People started using apple cider vinegar more than 10,000 years ago, both as a medicine and as food additive. Nowadays, it is having an amazing comeback. Apple cider vinegar has been believed to heal everything from warts to colds. Although its health benefits are not proved, experts think that you should add apple cider vinegar to your food and you will feel its beneficial properties. The father of medicine, Hippocrates has used this liquid to cure allergies, arthritis, high blood pressure and other health problems even in 400 B.C. It has also been used as antiseptic, antibacterial and energy booster by Japanese Samurai, military groups and Roman soldiers.
Mix one tablespoon of ACV with some water and add a little honey for a sweeter taste to treat heartburn symptoms.
Eliminate excess oil from your face and heal acne and acne scars by applying ACV on your face with a washcloth.
Apply ACV to the affected area or soak it for 30 minutes a day in one part vinegar, 5 parts water.
You can either massage ACV directly on the sore muscle or drink one tablespoon of ACV diluted with water to alleviate the pain.
This liquid works against itchiness, jellyfish sting or poison ivy. Apply on the problematic areas and you’ll be impressed.
Numerous researches have shown that ACV can regulate blood sugar and treat diabetes. It alleviates insulin sensitivity to meals rich in carbohydrates – stalling the increasing of blood sugar levels.
Mix apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and drink it. It may help decrease and dissolve the mucus and it will work as antibacterial for your throat.
Everyday use of ACV cleans the body and improves your immunity system. Consume ½ tablespoon of ACV in your tea or lemon water as a morning ritual.
Add a little of this liquid to your freshly squeezed morning juice or your smoothie.
Dilute one tablespoon of ACV with water and apply on your face with a cotton ball. Its strong smell fades quickly and this toner will even out your complexion if you use it regularly.
Add 1-2 cups of ACV to your bath and lay in it for ten minutes. It will alleviate and cool your sunburns and it will balance the pH level of your skin.
Simply apply ACV to your teeth and then wash off with water. Avoid using it too often because it can harm tooth enamel. Diluted with water is appropriate for everyday use as a mouth wash.
All Purpose Cleaner
Eliminate the unnecessary chemicals from your home by making your own ACV cleaner. It is double fermented and an efficient detoxifier. Mix one part water and one part ACV and add a few drops of some essential oil and put it in a spray bottle
This liquid can destroy the bacteria that cause bad smells and crack volatile compounds. Mix equal parts water and ACV, put it in a spray bottle and your odor remover is ready for use.
Prepare your own weed killer by putting together ACV, dish soap, water and salt and/or lemon juice.
Mix one part water and one part vinegar, put it in a spray bottle and spray after shampooing. Let it sit for 15 minutes then wash it out. Repeat until the dandruff is gone. Maintain a healthy scalp by using this spray once a week.
Due to its antibacterial properties, ACV helps with colds and similar illnesses. Make a drink of a glass of warm water and 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 3 tablespoons of natural honey. The antibacterial properties of honey and vinegar will make the recovery shorter and hot pepper will alleviate pain because they contain capsaicin.
Soak baby wipes is apple cider vinegar and keep them in the fridge in a plastic bag. Use them when you need to. This is an efficient underarm deodorant as well.
First of all, you should know you should apply ACV on open wounds. Apply it on burns to alleviate pain, disinfect and activate the healing process.
Make a mixture of warm apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of salt and apply it on the bruise.
Make anti-bad breath gargle with 1 tablespoon of ACV and a cup of water. Gargle for 10 seconds.
Post Shaving Treatment
Make an aftershave by mixing one part ACV and one part water.
Gas and Constipation
Pour 1 tablespoon of ACV into your tea and drink it before a meal. It will activate digestive juices (HCI – hydrochloric acid) that aid food digestion.
Flea Repellent (pets)
Apply or spray ACV on your dog’s fur and in its bed. It will make fleas disappear.
Skin Tags, Moles, Warts
Soak a cotton ball in ACV, put it on the skin tag, mole or wart and leave it overnight secured with a medical tape. Rinse the area in the morning. Repeat daily until you solve the problem.
Flavor your condiments with this vinegar. Add it to sauces, marinades and vinaigrettes. Combine it with lemon juice for an amazing veggie dressing, or mix it with olive oil and fresh herbs to make a garnish for meat or salad.
Mix with Fruit Juice
Get your daily dose of ACV by mixing a small amount of ACV with freshly squeezed juice strictly.
Add a little ACV to your soup for extra punch.
Add a small amount in your baked food for an extra lift.
Urine Smell in Clothes
Add half a cup of ACV in you washing machine to eliminate urine smell from clothes.
Apple cider vinegar is good for your stomach because it contains pectin and acts like an antibiotic. Make a stomach alleviating drink from the following: 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger water, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 8 ounces sparkling water and a bit of raw honey. Drink whenever you feel bloated.
Stop Your Pet From Chewing On Your Things
Put some apple cider vinegar on the couch or cords and your dog will never chew on them again. Animals are repelled by the smell of ACV. Also, if you’re pet pees in your house, clean the spot with ACV and it will never pee on that place again.
Draw a detox bath by adding 1 cup of ACV, 1/3 – 1 cup of Epsom salts and 5 to 10 drops of essential oils. Sea salt, ginger and baking soda are great for a detox and relaxation bath as well.
Massage ACV on the problematic part to soothe cramps.
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on the hair while brushing it.
Detoxify the Liver
Put 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in an 8 oz glass of water and drink before breakfast to detoxify your liver. Also, consume organic vegetables and fruits regularly.
The enzymes in the ACV help fight candida. Consume ½ tablespoon twice a day.
Put some in your dishwasher to cleanse grease.
Alleviate gout by consuming 2-3 tablespoons of this vinegar 2-3 times a day.
Add to Bone Broth
Add additional detox power in your bone broth by putting a couple of tablespoons in it.
The ACV helps suppress appetite and decreases retention of water in the organism because it contains acetic acid. Drink every morning before breakfast fresh lemon water with ½ tablespoon of ACV to speed the process of losing weight.
After shampooing rinse your hair with a combination of equal parts of ACV and water and you’ll get a glossy hair.
Hand and Food Massage
Massage your hands and feet to soothe stiff muscles.
Regular intake of ACV balances your pH level and a disease can’t prosper in an alkaline environment.
Wash Fruits and Vegetables
Wash your fruits and veggies with apple cider vinegar to eliminate pesticides or chemicals that they might have been sprayed with.
If you added to much cayenne powder to your meal while cooking, add a tablespoon of this vinegar, and then again until you get the desired taste.
Put some ACV and a drop of dish soap in a bowl and leave it on the counter to kill fruit flies.
After training your body creates lactic acid that causes fatigue. ACV has amino acids that kill the after-training exhaustion. Drink one cup of water with 1 tablespoon of ACV after training.
Soak in a bath where you poured ½ cups of ACV for 20 minutes.
Make a combination of 1 tablespoon of ACV, water and 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey and drink every day to protect yourself from allergies.