I don’t know about you, but I enjoy using products that are natural and have stood the test of time. I find this in both apple cider vinegar and honey.
These products have been around for centuries and have been used successfully to remedy a host of medical conditions.
But, when you combine these two ingredients, you have a powerful, synergistic tool. Have you ever used honey and vinegar together?
My first interest in apple cider vinegar with honey was when I was visiting my family in Massachusetts. I was shopping and met a very interesting gentleman in the grocery store. I was about 25 years old and he was 75 at the time. What was so interesting about this man was that he was unusually healthy looking. He had great skin (hardly any wrinkles), a head of nice hair, and he didn’t seem old; I mean he wasn’t humped over, nor did he need a cane. I also noticed that he had such a twinkle in his baby blue eyes.
I struck up a conversation with this nice man, and I told him how wonderful he looked (No he didn’t think I was trying to hit on him (LOL). He then revealed his age and what he had been doing for the past several years to get that way. Honey and apple cider vinegar was his “secret”. My grandfather also used honey and apple cider vinegar, so I wasn’t too surprised by his answer.
Then he told me to get my hands on a copy of a book titled “Folk Medicine” by Dr. Jarvis. I continued to remember the book and the doctor’s name, but I didn’t purchase it. After all, I was only 25 with not a care in the world, so I didn’t see a need to buy it. As the years rolled along and my health started to slip, I remembered this man and what he told me about the book and the honey and apple cider vinegar remedy.
Dr. Jarvis was a Vermont medical doctor. His book prescribes a tablespoon of both honey and apple cider vinegar dissolved in a glass of water. This drink should be taken a few times per day. The book states that this drink can help with a number of illnesses including arthritis, colds, high blood pressure, obesity, infections, rheumatism, etc.
Dr. Jarvis realized that our modern diet of processed foods and lots of carbs and fat make our body more susceptible to illness and infections. Dr. Jarvis found that cider vinegar had just enough acidity to make us healthier and stronger.
Honey added to the vinegar will make it sweeter, but honey also contains vitamins, minerals and beneficial enzymes.
Go here – benefits of honey – for the many benefits of honey. I have written a plethora of information on this blog about honey, but why don’t we take a few minutes to talk about vinegar, more specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV).
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Vinegar is a natural product made from cider or fresh apples. The color is an amber/brown. It has been termed a perfect food. Its recorded use goes back thousands of years ago. Evidently, fruit was used to make vinegar; and this product was used to preserve and season food, and it was used as a medicine. Hippocrates prescribed it to help with different ailments as it was great in the treatment of wounds and to speed healing.
Apple Cider Vinegar, if it is organic and unpasteurized, has what is called “the mother”. This is a formation of a somewhat thickened, cloudy substance in the bottom of the jar. It makes the bottle of vinegar look almost spoiled, but that’s not the case. “The mother” is beneficial because it contains raw enzymes and good bacteria that promote healing. So make sure when you buy the ACV you see this “mother” in the bottom of the jar – it’s all good!
Like honey, you do not need to store apple cider vinegar in the refrigerator.
What are the Health Benefits of Vinegar?
There are many health benefits of vinegar, but below are some of the best ones:
1. Apple cider vinegar helps to lower glucose levels. Although this is a blessing for diabetics, you should always seek your doctor’s advice.
2. Apple cider vinegar is an excellent weight loss aid. Mixed with honey, you have a very powerful weight loss remedy.
3. Apple cider vinegar is helpful for stomach and digestion problems, especially heartburn.
4. Apple cider vinegar is useful as a skin care tonic and helps skin maintain a proper pH balance. It is also good for acne.
5. Apple cider vinegar is excellent for cleaning. Mixed with dish detergent (equal amounts), it will have your tubs and showers clean and sparkling, so you don’t have to use harsh chemicals.
6. Apple cider vinegar will help your hair to feel nice and smooth, and it will remove dirt. It will act as a powerful clarifier. Just take a glass of water and mix about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and mix thoroughly. Use this “rinse” after you shampoo your hair. Then rinse it out and your hair will be beautiful.
These are just a few of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar. Would you like to learn how this one ingredient can help you with weight loss, nice hair and skin and how it will help you save money on your cleaning products? I was impressed with this easy-to-read information about apple cider vinegar. It’s like getting all the information in one place, which will save you lots of time.
Both apple cider vinegar and honey are inexpensive things to have in your arsenal of beauty and home products. Once you start using them, you’ll wonder where they were all your life.
Do you use apple cider vinegar and/or honey? How do you use it? We’d love for you to share by leaving a comment below.