Apple cider vinegar, or ACV as it is lovingly known the world over, is a health and beauty elixir. It has been used since centuries to treat hundreds of health issues. You can also use it for daily cleaning of your household surfaces as well as for solving pet issues. Therefore, it makes sense that everyone should stock a bottle of ACV. Always buy organic, raw apple cider vinegar with ‘Mother’ intact. This way, you can ensure that this superfood contains all the nutrients you need for healing. Here are 20 ways in which you can use apple cider vinegar for health and beauty.
1. For acne
Organic apple cider vinegar is the best remedy for getting rid of acne. You can use ACV on active acne and pimples to eradicate the bacteria causing them. You can also use ACV on blemishes and acne scars to lighten them.
How to use: Use ACV topically on the zits, three times a day. Let the solution air dry. Also drink ACV daily to fight inflammation from inside.
2. For dandruff
If you are tired of seeing white flakes all over your black dresses or shirts, start using Apple cider vinegar each time you wash your hair and scalp.
How to use: Use organic ACV as a final rinse to get shiny, soft hair that is completely free from dandruff. Also drink ACV daily with maple syrup or orange juice to fight ringworm, dandruff and other scalp infections.
3. For body odor
The best way to get rid of underarm odor is to apply Apple cider vinegar daily after bathing directly on the skin. Do not use ACV on freshly shaved armpits as this can sting a lot.
4. For bad breath
Apple cider vinegar superfood can even be used to gargle with in order to get rid of bad breath, dental problems, gum disease etc.
How to use: Add a tablespoon of ACV to warm water. Gargle thoroughly. Repeat three times a day to get rid of halitosis.
5. For sore throat
A painful sore throat can be easily cured naturally with organic apple cider vinegar. The natural compounds and antioxidants in ACV fight inflammation and stop the pain quickly.
How to use: Add a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to hot water. Also add a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Use this mixture to gargle three times a day.
6. For skincare
If you are looking for natural skincare, apple cider vinegar is the way to go. The antibacterial properties of ACV treat many skin problems like acne, rosacea, eczema, warts etc. ACV also clears pores and unclogs pores. People with oily skin can use this remedy to get rid of sebum.
How to use: Make a facial toner with ACV by mixing equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water. Using clean cotton wool, wipe the face with the mixture after using your normal cleanser. In case of skin rashes, soak in a tub bath with warm water and ACV to soothe the skin and heal the rashes quickly. For psoriasis, drink ACV daily mixed with water, honey or maple syrup.
7. For fighting ringworm
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection. It can also affect the scalp. Apply ACV on the skin and hair daily if you are prone to ringworm.
How to use: Dip clean cotton wool in ACV and water solution. Apply to ringworm lesions on face and scalp. Use three times a day until ringworm is cured.
8. For yeast and Candida
The anti-fungal properties of apple cider vinegar make it a wonderful remedy for yeast and Candida.
How to use: Use internally as well as topically to get rid of the fungus.
9. For sunburn
Got too much sun? Worry not, ACV to the rescue!
How to use: Take a warm bath with 2 cups of ACV added to it. Soak your way back to comfort.
10. For urine infections or UTI
Women with recurrent UTI can use apple cider vinegar remedy to banish urine/bladder infections permanently.
How to use: Drink organic ACV in the morning with warm water. Do this daily. Also start drinking ACV every 2 hours at the first sign of infection.
11. For insect bites
Mosquito bites? Bed bug bites? Use ACV to heal the skin and prevent scarring and blisters.
How to use: Apply diluted ACV to the bites to heal the skin quickly and prevent pus, blisters or other complications.
12. For detox
The holiday indulgence making you feel bloated? Use ACV for detoxifying and jumpstarting your metabolism.
How to use: Drink ACV and water on empty stomach. This will help you get rid of constipation. Also do a detox bath by soaking in tub bath filled with warm water and 2-3 cups of ACV. Drink only juices and eat fruits on these days. Avoid eating oily, fried or processed foods.Follow this for 2-3 days before starting solid foods again.
13. For anti-aging benefits
Use ACV on age spots and pigmentation caused by sun exposure. ACV is filled with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can heal aging skin.
How to use: Apply ACV to age spots. Also drink this beauty elixir daily to fight inflammation and wrinkles.
14. For your feet issues
From stinky feet, to warts, to blisters to cracked heels, to calluses to corns; apple cider vinegar is your one stop solution for all your feet issues.
How to use: Soak tired feet in a foot bath filled with water and ACV. Use a pumice stone afterwards to remove dead skin. Apply petroleum jelly and cover your feet overnight with socks. Wake up to beautiful, soft feet the next morning.
15. For healing nails
Have unhealthy nails wracked with fungus? Use ACV!
How to use: Soak your infected nails in ACV and water for 10 minutes. Do this diligently for several weeks to remove fungus from nails.
16. For hiccups
Have hiccups that won’t go away? Drink apple cider vinegar.
17. Colds and sinusitis
Have sinusitis? Knock it out with ACV.
How to use: Keep sipping on warm water mixed with organic ACV every now and then. Also use it to gargle and rinse out the sinuses.
18. For acidity and heartburn
ACV can aid digestion and reduce flatulence.
How to use: Drink 8 oz glass of ACV mixed with water daily. When done regularly, this remedy can help you get rid of heartburn and ulcers caused by acid reflux or GERD.
19. Diarrhea and constipation relief
Regular consumption of ACV can prevent hard stools. The antibacterial effects of ACV can also reduce germs in the loose stools and stop diarrhea.
20. For better sleep
Many insomnia sufferers are known to sleep better due to daily consumption of ACV.
As can be seen, organic apple cider vinegar is indeed nature’s gift to mankind. Enjoy this superfood daily!