Apple cider vinegar is a natural remedy known to make beautiful hair, clean the colon, the liver or even rid the skin of acne pimples. True or false ? Without ever stopping conventional medication, it can be tested as a supplement. Manual.
cider vinegar seduced more and more for its many health benefits and beauty. Among its virtues, cider vinegar would reduce the inflammationswould relieve the joint pain (osteoarthritis), would detoxify the liver, would help to lose weight… This vinegar made from fermented apple juice is used in local application, in a foot bath or to drink on an empty stomach notably. What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? Is apple cider vinegar good for the liver? How to use it ? Can you drink apple cider vinegar every day? What are the dangers ?
the cider vinegar is not a vinegar like the others! It contains less acetic acid, more essential acids and enzymesas well as a high mineral content, such as potassium (73mg/100g). It is one of the foods with multiple functions which corrects the acid-base balance of the body for a protective effect against inflammation. Unlike other vinegars, this “apple vinegar” has cosmetic applications. Its particularities make it:
“Apple cider vinegar finds application on the colds, circulatory and intestinal disorders, hypertensionfoot or skin problems, certain joint (osteoarthritis) or muscle pain, sunburn and insect bites“, list Christelle Deloges, naturopath.
Apple cider vinegar contributes to the functioning of the entire digestive system and cleanses the colon : its enzymes (potentiated by fermentation) help digestion and induce this “detox”. The acetic acid it contains gives it its bactericidal qualities.
Apple cider vinegar is a product that improves digestion and balances acidity in the organism. It also allows to get rid of toxins present in the body which facilitates the work of the liver and participates in its “cleaning”.
“Apple cider vinegar helps to lose weight thanks to its proteolytic and emulsifying action, it digests proteins and facilitates the lysis of fats. For adults and as part of a balanced diet, 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar in a glass of mineral water gives a refreshing and invigorating drink which facilitates the digestion of fatty foods and fat burning“, advises Julien Kaibeck, aromatherapist and author of the book “Natural well-being” (Solar editions). It also avoids a significant rise in blood glucose which avoids excess sugar that will be transformed into fat by the body. It is this process that would provide it with its slimming virtues“.
Overheated feet at the end of the day are relieved by a 15-minute foot bath in 5 liters of hot water with 3 teaspoons of salt and 2 of cider vinegar. In case of heavy legs, a friction with pure cider vinegar, refreshes and relieves.
The components of apple cider vinegar purify the skin and prevent inflammation of pimples. Apply with a cotton ball of water added with cider vinegar 50/50, morning and evening, on the areas with imperfections: on the pimple, on the nose, the chin, on the blackheads. The actress Scarlett Johansson has made this use famous to fade the pimple and prevent its return, but if she indicates to use it pure, it is really recommended to dilute it in order to avoid irritation. In addition, cider vinegar reduces inflammation, which would act on skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. For this, it is advisable to drink on an empty stomach before meals.
cider vinegar calms and refreshes reddened skin and painful after a sunburn. It is advisable to apply it pure on the red areas. It is also possible to take a bath of cool water to which 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar will be added.
In a sitz bath (method which consists of sitting in hot water to relieve pain or swelling in the anus), pour 1 glass of cider vinegar and a glass of infusion of sage. cider vinegar acts on circulation but also on blood vessels to relieve hemorrhoids. It does not replace treatment prescribed by a doctor.
Thanks to its richness in minerals and in particular its potassium content, apple cider vinegar calms muscle spasms and nervousness. It thus reduces night cramps and acts as a natural tranquilizer.
Apple cider vinegar is an unparalleled hair care base. On gray hair, greasy hair or in case of dandruff or hair loss, dilute cider vinegar diluted in heated water, in a proportion of 1/3 cider vinegar to 2/3 water, apply on hair after shampooing, without rinsing. Apple cider vinegar is great for all types of hair as it makes it silky by rinsing with apple cider vinegar added to the rinse water. He neutralizes the effect of limestonesoftens the hair sheath and makes it easier to style.
Gout causes joint pain for which apple cider vinegar can provide a favorable answer thinning thickened blood by protein-rich foods (such as meats). Apple cider vinegar will cleanse toxins that accumulate in the joints, tissues and organs. In regulating the acid-base balance he will also lower metabolic acidity and therefore relieve gout linked to the acidification of the body. It does not replace treatment prescribed by a doctor.
The cure should not last more than a month!
It is better to consume apple cider vinegar occasionally for a specific problem or as a cure not exceeding 3 weeks to 1 month. Be careful though, not everyone can drink it: it is contraindicated in case of severe ulcer, gastritis or GERD.
“Although very safe, the consumption of cider vinegar in large quantities or over too long a period, is harmful to tooth enamel, and can cause burns to the esophagus or skin (in local application)” indicates the naturopath. Drinking cider vinegar, even diluted, is therefore contraindicated in case of severe ulcer, gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux.
Thanks to Christelle Deloges, naturopath, in Villemoisson-sur-Orge (91). Source : Table Ciqual Anses.
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