Indigestion, nausea and motion sickness improve with drinking two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of warm water daily for its pH balancing effect.
For food poisoning, mix a tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and raw honey in warm water and sip to deter the replication of unfriendly microorganisms, and replenish the body with depleted minerals.
The traditional remedy of teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey helps in curbing allergies, arthritis and mastitis in humans and animals.
For bladder infection, using one half teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of warm water helps to acidify the urine and prevent bacterial growth, which in some cases can contribute to incontinence.
Drink two teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a cup of hot water three times daily to break up mucus congestion and cough. Have a glass by the bed and take a couple of swallows if you wake up coughing.
Bleeding hemorrhoids and hypertension may improve if you take two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water at every meal.
The acids in apple cider vinegar can help dissolve kidney stones. Drink two teaspoons daily in a cup of hot water. Frequent gargling with two tablespoons apple cider vinegar in water brings relief and inhibits bacteria and viruses causing sore throats.
Vinegar helps draw pollutants out of the body and balances the skin’s pH.
After cleansing the face, apply a cotton ball soaked in equal parts apple cider vinegar and water to restore the skin’s proper pH and prevent and treat acne.
Include it in a rinse for an antifungal anti dandruff scalp treatment.
Use one cup in the bathtub to relieve sore muscles, itchy skin, candida, poison ivy, and sunburn. To ease the discomfort of shingles and varicose veins apply apple cider vinegar directly to the affected area three to four times daily.
If you launder your own cloth diapers, add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to the final rinse water. This will make them softer for your baby’s skin and prevent diaper rash.
Drink a teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar in water three times daily before each meal to improve memory and increases stamina.
Be aware the right diet, and emotional health are all part of good health, but we do know that apple cider vinegar has been used by millions of people for thousands of years and it can’t hurt to include it as part of your healthy day!
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