apple cider vinegar

this is what i remember alymer looking like
i remember drinking this as a kids & now having a family of my own, we have included this in our daily repertoire as we have begun developing a more proactive approach to our health. i remember my mom driving all the way out to the mennonite village to see this 98 year old man who grew apple cider vinegar 'mother' in tires {the 'mother' in apple cider vinegar is just the sediment at the bottom & is crucial to the health benefits of ACV}.  old alymer swore by the stuff & said he has never been sick a day in his life because of apple cider vinegar.  and although, i don't think i will be eating 'mother' out of a tire, i think i will work it into our daily routine.   they key is in regularly including it in our diet.  here is a little snippit of just how amazing this stuff really is!

*in my research, the organic bragg brand {found at loblaws} states that it is in fact safe for nursing/pregnant mothers to ingest
** and on a side note, our pediatrician recommended 1/4 tsp of honey for each of kid's sore throats & 1 tsp for mine.  he said honey is now scientifically proven to work better than any throat lozenge on the market... cool right? as they say, nature knows best!

25 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar should be a staple in every home. It has a wide variety of uses and you can’t beat it as far as low price for health care! ACV is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial.

To aid internal health make this:
2 Tbsp ACV, 1 Tbsp Honey, 1 Cup Water
Drink 1-2X/day for two weeks on, two weeks off. Then maintain by drinking 3-4X/week thereafter. This is just what I recommend because I’m a believer in too much of anything isn’t usually the best.

1. Prevents flu and stomach illness
2. Dissolves kidney stones
3. Detoxifies the body of heavy metals and toxins
4. Regulates pH balance in the body
5. Helps relieve nausea
6. Helps relieve heart burn or chronic acid reflux
7. Helps relieve asthmatics
8. Helps relieve allergies
9. Helps relieve gout
10. Helps lower glucose levels in diabetics
11. Helps weight loss by curbing appetite and breaking down fat
12. Helps relieve migraines
13. Helps relieve sinus pressure and infection
14. Lowers blood pressure
15. Lowers cholesterol
16. Kills cancer cells or slow their growth
17. Reduces inflammation, relieve arthritis

To aid external health:
Mix 50/50 ACV and Water
Appropriately apply with cotton ball, soak, or spray on affected area

18. Gets rid of buildup on scalp
19. Conditions hair and detangles
20. Gets rid of fingernail or toenail fungus
21. Works well to clear up fungal, bacterial, viral rashes
22. Soothes bug bites
23. Gets rid of warts (put ACV on cotton ball, cover with Band-Aid, leave on over night for 1 week)
24. Balances pH, relieves yeast infection (douche with 1 tsp of ACV mixed with 2 cups water) Must rebalance good bacteria
25. Helps reduce/prevent acne (don’t get in eye)

Drinking this recipe is a little like drinking beer or coffee for the first time. It’s an acquired taste. I love it now and enjoy it just as I would a cup of herbal tea. Applying ACV topically on infected areas can burn so be careful if you use on children, but don’t be scared to try it if diluted properly.
There are many more uses for Apple Cider Vinegar including pet care, garden care, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry care, and even automotive care! Get yourself a bottle or two or three so you always have it on hand. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent band, it is raw organic ACV which sweet mother earth provides. Cheap Health and Happiness ♥

Source: http://www.mamasworldview.com/



  1. Wesley had a nasty yeast diaper rash a couple months ago and ACV (diluted) worked wonders to clear it up!! So neat to read about all it's other uses!

    1. Oh yes, that apple cider vinegar certainly is a multi-tasker! :)