The healing power of cider vinegar, also called apple-cider vinegar, was first touted by Vermont physician D.C. Jarvis, who believed it prevented illness in pets. He then extended the use of this vinegar to people, suggesting that regular doses of cider vinegar and honey could increase longevity.
Cider vinegar is produced when bacteria naturally present in the air convert the small amount of alcohol in apple juice to acetic acid, which Vinegar gives vinegar its tangy taste. All types of natural vinegar are made this way, but cider vinegar is preferred for medicinal uses because it is less acidic than wine vinegar and so is easier to digest. Cider vinegar is high in potassium, which is needed for the proper functioning of the heart and muscles, and in pectin (a type of fiber).
A few tablespoons of cider vinegar a day help clear the body of toxins. It can also be used in a compress to reduce swelling and pain.
CIDER VINEGAR: THE HEALER
Cider vinegar contains many key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, as well as valuable fruit acids. Its unique properties make cider vinegar superior to other kinds of vinegar. In fact, anyone suffering from excess stomach acid and heartburn should avoid wine vinegar and use cider vinegar to season food. Just make sure to choose vinegar that is certified organically grown, since only organic cider vinegar is guaranteed to be pure and to contain all the vital elements.