One of the staples of every kitchen in the world, apple cider vinegar, is growing in popularity day by day, and, for good reasons. By now we’ve already learnt that the uses of apple cider vinegar go far beyond the kitchen. From indigestion to sunburn, ACV can treat a wide array of common ailments. Below we list over 20 less known uses for this common kitchen ingredient, some of which may take you by surprise.
1# Foot and toenail fungus
Fungal infection can cause a lot of discomfort and pain because of the rashes and burns that appear on the feet and in between the toes. Fungus can also grow under the nail beds, which triggers constant pain and even nail loss. Luckily, a simple ACV foot bath can significantly relieve the condition. Simply soak your feet in ACV for 10-30 minutes on a regular daily basis.
2# Stomach upset
To soothe stomach upset and improve digestion, drink small amounts of ACV diluted in apple or other fruit juice. This will also help if the cause of the discomfort is a bacterial infection because ACV is a powerful antiseptic.
3# Hair shine
To add some shine to your hair, add ½ tsp. ACV to a cup of cold water and rinse your hair with it. Do the treatment 2-3 times a week.
Apple cider vinegar can effectively relieve sunburn owing to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Add a cup of ACV to a cool bath and soak yourself in to relieve the pain.
5# Stop hiccups
Dilute 1 tsp. ACV in water and drink stop hiccups.
6# Home disinfectant
Mix equal parts ACV and water to disinfect your home.
7# Weight loss tool
The natural acids in ACV can suppress appetite and promote healthy weight loss.
Drink a glass of water with 1 tsp. ACV to relieve heartburn.
9# Leg cramps
Mix 2 tsps. ACVand 1 tsp. honey into a glass of warm water to relieve leg cramps.
Mix 10 ounces ACV to 10 gallons of water and spray the roots of your plants to make your garden flourish.
Apple cider vinegar can also help with:
- Elimination of toxins that trigger allergies
- Varicose veins
- Arthritic pain
- Flu, colds and sore throat
- Heart health
- Tooth staining
- Body detoxification
- Body odor
The video below will give you 5 reasons to start drinking apple cider vinegar on a daily basis: