While apple cider vinegar can be a great addition to many classic dishes, it turns out the tangy additive also has some other lesser known uses. With that in mind, here’s just a sample of the many home remedies that use apple cider vinegar.
If you find yourself habitually waking up in the middle of the night to leg cramps, one recommendation is take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix it with one teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water. After gulping down the concoction, you should feel the pain start to quickly subside.
Some research suggests that vinegar can help stop hiccups by stimulating specific nerves in the throat that are believed to cause the dreaded phenomenon. If other cures aren’t working, try swallowing just a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and see if it makes a difference.
If you’ve eaten a particularly acidic meal, it might seem counter-intuitive to then gulp down even more acid, but it really does work. Simply take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, followed by a glass of water, and let the vinegar do the rest. By balancing out the “low acids” in your stomach, you’ll find the heartburn begin to dissipate. Of course, it should be mentioned that this is not at all recommended if you have an ulcer or similar medical complications in your stomach.
Unlike some of the other uses mentioned in this list, this one doesn’t actually require consuming apple cider vinegar. Instead, toss a cup of vinegar into your bath before getting in. After about ten minutes, the bath’s mixture should help relieve any sunburn symptoms you have.
For those on a budget, or eager for a more natural look, apple cider vinegar can be a great replacement for other more expensive aftershave products. Simply dilute the vinegar with a one-to-one ratio of water and you’ll be all set.
As with the aftershave, prepare a bottle with a one-to-one ratio of vinegar and water to give yourself a natural disinfectant to use around the house.
While upset stomachs can be caused by a number of factors, drinking a vinegar and water mixture can actually help, especially if the issue is bacterial in nature. For those that have trouble drinking apple cider vinegar, it’s recommended to mix in a little apple juice to offset the flavor.
While not necessarily a home remedy tip, it turns out apple cider vinegar is great for keeping hair shiny. Simply add a half tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of water and then apply it to your hair after shampooing. Do this regularly two to three times a week and you should begin to see results in no time.
Given its acidic nature, it should come as no surprise that apple cider vinegar is great for killing weeds. It’s recommended that you mix ten ounces of vinegar with ten gallons of water, and then you’ll have a cheap and effective weed killer.
Ready for a real weight loss secret that people aren’t talking enough about? It turns out that apple cider vinegar is great for losing weight. The vinegar works by reducing your appetite and decreasing water retention, helping you to lose weight efficiently and effortlessly. Perhaps best of all, there’s no specific formula involved. Instead, just drink as much cider vinegar as you feel comfortable with to start seeing results.