Exploring the Many Uses of Vinegar

Whoever said, “You can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” obviously didn’t know what we know today about the multi-faceted properties of a simple product like vinegar. From nutrition to medicinal and household uses, the uses of vinegar are virtually limitless.

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Cure Hiccups While some doctors do not believe that hiccup cures actually work, there are countless people who would beg to differ. Why? Because they swear that vinegar is an effective cure for those pesky spasms. Although it is not exactly clear how vinegar calms and even stops the hiccups, it is worth a try.

Remove Mineral Deposits Do not let calcium and lime deposits come between you and your morning cuppa joe. Pour a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar into your coffee maker and run it through. You can also use pure vinegar in the dishwasher to clean hard water deposits. Pour vinegar on a dishrag and wipe away stains on faucet and fixtures. To unclog a showerhead, remove it from the pipe and place it in a small pot that is filled with white vinegar. Simmer for a few minutes; remove from pot, and rinse.

Prolong the Life of Cut Flowers Cut flowers can brighten up any room; unfortunately, they wilt after only a few days. To get a little more life out of your blossoms, add two tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of water, and enjoy them for a few days longer.

Clean Glass, Plastic, Chrome, and Floors Mixing equal parts of water and white vinegar will cut through the grime on refrigerator shelves and walls and also eliminate the funky odors of rotten food. Undiluted vinegar will remove smudges on glass and shine a porcelain sink.

Fungal infections Athlete’s foot, toe nail fungus, and dandruff are all types of fungal infections. However, white vinegar and apple cider vinegar can both be used as a topical solution to the affected areas of the body in order to kill the fungus. If the fungus is on the foot, mix a solution of one part vinegar and five parts water and soak feet for approximately 30 minutes a day.

Tenderize and Kill Bacteria in Meat Marinate meat in apple cider vinegar, and it will be fork tender after it has been cooked. It has been reported that the vinegar in this marinade can kill bacteria that causes food-borne illnesses such as E.coli.

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