A TO Z OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS
JENIFER OMIS (Ph.D)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
3. Constituents of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
4. Types of Vinegar
5. General uses of Apple Cider Vinegar
6. Does Apple Cider Vinegar Really work?
7. Health Uses/ Benefits/ Simple Home Remedies of Apple Cider Vinegar
8. Back Home to Herbs
Rev. 21:5 “He who sat upon the throne said, behold I make all things new.
Man dies by the way he lives. This is a popular supply. To many it sounds true, to others false, because in spite of all their careful of way of life, they came up with debilitating illness, that keeps them focused on it and keep on asking why, until it is too late, to do anything. The point is that too often we are too busy with our schedule, to pay attention to that “little message” our bodies gives us. The alert continues until it becomes a “bigger message” that cannot be ignored. It is obvious that in the herbal and medical world, that no established ailment just happen, but signals must have been given, which the bearer, prefer to just ignore for the time being. Health is an asset that must be guided /guarded jealously. Our health has many ways we can safeguard it; through orthodox and unorthodox means, as long as it does not affect us negatively. Many aliments that affect man can be managed and cured by organic approach to eating and health. But in this day, many people have come to believe so much and have accepted the medical establishments’ well orchestrated pharmacommercials that the holistic and alternative approaches to diseases seem alien, primitive or even termed fetish. Today the medicine man/woman has disappeared along with the wealth of knowledge and wisdom they possess. Thus the truth about health has been distorted so much and for so long that sick people listen with bending ears, even when they know that they are in the last stage of life, they are so gullible that they prefer to take one last shot of insulin or dose of chemo just to prolong life, one day longer and because orthodox practices endorse it. Perhaps it is time we can look at how we can use organic foods that abounds in nature as a method of prevention and cure for diseases.
The essence of this A TO Z Guide is to alert us of the fact, that we believe so much in Modern medicine and have stepped too far away from age odd home remedies that our fathers used, that kept them in optimal health till ripe old age.
This A TO Z Guide will help healthy and unhealthy people to discover the beauty/nourishment in our age old fruit called apple in preventing, healing and promoting good health and even in reversing their physical affliction in time through administering simple home remedies.
It is hoped that you will by God’s grace find this A TO Z Guide an invaluable and loyal friend which could be consulted whenever the need arises.
Nwamaka Nwukor Enyimba ( Ph.D )
P.M Natural Health,
INTRODUCTION to Apple Cider Vinegar
Health is Wealth, is a popular adage. Only a sick person can see that a healthy person wears a crown worth more than gold, and diamond or all the wealth in the world. At any stage in life health is the most crucial need of man without it; man is suffering (Ibrahim, 2011). Health is a favor from God, and so must not be joke with, rather should be cherish, guided and cared for. Don’t forget that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
As an ardent health researcher, I have come across a lot of simple remedies to health problems and have come to appreciate the work of nature through 3 items via: vegetable, fruits, and herbs and also come to the conclusion that, a lot of pains we go through and invariably die from can be avoided by applying these 3 items in the right quality by going back to Mother Nature. We have come to a stage in our development where we have now realized what Hippocrates said ages ago “let food be our medicine”.
A lot of health supplements are found in our foods, fruits, nuts, spices etc but most of them are denatured, through chemicalization and overheating during the process of cooking.
The author will x-ray the many health and beauty remedies of an age long fruit which have made name in history of mankind called the APPLE in its supplement form known as Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). To bring the knowledge to people who will need it for therapies that work wonders. Apple may be taken for granted and less appreciated in ordinary form but as Cider Vinegar, which it turns to after fermentation, recent research shows least about 130 ways it can be used for health and beauty benefits.
CONSTITUENTS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of the most useful, affordable and versatile supplements you take, for your general health. It fights infection, inflammation, eases pain and helps many digestive issues. Taken daily ACV will provide numerous health benefits.
Apple Cider Vinegar is made from crushed apples which undergo the process of fermentation for a certain period of time. The first fermentation turns the juice into alcohol while the second one converts into Vinegar. ACV contains acetic acid, citric acid some lactic and malic acid. It also contains many vitamins, mineral and amino acids. Apple Cider Vinegar is the “comfort for man” it has been in use for thousands of years that even Hippocrates used and advised it for many ailments and has been used in Islamic medicines since the time of prophet Muhammed (Peas Health, 2014). You cannot underestimate the potentials of ACV. It can be used in so many ways that by the end of this article, you may start keeping a bottle in every room of your house, not just the fridge.
