Apple cider vinegar is made by a two-step, fermentation process. The apples are first fermented into cider and then fermented again into vinegar. Folk remedies make use of apple cider vinegar due to the acetic acid formed in the second fermentation process.
1. Blood Pressure:
One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey mixed with water, taken twice a day can help lower blood pressure. The high potassium levels in the apple balance the sodium levels in the body, maintaining normal blood pressure.
Apple cider vinegar, when applied directly to the scalp and worked into the roots of the hair can destroy the bacteria and fungus that causes dandruff.
3. Insect Bites and Stings:
Apple cider vinegar can soothe insect bites and stings when applied directly to the affected area.
One cup of apple cider vinegar mixed with bath water can soften skin. When mixed 50/50 with cool water, the mixture functions as an astringent, treating oily skin.
5. Bone Maintenance:
Apple cider contains manganese, magnesium, silicon and calcium. Taking apple cider vinegar can help prevent osteoporosis by replacing the minerals that bones need to maintain their mass.