellent (pets)
It can be used as excellent flea repellent. You can spray it directly on your dog’s skin and you can also spray it on your dog’s bed.
Skin Tags, Moles, Warts
Soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply it on mole, skin tag or wart and fix it with a plaster. Keep it overnight and in the morning rinse it with water. Repeat until the problem is gone.
You can add a little to, marinades, sauces and vinaigrettes. You can mix it with lemon juice for a great veggie dressing. Also, you can mix ACV with olive oil and fresh herbs to make a delicious and simple topping for salads and meat.
Mix with Fruit Juice
Put some apple cider vinegar in grape or some other juice, but use only freshly squeezed not the one bought in the stores.
Add some of ACV for better flavor.
Vinegar is a common ingredient in baked goods. It is needed to produce carbon dioxide and give those batters a lift as they bake.
Urine Smell in Clothes
Put ½ cup of ACV in the washing machine to remove the urine smell out of clothing.
ACV contains pectin and antibiotic properties which are beneficial for your stomach. Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger water, 8 ounces of sparkling water and raw honey for soothing your stomach cramps. Put a small amount of this mixture in a glass of water id you still feel bloated.
Stop Your Pet From Chewing On Your Things
Most of the pets hate the smell of ACV so they will stop chewing cords, couches etc. Spray those objects with ACV once a week. If your pet urinates in the home, clean the mess with ACV cleaner and they will stop urinating inside.
Add 1 cup of ACV , 1/3 – 1 cup of salt and 5-10 drops of essential oils in your bath. You can also add sea salt, ginger and baking soda as they are great options for further detoxification and relaxation.
Apply some vinegar directly on the affected area to alleviate cramping.
Prepare a mixture with water and apple cider vinegar in ratio 1:1. Put it in a spray bottle and apply it on your hair when combing.
Detoxify the Liver
Detoxify your liver with 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in an 8 oz glass of water before breakfast and consume raw organic vegetables and fruit throughout the day.
ACV is rich in enzymes which help in the fight against candida. Consume ½ a tablespoon of ACV twice a day.
Put some in your dishwasher to help remove grease.
Consume 2-3 tablespoons, 2-3 times every day to defeat gout.
Add to Bone Broth
Add a few teaspoons in your bone broth for better taste.
ACV contains acids which reduce hunger and water retention. Put ½ tablespoon in fresh water with lemon every morning or before meals. Your pounds will be reduced very quickly.
Wash your hair with previously prepared mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Use this treatment after shampooing and your hair will be shiny and beautiful.
Hand and Foot Massage
Apply on your hands and feet after a long day to relieve tensed muscles.
Cancer can’t develop in an alkaline environment so with regular consumption of ACV, your body will maintain a healthy pH level.
Wash Fruits and Vegetables
Wash fruits and vegetables with ACV before consuming them. In this way you will remove pesticides or chemicals.
If you have added too much spice in your meal while cooking, just put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to neutralize the spice.
Make a mixture of a drop of dish soap and some ACV in a bowel and put it on the desk to attract and kill fruit flies.
Lactic acid causes fatigue after workout. On the other hand ACV contains amino acids which act against exhaustion. After exercise consume ACV diluted in a cup of water.
Just add ½ cups ACV into a bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of local organic raw honey in water and consume it every day to defeat allergy.