Vinegar is a good nutrient which helps against large number of diseases and disorders. Its power was discovered at least ten thousand years ago, so that we can call vinegar a cure of millennium. It comes in different variations, but vinegar made of apple cider is the most popular and most used one. Even Hippocrates has considered it one of the natural remedies.
Vinegar has a history of use as deodorant, preservative and tonic, which is of crucial importance for wound healing, disinfection, health and power. Its main ingredients are vitamins and minerals. Some 19 minerals, out of 22 possible, can be found in vinegar: sodium, calcium, iron, boron, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, fluorine and phosphorus, to name a few. These minerals are good for overall health, renewal of cells and tissues and preservation of human body in healthy condition. They can also influence growth. On the other hand, vinegar also contains a number of important vitamins, such as A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, bioflavonoids, malic and acetic acid, beta-carotene and pectin.
How to make apple cider vinegar at home
Prepare first fresh apple juice and leave it in a wide bottle covered with plate which permits air to have contact with apple juice. Make sure that juice does not occupy more than two thirds of bottle. Regularly mix the juice, even several times during one day. After couple of days, the substance will start to foam. After that it should be kept in dark and cold environment and you should mix it every day. Apple cider vinegar will be ready for use after three months: you can filter it and move it into your refrigerator.
Apple cider vinegar tonic recipe
To prepare apple cider vinegar tonic you should dilute 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 30 ml of water. The water is necessary for protection of tooth enamel. Shake well the solution and apply it. For the best effect make sure that you are using fresh, unpasteurized and unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which is rich in enzymes and living substances.
Diabetes and diet
Apple cider vinegar is perfect for fighting diabetes and excessive weight. It plays an important role in easier digestion and appropriate appetite regulation. First of all it sets diabetes 2 under control, improves resistance to insulin and affects glycemic index in nutrition in a positive way. Easy digestion without gases, bloating and reflux is provided through vinegar’s capability to keep hydrochloric acid in your stomach. Furthermore, you will be relieved from diarrhea and constipation. Apple cider vinegar is good for control of appetite: it prevents overeating and makes you feel full. Finally, apple cider vinegar is a powerful contributor to detoxification and energy production. In order for all these effects to take place, you should take some apple cider vinegar before meals.
About 15 ml of apple cider vinegar per day is a powerful cholesterol fighter. Pectin is helping absorption of cholesterol and fats and their removal. However, amino acids that can be found in apple cider vinegar helps fight LDL cholesterol.
If you are suffering from high blood pressure, you can take a spoon of honey, a spoon of apple cider vinegar and a glass of water, blend everything and take it twice a day. Both ingredients contain potassium, which is good for preservation of sodium in your body. You will be surprised by high blood pressure healing effects of apple cider vinegar. Furthermore, both apple cider vinegar and honey are rich in magnesium, which can help reduce pressure from the walls of blood vessels.
Apple cider vinegar is helpful against hemorrhoids. All you need to do is rub them with apple cider vinegar several times during the day.
To prevent problems with varicose veins you can implement a special treatment using apple cider vinegar wraps two times a day: once in the morning and once in the evening.
To reduce the time needed to stop nose bleeding, you can soak a piece of cotton in apple cider vinegar and push it into your nostrils before you lay down. This will fasten the process of putting a stop to bleeding.
Joints and bones
Apple cider vinegar has sour taste, but helps in a number of bone and joint issues. It is an alkalizer and as such, it is powerful remedy for arthritis, gout, osteoporosis etc. It is known to keep a good fluid balance in joints to make sure that you don’t get sick from joints’ stiffness and pain. Bones need a lot of minerals, which is why apple cider vinegar is useful for them.
In order to cure arthritis use this simple recipe: mix 60 ml of olive oil and 125 ml of apple cider vinegar and rub your joints with it. You can also take some apple cider vinegar orally before eating.
In order to cure gout, drink two spoons of honey and two spoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in water before all three meals a day. Rub painful spots on your body with apple cider vinegar during 15 minutes. This also helps against cramps in muscles and legs.
Skin, nails and hair can be successfully treated against aging by implementation of apple cider vinegar.
Dilute two spoons of apple cider in 30 ml of water. Use this to treat acne and skin fat many times a day.
In order to decrease development of age spots on your skin apply a mixture of apple cider vinegar (one spoon), onion juice (one spoon) and water (30 ml) and rub the spots with the solution. Repeat this every day. First effects can be noticed after two weeks of treatment.
Blend of water and apple cider vinegar in same proportion can help against yeast infections on your nails if you implement it two times per day. You should by all means apply the treatment before going to sleep.
A two days treatment of corns and blisters includes the following. On the first day you should put your feet in a vessel with warm water and keep them there until they soften. Then rub the affected areas with a stone and finally wrap your feet with material soaked in apple cider vinegar. On the second day you should simply repeat the procedure.
When you burn yourself or experience swelling of some body parts, wrap affected areas with pure apple cider vinegar and keep it like that for one hour. This is even more efficient than ice.
A mixture of apple cider vinegar and water (in same amounts) removes bacteria and fungi that cause psoriasis, eczema and diaper rashes.
Head and hair
Half an hour of apple cider vinegar on your head can help remove dandruff. Don’t forget to wash your head and hair after the treatment.
If you want to have healthy and shiny hair, you can use special conditioner made of apple cider vinegar (0.1 l) and water (0.2 l). This makes hair easy to comb, it adds shine to it and helps its renewal.
If you catch a cold it can be helpful to drink apple cider vinegar diluted in water couple of times during the day. For the night cough we recommend you to spray your pillow with pure apple cider vinegar. Finally, in order to fight asthma you can both wrap your wrists in apple cider vinegar or drink apple cider vinegar tonic.
Sleeplessness and headache
Drinking apple cider vinegar tonic helps with headaches, but you can do something else as well: inhale apple cider vinegar diluted in large vessel with water during 5 minutes.
If you have trouble sleeping take a spoon of apple cider vinegar and add honey to it. One spoon of this blend should help fall asleep, but if you don’t feel the effect, repeat the procedure once more after approximately one hour. You will sleep better and longer.
If you have morning sickness during your pregnancy or rather strong menstruations you should drink apple cider vinegar tonic every morning. However, sweating during the night should be regulated by intake of apple cider vinegar in the evening. Some vinegar sorts can cause fungi, but apple cider vinegar is doing the opposite. Candidiasis and other yeast infections can be successfully treated by apple cider vinegar if you wash your genitals with water diluted apple cider vinegar, complemented by oral intake of apple cider vinegar tonic. In this way, you will make sure that you never suffer from bacteria and fungi in your organism.
In order to stop production and development of gallstone you should mix apple cider vinegar tonic and unfiltered natural juice of apple (0.2 l) and drink it before meals.
Apple cider vinegar kills bacteria, which is why you can use it as a deodorant on the natural basis. It is sufficient to apply some apple cider vinegar under your arms once every day. You can also treat your feet in order to prevent excessive sweating by putting them in a vessel full of water where you dilute apple cider vinegar (75 ml). Repeat this 2-3 times in a week.
Some of the principal ingredients of apple cider vinegar act as antioxidants and have thus also properties that are useful for prevention of cancer. The most important ingredients are polyphenols, beta-carotene, pectin and flavonoids. They work on the following principle: they attach themselves to substances that cause cancer and help remove them from your body. Not only should you eat an apple a day, but you should also take some apple cider vinegar tonic.
There is, of course, even wider range of health issues that can be treated with apple cider vinegar, but we leave that to some more detailed studies. The best home remedy for a number of listed and not listed diseases should be taken every day before introduction of food.