Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar

Many of the home remedies for common ailments, call for a tonic of apple cider vinegar made by mixing 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in an 8-oz glass of water and drinking it before or during each meal.  ACV helps reduce the nutrient deficiencies that result from a typical western diet containing many processed, refined foods.  It also kills germs and nourishes the body at the same time.  Choose pure, raw, unfiltered organic ACV.  Bragg’s is my favorite ACV.

**ACV tonic = 2-3 tablespoons ACV with 8 oz water.

  1. Acid reflux — Drink ACV tonic before each meal.
  2. Acne — Make tonic as described above.  Apply with cotton balls several times a day to reduce infection and dry out inflammation.
  3. Age spots — Applied daily to the darkened areas of skin, a solution containing 2 teaspoons of ACV and 1 teaspoon of onion juice.  The spots should begin to fade within 2 weeks.
  4. Arthritis — Message the sore joints with a liniment made up of 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup ACV, and 1/4 cup olive oil.  Also drinking a ACV tonic before each meal is a natural home remedy for arthritic relief.
  5. Asthma — Drink ACV tonic along with applying vinegar-soaked compress to the inside of the wrists.
  6. Athelete’s foot — Apply pure ACV to the affected area before bedtime.
  7. Bloody nose — Soak cotton ball in pure ACV, have the person lay the head back and place inside the bleeding nostril.
  8. Blood pressure — Take one tablespoon ACV, one tablespoon water with a glass of water to lower blood pressure.  The high potassium levels helps balance sodium levels in the body, which helps maintain blood pressure.  ACV and honey also contain magnesium, which relaxes blood vessel walls.
  9. Body odor — (Underarm) Wipe underarms with undiluted ACV once a day.  (Foot odor) Soak feet 2-3 times weekly in a pan of warm water mix with 1/3 cup ACV.
  10. Bone health — Drink the ACV tonic.
  11. Bruises — Dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup warm ACV and apply it to the bruise as a compress.
  12. Burns — Apply pure ACV to burn.  Apply immediately after burn.  This will not burn on contact.  Results occur faster than flushing the burn under cold water, often eliminating swelling and redness.
  13. Cancer prevention — Contains numerous substances that protect against many types of cancer.  They contain beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant, phytochemicals such as flavanoids and polyphenols that are also preventative against cancer formation.  Drink ACV tonic and eat an apple a day to maximize benefits.
  14. Cholesterol reduction — The water soluble fiber pectin in ACV absorbs fats and cholesterol and eliminates them from the body.  At the same time, the amino acids neutralize some harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol.  Maximize this benefit by taking an ACV tonic and increasing the fiber-rich foods in your diet (more fruits and vegetables) while reducing fat intake.
  15. Colds — At the first sign of a cold, take 1 teaspoon of ACV in 1/2 cup water several times a day.  If you have a chest cold, soak a piece of brown paper in vinegar and sprinkle one side with black pepper.  Place the pepper on the chest, cover with a towel, and relax for 20 minutes.
  16. Constipation — Drink ACV tonic daily and add fruits and vegetables to diet.
  17. Corn and callous — Soak your feet 1/2 hour in warm bath with 1/2 cup ACV  Use a clean stone pumic stone to rub affected areas.  Then apply pure ACV and cover with bandage.  Reapply bandage with ACV again the following morning.
  18. Coughs — Sooth nighttime coughs by sprinkling ACV on a cloth, then place that cloth on the pillow.
  19. Cramps — Prevent cramps by drinking ACV tonic with 1 teaspoon honey.
  20. Dandruff — Apply pure apple cider vinegar to the scalp and work it into the roots of the hair; allow the vinegar to stand for 1/2 or 1 hour before washing your hair.  This will help destroy the bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff and itchy scalp.
  21. Diabetes — Drink ACV tonic daily to lower blood sugar levels.
  22. Diaper rash — Mix ACV and water 50/50 to eliminate bacteria and fungus that cause diaper rash.
  23. Diarrhea — Pectin, the water soluble fiber in apple cider vinegar, will help to absorb water in the intestines and provide more bulk for the stool.  Also intestinal bacteria transforms pectin into a protective coating which soothes the irritated lining.
  24. Digestion — Drink ACV tonic daily before a meal to enhance the action of your somach’s acid and digestive enzymes.
  25. Dizziness — ACV tonic with 2 teaspoons of honey, taken 3 times a day.
  26. Ear infection — Use an ear syringe (found at drug stores) to squirt a vinegar solution into the ear and let it sit for a minute or so, then turn your head and let the liquid drain out.  The vinegar solution can be a 50/50 mixture of ACV and pure water, a 50/50 mixture of ACV and rubbing alcohol or a solution consisting of one-third vinegar, one-third pure water, and one-third rubbing alcohol.  If the ear problem persists, see a health professional.
  27. Eczema —  To help relieve the itching and dryness of eczema, apply a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to the affected areas.
  28. Eyes (tired and sore) — ACV tonic with 2 teaspoons of honey, taken 3 times per day.
  29. Fatigue — It is thought that the potassium and enzymes obtained through regular use of ACV tonic can help beat fatigue.  The addition of 1 or 2 teaspoons of raw honey to the ACV tonic will also help.
  30. Flatulence — Many people avoid eating certain foods such as beans due to the gas they produce in the body. This gas is a result of incomplete digestion and can be minimized by soaking the beans in apple cider vinegar prior to cooking them.
  31. Food poisoning — ACV has an intiseptic quality.  Take ACV tonic regularly to reduce the effect of food poisoning.
  32. Foot care — Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to a basin of warm water and allow your feet to soak for 15 minutes.
  33. Gallstones —  Along with the ACV tonic before meals, take 6 ounces of organic , unfiltered apple juice for 1 week. This helps purge small gallstones that could grow to larger ones that would require conventional medical treatment to remove.
