Monday, August 2, 2010

101 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Isn't it about time we do another 101 Uses post? I think so. Here's an easy one: Apple Cider Vinegar. A simple search on google yields a ridiculous amount of results, so finding 101 should be easy. To make it more specific, let's target just Apple Cider vinegar, not ordinary white vinegar. While it may seem that they are very similar, in fact, they are not.
Here are a few of my favorites*, along with some of the more bizarre:
  1. Cure colds: 1 part ACV to 1 part honey, take 1 T 6-8x a day
  2. Appetite suppressant: 1 t. ACV to a glass of water + a little honey for flavor
  3. Arthritis cure: 2 t ACV to glass of water before each meal--takes 3 weeks to start working
  4. Upset stomach: 2 t to 1 c of water
  5. Yeast infections: douche with diluted ACV solution (do not use white vinegar)
  6. Cough cure: 1/2 c ACV, 1/2 c water, 1/4 c honey, 1 t cayenne pepper--take 1 T any time cough acts up.
  7. Flea removal: add to pets water, and rub on fur to remove fleas
  8. Hair rinse: 1/2 T to c water
  9. Skin toner 1:2 water on cotton ball
  10. Lighten age spots
  11. Spa treatment for feet
  12. Remove tooth stains
  13. Weight loss
  14. Kidney detox
  15. All around the house cleaning
  16. Aftershave?
  17. Acne cure
Well, there's a start. Anybody have anything to add?

*this does not mean that I have tried all of these, or can attest to their effectiveness, or even safety. If you try them, you do so at your own risk. However, if you have good, bad, or hysterical results, of course, I want to know about it.