Apple cider vinegar has been a staple of alternative medicine for millennia. It has been used by the Babylonians and Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, has been using ACV to treat numerous medical conditions. According to research, apple cider vinegar can regulate the blood sugar levels and aids weight loss.

Apple cider vinegar is created during a fermentation process that involves two stages. The first stage occurs when the yeast and bacteria convert sugar into alcohol. In the second stage, the acetobacterium triggers the oxidation of alcohol into acetic acid, which is quite a long and slow process. The acetic acid is responsible for the sour taste of ACV, as well as the substance that forms at the bottom of the bottle. This substance called “mother of vinegar” contains a lot of enzymes that give the ACV it’s properties. When you’re buying apple cider vinegar next time, make sure it has the floating substance at the bottom. Here’s what apple cider vinegar can help you with:


In cases of heartburn, dilute a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water and drink the solution. Add some honey to taste.

Clear skin

Soak a cotton cloth in some ACV and apply it on your face to remove excess oil. This will help you reduce the acne and acne scars as well.

Antifungal properties

When dealing with fungal infections, apply some ACV on the affected area or soak the body part in a mixture made of part of ACV and five parts of water. Repeat the process every day for half an hour.

Sore muscles

Rub some apple cider vinegar on sore muscles, or drink a solution of one tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water to reduce the pain.

Anti-itching properties

ACV can successfully relieve bug bites or jellyfish and poison ivy stings. Just apply some of it on the affected area and the itching will be gone.

Insulin sensitivity

According to many studies, apple cider vinegar can fight diabetes and maintain the blood sugar levels. It will also improve the insulin sensitivity to high-carb meals.

Clears sinuses

Drink some ACV diluted in water to break down the mucus and soothe the sore throat. This is possible thanks to ACV’s antibacterial properties.

Lymph circulation

Consuming apple cider vinegar regularly will cleanse your body and boost the immune system. Drink a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water every morning.

Energy booster

To provide your body with an immediate energy boost, put some ACV in your favorite morning juice or smoothie.

Facial toner

Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and apply the mixture on your face with a cotton ball. The odor from the vinegar is strong, but it will evaporate quickly. This mixture will improve the quality of your skin if you use it on a daily basis.


ACV can soothe and cool down sunburns by restoring the skin’s natural pH levels. To achieve this, add a cup or two of ACV in your bath and soak in it for 10 minutes.

Teeth whitening

Apply some ACV directly on your teeth before rinsing them to make them whiter and more appealing. However, make sure you are not overdoing the treatment – using it frequently can damage the tooth enamel and create new problems. If you don’t want to take the risk, dilute the ACV with some water and rinse your mouth with the mixture.

All-purpose cleaner

ACV is a great cleaner for any surface or stain at your home. Mix a part of water with a part of ACV and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil, and transfer the mixture in a spray bottle before using.

Odor remover

ACV can break up any substance and eliminate the bacteria that cause unpleasant odors in your home. Mix a part of apple cider vinegar with a part of water, and transfer the mixture in a spray bottle before using.

Weed killer

Prepare a strong weed killer by mixing some apple cider vinegar with soap, salt and lemon juice.


Make a mixture of equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and apply it on your hair before shampooing. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes, then rinse your hair. Repeat the treatment for several days and the dandruff will be gone soon. To prevent the dandruff from appearing, apply the treatment once a week.

Sore throat

The antibacterial properties of ACV make it a great weapon against seasonal diseases and sore throat. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, three tablespoons of raw honey and a tablespoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of hot water. The honey and vinegar will speed up the recovery process, and the capsaicin from the cayenne pepper will reduce the pain.

Foot odor

Pour some apple cider vinegar over some baby wipes and put them in a plastic bag, leaving them in the fridge overnight. Use these pads as an antiperspirant.


Apply some ACV directly on burns to alleviate the pain and accelerate the healing process. ACV will also disinfect the area, but remember to never use it on open wounds.


Warm a cup of apple cider vinegar, and add a tablespoon of salt in it. Use this as a compress on bruises.

