The use of apple cider vinegar in medicine dates back to 400 B.C. and Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. He used it to treat skin irritations and infections, and wrote about its antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Its use has seen a resurgence lately in the arena of natural health care, to treat everything from skin issues and weight loss to hair loss and infections. In fact, as I write this blog, I am at home suffering from a sore throat and sinus pressure. I made a drink with apple cider vinegar, turmeric, raw local honey, and ginger and I am feeling better with each sip!
PLEASE consult your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications or suffer from any chronic conditions. Also, using this straight can be damaging to your teeth and esophagus, as it is VERY acidic, so always consider cutting it with water or something else.
Here is a link to a lengthy list of recipes and uses for apple cider vinegar:
Be sure that you purchase an organic, unfiltered brand of apple cider vinegar. The label should also say “With the Mother” which refers to the substance in the vinegar which is composed of a form of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria that develops on fermenting alcoholic liquids, which turns alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air. This is an important ingredient as it contains proteins, enzymes, and good bacteria that your body needs. So be sure and read the label before you purchase.
So before you turn to the medicine cabinet, turn to the pantry for this ancient cure for what ails you!