Thursday, January 13, 2011
Medicinal and Practical Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar
Referenced in the oldest known medicinals of ancient China, Greece, and Rome, apple cider vinegar has long been extolled for its many practical and medicinal uses. The renown Roman physician and medical researcher Galen of Pergamum recorded more than 1,000 uses for vinegar during his studies of the heart, arteries, veins, and peripheral nervous system. And in the past few centuries, numerous American naturalists from Nicholas Culpepper to Jethro Kloss to M. Grieve have advocated apple cider vinegar as one of the most useful, effective, and underrated medicinal and curative substances known to humankind. Yet surprisingly, although vinegar was a mainstay of most households in the United States beginning with the first settlers, it suddenly fell out of popularity in the past few decades. Pushed to the back of the shelf and forgotten. Read more . . .