This home remedy dates back to the ancient Greeks and the benefits of apple cider vinegar can make up a long list. So go ahead and reach for apple cider vinegar to cure everything from the hiccups to the common cold. It can be used both internally and externally to achieve its many benefits.
To get the most benefits of apple cider vinegar make sure you only get the raw organic ACV. The apple cider vinegar which is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized with plenty of the mother of vinegar, the mother is made up of living nutrients and bacteria and is where most of the benefits come from. I know it looks gross but it is the most nutritious part and has many of the antibacterial and anti-fungal medicinal properties.
The raw apple cider vinegar is alive and has not been distilled or processed. During fermentation, the process which transforms crushed apple into vinegar, nutrients are preserved while enzymes and organic acids are produced.
The ingredients of raw ACV which are beneficial to your health include potassium, pectin, malic acid, calcium, acetic acid, and ash (ash creates alkalinity in the vinegar and helps to maintain a healthy alkaline state).
One of the key health elements is Potassium, a mineral which is often lacking in adult diets. This mineral is important for proper growth, building muscles, transferring of nerve impulses, heart activity, and a healthy functioning system.
With high levels of acetic acid to slow the digestion of starch. This can help lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
Malic acid gives ACV its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. And may improve bowel irregularity and help to remove toxins from the body at a accelerated rate.
Other benefits of apple cider vinegar are it can help clear up skin conditions and blemishes, helps to rejuvenate hair, and aids weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them for increasing metabolism instead of storing them.
Want to clear a stuffy nose. try mixing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drinking. This can help with sinus drainage and open a stuffed-up nose.
It can tackle other symptoms from the common cold. Apple cider vinegar soothes a sore throat. Once the initial prickle of a sore throat occurs, employ the germ-busting effects of ACV to help head off the infection before it takes hold.
Most germs can’t survive in the anti-bacterial environment vinegar creates. Just gargle every hour or so with a mixture of ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup warm water.
Can’t get rid of those troublesome hiccups, apple cider vinegar can help. Take a teaspoonful of ACV. The sour taste stops hiccups immediately.
Whitens teeth. Did you know that gargling with apple cider vinegar in the morning, can help remove stains from teeth? The vinegar kills bacteria in your mouth, removes stains, and whitens teeth. Brush as usual after you gargle. You can also brush your teeth with baking soda or salt as an alternative toothpaste for whitening teeth.
Did you get too much sun and are feeling the sting from a bad sunburn? Yes, you guessed it…ACV can help. Prepare a bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar and soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
Experience the energy increasing benefits of raw apple cider vinegar. Fatigue is sometimes the result of excessive exercise and extreme stress causing lactic acid to build up in our bodies. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as a counteract-ant. What’s more, ACV contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that feeling of fatigue.
Next time you’re feeling tired during the day, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider v to a vegetable drink or a glass of water and get the boost you have been looking for without the short energy burst of caffeine.
Apple cider vinegar helps belly aches
If a bacterial infection is causing your tummy ache and possible diarrhea, apple cider v could help contain the problem, thanks to its antibiotic properties. Sip some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. What’s more, experts contend that apple cider vinegar contains pectin, which can help soothe intestinal spasms. Initially try mixing one or two tablespoons into water, or clear juice like apple juice. If mixture is hard to get down try reducing ACV amount.
If you have problems with indigestion, especially if your about to indulge in foods that will make you sorry later. Try this folk remedy: add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider v to a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes before you dine.
Reduce nighttime leg cramps.
Here is another nifty benefit from ACV, this old folk remedy is worth a try: add 2 tablespoons apple cider v and a little honey to a glass of water and drink to ease nighttime leg cramps
Home and Pets
ACV is a excellent cleaning product – Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water. You can use this concoction to clean kitchen surfaces, windows, microwaves, bathroom tiles, glasses and mirrors. Besides being one of the best cleaners this mixture also works as a disinfectant.
Eliminate Fleas by rubbing apple cider vinegar onto your pet’s skin. Add a little bit of apple cider v to their water. Spray apple cider vinegar, diluted 50 percent with water, onto your pets bedding and onto your furniture to repel fleas.
So go ahead and embark on a journey to experiment with raw organic apple cider and see what benefits you can reap. I think you will be pleasantly surprised once you experience all the uses and see what it can do. If you would like to learn more about Apple cider vinegar, check out this book Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits & Cures