- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Apple Cider Vinegar and it's Amazing Benefits!
The other day I was telling a co-worker that I had started taking different vitamins in hopes to feel a bit better, and maybe have more energy throughout the day. Also that I was doing some research here and there but mainly just winging it to see what seems to help or not. She proceeded to tell me about her husbands grandmother who is 95 years old, seems healthier than herself (late 30’s), and is still fully independent and completely coherent.
“Wow, does she have a secret?” I asked, not really expecting to hear one.
“Every morning,” she replied, “she takes a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and has for as long as she can remember.”
Holy smokes! I thought, I went to look this up right away, the results did surprise me:
Some of the benefits I read about are:
- Reduced sinus infections and sore throats
- Balanced high cholesterol
- Cured skin conditions such as acne
- Protection against food poisoning
- Fights allergies in both humans and animals
- Prevents muscle fatigue after exercise
- Helps with joint pain and arthritis
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases stamina
- Increases metabolism which promotes weight loss
- Improves digestion and cure constipation
- Alleviates symptoms of arthritis and gout
- Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections
- Helps reduce cellulite
- Helps with Diabetes glucose levels
- Aids constipation
- Gives skin a glowing complexion
- Gives hair a wonderful shine
One man claimed to not have any type of sickness or flu in over 6 years! It is said to also be useful for pets to repel fleas, ticks, and help with skin conditions. Also said to kill head lice on humans. Some people actually commented that they were mad at their doctors for not letting them in on this dandy little secret.
Apparently to reap the benefits you must make sure you are using organic apple cider vinegar which is also referred to as “mother”. Must be shaken before use as the “mother” settles to the bottom of the container.
The only negative thing I have found so far about using this daily is that it can be quite hard on your teeth and wreck the enamel. By diluting the ACV in water the risk of teeth damage can be lessened.
For an in depth list of home remedies http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/home-remedies.html
Has anyone ever tried this with positive results of any kind? I’m definitely going to give it a shot, seems worth the try! I'd love to hear about anyone's personal experience with this!
A couple of days ago I purchased some of this. The kind I'm referring to is an unpasterized apple cider vinegar, it has what is called "mother" in it which is natural and will settle to the bottom of the container if left sitting. Before using it is suggested to shake very well.
I didn't want to try this alone so two of my coworkers agreed to come along and try it also. We each filled a tablespoon and on the count of three drank it. I have to admit that off the top of my head I can't remember tasting anything as disgusting. I then downed two glasses of water and a coffee haha. I'm sure some won't mind the taste as much but it's definately going to be a chore for me if I want to keep this up, which I do plan on doing.
Because of the extensive list of alleged benefits I'm going to continue this and after a few weeks or so I will post again on any changes to myself or coworkers that we see or feel.
Well, I didn't continue with taking a spoonful everyday. I just can't handle the taste! I did however, come accross another use for apple cider vinegar that is kind of interesting.
I used it to get rid of a mole I had just above my eye brow. Now, I wouldn't recommend that most people try this as moles can sometimes be indicators of cancer. I had already been to a specialist to see about getting it removed surgically but due to the moles location I would have been left with a bigger scar than the mole itself so I decided against that.
What I did was puncture the mole with a sterilized needle and applied apple cider vinegar to it for three nights in a row and by the fourth day it was almost non existent! It has been a couple of months since and the pigment of the mole is showing again but it's still only a mark rather than what feels like a big boulder sticking out of my head. I definitely feel better about it now that I've done this. If it decides to come back I will be doing this again, too! It was very easy to rid myself of something that bothered me a lot.
I will show before and after pictures.
Again, I don't recommend this as something for you to try unless you are certain that it's a safe option for you.
Before and After
The ACV I use. Hard to find in stores.