Apple cider vinegar is a food that has been used as medicine since the times of ancient Egypt and by the father of medicine, Hippocrates. Christopher Columbus and his crew on their voyage to discover America had their barrels of apple cider vinegar for prevention of scurvy.
Apple cider vinegar in its premier form is undistilled, organic and raw made from fresh, crushed apples allowed to mature naturally in wooden barrels, as wood boosts the natural fermentation process. It should be a rich, brownish color, with formation of a cobweb like substance called mother. Mother is a byproduct of healthy fermentation. A respected brand with these qualities intact is Braggs.
Apples are a rich source of minerals, especially the essential mineral potassium. Potassium is necessary to build and maintain healthy skin and tissues.
Potassium deficiency can stunt growth in humans, other mammals and plants. Mental slowness and dullness has been treated by the combination of a teaspoon of raw honey (also rich in potassium) and a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar a day. Premature senility can be prevented or treated by this combination.
There are numerous signs the body gives us related to potassium deficiency.
Bone and muscle aches and pains, especially in the low back. Shooting pains when straightening up after leaning over. Dizziness upon arising. Morning headaches. Dull faded looking hair. Itchy scalp. Sore eyes that tire easily and will not focus properly. Loss of mental alertness and fading memory. Fatigue, irritability, and nervousness.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to help treat sore throat and laryngitis. Take 1 teaspoon to 1/2 glass of water. Gargle with the mixture for one minute, which draws out toxins and poisons. Spit this out then repeat frequently. One can alternate this with high-quality sea salt water, and a sore throat should disappear quickly.
Straight apple cider vinegar gives excellent relief for sunburns. Combine this with aloe vera straight from the plant or a high-quality aloe vera gel.
Straight apple cider vinegar can be applied with cotton balls to any problem skin areas.
Soak in a warm bath, with 1 to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar for relieving muscle soreness and aching joints.
Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and will aid in digestion. It also acts like a prebiotic to help feed the healthy bacteria of your micro biome.
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