The Natural Apothecary, Apple Cider Vinegar by Dr. Penny Stanway
A pocket guide to harnessing the power of apple cider vinegar to use as a home remedy, beauty aid and household resource.
Derived from the world’s most popular fruit, apple cider vinegar has long been revered for its health giving benefits. Linked with weight loss, regulating blood sugar and gut health, as well as its many beauty benefits and practical uses around the home, this super ingredient is a must-have in homes the world over.
With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar opens by exploring the different types of apple cider vinegar and the importance of using natural, unfiltered varieties ‘with the mother’. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of apple cider vinegar with ease; make a soothing balm to ease sunburn, an astringent blemish cream for a clear complexion, or make your own wax polish infused with apple cider vinegar to leave your home sparkling.
This is the second book I have reviewed in the Apothecary series and it looks at the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
The books starts with a details of how apple cider vinegar is made, which varietes to buy and some tasty recipes including salad dressing and mayonnaise.
The next chapter focuses on the health benefits . There are many ailments listed, I was amazed at just how beneficial apple cider vinegar can be. I have recently been diagnosed as pre diabetic so it was interesting to hear that an apple a day or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar could help to keep my blood sugar levels in control.
The next chapters focus on Beauty and Cleaning. It contains some really useful tips (eg it can be used to remove chewing gum from clothes). I found the listing a little confusing until I found a really useful and detailed index at the back of the book.
It was a little repetative because I read from cover to cover. If I was picking the book up when needed for specific requirements I’m sure this wouldn’t be a problem.
Recommended for anyone who wants to pursue a more natural way of life.
Other books in the series
Dr Penny Stanway practised for several years as a GP and child-health doctor before becoming increasingly fascinated by researching and writing about healthy diets and other natural approaches to health and wellbeing. Penny has written more than 20 books on health, food and the connections between the two. She lives with her husband on a houseboat in the Thames.
Many thanks to NetGalley for a copy of the book, which i have reviewed honestly.