Vinegar has been used for years and years, not only in the kitchen, but also for common household uses such as cleaning, killing weeds and much more.
But Apple Cider Vinegar became much more popular In the 1950’s when, a book entitled Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health written by D. C Jarvis was published that highlighted more of the value to ourselves. Some tout it as the cure for everything. Its said to help (according to WebMD) with:
- High cholesterol
- Heart health
- Weight loss
But here are some great, everyday uses (highlighted by Readers Digest):
- Stomach issues
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Nighttime leg cramps
But Mind Body Green says that it can also be used as a topical astringent for acne prone skin, and some even report that taking it orally every day has helped clear their skin. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of Epsom salts to a hot bath to draw toxins out through the skin and help jumpstart the cleansing process. This can also help relieve joint pain as well as skin conditions like eczema and acne.
So while it may taste horrible, or sting on your skin (which tells you that I have used it for both), it has so many benefits.
Your challenge is to go and buy some apple cider vinegar during your next grocery store visit and try it for one of the key areas of concern as addressed above.