We would all love an ingredient which would be practical and useful for many diseases, being our cheap health agent throughout life, right?
The one natural ingredient which will cure colds, coughs, infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure, arthritis, allergies etc. is ACV.
This cure has been used from ancient times by Japanese samurai, Roman soldiers and military groups for any kinds of health problems, because of its amazing antiseptic, antibacterial and energizing effects.
Even from 400 BC, ACV has shown its healing and detoxifying benefits, being used by the father of medicine, Hippocrates.
Whenever you buy ACV, keep in mind to go for the natural and organic kind, in order to get the most out of it.
Here, we share up to 50 ways in which you can use apple cider vinegar for:
- Sore Throat
You should mix about 1 tsp of ACV, 1 tsp of cayenne pepper and 3 tsp of raw honey in a glass of warm water. ACV and honey will help you heal faster because of its antibacterial properties, while the capsaicin in the cayenne pepper will soothe your pain.
- Foot Odor
To make a natural deodorant for your feet and armpits, you should just pour ACV over baby wipes, put them in a plastic bag and keep it in the refrigerator overnight. You can use it daily.
To prepare anti-dandruff recipes, you should mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle, spray it all over your hair after shampooing and leave it for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, just rinse it with water. You can repeat this for a few days until your dandruff disappears.
- Gas and Constipation
Just by mixing a tablespoon of ACV with a glass of water, and drinking it before every meal, you will solve all your digestive problems. The vinegar will stimulate the digestive juices, because of the HIC (hydrochloric acid) and it will help your body breakdown food.
- Clear Skin
Putting a little bit of ACV on a cotton ball and putting it on your face, your acne and oily face will no longer be an issue. This method will help reduce acne scars as well.
If you feel heartburn or any symptoms prior to it, just dilute one tablespoon of ACV into water and drink it right away. To sweeten it, you can add a teaspoon of honey.
- White teeth
Before brushing your teeth, just apply ACV on them and continue the procedure. Your teeth will be whitened after several uses. However, have in mind not to overdo it, since it may break down the tooth enamel.
Simply by adding a cup of ACV to your bath, you will relieve the symptoms of sunburn. You will feel how your skin is cooler, soothed and also with a balanced pH.
- Weed Killer
You can use ACV on its own, or mix it with water, dish soap, salt and lemon juice, as a weed killer.
- Odor Remover
If your house constantly has a bad smell out of nowhere, it may be because of the bacteria in the air. Therefore, you should pour equal parts of vinegar and water into a spray bottle and use it in the rooms where there is bad odor.
- All purpose cleaner
If you do not want to use chemicals for cleaning the house, you can make this detoxifying ACV recipe. Mix 1 part of water, 1 part of ACV and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle.
- Condiment Enhancer
You can either add ACV to sauces, marinades and vinaigrettes, or make your own dressing by mixing: olive oil, ACV, fresh herbs and lemon juice. Any salad or meat would go perfectly with it.
- Post Shaving Treatment
Mix equal parts of ACV and water and put it on your skin after shaving.
- Bad Breath
Dilute 1 tablespoon in a cup of water and gargle the mixture for about 10 seconds.
Use hot cup of ACV and mix it with 1 tsp of salt. Apply the mixture on the bruised skin.
Just by applying ACV on the burn you will help it heal and disinfect it. However, have in mind not to use it on open wounds.
- Warts, Moles, Skin Tags
Soak a cotton ball and put it on the wart, mole or skin tag, holding it tight with a duct tape. You should leave it like that overnight and repeat it until you have the problem.
- Flea Repellent(pets)
Applying it topically or spraying a bit of ACV on your pet’s fur will solve the problem.
Add ACV for extra taste!
- Baked Goods
Add a bit of ACV to the baked goods for an extra lift. It wouldn’t interfere with the actual taste that they have.
- Mix with Fruit Juice
If you cannot stand the taste of just ACV with water, just add a tbsp to your juice.
Simply apply it on the skin and you’ll immediately see results.
Mix one part of ACV with 5 parts of water and soak the skin for about 30 minutes daily.
- Sore Muscles
Either drink a tablespoon of ACV mixed with water, or rub it directly on your muscles.
- Lymph Circulation
Just dilute ½ tablespoon of ACV into a glass of water and drink it every morning.
- Clear Sinuses
By drinking a glass of water mixed with ACV, the excess of mucus which is build up in your throat making your nose stuffy will be decreased.
- Insulin Sensitivity
If you use ACV daily, your blood sugar levels will be balanced.
- Facial Toner
Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV with a glass of water and use a cotton ball for appliance on the skin, in order to make it softer and glowing.
- Upset Stomach
The antibiotic properties including the pectin in ACV will soothe your stomach. To make a cocktail of it just mix 2 tablespoons of ACV, 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger water, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 8 ounces sparkling water and raw honey to taste.
- Energy Boost
Just add a bit of ACV in your morning smoothie to get an energy boost for the whole day.
- Wash Fruit and Veggies
ACV will remove all the pesticides of fruits and veggies, so adding a bit into the water you wash them with, will do all the magic.
- Detox Bath
Add 1 cup ACV to your bath along with ⅓-1 cup of Epsom salt and 5-10 drops essential oils.
- Stop Dogs/ Cats from Chewing on your Stuff
Once a week clean your furniture with water mixed with ACV and your pets will no longer chew on it.
- Urine Smell in Clothes
Just add ½ cup of ACV to the washing machine to eliminate the smell of urine from your clothes.
- Neutralize Spices
If you have added too much of some spice in your food (e.g. cayenne pepper) add ACV to neutralize it.
To attract and kill fruit flies, add a drop of ACV and some dish soap in a bowl.
- Exercise Fatigue
The lactic acid which produces fatigue after exercising will be balanced by the amino acids in ACV if you take it after a workout.
- Weight Loss
To suppress hunger and reduce water retention, add ½ tablespoon and ½ lemon in a glass of water. Drink it in the morning and before every meal for best results.
- Yeast Infection
Add 2 cups of ACV in your bath and soak for about 20 minutes.
Rub ACV to the area for an instant relief.
- Hair Detangle
Mix equal parts of ACV and water and spray it on your hair.
Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 tablespoon of honey in a cup of water.
- Add to Bone Broth
Add a few spoons of ACV to your bone broth for extra detox.
- Detoxify the Liver
Start your day with a glass of water mixed with 1 tablespoon of ACV.
- Hand and Foot Massage
Massage your hands and feet to relieve the tired muscles.
- Shiny Hair
After shampooing, rinse your hair with equal parts of ACV and water.
Daily consumption of ACV will keep your pH levels in balance.
- Dish Detergent
Use it in your dishwasher to remove grease.
- Relieves Gout
Take 2-3 tablespoons, 2-3 times a day.
Because it is rich in enzymes, taking ½ tablespoon two times a day will fight off Candida.