Have you ever heard the saying, “An apple a day makes the doctor go away.”? It is true that apples when eaten can help alleviate the symptoms of many health ailments. It is also true when they are used externally. They have been used back in the ancient times, before there were drugs to treat many conditions, as both a food preservative and a health resource. If this is true about apples, then it is also true about apple cider vinegar.
By opening your kitchen cabinet or refrigerator-or going to the grocery store if you do not currently have any apple cider vinegar-you can drastically reduce the amount of money you spend at the pharmacy to reduce symptoms of your illness or condition, to prevent yourself from getting ill and to give yourself an overall feeling of good health. Apple cider vinegar not only is excellent for lowering blood pressure and treating athlete’s foot, it can be used to treat:
Diabetes by Lowering your Blood Sugar
Mild Cases of Depression
Hiccups- Just a teaspoon will stop them in their tracks.
Digestion Problems by adding fiber to your body
Cold and Flu Symptoms by restoring PH levels
Sore Throats by reducing pain
Arthritic Pain by reducing the inflammation in your joints
Leg and Muscle Cramps by Reducing Lactic Acid Buildup
Osteoporosis by maintaining bone density
Apple cider vinegar can be used externally to:
Treat athlete’s foot, rashes, burns and cuts and prevents them from becoming infected
Stop foot odor
To treat ear infection
To treat itchy skin due to eczema, dry skin, insect bites and rashes
To give you hair a healthy and bright look
Reduce the appearance of varicose veins
You basically can use apple cider vinegar to treat anything. What makes apple cider vinegar so special? While prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications may help relieve the symptoms of your ailments, you are missing out of a lot of other benefits that apple cider vinegar has to offer. It is loaded with:
With what you know so far about apple cider vinegar would you rather have something that is natural to treat you conditions or just something-like a prescription medication-that would only mask your symptoms and may cause even more complications? It is scary when you see a commercial for a medication and then they talk about all the side effects. I prefer going for the apple cider vinegar and use the medications only as a last resort.
If you have a sore throat, mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and gargle with it. After you are done gargling rinse your mouth with water since apple cider vinegar is known to erode your tooth enamel. Do this treatment every hour. While apple cider vinegar has bacterial and viral fighting properties, if the sore throat does not go away, see your doctor and get tested for strep throat. In most cases of strep only antibiotics such as amoxicillin can fight strep.
Apple cider vinegar has pain fighting properties. With sunburns, not only after you apply it to the skin will in reduce the pain, it will prevent your skin from peeling and getting blisters.
Apple cider vinegar helps fight against fatigue. If you work long hours or on shifts you are going to feel tired once in a while. You may be the type of individual who is constantly tired. The amino acids in apple cider vinegar as well as the enzymes and potassium will help raise your energy levels. Mix three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 6 teaspoons of honey. Drink it before you go to bed and you will feel like a new person when you wake up.
Apple cider vinegar contains PH balancing properties. If you have a yeast infection, you will notice the improvement almost immediately. There are several ways to treat a yeast infection. You can look for a douche that contains apple cider vinegar or add a teaspoon to a douche. Douche twice a day until the itching and burning go away. You can also fill your bath tub with warm water and add a cup of apple cider vinegar to the water. Sit in it for twenty minutes. You can also use a sitz bath. You can purchase one at most pharmacies.
The PH balancing properties also helps in fighting cold and flu symptoms. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to an eight ounce glass of water. Drink this tonic three times a day. Even if you are not sick, drinking this tonic is like taking a multivitamin since apple cider vinegar is loaded with the good stuff.
If you suffer from swimmers ear, mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of water. Put four drops in your ear. You can save the rest of the solution in a dark bottle for future use. Many health food stores sell bottles with droppers.
Nature’s Cure is known as apple cider vinegar. There are too many uses to list here. It would take books to list all the medicinal uses for apple cider vinegar. Home remedies have been passed down from one generation to another. Run to your local grocery store and purchase a bottle of apple cider vinegar and add it to your medicine cabinet.