The usage of the vinegar or “sour vine” is usually connected to the ancient Babylonians (5,000 B.C). Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine used the apple cider vinegar (ACV) or cider vinegar for many medicine purposes such as treating wounds and as a tonic for a persistent cough. Many studies show that apple cider vinegar has a beneficial effect when it comes to improving the blood sugar regulation as well as speeding up the weight loss.
In order to produce cider vinegar, the fermentation process goes in two series. First, yeast and bacteria break down the sugar into alcohol. Secondly, acetobacterium cause the oxidation of alcohol into acetic acid, over a slow and lengthy process.
The acetic acid distinguishes apple acid vinegar by giving it a sour and bitter taste and by leaving a cloudy substance (the mother) in the bottom of the glass. The mother is actually the fermenting portion of the apple and it contains a large amount of enzymes. Raw, unpasteurized ACV with the mother intact is the best one to buy.
If you feel some symptoms of heartburn, just dilute 1 tablespoon of this vinegar in water. You can also add a little bit of honey.
Dip a washcloth in this vinegar and apply it on your face to remove excess oil. This is also very good against acne and acne scars.
Just apply apple cider vinegar externally to the affected area. You can also soak the area in 1 part of apple cider vinegar, 5 parts of water, 30 minutes a day, if it’s possible.
Rub some cider directly to sore muscles. Another alternative is to mix 1 tablespoon with water and gulp it down to relieve pain.
It can be very effective against itchiness, jellyfish sting or poison ivy. You simply apply it to your skin and the results will amaze you.
Many studies claim that this kind of vinegar can help with diabetes and blood sugar regulation. Drinking it was shown to improve insulin sensitivity to high-carbohydrate meals – slowing the rise in blood sugar levels.
Sip a cup of water with apple cider vinegar. It will have antibacterial effects on your throat and may help to reduce and break-up the mucus.
The regular use of this vinegar will cleanse your body and boost your immunity. Take ½ tablespoon in some tea or lemon water every morning.
Add a little bit of this vinegar to a fresh morning juice or smoothie.
Mix a tablespoon of this vinegar with a little water and apply it to your face with a cotton ball. The smell is a bit strong, but it evaporates quickly and will definitely improve your complexion. Repeat the procedure every day in order to have the best results.
This vinegar has the ability to sooth and cool the sunburnt skin and it also restores the skin’s pH. Add a cup or two of apple cider vinegar to a bath and soak for 10 minutes.
Apply the vinegar directly to your teeth and rinse with water. Don’t do this often because it may damage the tooth enamel. If you want a more gentle approach, dilute it with water and use it as mouth rinse.
All Purpose Cleaner
Make your own cleaner to remove the unnecessary chemicals in your home. This vinegar is double fermented and is an excellent detoxifier. Simply mix 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil together in a spray bottle.
This kind of vinegar has the ability to break down some negative compounds and kill bacteria that cause unpleasant odors around the house. Prepare it by mixing 1 part of water and 1 part of apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Use it in rooms where bad odor is present.
Mix the vinegar with dish soap, water, salt and/or lemon juice and prepare your own weed killer.
Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair after shampoo. Leave it on the hair for 15 minutes and then rinse. Repeat it for a few days until dandruff problem disappears completely. You should also repeat this procedure once a week or so for maintenance.
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties which make it extremely suitable for colds and such illnesses. Combine 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 3 tablespoons of raw honey in a glass of warm water. The vinegar and the honey have antibacterial properties to help speed up recovery and the capsaicin in the peppers will help soothe pain.
Use some baby wipes and pour apple cider vinegar over. Store in a plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. Use them again when necessary. It can also be used as an underarm deodorizer.
Apply this vinegar as soon as possible to the burn to help soothe pain and stimulate healing, as well as to disinfect it. Remember never to apply it to open wounds.
Warm up a cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with a tablespoon of salt. Apply it on the bruise as a compress.
