Uses of Raw Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar. (Image: Zoonar/Heike Rau/Zoonar/Getty Images)

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a natural treatment for many different skin conditions and ailments. However, it is important to note that raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has the most health benefits because it is the most potent, according to Paul C. Bragg, author of "Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System.” While apple cider vinegar generally enjoys a good reputation in the natural food and health community, these remedies have not been approved by the FDA, so consult your doctor before using these treatments if you have any concerns.

Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar For Acne

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Use for acne. (Image: Image Source/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

According to Dr. Earl Mindell, author of "Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar,” a mixture of apple cider vinegar and filtered water can be consumed to help fight acne. To make this mixture, add 1 teaspoon raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar to 8 ounce of water three times per day. Drink the water with each meal or with a snack to help keep acne at bay. Note that Mindell does not recommend sweetening the mixture with anything except natural fruit like lemons or oranges. This mixture can be consumed every day as long as it doesn’t bother your stomach or esophagus, and large portions of this mixture can be made in advance for later use and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil For Dandruff

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Use for dandruff problems. (Image: LarsZahnerPhotography/iStock/Getty Images)

According Paul C. Bragg, author of "Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System,” a mixture of raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar and olive oil can be applied to the scalp to help get rid of dandruff. To make and use this mixture, combine 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoon olive oil and 0.25 cup water in a small container and shake to combine. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and wash with your regular shampoo and conditioner. Pour the apple cider vinegar mixture over your hair and scalp and gently massage it in for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing the mixture out and letting your hair dry naturally without blow-drying. This treatment can be used twice per week as long as it doesn’t bother your scalp or skin, and unused portions can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Vegetable Glycerin for Natural Wart Removal

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Use on warts. (Image: Aleksandr Volkov/iStock/Getty Images)

According to Dr. Earl Mindell, author of "Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar,” apple cider vinegar and vegetable glycerin can be used to remove warts over time. To make this mixture, combine 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 0.5 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin in a small container and shake to combine. Pour a small amount of the mixture onto a clean cotton pad and dab it on warts on the skin. Leave the mixture on for 30 minutes or until completely dry and rinse with cool, clean water. There is no reason to wash with soap unless the mixture irritates your skin or causes excessive redness. Unused portions of this mixture can be kept in a cool, dark place for one month.

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