One of the oldest liquids known to people is vinegar and it dates back to 5000 BC, when it was used as a food preservative. According to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, vinegar is effective way to heal wounds and prevent infections.
In the 18th century, vinegar was used as a natural remedy for diabetes, stomachache and poison ivy stings.
Its name is French word “sour wine” used for the liquid made from fermented grapes, apples, potatoes, dates, beets or coconuts.
Vinegar is made through a long-lasting fermentation process, that makes it high in bioactive compounds like gallic acid, malic, acetic acid and catechins and epicatechins.
Vinegar poses antibiotic, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties only in the case of raw, unpasteurized ACV, that contains the “mother”, a floating substance at the bottom of the bottle.
It is the cheapest natural remedies you can use, despite its amazing uses n cooking, garden care, cleaning, and personal hygiene.
You should consume it raw, or add it to your meals and drinks or you can add it to stews, smoothies, stews, salads, or marinades.
Most important health benefits:
Improves heart health
Vinegar abound in chlorogenic acid and other polyphenols, that prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and protect against heart damage. Vinegar can lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
It can regulate blood sugar levels, due to the powerful anti-glycemic properties, and the ability to prevent the digestion of complex carbs and to boost the uptake of glucose in the tissues.
Vinegar prevents sugar spikes after meals and also helps in the prevention of diabetes.
It was found that its use lowered the glucose levels of participants by 19% and another showed that its consumption in the morning, on an empty stomach, reduces blood sugar by 6%.
Treats skin disorders
When applied topical it treats numerous skin issues and conditions, so you can pour a bit of it in your bath and soak for some time.
Treats acid reflux and indigestion
You should consume a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, to neutralize the acids in the stomach, and treat acid reflux.
Promotes weight loss
It is the most powerful remedies for weight loss. ACV leads to a feeling of satiety and lowers the glucose response in the body, due to the acetic acid it contains.
Treats a sore throat
ACV antibacterial properties can treat infections, like a sore throat. Only gargle in diluted in some water and you will soon fight the symptoms.
Boosts your energy levels
It abounds in potassium and enzymes which can help you boost your energy levels.
Treats sinus congestion
Drink some apple cider vinegar to thin out the mucus accumulates in the lungs and clean the sinuses.
Rub some apple cider vinegar on them every night before sleeping to make the warts falloff.
When used as a beauty care product apple cider vinegar offers countless benefits:
You can add it to some water, soak a cotton ball in it, and use it to clean the face and prevent acne and any other impurities.
A hair rinse
To regulate the pH levels of the scalp and remove any residue from other hair products rinse the hair with some apple cider vinegar.
A natural deodorant
It has potent antibacterial properties, so dab it under the arms to prevent bad odor due to bacterial buildup.
Neutralizes foot odor
You can soak the feet in a tub of hot water and ACV to kill bacteria and fight the bad smell.
Improves oral health
Gargle a bit of it diluted in water to neutralize bad breath and whiten the teeth
How to use apple cider vinegar in the home:
A natural cleaner
ACV antimicrobial and antibacterial properties can clean all surfaces in the home, in the kitchen, and of the furniture. Use it to disinfect the home in a completely natural way.
Pour ACV in a bowl with water and soak the produce for 15 minutes to eliminate pesticide residue from the fruits and vegetables. After that rinse again with water.
Pour ACV into a bowl and leave it in the room to neautralize bad odors and cleanse the air.
ACV can protect your garden from weeds. Only mix it with some orange oil, molasses, and liquid soap in a spray bottle, and spray around the garden and on the weeds.