In order to get rid of bad breath, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and gargle for 10 seconds.
Post Shaving Treatment
Mix an equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water and apply to skin for a soothing aftershave.
Gas and constipation
Vinegar stimulates digestive juices (HCI – hydrochloric acid) that help your body digest food. Dilute a tablespoon of it into warm tea and drink this mixture before a meal.
Flea repellent (pets)
This vinegar is an excellent flea repellent. Just apply it topically to your dog’s skin or put it in a spray bottle and spray over fur and in the dog’s bed.
Skin Tags, Moles, Warts
Dip a cotton ball in some vinegar and apply it on the skin tag, mole or wart and secure it with a medical tape. Leave it on during the night and wash the area after removing it. Repeat the procedure regularly until wart problem disappears.
Savor your condiments with apple cider vinegar. You can add a little to sauces, marinades and vinaigrettes. Mix it with lemon juice for a great veggie dressing. You can also mix this kind of vinegar with olive oil and fresh herbs to make a simple topping for meat or salad.
Mix with Fruit Juice
Mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar with grape or a similar type of juice, but be careful to use fresh pressed and not the store bought varieties. It’s an easy and tasty way to get a daily dose of ACV.
Add some of this vinegar for a little extra punch.
Add some vinegar to your baked goods. It will help them lift and it won’t be noticed.
Urine Smell in Clothes
Add ½ cup to washing machine to get urine smell out of clothing.
The pectin as well as the antibiotic properties in apple cider vinegar can be very beneficial for your stomach. Combine 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger water, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 8 ounces of sparkling water and raw honey to taste so you can prepare a stomach soothing cocktail. Put a little amount of it in a glass of water when you start feeling bloated.
Stop Your Pet From Chewing On Your Things
Most of the animals can’t stand the smell of vinegar so they will avoid chewing on cords, couches etc. Put some apple cider vinegar on those things once a week. If your dog pees in your house, clean it up with apple cider vinegar cleaner and they’ll never pee there again.
Add 1 cup of this vinegar to your bath with 1/3 – 1 cup of salt and 5-10 drops of essential oils. Adding sea salt, ginger and baking soda are also some of the great options for further detoxification and relaxation.
Rub some vinegar directly on the affected area to relieve cramping.
Mix water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle in ratio 1:1 and spritz on your hair when combing.
Detoxify the Liver
Detoxify your liver with 1-2 tablespoons in an 8 oz glass of water on an empty stomach and eat raw organic vegetables and fruit towards the day.
This kind of vinegar is loaded with enzymes that help the body fight candida. Take ½ a tablespoon twice a day.
You can use it inside your dishwasher to help remove grease.
Take 2-3 tablespoons, 2-3 times every day to relieve gout.
Add to Bone Broth
Add a few spoonfuls into your bone broth to add a kick and extra detox power.
The acid in apple cider vinegar suppresses appetite and reduces water retention. Take ½ a tablespoon in some fresh lemon water every morning or before meals and you’ll experience great results in the weight loss process.
Rinse your hair with a combination of equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water after shampooing for a great shine.
Hand and Foot Massage
Rub some of it on your hands and feet after a long day to relieve tired muscles.
Diseases can’t thrive in an alkaline environment and the regular consumption of apple cider vinegar can help your body maintain a healthy pH level.
Wash Fruits and Vegetables
Use some vinegar to wash fruits and vegetables before consuming them. This is important so it can remove any pesticides or chemicals that may have been sprayed on them before they were harvested.
Add a tablespoon of vinegar while cooking when you’ve accidentally added too many shakes of spices until the taste returns.
Put some apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish soap in a bowl and set it on the counter to attract and kill fruit flies.
Lactic acid builds up in the body after a workout and causes fatigue. The amino acids in this vinegar have the ability to fight this exhaustion. Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and consume after exercise.
Add ½ cups of this vinegar to a bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of local organic raw honey in water and consume it regularly to fight allergy.