Vinegar, as one of the oldest remedies, has proven to have all sorts of benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an effective ingredient which can be used for almost everything, from your skin to your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities.
And in case you want to experiment in the kitchen, the homemade Apple Cider Vinegar is easily made by simply mixing chopped-up apples with water and sugar. Moreover, it only contains about 3 calories per tablespoon and it tastes delicious!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR USES IN:
1. Balances the Entire Immune System
Potassium-rich foods can lower the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Using ACV will allow your body to grow properly, have a proper muscle and heart function, and transmission of nerve impulses.
2. Provides Strong Antiviral Effects
You need antiviral properties to allow your body to fight infection. The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill bacteria and prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels. In addition, its natural enzymes can help rid your body of viruses, break up mucus and increase your immune system.
3. Regulates pH Balance
The most important benefit of apple cider vinegar for skin care is its ability to restore the balance of our pH factor. Apple cider vinegar has a pH factor of about 4.5 to 5.5, which is close to the ideal pH factor for skin too. Mix 1 part ACV with 4 parts water for your base. For dry skin replace water with chamomile tea or cucumber-infused water (leave several slices of cucumber in the water overnight). For aging skin replace water with green, black or white tea.
4. Regulates Blood Sugar And Blood Pressure
By adding ACV in your meals, you’ll keep the blood sugar stable and reduce your blood pressure, which is a major risk factor.
5. Aids Digestion AndRemovesToxins From Your Body
Apple Cider Vinegar is particularly beneficial for your digestion and it also eliminates toxins.
6. Soothes Sunburns and Heals Bruises
Apply apple cider vinegar on the affected area using a clean towel and the pain you have from sunburn will be gone in no time.
7. Eliminates Corns, Calluses and Warts
ACV will balance the pH of your feet and eliminate fungus. Soak your feet in warm water with ½ cups of apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes and then rubbing them with pumice stone is the best way to keep your feet healthy. If you have problems with warts, simply saturate a cotton ball onto the affected area and let it work overnight, instead of rubbing them with a pumice stone.
8. Cures Candida
It helps with Candida by helping the good bacteria grow as eliminating harmful foods that feed the harmful yeasts like Candida.
9. Prevents Muscle Fatigue After Exercise
Make sure the body has ample electrolyte stores. Take a tbs of ACV with water before a workout.
10. Soothes Irritation from Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
ACV can soothe the irritation caused by these poisonous plants. Combine 50:50 with water in a spray bottle and add a few ice cubes.
11. Relieves Swelling Hands and Feet
If you have swollen hands or your feet are tired, massage them by rubbing apple cider vinegar onto them.
12. Removes Teeth Stains and Makes them Stronger And Whiter
By simply applying the vinegar directly on your teeth and rinsing it afterwards, you’ll have whiter and healthier teeth. After all the smile is the best thing you can wear.
13. Clarifies, Cleans and Improves the Quality of the Skin
It can be used as a toner (one part vinegar to two parts water) which will reduce age spots and blemishes. At night, just before you go to bed, apply by rubbing some ACV on the affected areas (by using a cotton cloth or a cotton ball).
14. Helps in Weight Loss
Acetic acid is the magic ingredient in all vinegars that can suppress appetite and help you lose some weight. For better results, add ACV into a glass of water and drink it every morning.
15. Controls Body Odor
Again, its pH regulates the pH of the skin and controls the excessive body odor. To use it for foot odor, soak the feet for about 10 minutes. To use it as a deodorant, simply wipe the armpits with a soaked cotton ball on a daily basis.
16. Makes your Hair Shiny and Thicker
Put some apple cider vinegar after using your customary shampoo. Do this once in a week and you’ll get dramatic results!
17. Cures Dandruff
Combine equal amounts of water and ACV and apply onto the scalp. Let it work for about 1-2 hours and then rinse it off thoroughly. Repeat the procedure at least once a week.
18. Prevents Acne and Pimples
It’s a natural therapy with no side effects. It unclogs pores, preventing breakouts and allowing the skin to breathe properly. It helps in creating a protective layer on our skin, and helps in preventing our skin from becoming too dry. Mix 1 part ACV, and 3 parts of water and apply to blemishes. You can add a drop of Tea Tree oil or Oregano oil as well.
19. Reduces Age Spots
Apple cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal healthy and vibrant new skin. Dab a bit on a cotton ball and place it directly on age spots. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse well. Apply it two times a day.
20. Fights Wrinkles
It rejuvenates your aging skin and removes wrinkles. Soak a cotton pad in the solution and apply it on the skin. Afterward, rinse well with lukewarm water.
21. Removes Toxins
Apple cider vinegar is a diuretic, therefore, it promotes the excretion of toxins and waste.
22. Treats Eczema
Apple cider vinegar contains riboflavin, mineral salts, acetic acid, and vitamin B1, all of which are extremely beneficial for eczema. Using ACV will offer some relief for dryness and itching that accompany with eczema. There are many ways to use ACV for eczema. Here are some of the best ways to make use of the healing properties of ACV.
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23. Preserves Food
Vinegar allows the people to store their food for an extended period of time and they can enjoy the food all year long.
24. Eliminates Animal Urine Stains from Carpet
Vinegar helps eliminate the stains and the smell from animal urine. Blot up urine with a clot, flush a couple of times with water, and then apply a diluted apple cider vinegar. Rinse well and let it dry.
You can clean and disinfect windows, mirrors, glasses and bathroom tiles. Mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.
26. Keeps Bright Colors from Running
Put clothes in white vinegar for about 10 minutes before washing them.
27. Balances Spices
When your meal doesn’t taste good because there is a significant amount of cayenne powder in it, just pour one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and the taste should be better.
28. Washes Fruits and Vegetables
Vinegar helps in eliminating harmful compounds, such as pesticides, from fruits and vegetables. Add an equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water into a spray bottle and shake until well combined. Spray the mixture on fruits and veggies and then rinse them with a cold water.
29. Keeps Ants Away
You can keep your house and garden free from ants just by spraying vinegar around doors, under appliances, and other places they use to hide in.
30. Cleans Rust from Tools, Bolts, and Spigots
Soak the rusted tool, bolt, or spigot in undiluted vinegar overnight.
31. Kills grass on walks and driveways
Pour full strength (white vinegar) on unwanted grass.
32. Makes Fresh Flowers Last
Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of sugar per quart of warm water. Stems should be in three to four inches of water.
33. Prevents Frost on Car Windows
Apply a mixture of 3 parts white vinegar and 1 part water and cover the windows at night.
34. Eliminates Lint in Clothes
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Rub ACV on your pet’s skin and add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water. Spray ACV, diluted with water, on your furniture to repel the fleas.
36.Removes Skunk Odor from a Dog
Rub the fur with full strength vinegar and then rinse well.
37. Helps Itchy Skin, Hot Spots or Low Appetite
For good appetite, use 1 tablespoon twice a day for a 50 lb dog.
38. Relieves Arthritic Condition
To ease the symptoms of arthritis, add apple cider vinegar to your pet`s food.