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Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

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Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

With many people lacking health and its insurance we can remember ancient folk wisdom that served our ancestors! Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used apple cider vinegar as an internal cleansing agent. Before refrigerators, vinegar was used as a food preservative.

The word vinegar is from the French, vin aigre or “sour wine.” Apple cider vinegar is prepared by the fermentation of apple cider and allowed to mature naturally in wooden barrels. During fermentation, sugar present in apple cider, is broken down by bacteria, and yeast breaks down alcohol to form vinegar. If vinegar appeals to you, make sure it is raw, and unpasteurized. Commercially distilled vinegars lack enzymes and minerals, which are destroyed during the distillation. Apple cider vinegar is a powerful antibacterial agent. The alkalinity of apple cider vinegar can correct excess acidity in the system and help prevent infection. It also provides a plethora of anti-inflammatory enzymes and minerals such as potassium.

Apple cider vinegar can be mixed with sea salt and gently applied to sprains. Ringworm, nail fungus, bunions, corns, calluses, warts, shingles, boil, ant, black fly, mosquito bites, wasp, bee stings and even poison ivy all benefit from applications of apple cider vinegar. (Making a paste with equal parts baking soda and apple cider vinegar is used just as often.)

For a bloody nose, apply a compress of two teaspoons apple cider vinegar one a cup of cool water to the base of the neck and to the top of the nose to help constrict blood vessels.

Lice and bed bugs are repelled by apple cider vinegar and when combined with essential oils of tea tree, rosemary, lavender, and peppermint are made into a spay for the hair and bedding.

Many digestive ailments are improved by apple cider vinegar. Vinegar increases the metabolic rate promoting weight loss, correcting constipation and improving digestion.

Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water and sip slowly for heartburn.

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at


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1:45AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Great article thanks for sharing it, I'm very interested in the health benefits of ACV (Apple cider vinegar) here is a link to a great blog i found last week win tons of information and videos on the subject. Hope you find it useful

Apple Cider Vinegar Blog

Nice one guys take care :)

6:22AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you Brigitte, for Sharing this!

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2:30AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

you have great information here , thanks :)

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12:20AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

Good article. Good to know. Thanks for the posting.

6:11PM PST on Mar 5, 2011

That is awesome I had no idea there were so many uses! Thank you so much for this information! I am going to try some of them for sure!!

7:15AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Thank you for posting.

11:57AM PST on Feb 15, 2011

Vinegar rules!

10:27PM PST on Feb 10, 2011

I've used it for curing throat infections and it does the trick to gargle with apple cider vinegar in water.

6:33PM PST on Feb 8, 2011

inreresting and thanx

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