Far more than a salad dressing, apple cider vinegar is packed with beneficial bacteria and nutrients, supporting healthy cholesterol levels, blood sugar and nutrients absorption.
Many of the healing home remedies that have been used by people for generations and even going back thousands of years have involved vinegar.
The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates used to prescribe it for persistent coughs ("let thy food be thy medicine"). He was also understood to have used it and prescribed it mixed with honey for energy and general well being.
Ever since then it has been used to treat many ailments and considered and seen as part of many healing home remedies.
Apple cider vinegar has been used to treat such things as acne, asthma, helping control blood pressure, reducing cholesterol. There are many other uses that could be found as well. Many of them revolve around making an apple cider vinegar tonic, which is made by adding 2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water, to drink two or three times a day.
One of the most effective home remedies for helping reduce acne blemishes is apple cider vinegar. Taking a solution of vinegar to water, much like what is used in the tonic, apply to your face a couple times a day using a cotton ball. This will not only help cut down infection, but it will help dry out inflammation.
Another way that apple cider vinegar is considered one of the better healing remedies is in helping to treat asthma. There are people who have, with success, drank the tonic and applied a compress soaked with vinegar to the inside wrists.
Studies show that apple cider vinegar may also play a positive role in keeping your blood pressure low.
A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in a glass of water a couple times a day will help lower blood pressure. Both apple cider vinegar and honey have high potassium levels which helps balance sodium levels in the body. The vinegar also has magnesium which helps relax blood vessel walls which also helps lower the pressure.
Apple cider vinegar it is also used is reducing cholesterol. It has a water soluble pectin in it that helps absorb cholesterol and fat and helps eliminate it from the body. The amino acids in it help cut down and neutralize LDL cholesterol. Cutting down on the bad fats, increasing the amount of fiber you take in and using the vinegar tonic will help significantly drop your cholesterol levels.
In no way should any of this be used instead of what your doctor may prescribe for your ailments but there is little doubt that these healing home remedies using apple cider vinegar will help other treatments giving you better overall health.