Nine Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is The Ultimate Home Remedy

I dont know about you, but when it comes to stocking my medicine cabinet, Im always on the lookout for products that pull double-duty.

My philosophy is basically this: Why spend tons of money on lots of different products if you can get both clean ears and white teeth from an ordinary bottle of hydrogen peroxide?

In fact, lots of brand-name supplies can probably go the way of the dinosaur with just a handful of simple, organic products in their stead.

There are plenty of barebones products that can easily replace that fancy facial toner or expensive foot spray at a fraction of the cost, with zero repercussions on your lifestyle.

Our latest obsession is with apple cider vinegar. Often touted as the king of home remedies, this trendy product has legs. Organic, healthy, and very affordable, apple cider vinegar can do everything from freshening your breath to settling your stomach.

Read on below to learn more about the benefits of this easy home remedy!


What Is It?


Apple cider vinegar is an acidic liquid produced by fermenting apple cider or apple must, which creates a rich, amber-colored liquid.

The resulting vinegar has been used as a tasty ingredient in everything from salad dressing to chutney.

Lately, it’s been getting even more attention for its health benefits, which include acidic properties, lots of probiotics, and high levels of potassium.

Users should double check with a doctor before using apple cider vinegar, since it is not recommended for use by people with diabetes.

Home Remedy #1: Sore Throat


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Everyone gets sore throats occasionally, and, most of the time, they’re nothing to worry about.

It’s a good idea to rule out strep with a doctor first thing, but if you have a scratchy throat triggered by allergies, weather, or just a cold, you may be looking for the best way to treat it.

One of the fastest and most effective ways is with a swish of apple cider vinegar, which has astringent properties that help the throat produce less mucous, according to WebMD.

For extra benefits, try mixing it with a dollop of honey.

Home Remedy #2: Upset Stomach


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Apple cider vinegar works wonders on an unhappy stomach.

Whether you’re dealing with acid reflux or a bad case of bloating, apple cider vinegar can be an effective remedy.

According to RefluxMD, it might be because the acetic acid in vinegar helps, surprisingly, to balance the acid levels in the gut.

Some people sip a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar once a day as a daily tonic.

Home Remedy #3: Stuffy Nose


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Apple cider vinegar helps stuffy noses for the same reason it helps sore throats; it eases mucus production.

Your body produces lots of mucus when you’re sick to help trap germs and irritants.

Unfortunately, sometimes it overproduces, and the mucus ends up blocking your nose and trickling down your throat.

The acid in the vinegar helps to tighten up your mucus membranes, and also breaks apart the extra mucus still hanging around.

Home Remedy #4: Spotty Skin


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Pimples are a fact of life. Everybody gets them from time to time. Of course,a good nighttime skin routine can go a long way towards nipping them in the bud.

Adding vinegar to your system, no more than a couple times a week, can help kill acne-causing bacteria.

It also acts as a toner, and encourages pores to tighten up, according to Bustle.

Home Remedy #5: Bad Breath


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There’s nothing more embarrassingthan discovering you have bad breath!

The best treatment is good dental hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing. But you might also want to try rinsing with a bit of apple cider vinegar diluted into water.

Gargling with vinegar is supposed to kill stinky bacteria, and supposedly works on even stubborn onion and garlic odors.

Home Remedy #6: Stinky Feet


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When you come home from a long day of walking around and kick off your shoes, do your feet stink?

If so, it might be time to try an apple cider vinegar foot bath as a DIY spa treatment.

Load up a foot bath or bucket with warm water and vinegar and give yourself a 15 minute soak.

This will kill smelly bacteria, and will also help to soften calluses and neutralize athlete’s foot fungus.

Home Remedy #7: Moles And Skin Tags


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Double check with your dermatologist before you give this one a try, but people everywhere swear by apple cider vinegar for getting rid of lumps and bumps.

While lots of us don’t mind our moles and skin tags, you may have one that’s raised or in a tough location, and you’d just rather be rid of it.

If that’s the case, try applying the vinegar to the spot daily and covering with a small bandage.

After about three weeks, the spotshould scab and fall off.

Home Remedy #8: Tackles Stains


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If you’ve ever spilled on a nice, new carpet, you know the value of a good stain remover.

The powerful acidic strength of the vinegar make it great for breaking up stains on carpet, upholstery, and stubborn ceramic surfaces.

Dilute the vinegar if you plan to use it on a delicate or porous material.

Don’t use it on white fabrics, as the vinegar itself may leave a stain.

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