What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Benefits| Precautions

ACV Benefits & Drawbacks

Apple cider is perceived as a natural remedy for a great range of health issues. It is obtained by squeezing the apple unfiltered and unsweetened. The beverage that remains after fermentation is called apple cider vinegar or A.C.V.

Several types of apple cider vinegar are available in the market. Such as apple cider vinegar with honey, apple cider vinegar with ginger and lemon flavour etc.

Benefits of apple cider vinegar

The myriad benefits of apple cider vinegar make it very popular in health, beauty and fitness sectors. The beverage is rich in vitamins A, C and E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, acetic acid, anti-oxidants, enzymes and amino acids.

Hair Care

ACV is used as Hair Shampoo Aid

Everybody wants a beautiful and soft hair. Washing hair with apple cider vinegar helps you to bring back the lost shine of your hair. Washing the hair with ACV after applying shampoo brings the best results.

Nasal Infection Remedy

Apple cider vinegar is a natural remedy if you have a runny nose due to cold. To get rid of sinus infection and stuffy nose, one should take 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons ACV with lukewarm water.

Face Cleanser

If apple cider vinegar is mixed with water and applied on the face with the help of cotton, it can be very efficient as a face cleanser. It also helps in getting rid of pimples and acne.

Natural Mouth Wash

Gargling with Apple Cider Vinegar is also quite helpful. It is beneficial in getting whitening teeth and getting rid of bad odour. Rinse it after diluting it by mixing it with water.

Home Remedy in Sore throat

ACV proves magical to fight sore throat and cough.

You can take apple cider vinegar with honey or gargle by mixing it with lukewarm water. The acetic acid of ACV helps in providing relief in throat infections.

Heart Friendly

While Apple Juice is good for heart, the apple cider vinegar is even better. It helps in reducing bad cholesterol and keeps blood pressure under control. It helps to improve the health of our hearts.

Dissolves kidney stones

Apple Cide Vinegar aids in detoxification of kidneys for its healthy and proper functioning. Taking one spoon of unsweetened ACV twice a day with 300 ml of warm water before meal benefits in Kidney stones. Due to the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar, it dissolves the stone in kidneys.

Improves Digestion

Taking ACV with juice or water can be quite helpful in removing frequent indigestion problems. Also, using apple cider vinegar helps you lose weight by suppressing the appetite and increasing the metabolism of the body.

A spoonful of ACV with water before eating food is a good way to lose weight.

Muscular Spams reliever

Spasms and joint pain can be a hindrance to the body in daily activities. Apple vinegar is a good source of potassium which will relieve your legs from painful spasms.

Smelly Feet Remedy

The smelling foot is a problem that no one wants to face. But if you have apple cider vinegar, then there is no need to bother.


  • Make a mixture of ACV (1/2 cup) with hot water in a tub or bucket.
  • Now put your hands and feet inside it for a few minutes.
  • After this, when you wash your hands and feet, you will know that ACV helps in getting rid of bad odour and dead cells.

Precautions/Disadvantages of ACV

Excess of anything is bad and the same is true for apple cider vinegar. Only a limited quantity of ACV should be taken daily routine to escape its harmful effects.

Not for recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding moms –

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, then, in that case, the safety standards of ACV cannot be said much. So you must consult a doctor before taking ACV even a little bit.

Not advised during any treatment or surgery

Although ACV is natural but it is acidic, so if you are taking any kind of medicines, then take the advice of a health expert before taking ACV.