Turning Cider into Vinegar

Non-pasteurised apple cider vinegar is literally alive. It looks cloudy as it contains the “mother” – the cobweb like substance, which grows naturally on the surface. This gel like substance is the pectin, which is found naturally in apples. This substance gives it all the health benefits. No known pathogens can survive in raw apple cider vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to help with the following: (see also videoclip below)

  • Fighting infections
  • Arthritis/hip displasia
  • Metabolism /weight
  • Purifying cells
  • Constipation/Scouring
  • Muscle cramp
  • Kidney failure/urinary tract infections/bladder stones
  • skin problems/itching/
  • Immune system
  • Helps eliminate the need for antibiotics
  • Blood pressure/cardiovascular
  • Digestion
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Relieve insect stings and bites
  • Stiffness Stamina / endurance (source: http://www.crossgatesbioenergetics.com/apple-cider-vinegar.xhtml)

To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies can be annoying and a pain to get rid of. Attracted to fruits that are soft, ripe, and decaying, fruit flies tend to be found in bowls of ripe fruit and moist, damp places, such as garbage cans and sink drains.

Apple cider vinegar may help to get rid of them. They’re drawn to the smell of fermenting produce and apple cider vinegar is the product of fermented apple cider.

To make a trap, put a half cup of apple cider vinegar in a small dish or cup and add a couple of drops of dish soap.

The apple cider vinegar attracts fruit flies and the dish soap breaks the surface tension of the liquid, helping to trap the flies.(altmedicine)

To Ease a Sore Throat

Some people swear by this folk remedy to alleviate the pain of a sore throat. To make it, stir one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, one small pinch of cayenne pepper, and one teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water. Stir well. Keep in mind that although some proponents claim that the capsaicin in hot peppers helps to alleviate the pain and the apple cider vinegar has germ-fighting properties, there hasn’t been any research on this mixture.

Be careful not to overdo it (and only use diluted apple cider vinegar) to avoid aggravating the sore throat. (altmedicine)

To Stop the Itch of Bites and Stings

For itchy bug bites, poison ivy, or stings from a jellyfish, try apple cider vinegar. Combine 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 3/4 cup water. Apply it directly to the bite. Another remedy for itchy skin is to add one cup of apple cider vinegar to bathwater.

It’s important to note that certain bites, stings, or rashes require immediate medical treatment. Home remedies should not be used as a substitute for conventional care or first aid. (altmedicine)

“Many of the apple cider vinegars that you will find in the health food shops and supermarkets have been pasteurised and filtered. This destroys and removes the ‘Mother’ (a ball of living enzymes that floats in the apple cider vinegar) and other nutrients making it pretty much useless for anything other than a table condiment. Also many of these vinegars are made from apples grown using harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides.” (http://www.bobbyshealthyshop.co.uk/Apple-Cider-Vinegar.php)  That’s why we also produce some natural, unpasteurised cider vinegar.