Vinegar is an excellent tonic that has been used since biblical times to help with a number of different ailments, including common colds and infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis, and much more.

Throughout history, apple cider vinegar has been used as an antiseptic, antibacterial and as an energizer. In 400 a. C., Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing natural cleansing, healing, and energizing qualities. Read on to find uses for vinegar that can get you out of a bind.

Even though vinegar is acidic in nature, it actually helps balance pH levels, which helps maintain a healthy body, decreasing chronic inflammation, and protecting disease. It is not only excellent in many health uses but also for cleaning, and other technical uses that we will list below. You will be surprised to see what you have missed with this excellent fermented drink.

When buying apple cider vinegar , make sure you include the “mother”, which is listed on the label, especially if you are using it to consume internally. The “mother” occurs naturally in a high quality organic vinegar.

50 uses for vinegar, did you know?

This is just a small portion of what apple cider vinegar can do for you and your family.

  1. Makes all-purpose cleaners by pouring equal parts into a spray bottle.
  2. Dandruff Remover – Mix equal parts water / vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on hair after shampooing, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse Repeat for a few days until the dandruff problem disappears. Repeat once every week or so for maintenance.
  3. Clean dirt from your computer and mouse with a little vinegar.
  4. Clean the sink and drain with vinegar and baking soda .
  5. Vinegar cleanses mold .
  6. Chrome and stainless steel cleaning and polishing.
  7. It is used to disinfect fruits .
  8. Erase pen marks.
  9. Vinegar removes crayon marks from clothing.
  10. Eliminate stickers and price tags.
  11. Sanitize cutting boards with vinegar.
  12. Eliminate moles and warts. Soak a cotton ball with vinegar, place on the mole or wart and secure with medical tape (duct tape works too). Leave overnight and wash the area once removed. Repeat every night until the wart problem disappears.
  13. Removes stains from carpet.
  14. Cleaning your car windows keeps them free from freezing.
  15. Tone up the face – Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar in a little water and apply to the face with a cotton ball. The smell is strong, but it dissipates quickly and will improve your skin. Repeat daily for best results.
  16. Hides scratches on wooden furniture.
  17. Get rid of water lines on furniture.
  18. Removes foot odor. Pour vinegar over baby wipes, store in a plastic bag, and refrigerate overnight and use as needed. It also works as an underarm deodorant.
  19. It is fruit fly trap, placing a little in a small container.
  20. Wash your washing machine and dishwasher with 1/2 cup.
  21. Remove mold from your shower curtain.
  22. Put the spark back in your china.
  23. Removes mineral deposits from shower heads.
  24. Whitens grout (tile joints).
  25. Clean coffee machines.
  26. Remove stains from pots and pans.
  27. Help bruises heal faster by applying a little vinegar.
  28. Soothe throat irritation by gargling 1 c. of apple cider vinegar with 1 c. of salt.
  29. Soften your cuticles.
  30. Clean your toothbrushes.
  31. Erases burn marks.
  32. Makes a detox bath – Add 1 cup of vinegar to your bath along with ⅓-1 cup of Epsom salts and 5-10 drops of essential oils. Adding sea salt, ginger, and baking soda are also great options for further detoxification and relaxation.
  33. Absorbs blood stains.
  34. Keeps cut flowers fresh.
  35. Revive your brushes with apple cider vinegar.
  36. Kill weeds in the yard .
  37. Peel off wallpaper by spraying a vinegar-water mixture and letting it soak for easier removal.
  38. Clean rags and sponges.
  39. Keeps guests away from garden stones.
  40. Relieves Allergies – 1 tablespoon in water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar daily to combat allergy season.
  41. Cleans and refreshes the smell of the fridge.
  42. Clean and disinfect baby’s toys.
  43. Gets rid of stubborn residue to remove from the bathtub.
  44. Spray vinegar along the doors to keep ants out.
  45. Treat stained Tupperware stains with vinegar.
  46. Polishes porcelain sinks.
  47. Pamper your skin. With a cotton ball apply vinegar on your face.
  48. Treat a bee sting by pouring some undistilled vinegar into it.
  49. Relieve sunburn with a light rub than with vinegar.
  50. Boil the eggs better by adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the water – it prevents them from cracking.
  51. Make fluffy pancakes by adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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