There’s no doubt that there are many health trends today, but there’s one ‘health trend’ that has proven its worth in more ways than one: the use of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can not only be used for consumption – it can also be used for cleaning. In fact, it has a plethora of uses, and we’ve only just begun to realise how innately essential it can be in our daily lives. But if you are wondering what’s so special about apple cider vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother,’ here’s what you need to know: the basics and most essential facts.

The basics on apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’

To put it simply, apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ is apple cider vinegar which still has the original bacteria culture which made the vinegar in the beginning. If you are familiar with such concoctions as Kombucha, then you can probably have a better idea of ‘the mother’ in apple cider vinegar, as the principle behind the making of Kombucha (and the use of SCOBY) is basically the same.

What makes it so special?

In the making of apple cider vinegar, ‘the mother’ is comprised of a complex acidic structure which has been proven to have plenty of benefits to the health. You can easily recognise apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ compared to apple cider vinegar which has been pasteurised, because apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ is often murky in appearance, with a cloudy liquid.

What you should know is that refined, pasteurised, and clear ‘regular’ apple cider vinegar has its own merits as well – as a matter of fact, it’s great for cleaning because it doesn’t leave a residue. But if we’re talking about premium benefits to the health, then apple cider vinegar which is unfiltered and unrefined and basically containing the ‘mother’ culture is your best choice.

The many benefits

Apple cider vinegar with the mother has plenty of benefits. But what are these benefits, then? Well, for one, it enhances and strengthens your digestive system. If you constantly suffer from acid reflux or other digestive issues, apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ is an often handy and easy solution. Just one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ added to water is a sure cure for heartburn.

Another benefit brought by apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ is this: it boosts your immune system. In medieval times, apple cider vinegar was supposed to be used as an immune-boosting medicine during the bubonic plague (mixed with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and lavender). And, since ‘the mother’ makes the vinegar stronger the longer it stays on your shelf, its properties for boosting the immune system grow stronger as well.