Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

appleMany people love pickles, but did you know what else apple cider vinegar can be used for?

Apple cider vinegar, applied externally, is said to relieve and/or reduce symptoms of the following ailments: sunburn, bug bites, fungus, acne, age spots, cellulite, body odor, etc.

Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to a load of wash to prevent lint from clinging.

Add apple cider vinegar to your bath water and soak to relieve sunburn.

Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon sugar to a vase of flowers in water to prolong their life and freshness.

Apple cider vinegar is great for your skin, and can be used as a facial toner and/or to lighten age spots and other blemishes.

Apple cider vinegar is said to aid in detoxification, weight loss, elimination and pain reduction.

Apple cider vinegar will promote healthy hair and increase shine and body and fight dandruff when used as a rinse after shampooing. (It may add highlights to dark hair.)

Apple cider vinegar, taken internally, is said to relieve and/or reduce symptoms of the following ailments: viruses and bacteria, acid reflux, heartburn, candida, urinary tract infections, bad breath, etc.

Apple cider vinegar, taken internally, is said to: improve brain function, soften artery walls, increase nerve and muscle strength, prevent and/or dissolve bladder and kidney stones, etc.

Apple cider vinegar, taken internally, will balance the body’s PH levels and control cholesterol levels.

Bug bites can be relieved by soaking the area in apple cider vinegar.

Cats don’t like apple cider vinegar; spray or sprinkle it in areas that you want your cat to leave alone.

Dandruff can be treated with an application of apple cider vinegar to the scalp; if possible, let it set for a few hours before rinsing it out.

Deter ants by spraying apple cider vinegar around doors, window frames, and any other place they would enter or gather.

Gargle with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to relieve a sore throat.

Mix a half cup apple cider vinegar, half a cup of water, four teaspoons honey and a teaspoon cayenne and take as a cough reliever.

Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and glycerin and apply to warts until they disappear.

Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and honey and take 6-8 tablespoons daily to cure a cold, or take a tablespoon-full as a feel-good remedy.

Pets can also benefit from apple cider vinegar; rub it into your pet’s skin (especially dogs) to discourage fleas and/or mange, or clean the inside of a dog’s ears with a soft cloth dipped in diluted apple cider vinegar to keep them from scratching their ears. Alternatively, add small amounts of apple cider vinegar to your dog’s drinking water.

Polish car chrome with apple cider vinegar.

Relieve an upset stomach by drinking two teaspoons apple cider vinegar in a cup of water.

Rub teeth with apple cider vinegar and rinse to whiten teeth.

Soak tools, etc. in apple cider vinegar overnight to clean the rust from them.

Sunburn can be relieved by soaking in a bath with apple cider vinegar added, or by applying it directly to the skin.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to stop hiccups in their tracks.

Use apple cider vinegar to clean dentures; soak them overnight, the brush in the morning with a toothbrush.

Weeds can be killed or controlled by pouring full-strength apple cider vinegar onto them.