Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a multi tasking agent. It has been used since ancient times for different diseases like high blood pressure, allergies, colds and infections, allergies, arthritis, kidney stones, etc. it has also been used as an energizer, antibacterial and antiseptic. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates has used it for healing, cleansing and energizing. When you buy ACV, ensure that the label contains the word ‘mother’ on it. It is the natural variety and the best one to consume.
ACV is useful to treat problems related to the gut. Even though it is acidic, it maintains the pH levels in the body. This reduces inflammation and illnesses.
The following are the 50 different reasons you could use ACV for:
1. Dandruff: make a solution of ACV by mixing it with equal amounts of water. Spray it on your hair and let it remain for 15 minutes after shampoo. Rinse well. Repeat once a week.
2. Sore Throat: for sore throats make a solution of 1 tsp ACV, 3 tsp honey and 1tsp cayenne pepper in warm water. The capsaicin in pepper will soothe the throat. ACV and honey have anti bacterial properties.
3. Foot Odor: take baby wipes and pour ACV on them. Keep them in a plastic bag and store it in the fridge. Use them whenever needed. It can be used as a deodorizer as well.
4. Gas and Constipation: vinegar helps in digestion by secreting hydrochloric acid. They will break down food into smaller molecules. Take a tbsp of vinegar, add it to warm tea and drink before having your meals.
5. Heartburn: add a tsp of ACV to warm water. Drink when you feel the symptoms coming up. Add honey if you don’t like the taste.
6. Clear Skin: dip a cloth in ACV and apply it on your face. It will reduce oil and acne.
7. Sunburn: soak one cup of ACV in your bath water for 10 minutes. This will maintain the pH of the skin.
8. Whiten Teeth: apply ACV to your teeth. Wash with water. Don’t use it too often. The enamel of the teeth may breakdown. You can thus use it as a mouth rinse by mixing it with water.
9. All Purpose Cleaner: you can use a homemade house cleaner. In a bottle of water, add 1 part water, a few drops of essential oil and 1 part ACV. Use it as a detoxifier and a double fermenter.
10. Odor Remover: in a bottle, add 1 part water and 1 part ACV. Spray it in your house. It is a volatile compound that kills bacteria.
11. Weed Killer: use it to kill weeds. Add ACV with soap, lemon juice, salt or water.
12. Flea Repellent (pets): to repel fleas, apply it to dog skin. Or make a solution and spray on the fur and dog bed.
13. Skin Tags, Moles, Warts: to treat skin problems, soak a cotton ball with ACV and apply it on the skin. Leave overnight. Continue until needed.
14. Burns: use it to soothe burns on the skin. It will disinfect and heal faster.
15. Bruises: mix 1 tsp of salt in a cup of ACV. Apply on the affected area.
16. Bad Breath: in a cup of water, add 1 tsp of ACV. Gargle with it for 10 seconds.
17. Post Shaving Treatment: mix equal parts of ACV and water for a good aftershave lotion.
18. Condiment Enhancer: you can mix ACV with lemon juice or olive oil to add as a dressing. It can also be added to sauces, vinaigrettes and marinades.
19. Mix with Fruit Juice: add ACV to fresh pressed juices to make them tastier. Do not used on stored or tinned juices.
20. Soups: add a little ACV to your soups to make them tastier.
21. Baked Goods: you can add it to baked items. They will taste great.
22. Antifungal: soak a solution of ACV and water on the affected area for 30 minutes a day.
23. Sore Muscles: ACV with water can soothe sore muscles.
24. Anti-Itch: apple ACV directly on the affected area to relieve itchiness.
25. Insulin Sensitivity: regular use of ACV maintains the level of blood sugar in your body.
26. Clear Sinuses: drinking a solution of ACV in water will clear mucus. It is a good anti bacterial agent.
27. Lymph Circulation: add ACV to lemon juice or warm tea to improve immunity and detoxify your body.
28. Energy Boost: add it to your morning drink to boost your energy.
29. Facial Toner: to improve your skin, add 1tsp ACV to water and apply it on your face. Repeat daily.
30. Upset Stomach: to soothe your stomach, make a solution of 2 tsp ACV, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp grated ginger, water and honey. Drink when you feel bloated.
31. Stop Dogs/Cats From Chewing On Your Stuff: to prevent your dog from peeing in a corner or eating the edges of sofas, clean them with ACV. They will never go there again as they don’t like the smell of vinegar.
32. Detox Bath: add ACV, Epsom salt, essential oil, sea salt, baking soda and ginger to your bath water. It will help you relax.
33. Wash Fruits and Veggies: to remove any pesticides on your fruits and vegetables, clean them with ACV before eating.
34. Neutralize Spices: adding 1 Tsp of ACV to your dish which contains too much cayenne powder can neutralize it slowly. Keep adding until you get the desired taste.
35. Flytrap: adding ACV and dish soap in a bowl of water will do the trick.
36. Urine Smell in Clothes: adding half a cup of ACV to your washing machine is enough for it.
37. Exercise Fatigue: drinking a solution of ACV in water will help you. It neutralizes the lactic acid build up in your body.
38. Yeast Infection: add ACV to your bath water for 20 minutes.
39. Allergies: add 1 tsp ACV and honey to water and drink regularly.
40. Cramping: apply onto the affected area directly.
41. Hair Detangler: spray a solution of equal parts of water and ACV onto your hair while combing.
Mix in a spray bottle with 1 part water to 1 part ACV and sprinkle on hair when combing.
42. Add to Bone Broth: add a few spoonfuls to your bone broth. It will also help in detoxifying.
43. Weight Loss: add half a tbsp in lemon juice every morning. It reduces water retention and your appetite.
44. Shiny Hair: rinse your hair with equal parts of ACV in water after washing.
45. Hand and Foot Massage: apply directly on your feet and hands for relief.
46. Alkalization: consume regularly to keep your body alkaline. This will prevent diseases.
47. Detoxify the Liver: add 1stp of ACV in 8 ounces of water. Drink in the morning. Then eat raw fruits or vegetables. Also drink lots of water in the day.
48. Candida: having half a tsp everyday will kill candida infections.
49. Dish Detergent: use it along with your dish soap to remove grease.
50. Relieves Gout: have 2 tbsp twice or thrice a day.
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