Bad breath

Bad breath can easily be eliminated by gargling a combination of a tablespoon of ACV in a cup of water for 10 seconds.

Post shaving treatment

Make a mixture of equal parts of ACV and water and apply it on the skin after shaving to soothe the razor burns.

Gas and constipation

ACV can stimulate the digestive juices and ensure proper digestion. Put a tablespoon of ACV in a cup of warm tea and drink the beverage before meals.

Flea repellent for pets

Apple cider vinegar is a great repellent, which you can safely use on pets. Spray it on your dog’s skin or bed to keep the fleas far away.

Skin tags, moles, warts

Soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply it directly onto moles, warts or skin tags, securing it with a plaster. Keep the cotton ball overnight and rinse the area with water in the morning. Repeat until the growth is gone.

Condiment enhancer

Add ACV to soups, marinades, sauces and vinaigrettes to enhance the flavor, or mix it with some lemon juice to create a nice salad dressing. Top salads and meat with some ACV, olive oil and fresh herbs for better taste.

Mix with fruit juice

Mix the ACV with freshly squeezed fruit juice for better taste and a healthier drink.


Add apple cider vinegar to soups for better and tangier flavor.

Baked goods

ACV is a common ingredient in various baked goods, added in order to produce carbon dioxide and give the batters a lift while they’re being baked.

Urine smell on clothes

Put half a cup of ACV in the washing machine to take out the urine smell from clothes.

Upset stomach

ACV contains pectin and antibiotic properties that are good for your stomach. Mix two tablespoons of ACV, a tablespoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of fresh ginger water, eight ounces of sparkling water and some raw honey to soothe stomach cramps. If you are bloated, drink some ACV diluted with some water.

Stop pets from chewing your things

Put some ACV on cords, couches and whatever your pet chews on to make them stop. Animals hate the smell of ACV so they will stay far away from these objects. If your pet urinates at home, clean the area with ACV to eliminate the odor.

Detox bath

Add a cup of ACV, 1/3 – 1 cup of salt and 5-10 drops of essential oil in your bath to relax and detoxify your body. You can also add ginger or baking soda as alternatives.


To alleviate cramping, apply some ACV on the area.

Hair detangler

Mix equal parts of ACV and water and apply the mixture on your hair to make it easier to comb.

Detoxify the liver

Drink 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before breakfast, and consume fruit and vegetables throughout the day to detoxify the liver.


ACV contains enzymes that can successfully fight the candida infection. In these cases, consume a tablespoon of ACV twice a day.

Dish detergent

Put some apple cider vinegar in the dishwasher to remove grease easier.

Relieves gout

To relieve gout, consume 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar twice or thrice a day.

Add to bone broth

To improve the taste of the bone broth, add a couple of teaspoons of ACV in it.

Weight loss

Apple cider vinegar contains hunger-reducing and water retention enzymes. Put half a tablespoon of ACV in fresh water along some lemon and drink the solution every morning before breakfast. You will lose weight faster than ever!

Shiny hair

Wash your hair with a mixture of ACV and water after shampooing to improve the quality and appearance of your hair.

Hand and foot massage

Massage your limbs with apple cider vinegar to relieve the tense muscles.


Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment, and ACV can help you maintain proper pH levels and preserve the alkaline state of your body.

Wash fruit and vegetables

Wash any fruit or vegetables with ACV before consumption. This will remove any traces of pesticides and chemicals.

Neutralize spices

If your meal is too spicy, add a tablespoon of ACV to neutralize the spices.


Make a mixture of some ACV and dish soap in a bowel, and put it on a desk to attract and kill fruit flies.

Exercise fatigue

The lactic acid in the muscles causes fatigue after working out. ACV can help in these cases as it contains amino acids that act against the exhaustion. Consume a cup of ACV diluted in water after every hard work out to reduce fatigue.

Yeast infection

If you are suffering from a yeast infection, soak in a bath with half a cup of ACV for 20 minutes.


Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of raw honey in some water and drink the mixture every day in order to relieve various allergies.