(This article is about ACV with the ‘Mother’ – NOT ACV from the
supermarket used for salad dressing)
“Vinegar” comes from the French “Vinaigre” – “Vin” for wine and
“Aigre” for sour, therefore vinegar stands for “the wine that has gone
sour.” Vinegar was accidentally discovered by French. The fermented wine was
exposed to air by accident and vinegar appeared!
Where does the
vinegar actually come from, you ask? The sweet apple juice is allowed to
age, sealed tightly away from the air. Until all the natural sugar has been
converted to alcohol, mother-of-vinegar is then added to start the second
fermentation. Meanwhile, it is left open to the air, and, the alcohol
changes to apple cider vinegar. Amazing!
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is
golden liquid concentrated with the healthy goodness of apples. It contains
more than 30 important nutrients, 12 minerals, over 6 vitamins, essential
acids and several enzymes. Moreover, it has a large dose of pectin for a
healthy heart, and thus, healthy as a whole.
ACV is cheap, easy to
use and it really benefits our health in numerous ways. ACV can benefit both
people and their pets. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the
immune system a good boost. As a high potassium electrolyte balancer, it
remineralizes the body and helps normalize the blood’s alkaline acid
ACV is proving most beneficial to people or animals with
arthritis because it breaks down calcium deposits in the joints while
remineralizing the bones. It has proven to be equally beneficial to dogs
with hip dysplasia.
ACV is a good remedy for food poisoning and
helpful in digestive upsets. It is also effective for urinary tract
infections and it lowers high blood pressure. In fact, daily use of ACV
eliminates tear stains around the eyes and nose of pets with white or
light-colored fur. For those on diuretics, it is helpful in replacing
ACV is the natural king of skin remedies. It is
wonderful for itching and scratching pets as well as a superb skin and hair
conditioner. Good old apple cider vinegar either straight or diluted 50/50
with water can be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to dry.
It will eliminate dandruff, rejuvenate hair, skin and help sweeten and
balance the pH levels in the body. When giving your pet a bath, shampoo,
rinse, then apply ACV either straight or diluted, followed by rinsing with
water. Notice, any residue shampoo will be washed out and you will feel and
see an increased softness and sheen to the coat. It can be followed with a
conditioner of your choice. Taken internally will help the body against
arthritis, itching, obesity, bad odor, dry skin, joint problems, lack luster
hair and weak immune system. Average dosage for a dog or person is 1/2 oz
morning and 1/2 oz. evening. A cat is half that dose. Can be diluted fifty
fifty with water, dripped on food. Finicky pets try tiny doses then work up
to suggested amount.
For centuries, people have recognized ACV’s
health benefits to fight infection, promote digestion, and even in fighting
osteoporosis. So when you eat that salad with the cider vinegar and oil
dressing, you’re reaping large health benefits as well as good taste!
Perhaps the most sought after benefit of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is the
quick, easy WEIGHT LOSS it helps promote. Since it naturally helps your body
get rid of excess fluids, helps speed up a slow metabolism and helps to
“curb” your appetite. An age old product has been “re-discovered” and is now
being used by millions to aid them in their weight loss endeavors. This
liquid is highly absorbable so it starts working on you very quickly. You
will be on your way to looking and feeling younger.
can find ACV with the ‘Mother’ in your local health food store, many
supermarkets or online on
An excellent resource
for detailed information on ACV, testimonials and cures is
which also includes lots of information on the use of ACV with dogs, cats
and horses (including us humans)!