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Also Known As:

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Cider Vinegar, Vinagre de Manzana, Vinagre de Sidra de Manzana, Vinaigre de Cidre.
CAUTION: See separate listing for Apple.

Scientific Name:

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Malus sylvestris.
Family: Rosaceae.

People Use This For:

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Natural medicines are often tried for many conditions based on tradition, anecdotes, or
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Orally, apple cider vinegar is used for diabetes, weight loss, leg cramps and pain, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, sore throat, sinusitis problems, hypertension, osteoarthritis, detoxification, cognitive function, hyperlipidemia, infectious diseases, osteoporosis, and slow the aging process.
Topically, apple cider vinegar is used for acne, as a skin toner, as an ingredient in hair rinse, to soothe sunburn, for shingles and insect bites, and to prevent dandruff. It is also used in the bath for vaginitis.
In foods, apple cider vinegar is used as a flavoring agent.

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