1. Heartburn (ACID REFLUX):  Heartburn or acid reflux is a condition in which some of the acid content of the stomach periodically backs up into the esophagus.  Even though this folk remedy has been used for many years, there has been no scientific studies to substantiate this remedy.  A recent survey conducted at the Earth Clinic web site found that ACV was the best home remedy suggested to relieve heartburn or acid reflux.  Try the normal ACV tonic (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) before each meal.
  2. Hemorrhoids:  FOR MILD CASES:  Apply the natural healing abilities of pure apple cider vinegar directly to hemorrhoids to help reduce stinging and promote shrinking.  Use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar every few hours until symptoms are relieved.
  3. Hiccups:  To stop hiccups, try sipping a glass of warm water with one teaspoon of ACV mixed with the water.  This is a lot simpler than many other home remedies for hiccups.
  4. Insect Bites And Stings:  Bee and wasp, as well as itchy mosquito bites can be soothed by applying undiluted ACV to the affected area.
  5. Insomnia:  Dr. Jarvis in his book “Folk Medicine” recommends the use of honey and ACV for those who have a hard time falling asleep at night.  Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of honey and take two teaspoons of this mixture just before going to bed.  Repeat after and hour if required.  Many people find that simply taking one tablespoon of ACV in 8 ounces of water just before bedtime, helps them get to sleep quicker and sleep longer.
  6. Leg Cramps:  Take the ACV tonic regularly (2 or 3 teaspooons to 8 ounces of water) to help the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium and thus protect against painful leg cramps.
  7. Menstrual Problems:  A glass of apple cider tonic (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) in the morning has been reported to help reduce the flow of a heavy period.
  8. Morning Sickness:  Many women experience nausea and vomiting, often in the morning, during the first three months of pregnancy.  A home remedy reported to help keep morning sickness at bay involves simply drinking, as soon as you get up in the morning, a glass of water containing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
  9. Nail Fungus:  Nail and toenail fungus infections are very difficult to cure even with modern pharmaceutical drugs which could have many side effects.  Fortunately there are many ACV home remedies used to cure this condition.  Some use only ACV and others involve combinations of vinegar with hydrogen peroxide, tee tree oil and olive oil.  In all cases the treatments last for several months and is usually applied twice a day.
  10. Poison Ivy and Poison Oak:  The health and fitness expert Patricia Bragg recommends spraying a solution of equal parts ACV and distilled water on to the affected areas to stop the pain, itching and ease the swelling.  Cooling the spray in the refrigerator will provide even more relief.  (Part 4 coming soon!)  “Sholly Sez!”

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