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Uses Of Apple Cider Vinegar

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For many centuries, vinegar has been used for many cooking and household purposes. This remedy is claimed to help with all sort of health problems. Apple Cider Vinegar is the most popular vinegar in the natural health community. It has a number of beneficial effects, and many of them are supported by science. Vinegar can be made from virtually any carbohydrate which can be fermented, including apples, beets, potatoes, coconut dates, and grapes.

Traditionally, vinegar is made through a slow, long fermentation process. It is rich in bioactive components like caffeic acid, epicatechin, catechin, garlic acid, acetic acid, and more, giving it potent antimicrobial, antioxidant, and many other beneficial properties. In this article we will discuss all the uses of Apple Cider Vinegar, which can be helpful to almost anyone.

Dandruff

Dandruff is not just a nuisance, it is also embarrassing. Many salon sprays are expensive, but with apple cider vinegar, your treatment will cost much cheaper. All you have to do is mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar (about a quarter cup each) in a spray bottle. Once you have washed your hair with shampoo, spray it onto your hair and let it sit for about 15 minutes before you rinse. According to a study, the acidity in the vinegar makes it harder for the fungus, which contributes to dandruff, to grow on your scalp.

Foot odor

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By pouring one-cup of apple cider vinegar over baby wipes, make amazing foot deodorizer wipes. Tip: You can also use thick single-use size paper towels. Soak them in the fridge overnight, then store the wipes in a zip-lock bag to use as needed. The pH level of your skin will be altered by the acids in the apple cider vinegar, which fights off bacteria that cause smelly feet. Additionally, these wipes also make excellent all-natural underarm deodorizers. Do not be thrown off by the smell of vinegar, because it will dissipate once it dries on your skin.

Sore throat

Turn to apple cider vinegar if you’re suffering from chronic sore throats, but do not want to overdose on cough syrup. All you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 3 teaspoons of clover honey and 1 teaspoon of vayenne pepper in a glass of warm water for an easy elixir. These 3 ingredients will work as a team to help you heal. The capsaicin in hot peppers helps alleviate pain, and honey and apple cider vinegar have antibacterial properties. Apple cider vinegar packs an extra punch if that sore throat is due to allergies, since it also breaks up sinus and mucous congestion.

Digestive system

Apple cider vinegar may be the solution you were looking for to help your digestive issues. Dilute one tablespoon of enzyme-rich apple cider vinegar with one cup of tea or water to reduce gas. Drink it before a meal. Since the vinegar stimulates digestive juices which help our bodies breakdown food, this will also combat constipation. You can also take a dose for a quick fix as soon as you feel heartburn symptoms. It is thought that heartburn happens because of low stomach acid levels, and vinegar brings that level up. Try adding a dollop of honey if you hate the taste of this mixture.

Sunburn

Apple cider vinegar will help if you ware burnt after being in the sun. In order to neutralize the burn, just add a cupful or two to your bath. Your skin will feel cool and soothed and the apple cider vinegar will help to restore your skin’s pH levels, after soaking for about ten minutes.

Skin

Apple cider vinegar can clean up your skin. All you have to do is apply a washcloth, which is soaked in diluted apple cider vinegar, to your face for an all-natural astringent. The protective acidic layer will absorb excess oil, make your skin feel smoother and reduce fine lines. This will restore the proper pH levels to your skin. Additionally, beta-carotene helps to counter future skin damage. A dab of diluted apple cider vinegar left overnight on acne scars, pimples or age spots will help reduce their appearance.

Teeth

Yellow teeth are not a problem for apple cider vinegar. Whiten them easily. All you have to do is rub apple cider vinegar directly on your teeth and then rinse with water. However, don’t do this too often, because it can break down tooth enamel. Swish around in your mouth a mixture of one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water for a less abrasive whitening mouthwash.

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