Name: Apple Cider Vinegar
Most Commonly Found: Apple cider vinegar is made from apples, so it is found wherever apples are grown. In the United States, more than 60 percent of all apples are grown in Washington, but apples are grown in more than 30 states. New Zealand is also a major importer of apples worldwide.
Stone Cold Facts: Apple cider vinegar is made from cider or apple must, and it has a brownish-gold color. It is often sold as a natural product, unfiltered and unpasteurized with the mother of vinegar present. It is also often diluted with fruit juice or water, or sweetened (usually with honey) for consumption as a health beverage.
What to Heal: Apple cider vinegar truly is practical magic, containing a plethora of healing benefits. Some consume cider vinegar mixed with water, which is said to help stomach problems. It helps treat diarrhea, thanks to its antibiotic properties. Experts say that apple cider vinegar contains pectin, which can help soothe intestinal spasms. It also helps with indigestion and nausea.
Apple cider vinegar is also said to cure hiccups, sore throats (gargle with it), leg cramps (due to high potassium), bad breath (gargle with it), fade bruises (by dabbing it), and detoxify the body as a whole.
It can whiten teeth and eliminate bacteria and stains in your mouth and gums.
It also helps clear a stuffy nose since it contains potassium, which thins mucus and the acetic acid in it to help prevent bacteria growth, which could contribute to nasal congestion. It helps relieve asthma and allergies.
Apple cider vinegar has been proven to lower cholesterol and helps aid weight-loss, because the acetic acid suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention. It can also balance blood sugar in the body, according to multiple studies.
Dr. Oz also recommends apple cider vinegar as a dandruff treatment, since the acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. For best results, mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water in a spray bottle and spritz your hair. Let your hair sit in a towel for 15 minutes to an hour and then wash your hair.
Another beauty tip is that apple cider vinegar can help cure acne and improve the skin's health overall. It makes a great natural toner, making skin look healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate the skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin. In addition, it is a great cure for sunburns.
It can also eliminate bacteria on the fingernails and toenails. It kills Athlete's Foot altogether. It reduces inflammation and migraines, as well as get rid of warts, bug bites, and jellyfish sting injuries. It is also said to help kill cancer cells and prevent them from growing. Feeling tired? Apple cider vinegar also boosts energy. It counteracts the buildup of lactic acid in the body, which causes fatigue. It also contains potassium and enzymes that can relieve exhaustion. - See more...