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Vinegar is said to have been used for medical ailments in the ancient times. The Babylonians first converted wine into vinegar in 5000 BCE using date palms, grapes, and figs, and believed vinegar had exceptional healing properties. Hippocrates is said to have used vinegar as an antibiotic. Samurai warriors supposedly used a vinegar tonic for strength and power. During the U.S. Civil War, soldiers used vinegar to prevent gastric upset and as a treatment for various ailments including pneumonia and scurvy. It was used to treat wounds during World War I. The list can go on and on.
The name vinegar comes from a French word meaning "sour wine." It is produced by the action of yeast and bacteria on grains or fruit juices. Vinegars take their name from the material used to make the vinegar, i.e., apple cider vinegar comes from apples, wine vinegar comes from grapes.
The reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, asthma, acne, eczema, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, fungal infections, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, hearing, arthritis, and gout. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks. Additionally, it is the best way to remove moles without leaving a scar!
You can drink it, gargle it, inhale the steam from boiling it (for respiratory issues), bathe in it (for yeast and fungal infections, skin, arthritis and flu). Apply it straight to the skin to remove that mole. When removing moles, simply soak a cotton ball or swab with ACV and place it on the mole. You can also use a band aid to hold it in place. Hold it on the mole until the cotton dries out. Repeat this process for several days and the mole will dry up and turn into a scab and fall off. It might burn slightly but that’s because it’s working. The skin will be pink for a month or so but will fill in without a scar! After it falls off, using an essential oil such as jojoba on the area will also speed the healing process. You do not need a doctor to remove a mole.
Apple Cider Vinegar may also be used to treat acne. Simply dilute the vinegar with some water and apply to the face with a cotton ball. Leave on for ten minutes, then rinse off completely. Repeat 2 times a day.
Vinegars such as apple cider can also provide supplemental minerals for the human body; these include potassium, calcium, copper and iron. Most of the time, we develop ailments and get sick because we are depleted of vital minerals and vitamins.
Amongst other things, Apple Cider Vinegar is very effective in detoxing various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becoming too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure.
For arthritis, apply ACV externally to painful joints. You can also drink a glass of water with two teaspoons of cider vinegar and some honey three times a day.
Drink 2 teaspoons of ACV daily a couple times a day if you’re struggling with any of the ailments mentioned above or want to prevent them.
Try using Apple Cider Vinegar where lemon juice is required or just sprinkle some on a salad before serving. Remember to use it wherever you can.