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Apple Cider Vinegar - Natural Remedies you should Try

Updated on February 03, 2017

Why Apple Cider Vinegar

Do you know that something in your kitchen cabinet can help improve your health? Apple cider vinegar, is a natural remedy, much uses because of its many healing properties.

I have been used as a remedy for many, common ailments, as well as weight loss. Ancient healers often spoke of the healing abilities of this poignant substance. It was offered to Jesus on a sponge when he was crucified. In WWI, it was used to treat wounds and early Europeans used it as a deodorant.

So, as you can see, down through the ages, this seemingly insignificant liquid has many uses down through the ages. My mother used it as a rinse after washing our hair and added it to foods like cabbage and salads. Never did I realize that apple cider vinegar had abilities to heal.

Soar Throat

Everyone gets a sore throat from time to time. Instead of buying expensive sprays and lozenges; you can have a remedy right in your cupboard.

For a sore throat, slightly heat a half glass of alkaline water, until it is warm. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and gargle as needed. This should help sooth any irritation or discomfort.

Treating Skin Problems

  • Blemishes
  • Age spots
  • sunburn
  • eczema
  • Oily skin *
  • poison ivy

Apply a solution of ACV and water to create a solution to treat skin. Use 2 tablespoons to 1 eight ounce glass of water. Apply to skin several times each day.

* For oily skin, soak cotton ball with solution wipe skin to remove excess oil, then wash face as usual.

Acid Reflux

Many people suffer from occasional or even chronic acid reflux. The pharmaceutical companies have developed medication for acid reflux, but ACV is one of the best natural remedies, for heartburn.

It neutralizes stomach acids by changing the pH of stomach acids. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of vinegar to 8 ounces of water for acid reflux. If you find it difficult to drink the apple cider vinegar cocktail, it can also be added to salads used on salads as a dressing.

Potassium

Apple cider vinegar is also high in potassium and can be of benefit to those who are low in potassium. It is good for the heart, bone health and can also get rid of a charlie horse.

Most people should get the potassium they need in their daily diet, if they eat a sufficient amount of foods rich in potassium.

Because so many eat a diet of unhealthy processed foods, they do not get the necessary daily requirement of potassium. A few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with a little honey twice a day will add the necessary potassium you need.

Athletes Feet

To treat athletes feet, pour 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a shallow foot pan of warm water and sock your feet. ACV has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can help kill foot fungus. Do this twice a day until you see results.

Weight Loss

Though there is no scientific proof that apple cider vinegar will help you lose weight; many people claim, to have had good success with the product. Of course, a change of diet is required for any weight loss program.

It, has proven to cleanse the body of toxins and when the body is toxic, it tends to hold onto pounds. So, try this powerful super food if you want to shed unwanted pounds.

It also speeds up the metabolism. I used it more than 35 years ago as a tonic, mixed with honey and lost weight.

Add two tablespoons of ACV in eight glasses of water with a little honey and drink twice a day. To help increase metabolism and help supercharge weightless add cayenne pepper.

Hair Rinse

When I was as a little girl, my Mom used to rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar. It made my hair soft and got rid of any dulling residue from shampooing.

I don't remember the measurements, but a few tablespoon of vinegar to a quart of water should do the trick.

Let the solution remain on the hair or a minute or two and rinse with warm water. It doesn't smell that great, but it will certainly do the trick. It also is great for treating dandruff.

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      Rich 3 years ago from Gold Coast

      Excellent hub. I was only recently introduced to apple cider vinegar in Taiwan for its health properties but didn't know what the exact benefits were...until now. Thanks for the great info.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks Suzanne! I use it all the time.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks Suzanne! I use it all the time.

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      justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Indeed! Apple Cider Vinegar is fantastic stuff! Voted up and useful! :)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You're right Alladream74, we are so quick to put these toxic chemicals into our bodies.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Interesting to learn that it works well for athletes foot.If you look at some of the products there are out there for Athletes foot you will be shocked at how many of the chemicals used are actually harmful in the long run.Good one for sharing the qualities of ACV

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Isn't it cool? All that natural healing, right in you kitchen cabinet!

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      Carolyn Sands 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Yup. The list of things ACV is good for is really amazing.

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      Nick82 5 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Great hub, key here is alternative medicine, alternative being the key. Remember the PH scales when applying as topical treatments. Also remember amount. I would advise with personal doctor before make it a part off daily regimine. Good hub.

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      Barbara 5 years ago from Queens

      I use it in my chicken recipes to avoid too much salt.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanksc-bless. Yes, ACV is called a super food because it has so many benefits.

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      C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

      Good article - I learn many things by reading as I only heard that it was good for weight loss. Thank you very much for sharing...

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hope you like the results Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi 2besure. Thanks for sharing this informative hub.I´ll try to rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar next time I wash my hair.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      afrykanqwin, just put some on a cotton ball and wipe over your skin.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      midnigtbliss, thanks for taking time to stop by.

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      afrykanqwin 5 years ago from knoxville,tn

      I have oily skin...will definitely give it a shot!

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      Haydee Anderson 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      its great to know that ACV has lots of health benefits. I've got to use it more often.

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      Barbara 5 years ago from Queens

      Thank you for reminding me. I need a jumpstart to get my weight loss quest going. I have these ingredients right in my kitchen cabinet! Years ago I remember losing 15 lbs. w/ACV. What it did for me is stem my appetite. Getting started NOW...no procrastination! LOL

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      fucsia 5 years ago

      I love ACV for its many benefits and here in HubPages I always find something new about it. For example, i did not know that it can be use in the athletes feet. Thanks for sharing!

      Fucsia

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      goprisca 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hai, this is really very new information to me, thanks for sharing

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      Jisblessed 5 years ago

      Thank you so much! I to forgot about the wonder in ACV. I'm having some right away! Thanks for the reminder. Bless you!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks Ms Dee. You comments are appreciated as always!

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      Deidre Shelden 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Hey, now this is one deodorant I've not tried. LOL! Seriously, I'm so glad to find out it is useful for sore throats. And how about that, for skin problems--I will be trying this! Great to learn these uses.

      (PS: You may want to change "Ass" to "Add", which I think was your intention.)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks guys, I will add these to my list as well.

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      John Harper 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Also very good for defeating arthritis in folk, indeed one nurse devoted her life to helping people with ACV.

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      PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      I'd forgotten all the amazing properties of this natural wonder. Thanks for the reminder. Thanks Peter

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      Ashantina 5 years ago

      I heard that it was great for weight loss, will give this a try :) Its also good for home made natural cleaning products ie eliminating bacteria from those kitchen surfaces....

      Excellent hub 2besure!! UP

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi sis, thanks for dropping by as always. Go get that ACV!

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      Psalmist4M 5 years ago from the Shelter of His Wings

      This is a miracle product. I'd forgotten some of the things uses of ACV. I remember my mom using this for many things too. I actually need it now so I went into my pantry & pulled it out. Thanks so much for the reminder and new suggested uses.

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