Apple Cider Vinegar & Cinnamon Useful Home Remedies

By Patricia | February 2, 2010

Apple cider vinegar and cinnamon are two of the most widely recommended home remedies for the treatment of a variety of disorders due to their umpteen benefits. However, it is also essential to bear in mind that no home remedy can produce results instantly and should be used regularly, over a period of time, to prove effective. It is also essential to keep in mind that an excessive intake of any substance can have a derogatory effect on the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar Blood Pressure And Acne

Apples rank among the best known fruits, be it in terms of taste or nutritional benefits. Apple cider vinegar is a kind of vinegar that is made by the double fermentation of apples thus retaining almost all the benefits of fresh apples. Apple cider vinegar is known for its ability to help in weight loss by increasing metabolism and suppressing appetite. The potassium content is beneficial in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body thus ensuring that there is no water retention owing to excess sodium. Apple cider vinegar is known to improve blood circulation (pressure), lower cholesterol and prevent hypertension and heart disorders. It is also believed to be beneficial in the treatment of gout, arthritis, and varicose veins. After a wash, a final rinse with apple cider vinegar makes the hair silky and easy to manage. Apple cider vinegar prevents oily skin and acne, and improves overall skin texture as well.

Cinnamon Benefits

Cinnamon is used widely in cooking due to its numerous health benefits in addition to its antimicrobial properties that aid food preservation. It is used in the treatment of yeast infections because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Cinnamon reduces the chances of heart disorders as it has the capacity to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Studies have also proven that cinnamon boosts brain function and improves memory and concentration levels. A concoction made by boiling a glass of water with 2 pinches of cinnamon powder is beneficial in the treatment of colds and coughs. Honey may be added as it is a natural sweetener that soothes the throat as well. The consumption of this concoction on a daily basis also aids weight loss by increasing internal body heat that in turn speeds up metabolism and improves digestion. A small drop of cinnamon oil is extremely beneficial in reducing the pain and inflammation linked with toothaches. Gargling with a concoction made with warm water and a few drops of cinnamon oil is also known to prevent bad breath.

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