Apple cider vinegar cures a sore throat – False❌
Some claim the antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar are medicine for a sore throat. What they don’t realise is most colds and sore throats are caused by viruses, not bad bacteria which is what antibiotics are prescribed to treat.
To avoid lurgies, the better advice is to arm your immune system with vitamins like C and D that will prevent you from catching a cold in the first place.
If you are struck down, pelargonium and echinacea could help you recover. A study carried out at the Common Cold Research Centre at Cardiff University shows taking echinacea for four months may reduce the risk of catching a cold and lessen its severity if you do catch one. For more information, read our guide on echinacea.
Apple cider vinegar is good for your hair – True and false✅❌
Some people think apple cider vinegar as a hair wash improves scalp health, strengthens hair and adds shine. The idea is that dull, brittle or frizzy hair is higher on the pH scale (highly alkaline) and an acidic substance like apple cider vinegar can lower that pH level and bring hair health back into balance. Research does back this up, with one study on shampoo pH showing high alkalinity contributes to hair breakage and dryness and that shampoos tend to be highly alkaline.4