How often do you use apple cider vinegar? If you like making yourself a huge bowl of crunchy salad, you probably drizzle some over the top, or shake it well in your dressing jar.
However, apple cider vinegar is a lot more than a vinegary thing that is added in salads. Some claim it to be the most efficient cleaning product, and others praise it for its brilliant healing properties.
Apple cider vinegar is an amazing and inexpensive all-purpose cleaner, you can add some in your drinking water or tea, or just keep adding it to your salads. It gives a healthy boost to your meals, and you will be more than surprised by the way it works.
What makes apple cider vinegar so special?
The word ‘vinegar’ comes from the French ‘vin aigre,’ which means ‘sour wine.’ Its immense application dates back in 5,000 BC, when it was first discovered by a courtier in Babylonia. In the 18th century it was believed to cure dropsy, stomach ache and diabetes, and Mds used it quite often.
Historical records show that even Columbus kept barrels of the precious vinegar on his boat to prevent scurvy. It has been used as a wound disinfectant during the Civil War as well, and Japanese Samurais considered it to be their magic potion for strength and power.
Hippocrates applied apple cider vinegar in 17 different ailments, ranging from ulcers to fractures.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with a healthy proportion of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and its abundance of versatile compounds enhances absorption. When it comes to calories, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar has only 3.
Combine 2 parts of water and 1 part of apple cider vinegar into a mighty disinfectant solution. Spray bottles provide an easier application, and you can use this solution to clean many surfaces in your home.
Apple cider vinegar is cheaper and a lot safer than conventional cleaning products. It smells nice and does not come packed with harsh chemicals. Add a few drops of hoodlums oil to get your very own antibacterial cleaner for your counter-tops, restroom and kitchen. Use it to deodorize your carpets as well.
2. Hair rinse
There has been an immense hair craze lately, and the usual package involves using baking soda as a deep cleanser and apple cider vinegar as a healthy conditioner.
Now you do not have to spend a small fortune on hair care products, and this foam-free, no-poo (no shampoo) hair treatment provides astonishing results and makes hair shiny and strong.
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to balance pH values, and some hair experts believe that it flushes down any remains from conventional hair care products.
3. Dandruff and thin hair
Thanks to its acidity and strong chemical bonds, apple cider vinegar destroys microbes that make your scalp flaky and trigger hair loss. It kills off bacilli and strengthens hair follicles and natural hair oils, while balancing their secretion. If you are dealing with a dry scalp, consider using cold-pressed coconut oil.
Apply a healthy amount of apple cider vinegar onto your scalp and leave it on for a couple of hours. This treatment works well for both irritated scalp and thinning hair.
There is no better way to repulse stubborn fleas than spraying some apple cider vinegar on your pet’s fur. It is a safe repellent, so you do not have to worry about any potential intoxication or whatever your greatest fear is.
Apple cider vinegar works with pets in the same way it helps people – it restores natural skin balance and eliminates nasty bugs.
Use apple cider vinegar to avert hypersensitivities and eliminate parasites, ringworm or ticks.
When added to pet food, it balances a proper pH in your pet’s intestines and enhances growth.
If you have questions regarding proper doses, we give you an easy formula. Dogs of 50lb should get about 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar every day. If you are using the vinegar as a flea repellent, combine equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water, and spray the solution on your pet’s fur every day.
The best salad dressing you have ever tried!
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp ACV
- 1 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp honey
Put all the ingredients in a Mason jar and shake vigorously or until your dressing is well emulsified. Drizzle it with some crunchy greens and apple slices. You can also add organic apple cider vinegar to your meat marinades.
5. Skin toner
Skin care products come packed with versatile ingredients and purposes, but none of them seems to help in the treatment of unpleasant skin issues. Conventional products harm skin’s natural pH, and practically destroy the outer layer of your skin.
Apple cider vinegar is pretty close to your skin in the aspect of normal pH value, which means it fights off bacteria and microorganisms without affecting the nature of your skin.
Combine one part of vinegar and a few parts of water to get the most refreshing, yet effective tonic. Add more water if you have a delicate and sensitive skin.
Clean your face well, then apply your apple cider vinegar tonic and let it absorb in your skin.
Living in a world loaded with toxins and poisons requires a proper detoxification. This can be easily performed by adding a few simple products to your diet, and apple cider vinegar is on the list, as you have probably guessed.
Apple cider vinegar sort of absorbs dangerous toxins and eases their elimination from the body. Add a cup of vinegar to your regular Epsom salt water to boost your lymphatic system and enhance its function. This is a brilliant way to draw toxins out of your tissues and help your body to perform its action better.
7. Allergies and congestion
Apple cider vinegar dissolved thick mucus and provides an excellent anti-histamine effect. Regardless of whether your anaphylaxes occurs naturally or it is just your pets, apple cider vinegar relieves all that sneezing, wheezing and whatever comes along.
Antibiotic overuse, unhealthy meals, or stress may give you the nastiest candida overgrowth, and that is nothing pleasant or easily manageable.
Candida is naturally present in our bodies, but it can easily get out of control, and thus affect your vitality, digestion and pretty much every system in your body. Bad ulcers are just some of the side effects you may get stuck with.
It is usually a matter of poor diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates. Improperly functioning gut microflora or birth control pills may easily ‘wake up’ your candida.
Apple civer vinegar has shown great success in the treatment of candida overgrowth. Lemon water also works well for those dealing with candida, and it provides an array of benefits as well.
Apple cider vinegar creates a perfect balance in your intestines and increases the number of ‘good’ bacteria.
Some like using this vinegar to treat foot fungus or kill molds.
Since candida is a yeast, apple cider vinegar shall keep it under control. However, scientists still have not conducted a study based on this potential only, and there is a lot more research to be done.
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