  34. Gout —  Drink ACV tonic or applying ACV to the affected area.
  35. Hair loss — Drink ACV tonic with or between meals.
  36. Hay fever — Before hay fever season begins, drink ACV tonic with 2 teaspoons of honey, 3 times per day.
  37. Headaches — People have slightly more alkaline urine when they have a headache. An apple cider vinegar tonic will help restore your body’s acid/alkaline balance.  Inhaling the vapors from a small bottle of apple cider vinegar can also help or if you have a vaporizer, add about 2 tablespoons cider vinegar to the water and inhale the vapors for five minutes.
  38. Hearing – Drink ACV tonic 3 times per day.
  39. Hemorroids — For mild cases, apply ACV directly to hemorrhoids to help reduce stinging and promote shrinking. Use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar every few hours until symptoms are relieved.
  40. Hiccups — To stop hiccups, try sipping a glass of warm water in which one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar has been mixed in.
  41. Insect bites and stings — Bee and wasp stings, as well as itchy mosquito bites can be soothed by applying undiluted apple cider vinegar to the affected area.
  42. Insomnia — Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of honey and take two teaspoons of this mixture just before going to bed. Repeat after an hour if required.  Also some people find that simply taking one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water just before bedtime, helps them to get to sleep quicker and sleep much longer.
  43. Leg cramps — Take ACV tonic regularly to help the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium and thus protect against painful leg cramps.
  44. Menstrual problems — Drink a glass of ACV tonic every morning to reduce heavy blood flow.
  45. Morning sickness — Drink ACV tonic in the morning.
  46. Muscle soreness — Apply a cloth dampened with apple cider vinegar and a dash of cayenne pepper directly to the sore muscle for 5 minutes and reapply as needed.  For sore muscles all-over, try soaking in a warm water bath into which you have added 2 to 3 cups of apple cider vinegar.
  47. Night sweats and hot flashes –Take ACV tonic daily, morning and night.
  48. Poison ivy and oak — Spray a solution of equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water on to the affected areas to stop the pain, itching and ease the swelling. Cooling the spray in the refrigerator will provide even more relief.
  49. Shingles — Taking a bath of warm water mixed with with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar will help relieve the itching of shingles rashes.  Also, drinking the ACV tonic and applying undiluted ACV directly to the rash is a home remedy for shingles.
  50. Sinusitus — Drink ACV tonic every hour for 6 to 8 hours.  For sinus headache, add an eighth of a cup of ACV to a cool-air vaporizer and inhaling the infused-air directly for 5 minutes.  Then lie down for 20 minutes and wait for your respiratory passages to clear.  For excess mucus, try a solution of warm water and 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Place a small amount in the palm of your hand, block one nostril, then place the other nostril into the vinegar solution and sniff hard.  Let the solution run down the back of your throat then spit it out.  After that, repeat with the other nostril.
  51. Sore throat — Gargle with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of water, using 3 mouthfuls of mixture each hour.  Do NOT swallow.
  52. Sun burns — Apply full strength apple cider vinegar on the affected skin to obtain relief. Do this by soaking a thin towel in apple cider vinegar and placing it over the burn. Leave it on to help prevent peeling and itching.  If the sunburn covers a large part of the body, take a cool bath in which one cup of ACV has been added. After soaking in the bath, gently dry the body and pat ACV directly onto the needed areas. Wait 5 minutes, then pat on aloe vera gel.
  53. Urinary tract infections — Drink a daily tonic of apple cider vinegar to help you keep the right pH balance in the urinary tract since the proper acidity creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria and yeasts that cause these infections.  Cranberry juice is also a well known home remedy for urinary tract infections. It prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract.
  54. Varicose veins — Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to the varicose veins at night and in the morning, and take two teaspoons of ACV in a glass of water twice a day. Shrinking of the veins will be noticed after one month.
  55. Warts — Do not rub warts since this could spread them. Apply an ACV soaked gauze bandage to the wart overnight and in the morning replace it with a castor oil soaked gauze bandage. At night alternate the ACV with crushed fresh garlic and vitamin E (prick open capsule).
  56. Weight loss —  Drink ACV tonic at each meal. No change in the daily food intake is required except to avoid high fat containing foods.
  57. Yeast infection — According to one home remedy, relief can be obtained by the use of a vinegar douche, consisting of 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed in one quart of warm water, applied twice a day until the burning and itching symptoms of the infection have stopped.  Frequent douching however is no longer recommended, since recent studies have shown that this can cause more harm than good.   A vinegar bath, prepared by adding one cup of ACV to the bath water, can help provide external relief.  If you tend to get frequent yeast infections, try to find the cause (such as antibiotic use or a diet too high in refined sugars) and reduce or eliminate it.  Many have found that a daily intake of yogurt helps to get rid of this problem.
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2 Responses to Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. * Pineapple: the inside or tender of the fruit applied to the warts usually very effective.
    This nafural remedy for wart treatment wiill continue to work until the bandage is removed.
    Not all are noticeable, although those with visible symptoms could feel self-conscious regarrding them, in which case they may want remedy to get rid
    of them quicker.

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