Honey is the best natural sweetener there is; so good and healthy that even diabetics can take it with no worries. Apple cider vinegar is the health buffs first choice for salad dressings and can give great flavor to dishes, smoothies, and juices. But combine apple cider vinegar and honey, and you’re all set for a potent and timeless remedy for good health and healing a number of illnesses.
A sore throat and cough
Take half a cup of organic apple cider vinegar, and mix it with a quarter cup each of honey and water. The vinegar will be acidic enough to clear up your throat and dislodge mucus, while the honey can soothe your throat. Make sure to always use organic apple cider vinegar, for the processed variety has most of the nutrients removed from it, giving a less potent effect.
Treating heartburn has long been known as one of the apple cider vinegar benefits. You can choose to refrain from adding honey if you like. The apple cider vinegar can be added to your fruit or vegetable salads and juices. Drink the solution as soon as you feel the nasty stirrings of heartburn in your chest to flush the hydrochloric acid from your esophagus and back to your stomach.
Indigestion and bloating
Aside from helping you get rid of heartburn, apple cider vinegar and honey can also relieve gas pain and other digestion problems. The soluble fiber in apple cider vinegar can give you a cleaner and smoother digestive tract, while the honey can get rid of bloating and help the lining of your stomach and intestines stay intact.
Skin and hair problems
Dandruff, lice, rashes, acne, and sunburn can all be treated by apple cider vinegar and honey. In this case, you won’t have to drink the mixture, so you can skip the water and use equal parts apple cider vinegar and honey. Use the mixture to wet your scalp all over, then gently scrub with fingertips for up to five minutes to dislodge dead skin cells, bacteria or lice. For the skin, you can use a clean sponge to soak up the mixture and gently rub over sunburn, peeling skin, hives, itches, insect bites, and rashes. If you’re using the solution to treat facial blemishes, you can dilute it with water to lessen the apple cider vinegar acidic effects, then use as a facial toner or mask you can keep on for fifteen to thirty minutes before washing off.