Apple cider vinegar is an old remedy that has been credited with fixing just about anything. But what exactly is apple cider vinegar and why is it so useful?
There are many different substances in apple cider vinegar, including important minerals, trace elements, vitamins, acetic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid, enzymes, amino acids, and roughage in the form of potash and apple pectin. Following is a list of just some of the minerals, trace elements, and vitamins found in apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is useful for a whole range of things including:
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous, and phlegm deposits in the body and, by doing so, improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the liver, kidney, and bladder by preventing excessively alkaline urine. It oxidises and thins the blood, and promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, as well as neutralising toxic substances that enter the body. Apple cider vinegar has also been found to neutralise harmful bacteria found in certain foods.
Apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium, and this is believed to ease the effects of common colds and allergies. It is also helpful for tooth decay and splitting fingernails, both of which are signs of potassium deficiency. Potassium is also important for the replacement of worn out tissues within the body and also for soft tissue repair. Apple cider vinegar is also thought to help arthritis, either as a beverage, or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar and applied to the affected joints. It is also helpful in the treatment of asthma, nose bleeds, osteoporosis, candida, high cholesterol, colds, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, nasal congestion, sore throats, stiff joints, ulcers, and weight loss.