TYPES OF VINEGAR
There are basically three kind of Vinegar: the white vinegar, red vinegar and apple vinegar. The types made from apple, grape and lime orange are the best. Others were made from guinea corn, maize, dates and so on.
_ the white vinegar is cheap and used for treatment of headache, stomach ache, fever, high blood pressure, indigestion, toothache, skin rashes, blisters, cuts, burns, wounds, and so on.
_ the red Vinegar or malt vinegar contains iodine, vitamin C and compound, useful for growth and general well being.
_ the brown vinegar or apple cider vinegar has various uses which will be extensively discussed in this booklet.
Though any of the vinegars can go, but the best is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). It can be used daily as a safe natural alternative to chemicals and as an overall health boosting tonic. The benefits are unbelievable. Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most useful and affordable supplement and its health and beauty benefits can never be overemphasized.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also in capsule form for people who find the liquid too harsh.
GENERAL USES OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple Cider Vinegar is very useful for treating the skin, teeth and hair. Check out all the ways you can incorporate a little ACV into your health and beauty regimen.
Note – ACV must not be taken raw, it is quite strong and harsh on the esophagus.
ACV can be used generally as follows:
· Use as a hair rinse to fight dandruff, add body and shine to hair
· Use as a facial cleaner to boost the pH of your skin.
· Add to bath water to relieve the redness and pain of sunburn.
· Reduces buildup on the scalp
· Helps in the removal of warts
· Skin toners for blemishes
· Reduces cellulite
· Helps control bad breath
· Whitens teeth and kills mouth bacteria
· Reduces swelling and fades bruising
· Use as a an overnight soak to clean dentures
USES OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR YOUR HEALTH
· Use as a detox to cleanse the kidneys
· Drink as supplement to prevent flu
· Reduces inflammation from arthritis
· Relieves sinus pressure and fights infection
· Aids weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing fat burn
· Relieves gout
· Balances the body’s pH level
· Lowers cholesterol
· Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics
· Remove’s nail fungus
· Soothes bud bites and other minor skin irritations
· Aids digestion
· Taken with warm water and honey before bedtime, ACV may help with sleep issues
· Strengthens bones
· Has anti inflammatory properties
· Relieves pain from jellyfish stings
· Aids in relieving chest congestion
· Promotes bowel movements and eases constipation
MORE USES FOR APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
· Relieves heart bum
· Can help stop hiccups
· Promotes sinus drainage
· Treats ear infections
· Soothes rashes
· Promotes growth of healthy flora
· Helps control sugar cravings
· Helps cure strep throat
· Helps treat eczema
· Increases energy and boosts metabolism
· Relaxes sore muscles
· Disinfects wounds
· Boosts immunity
· Lowers blood pressure
DOES APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WORK?
There are many claims and counter claims to support the effectiveness or other use of ACV. Regarding the claims, most evidence is anecdotal and very vast and spans thousands of years, (as old as the time of Hippocrates). Thus evidence shows it to be a miracle cure, which treats almost any ailment, people swear by it, to have taken it effectively for anything like, indigestion, and reflux, weight gain, weight loss, gall bladder stone, inflammation, fatigue, kidney stone, haemorriods, constipation and so on.
On the other hand, there are many counter claims both anecdotal and scientific. The anecdotal claims are simply that it did not work for some people. Such people related their own individual experience. Interestingly, the amount of anecdotal evidence that ACV works is far greater than that of those who report that it did not work for them.
On the scientific side, there is no evidence that it does not work. Those who claim against its scientific evidence simply do not find any support from research and science for its effectiveness. They have neither an overall evidence of its effectiveness nor ineffectiveness. However, it does not mean that there is no scientific evidence at all. So far some have shown positive results on lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, skin conditions and overall health benefits.
In conclusion, let us appreciate the fact, that all individuals are not the same; everyone has their own individual situation. It may work for some and not for others. People who may want to try it may either find it ineffective or they may get positive result as they have heard, even more than what they heard.
Those who have no medical condition may give it a try and see for themselves. Those who have any medical condition should talk to their doctor before using.