4 Home Remedies with Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the most reasonable and reliable home remedies may already be in your pantry. Organic apple cider vinegar is not only a sweet and tangy salad dressing staple it's also an everyday antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal healing agent. With the cold season knocking at our, door organic apple cider vinegar may be just what the homeopathic doctor ordered to keep our bodies strong. Below are four reasons to keep a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar close by.
1. Feeling the first signs of a sore throat? Instead of downing cough syrup try an apple cider vinegar elixir instead. Dr Oz recommends, "Mix one teaspoon apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon cayenne pepper and three teaspoons clover honey in a glass of warm water." Dr Oz explains, " All three ingredients will work together to help you heal: Apple cider vinegar and honey have antibacterial properties, and the capsaicin in hot peppers helps alleviate pain. If that sore throat is due to allergies, apple cider vinegar packs an extra punch, since it also breaks up mucous and sinus congestion."
2. Is your stomach upset from too much over eating and rich food? Apple cider vinegar helps to alleviate digestive issues such as gas, constipation and even heart burn. If you know your going to indulge combine a tablespoon of enzyme-rich apple cider vinegar with a cup of water or tea, and drink before a heavy meal.
3. Does your skin feel itchy and dry from the cold weather and over use of heat? This all-natural astringent can be used to soften, smooth, absorb excess oil and reduce fine lines when applied to the skin. Simply dilute the apple cider vinegar and gently apply it to your face with a washcloth. This works by restoring the proper pH levels to your skin and the beta-carotene in the vinegar helps to reverse future skin damage. Going somewhere tropical for winter? Add a cup to your bath to help heal sunburns.
4. Too much coffee and red wine? For stained or yellow teeth rub apple cider vinegar directly on your teeth then rinse with water. Be careful not to do this too often... it can also break down tooth enamel. For a more mellow whitening mouthwash, mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and swish it around in your mouth.