Next time you feel like turning your nose away from the fermented aroma of apple cider vinegar, you will think it twice. Once you learn the uses and benefits of this versatile liquid, you will make your mind about keeping a good supply at home of the precious juice. Apple cider vinegar has many uses, from promoting weight loss and preventing diabetes to helping your body detox, cure acne, and make your hair look shinier. And don’t forget its use as a toilet bowl cleaner.

Apple cider is mostly apple juice, made by fermenting organic apple juice (or double fermented hard apple cider), its bacteria turn the alcohol into acetic acid. That’s what gives vinegar its sour taste and strong smell. It is left raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized to keep the “mother,” cloudy strings of beneficial enzymes, pectin, and trace minerals, intact. Every time this vinegar is used, it should be shaken vigorously to dispense the “mother” throughout the bottle.

Among the many uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar, we find the following:

Health Benefits:

  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Eliminates toxins (detoxification)
  • Balances body pH levels
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Kills Candida (Yeast)
  • Prevents acid reflux
  • Treats colds and sinus congestion
  • Promotes healthy bacteria in the gut
  • Regulates mood
  • Regulates appetite and rhythms
  • Boost energy levels
  • Helps to absorb nutrients
  • Reduce levels of cholesterol
  • Slows aging
  • It has anti-cancer properties
  • A good source of nutrients and minerals
  • Zero fat
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Regulates digestion
  • Keeps mouth and gums healthy
  • Softens feet
  • Eliminates itching
  • Treats toenail fungus
  • Relieves arthritis
  • Lessen morning sickness

Beauty Benefits:

  • Maintains a healthy hair
  • Eliminates skin blemishes
  • Eliminates warts
  • Treats varicose veins
  • Relieves sunburn
  • Fights dandruff
  • Whiten teet
  • Makes a great deodorant

Domestic uses:

  • Weed exterminator
  • Controls insect stings
  • Ward off rodents
  • Removes hard stains
  • Washes fruits and vegetables
  • Carpet stain remover
  • Floor cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Woodwork cleaner
  • Kitchen deodorizer
  • Brass polish
  • Ant deterrent
  • Unclog showerhead
  • Increases soil acidity
  • Neutralizes garden lime
  • Keeps flowers longer
  • Softens paint brush
  • Gets rid of pet odors

And, it tastes great in salads…

Vinegar also has chemicals known as polyphenols. They’re antioxidants that can curb cell damage that can lead to other diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. But studies on whether vinegar actually lowers your chances of having cancer are not proven, but it has many health benefits as preventing some diseases and curing minor illnesses.