Miracle Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you ever felt off in your day to day life? Maybe you need to check out the miracle apple cider vinegar. Not only is it frugal, it cures many ailments. I have become a firm believer in the benefits of apple cider vinegar. After doing hours of research I have found many health benefits of this miracle juice. Not only can you clean with it, but you can also stretch your frugalness with many at home remedies. As with any medical style advice, seek approval from your medical doctor. Below are 5 ways that I or immediate family have used to get some much-needed relief.
Sprains and Strains
So, a few years ago my husband sprained his ankle pretty bad. He was getting out of his truck and rolled his ankle on our sidewalk. After some not so pleasant words, thoughts of calling an ambulance for him, and fear of him doing some serious damage, I finally got him to go to the hospital just for an x-ray. As we expected, it was in fact just a severe sprained ankle. We left with a prescription for ibuprofen and were on our way. My husband takes nothing for pain. Once we were home, I was talking to some of our online friends when a few mentioned apple cider vinegar. I was half expecting this to be some funny joke to make my husband smell like a salad but it worked.
Simply take a rag or towel soak in apple cider vinegar, then microwave for a minute or so. Just to make it warm, not burn you. After heating, wrap around the sprain or strain area until the rag cools.
My husband swears by this to this day. It gave him the most pain relief without taking any pain meds. My mom has also used it for her knee.
The only con of this method is you and your house will smell like a strong salad for a little bit. Trust me, it is definitely worth some minor nose stink, to get enough relief to be able to function and have less pain.
Two shots of apple cider vinegar a day can help with many of your metabolic issues away. Apple cider vinegar not only works for issues such as an upset stomach and heartburn but it can also help with keeping your metabolism moving. While I do not recommend drinking straight from the bottle, there are many tonic style recipes on the internet. I love drinking it in the morning and evening. Just take 1 shot of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water with honey and lemon. After mixing this up, I tend to chug it as fast as I can. I have not had heartburn or an upset stomach in ages.
Toenail fungus has been an issue with my husband for many years. He has been to his regular doctor and the podiatrist. Tried pills, lotions and nail polish looking stuff. None of these even put a dent into his toenail fungus. Once I had him start using apple cider vinegar on his toes just after his shower SURPRISE his toenail fungus is finally gone. It took a couple of months, mainly because he did not do it every night, but it actually worked.
When I was pregnant, I had horrible, painful leg cramps that would wake me from a dead sleep. I ate the bananas, and potatoes for potassium, but they did not help at all. I started making the drink above with a little cayenne pepper and when I drank that. As long as I drank that at night, I never experienced another leg cramp while pregnant. My leg cramps seem to run in cycles, so when a cycle starts I simply chug my drink and BOOM no more leg cramps.
I believe it is safe to say that everyone hates a sunburn. The itch and the pain of feeling like you have been cooking on a rotisserie for a few hours are no fun. When I was a kid, my mom would simply use a cotton ball and dab some apple cider vinegar on my sunburn. We tried the Noxcema, lotions, creams with lidocaine and nothing gave the relief of apple cider vinegar. Yes, I smelled like a salad for a short time, but it was well worth it.
Above I have gone over 5 ways that I use the miracle apple cider vinegar to take care of common health care issues while staying frugal. Tell me how you use your miracle apple cider vinegar to stay frugal?