Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a magical ingredient that has been used for many centuries. From cooking, to cleaning and to even beautifying someone, this ingredient holds a record of its versatility that just keeps growing. It is natural, safe, versatile, effective and the list just goes on. Personally, I am a great fan of ACV and I include it in almost every homemade remedy that I try on. And this time, we will be listing out 15 magical benefits of apple cider vinegar that will encourage you to be a part of its goodness!
15 Apple Cider Vinegar Uses and Benefits
1. For heartburn
It may seem weird to treat stomach acid problem with another type of acid. But ACV is the good acid. Its acidity content is very low too, usually not higher than 5%. And according to several studies, this ingredient had done great wonders to many people who suffered from heartburn problem. It brings a relief immediately after consuming a spoonful.
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2. Improves arthritis
Did you know that by consuming ACV daily, you can reduce the pain triggered by arthritis by 30%? The content of antioxidant beta-carotene and acetic acid in ACV are said to miraculously ease the pain. A splash of this ingredient into your salad dressing, or into your anything you cook may do the favor. You can also mix it with a glass of water and some honey.
You can also read: Arthritis; Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
3. Heals cracked heels
Soaking your feet in a basin of slightly hot water mixed with a cup of ACV can heal cracked heels. You may soak your feet for 15-20 minutes, three times in a week. The mild acid found in it helps to soften your skin, and exfoliate your feet at the same time. It will also kill any bacteria in the cracks.
Also read: Home Remedies For Cracked Heels
4. Treats Eczema
And other types of rashes too! Add three tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle filled with water. Spray onto your rashes thrice a day. It will sting at first, but will slowly subside after few minutes. It is the vitamin B1 and riboflavin in the ACV that does the magic for eczema.
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5. Lowers Cholesterol
The bad cholesterol (LDL), can be reduced by taking apple cider vinegar daily. It helps stimulate the hormones needed to break down fats and cholesterol. It also helps reduce cholesterol build ups in your arteries. This directly helps solve heart problems and hypertension too.
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6. Weight loss
This is true! Two tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar a day promotes weight loss. It boosts your metabolism, and stimulates the hormones needed in breaking down fat cells. Drinking ACV before meals also make you feel full, thereby preventing you from consuming more calories.
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7. Treats sore throat
ACV holds a special effectiveness in treating sore throats. Add two tablespoons of this magical vinegar into a glass of warm water. Use this solution to gargle down your throat. Repeat this every four hours once. And your sore throat problem will come to an end within 48 hours.
Also read: 10 Home Remedies For Sore Throat
8. Soothes sunburn and bug bites
For sunburns, it is important that you apply diluted ACV onto your skin. While for bug bites, you can directly apply it onto the affected area. It will stop any itch and redness caused by bug bites and sunburn. It will also help alleviate the pain.
Also read: How To Treat And Prevent Sunburn?
9. For dandruff
ACV plays the role of a manager to your dandruff problem. It will stop the itch, and moisturize your scalp thus making dandruff lesser. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which kills all the bacteria and yeast-like fungus that may trigger recurrent of dandruff as well. Rinse your scalp with equal parts of ACV and cool water each time after washing your hair.
Also read: How to Get Rid Of Dandruff?
10. Healthy, glowing skin
The B1 and riboflavin content in ACV is essential to nourish the skin besides promoting the blood circulation of the skin’s blood capillaries. It is also antiseptic and kills any form of bacteria or viruses that is present in the skin. Add two cups of ACV into your bath tub, and soak your body in it.
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11. Whitens teeth
Who would have ever thought? ACV is also an incredible teeth whitener. It removes all the stubborn stain from your teeth, giving it a whiter, refreshed look. All you have to do is dip your toothbrush into some cider vinegar, and brush. Make sure to brush again with non-fluoride toothpaste afterwards as acid can remove the enamel of your teeth.
Also read: Homemade Teeth Whiteners
12. Neutralizes underarm odors
You can now say goodbye to underarm odor problem too. In fact, it is rumored to be much better than the deodorants. It helps b changing the pH of the skin, disabling the odor-associated bacteria from thriving on. Rinse your underarms with equal parts of ACV and cool water daily.
Must read : How To Get Rid Of Body Odor?
13. Bye-bye doggy fleas
The vinegar is also effective in repelling fleas on your pets. Spray the mixture of water with ACV onto your pets’ fur. Rub gently until it spreads and all over the skin. Continue this every day and the fleas will be gone within a week. It will also prevent the fleas from coming back.
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14. Cleans the toilet
You can also use ACV to scrub your toilet bowl and every other parts of the toilet. Spray onto the spots you would like to clean, and start scrubbing. You may also use this vinegar to polish the skins at your toilet and keep them bacteria-free.
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15. For stubborn stains on tiles
Spray some ACV onto the stains on your tiles, and scrub it using a clean brush or cloth. Not only will it help to remove stains on the tiles, but also makes it shine and smooth. You can also use its spray to polish the windows of your car. Again, who would ever thought?
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We have shared with you some of the miraculous uses of ACV that I bet not many of you were aware of. Give us your feedback and share with us your experience of using apple cider vinegar for any reasons. HNBT would love to hear from you!