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The amazing healing power of vinegar has been much extolled - for thousands of years.
Available in supermarkets, one of the most extolled-- apple cider vinegar -- is one of the least expensive.
A 16 ounce bottle can be purchased for $3.
Red wine vinegar has also been used for thousands of years - for health.
Marvelous, historic - and, in some cases, scientifically substantiated - claims for this wondrous product are found in ancient manuscripts, and countless books and websites, including the new book, "The Healing Powers of Vinegar," by Cal Orey.
It is claimed that vinegar can:
-Enhance your immune system
-Lower blood pressure
-Lower risk of heart disease
-Combat acid reflux
-Cure irritable bowel syndrome
-Relieve the pain of shingles
The best diet supplement ever?
Taking vinegar with food increases the feeling of fullness and thus is one of the best diet aids known to man, since it painlessly and easily reduces the amount of food consumed - without trying to diet.
Taking a slug of vinegar before a meal stabilizes your post-meal blood sugar levels, lowers insulin, and reduces appetite, which all help weight loss.
Curiously, for those with poor appetite, vinegar has been known to stimulate appetite, and help get the body to the correct, healthy, ideal bodyweight.
Vinegar’s curative powers can help prevent age-related diseases like cancer, heart disease, bone loss and slow the aging process.
It is not claimed vinegar can prevent cancer; amazingly however, vinegar is considered a "weapon" against cancer, according to scientists at the A.P. John Institute for Cancer Research.
Apple cider vinegar may also help you stave off type 2 diabetes, which usually develops after age 40. Most people who have type 2 diabetes can, much like people with high cholesterol, control the disease through diet and lifestyle change.
And that is where apple cider vinegar comes in.
Researchers at Arizona State University found that including apple cider vinegar in the diet may help to slow the rise of blood sugar after a high-carbohydrate meal.
Apple cider vinegar aids digestion, helps maintain weight, and helps keeps blood pressure down. It’s also known to relieve congestion and maintain healthy skin.
Vinegar is used to treat allergies, arthritis, toothaches, sunburn, swimmer’s ear, sore throat and other ailments.
A wealth of natural beauty treatments and environment-friendly household uses are easily found for vinegar online and in books.
Living bacteria consumes alcohol.
There are hundreds of other types of vinegar other than the apple cider and red wine, such as molasses, dates, berries, melons, coconuts, honey, beer, maple syrup, potatoes, beets and malt.
They all share the same double fermentation process.
The grape (or other fruit) through fermentation turns to wine, then, when exposed to air, bacteria found naturally in the air descends into the wine and thrives by "eating" the alcohol and excreting acetic acid which makes the wine turn sour or vinegar.
"Vinegar" comes from two Latin words: vine (wine) and acer (sour).
The French word is vinaigre or sour wine.
During the long course of thousands of years, vinegar was used as an aid to health, a tonic and antiseptic. Roman legionnaires drank posca, water and vinegar, as a strength beverage.
Biblical references show it was used for soothing and healing.
On the cross, while Jesus turns down wine, he accepts posca to quench his thirst.
Japanese Samurai warriors drank vinegar diluted with water for amazing strength.
Hippocrates prescribed it for pleurisy, fever, ulcers, and constipation.
The Babylonians used vinegar as a component of medicines.
Among other things vinegar has been used successfully for:
Sage vinegar is said to aid in healing and preventing gum disease.
Mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drinking it each morning, or eating it with salads, or other vegetables, is said to be one of the easiest ways to consume it and test for yourself whether or not this ancient wonder product is right for you.
Some other uses for vinegar:
1. Burns: To minimize inflammation and swelling, apply apple cider vinegar to burns.
2. Congestion: Inhale the vapor from a steaming pot of water containing several spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar.
3. Headache: Dampen a cloth with herbal vinegar, put it on your forehead and lie down. For migraine, mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Lean your head over the pan and inhale for 75 breaths.
4. Sore throat: Gargle with a 50-50 solution of warm water and vinegar.
5. Sunburn: Apply cold vinegar compresses to sunburned skin to relieve discomfort and prevent blisters.
6. Hiccups: Sip a glass of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar.
7. Insect stings: Make a paste from vinegar and cornstarch and apply directly to insect bites or bee stings, but not wasp stings.
8. Athlete's foot: Rinse feet several times a day with apple cider vinegar. The acid content of the vinegar helps stop fungus growth and relieves itching.
9. Night sweats: For menopausal night sweats, or sweats caused by flu, try sponging yourself down with apple cider vinegar before going to bed.
10. Morning sickness: Drink a glass of water containing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, first thing in the morning, should alleviate early pregnancy nausea, and is safe for the baby.