A bottle of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar

 Apple cider vinegar can be used in tonics and remedies to aid in overall good health, weight loss, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood sugar levels (see my previous post ‘apple cider vinegar really does work‘) and warding off a cold.

Taking a tablespoon diluted in water each morning helps get the digestion system going and I find myself feeling more energised and less hungry afterwards. This is especially helpful when intermittent fasting and the first meal of the day is several hours away.

There are a multitude of ways you can use apple cider vinegar and there are many brands to choose from, some a lot better than others. If you want a smooth more palatable apple cider with all the healing benefits, look for one that is organic, has been aged in oak barrels and still has the ‘mother’ in the bottle.

Coral Tree Apple Cider Vinegar has a mild almost pleasant taste. It’s made right here in New Zealand from organic, locally-grown whole fruit that has been carefully selected, pressed and fermented in matured oak barrels, just like fine wine. Try taking this super healing tonic twice a day in water and start reaping the health benefits, here’s some other interesting ways to use it.

Try using Apple Cider Vinegar …

To treat fungal infections by soaking in it twice daily until cured.

As a compress by soaking a cloth in ACV, then apply to the area to ease pain.

To get rid of bad breath, gargle with ACV for 10 seconds and spit out, repeat if necessary

By adding a tablespoon to your water bottle when working out to add in fighting lactic acid build up.

Under your arms as a quick natural deodorant, pat a little on and leave.

For acidity/heartburn add 1 teaspoon to 1/2 cup warm water and drink every 15 minutes.

As a soak for your hair and scalp. Pour on 1/3 of a cup (after your regular shampoo and conditioner routine) of ACV and leave for 15 minutes then rinse for shiny detangled hair and a dandruff free scalp.

As a detox bath, add 2 cups Epsom salts, 1 cup ACV and a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your bath and soak.

To help balance the PH of your skin, use as as a toner; 1 part AVC to 3 parts water

On pesky fruit flies, banish them by putting some ACV into a shallow dish with a drop of Green Goddess Castile Soap, set it on the counter as a trap.

Make a delicious light salad dressing by using instead of balsamic vinegar.

Clean your produce, wipe over fruit and vegetables with some ACV to remove any toxins.

Make your rice super fluffy! Add a teaspoon to the water when cooking your rice, no smell will remain and your rice will be light and fluffy.

Help to heal itchy dry skin by patting on liberally and leaving to dry.