Apple cider is not just for salad, seasoning for dishes ,sauces, dressings and marinades. It has many benefits to our health. What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?
Facial cleanser – apple cider vinegar is an effective face cleanser that removes bacteria and dirt from the face. Mix one fourth cup of warm water and tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, wash your face with it. Apple cider can also be an astringent toner to tighten the skin and protect it against other skin impurities. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and two parts of purified water. After using the facial wash apply the apple cider vinegar toner on the face, using cotton ball or pad. If the skin have pimples and age spots, pure apple cider vinegar can be directly applied using cotton swab.
Relieves sore throat – the antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar are helpful in soothing sore throat caused by bacterial infections. Mix one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water an a little salt .Gargle it for twenty to thirty minutes. Do this two to three times a day and you will feel relief.
Medicine for razor burns – itchy, redness, small red bumps ,rashes and burning sensation on the part of the body that has been shaved, these are the symptoms of of razor burns. To reduce the discomfort of razor burns and bumps, apply pure apple cider vinegar directly to the affected area or add it to a cold compress. This is a great help to reduces swelling, redness and itching. .Avoid shaving until the area are completely healed.
Lose weight – drinking apple cider vinegar is helpful in losing weight if it is done with exercise. The combination of apple cider vinegar and exercise is more effective than exercise alone.
Sunburn medicine – you can feel burning sensation if you use only apple cider vinegar for sunburn, mix it with water. Put equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on the affected area.. If there is no spray bottle , you can put the apple cider vinegar water mixture in a cup, wet a face towel , squeeze it and apply it on the affected area, or take a cold shower of water mixed with apple cider vinegar.
Helps kill bacteria – due to the antibacterial properties that apple cider vinegar has. It is effective in killing the bacteria that cause staph infection. It can also kill bacteria found in human feces and stomach.
Dandruff remover – mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar and one half cup of cold water , keep the mixture aside. Shampoo the hair and rinse well. Pour the apple cider vinegar mixture on the hair .Make sure to apply to the entire scalp, just leave it on and don’t rinse. Apply conditioner if needed. Apart from dandruff this mixture also removes oil and hair dirt, balances the Ph balance. The hair becomes shiny and smooth and the itching is reduced caused of dandruff. Stop using apple cider vinegar immediately if you experience itching, redness and stinging feeling.
Mix with bath water – apple cider vinegar effectively provides protection against infection, viruses, bacteria, fungi and other skin problems such as, small wounds, rashes eczema, and dry skin. This is because apple cider vinegar contains potent antibacterial compounds that help to experience a soothing effect after bath. Put one or two cups of apple cider vinegar in warm water. Soak for twenty to thirty minutes , then rinse with cold water to close the pores and get rid of the excess vinegar and its smell.
Effective against body odor – apple cider vinegar helps fight germs caused by body odor. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and one part of water. Do not over use apple cider vinegar in the armpits , it can cause chemical burns and contact dermatitis.
Natural remedy for sinus infection – because of the thick mucus that builds up in the hollow cavities between the cheekbones, forehead and eyes, there is a blockage in the nose. This is the cause of acute sinusitis that can last up to four weeks. Apple cider vinegar has vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and malic acids that target mucus and nasal congestion. Take one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar everyday until the airways relax and the infection disappears.
Heartburn relief – there is a theory that people with heartburn and reflux acid are deficient in stomach acid. Drinking apple cider vinegar can help to increase the acidity in the stomach.
Disclaimer : This is for informative and educational purposes only. Always consult a health professional for questions and advices regarding health issues.