In the past, people used ACV against almost any kind of ailment. ACV is a liquid made by fermenting apples and one of the healthiest natural products in the kitchen. It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Once it heals your gut, it’ll have a positive effect on your overall health.
Here are 9 ways in which you can use ACV:
Relieves sore throat
Here’s a recipe for a simple ACV-based tonic that can relieve your sore throat:
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup ACV
- Coconut oil
Pour the ACV in a saucepan, add the other ingredients, then simmer the mixture on low heat until the coconut oil melts. Take the saucepan off the heat and stir well again, then transfer the tonic to a glass jar and close it. Keep it on room temperature until it solidifies. Whenever you’re suffering from a sore throat, melt a bit of the tonic on low heat and take 1-2 teaspoons. If the taste is too much to bear, dilute it with a bit of water.
Treats Athlete’s foot
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on the feet which causes blisters and rashes on the toes and can be pretty unpleasant and difficult to resolve. However, ACV has powerful antifungal properties and can relieve the infection better than anything else. To treat it, just soak your feet in a few cups of ACV diluted with warm water. Put your feet in for up to half an hour, then rub them with a washcloth. Repeat the process every day until the infection is gone.
Tones your face
ACV is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which can exfoliate your skin and reduce the appearance of acne, scars and other skin problems. Mix a tablespoon of ACV with 2 tablespoons of water, then pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray a bit on a cotton pad, then rub your face with it. It’s best to apply the toner before bedtime and leaving it to work overnight. Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning.
Prevents body odor
ACV contains certain acids which can prevent the growth of bacteria on your underarms and stop body odor.
Whitens your teeth
Gargle a bit of ACV diluted with water or mix a teaspoon of it with 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda and rub your teeth with the mixture to make your teeth whiter than ever.
An ACV rinse is just what you need to reduce the acidity on your scalp and turn the pH to alkaline. Just mix ½ a cup of ACV and water, then pour it over your head (keep your eyes closed) and massage it in. Put a shower cap on and leave the mixture to work for half an hour, then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat the process every time you wash your hair and you will eliminate dandruff in just a short time.
If you want to fade those nasty bruises on your body, ACV is the perfect solution. Just put a bit on a cotton pad and rub the affected area gently, and they should be gone in a few days.
If you’ve tried everything to remove warts and nothing helps, ACV is your best bet. Just soak a cotton ball in it and use a duct tape to keep it in place, then leave it to work for a couple of hours. A few treatments, and the wart should fall of soon.
Instead of using chemical odor killers, you can use ACV. Just pour some in a bowl and put it in the bad-smelling areas, and the odor should be gone soon.
Although powerful and pretty much safe to use, experts say that you should be wary of using ACV for a prolonged period. You should also avoid using the liquid if your skin is sensitive, and never use it for problems such as genital warts.