(N.Morgan) The medicinal properties and health benefits of apple cider vinegar have become undeniable. For one thing, this common kitchen ingredient has strong antiseptic properties, which makes it an excellent tool against germs and bacteria.
It is also a powerful detoxifier that efficiently eliminates waste and toxins from your body. The raw unfiltered version of ACV is the most beneficial of all.
There is one drawback to this natural medicine and it’s the high acidic content of ACV, which can damage your tooth enamel if taken inadequately or improperly.
In this article you can find some unusual, but highly beneficial uses of ACV. Read on and learn how ACV can improve the quality of your life even in areas you weren’t aware of.
Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar [VIDEO]
ACV makes an efficient natural remedy against hair loss. Losing 100 strands of hair a day is considered normal, anything above this is alarming. It’s usually the androgen hormones that trigger thinning hair or excessive hair loss. However, apple cider vinegar can restore the pH balance of the scalp stimulating healthy hair growth. It’s also beneficial for treating dandruff and itchy scalp. Last, but not least, it eliminates dead skin cells which normally clog the hair follicles and thus inhibit hair growth.
Asthma is a serious lung condition that prevents proper breathing. Although there are a number of medications for treatment of this condition, you can also resort to natural remedies. One such remedy that effectively alleviates asthma symptoms is apple cider vinegar used as an inhaler.
Frequent nose bleeds that appear for no particular reason affect a large number of people. To treat this health issue, drink a mixture of 2 tsps. ACV and a glass of water three times a day. ACV is extremely beneficial for stimulating the natural blood clotting process.
Cold winter weather is normally accompanied by irritating and painful coughs. If you want to reduce cough symptoms without medications, use apple cider vinegar, preferably raw and unfiltered.
Apple cider vinegar is highly beneficial for fighting bacteria that cause diarrhea. In addition, its high pectin content sooths the irritation of the colon lining. Simply, mix 2 tbsps. ACV and 8 oz water and drink 3 times a day.
Mixing 1 tbsp ACV and 8 ounces water and drinking this before going to bed can help against sleeplessness. You’ll not only fall asleep faster, but also wake up refreshed in the morning.
Apples, which are low in sugar but high in acidity, account for the high acidic content in ACV. In fact, fermented apples are the main ingredient of apple cider vinegar. According to natural medicine, ACV can effectively relieve dizziness and vertigo by reducing blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
Apple cider vinegar is extremely beneficial against ear infections as well. Simply mix equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Then soak a cotton ball in the solution and place it in your ear like an earplug. Let it act for five minutes, remove the ball and lie down on the side of the infected ear so that the liquid drains out. You can even use a hair dryer to dry your ears afterwards. If the infection appears in the Eustachian tubes, you can also gargle using apple cider vinegar.
You can treat eczema by consuming a mixture of ACV, honey and water three times a day. Also, you can apply diluted ACV on the affected skin twice a day.
You can relieve tired and sore eyes by drinking a mixture of ACV and honey (two teaspoons of each) and a glass of water three times a day.
ACV is particularly beneficial for relieving migraines, detoxification, balancing blood sugar levels, regulating blood pressure, alleviating joint pain, promoting weight loss and helping with constipation.
To relieve arthritic pain, mix a glass of water, two teaspoons ACV and two teaspoons of honey. Drink this three times a day. Or, soak the painful area in ACV solution, but no longer than 10 minutes. Repeat the treatment 2-3 times a day. Alternatively, soak a cloth in ACV solution and apply it on the painful spot. Repeat several times a day.
To effectively fight fatigue, make a mixture of 3 tsps. ACV and a cup of honey. Take this before going to bed. The honey will start acting in 20 minutes – your muscles will become more relaxed and your fatigue will slowly disappear.
ACV is particularly beneficial for soothing GI lining and destroying the bacteria that cause food poisoning. Simply mix 2 tbsps. ACV and a cup of hot water. Take this before a meal.
To alleviate allergy symptoms, including hay fever, dilute 1-3 tablespoons ACV in water and consume it during the day.
ACV is rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc and manganese, all of which can treat hearing problems. In fact, deficiencies in these minerals often result in temporary or permanent hearing loss. It also helps prevent the development of sclerosis. Mix 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp honey in a cup of water. Drink 3 cups 3 times a day.
ACV stimulates digestion and prevents common digestive discomforts such as heartburn or reflux. Just mix a teaspoon of ACV in a cup of water and drink before meals.
The ACV supports blood clotting. If you’ve got a cut, take 2 tsps ACV mixed with half a glass of water. Drink a maximum of 6 glasses of this mixture during the day.
Hiccoughs ( Hiccups)
To prevent hiccups, consume 1 tsp ACV or ACV mixed with water before a meal.
Before doing this treatment, try it first on a small skin area. If you have sensitive skin, you might get a rash. Lie down on a flat surface, put a few pillows under your ankles for reducing the blood flow and apply the ACV compress.
High blood pressure
To reduce hypertension, mix 2 tsps ACV with honey in a glass of water. Drink this 3-4 times a day. Be aware that this is only a temporary solution as high blood pressure largely depends on your diet and lifestyle.
Kidney and bladder function
You can fight infection-causing bacteria and support your immune system function by consuming diluted ACV. Simply mix 1-2 tbsps ACV in 8 ounces water and consume it during the day.
Take a mixture of 2 tsps ACV and a glass of water 3 times a day to normalize menstrual bleeding.
To reduce mucous discharge, cut out rye, corn and wheat from your diet and use ACV as an alternative remedy.
ACV is extremely beneficial for restoring the pH balance in the throat and relieving throat pain. Plus, it breaks down the phlegm, making it thinner and easier to expel. ACV contains prebiotic inulin, which supports the immune system and boosts white blood cells and T cell count.
ACV not only balances the skin pH levels, but also increases the skin’s acidic level, thus killing fungus, germs, bacteria and other micro organisms causing nail fungus. It also alleviates pain and itching.
To relieve anxiety bouts, mix 2 tsps ACV and 2 tsps honey and consume this 3 times a day.
To stop nose bleeds, use some ACV to coat the inside of your nostrils. You can do this by soaking a cotton ball in some organic apple cider vinegar. Place the cotton ball inside the nostril and leave it for 5 minutes. It will stop the bleeding and repair the blood vessel.
To alleviate itchy scalp, make a solution of 1 tsp ACV and a glass of water. Apply this on your scalp massaging gently. Do this 15 minutes before washing your hair. This will also help you get rid of dandruff.
To unblock your nose, use the same treatment as with headaches or use ACV as an inhalant.
To prevent overeating and promote digestion, drink a mixture of 2 tsps ACV and a glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach.
Mix 2 tbsps ACV and water or fresh juice and consume daily.
Whiten your teeth by mixing 1 tsp ACV and a glass of water. Use it as mouthwash before going to bed. Drink ACV to treat tooth decay, sore gums or ulcerated gums.
Regular consumption of ACV can prevent weight gain.
Important: The one important drawback from using ACV is that it can damage your tooth enamel or mucus membranes when taken undiluted. If taking medications for blood thinners, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking ACV, because it can reduce your potassium levels.