Apple Cider Vinegar - Whats it all about?

The History of Apple Cider Vinegar

Since the dawn of civilisation, ancient physicians have concocted alchemic elixirs aimed at alleviating illnesses, healing injuries and prolonging life. One such elixir that has stood the test of time, can be traced back to the ancient nomadic tribes of Indo-Iran who developed a wild yeast fermented apple wine. This soured apple wine was to become the forerunner of what has been named by physicians and nutritionists throughout history as the holy grail of natural supplements - Apple Cider Vinegar. From the Egyptians to the Babylonians to the Romans, Apple Cider Vinegar infused with healing botanics have been consumed for millennia to treat an assortment of ailments. Testament to the nourishing qualities of this ancient restorative, the word ‘cider’ actually derives from the Phoenician word ‘shekar’ meaning 'drink of strength'. This natural panacea was really made popular during 'The Golden Age of Athens' (circa 400BC) by the 'Father of Medicine', Hippocrates, who famously declared that "nature itself is the best medicine" and prescribed a tonic of apple cider vinegar, honey and herbs to all of his patients in an effort to combat infections, viruses, inflammation, fatigue and boost the immune system. Since the wonders of apple cider tonics were discovered, these therapeutic elixirs have been used by many cultures such as the Japanese Samurai warriors for strength and power, Persian tribes to prevent the accumulation of fat in the body and the European aristocracy of the 'Age of Enlightenment' to ward of the bubonic plague.

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