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Does apple cider vinegar repel fleas?

Does drinking apple cider vinegar really repel fleas? What about spraying it on yourself (or your pets)? For example, as far as ingestion goes: http://eartheasy.com/live_natural_flea_control.html: ...
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Can vinegar and essential oils repel ticks?

I just saw this facebook post claiming that vinegar and essential oils can repel ticks. In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so ...
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Is vinegar an effective treatment for arthritis?

I've learned that some people take vinegar to treat arthritis. It's a well known folk cure. Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/026715_apple_pain_vinegar.html Learn How to Relieve Arthritis and ...
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Any science behind folk remedies for mosquito bites?

My child is one of those people who is really attractive to mosquitoes, and she tends to obsess and itch them open — gross. This has prompted much well-meaning folk advice about itches, like this: So,...
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Does apple cider vinegar help with dandruff

There seems to be a common claim on "natural" living websites as well as a folk wisdom I repeatedly heard from people I know: Example 1 According to the Dr. Oz website Mix a quarter-cup apple ...
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Would baking soda and vinegar clean hair, and how?

There's a popular hair cleaning regime circulating in the 'green' blogs called the "no 'poo method." Rather than using shampoo, one rinses the hair with a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, ...
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Does taking honey and apple cider vinegar lower blood pressure in humans?

Livestrong claim: You can now lower your blood pressure by consuming apple cider vinegar. Other herbs, foods and dietary changes can assist in increasing the effectiveness of the vinegar. You can ...
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Is there any benefit to organic apple cider vinegar over processed apple cider vinegar?

This website makes the claim that raw organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) is better for the health than "clear" ACV. I've heard this claim made before in the realm of animal husbandry. Has anyone ...
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Is vinegar & baking soda an effective agent for disinfecting bacteria and mold?

I've seen a lot of references on the Internet stating that vinegar mixed with baking soda is an effective way to disinfect mold, bacteria, etc. I'm skeptical that it has a significant effect because ...
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Does a vinegar bandana help against tear gas?

In the context of the "occupy" protests, I've head a couple of times that you should carry a bandana or cloth soaked in vinegar with you, and in case the police uses tear gas/irritants, you should ...
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Is vinegar a sunburn remedy?

While searching for a remedy for sunburn pain last year, I ran across multiple references to vinegar as an effective method in treating sunburn pain. Is there any research that validates or ...
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Does vinegar have bactericidal properties that help remedy food poisoning?

This website claims that apple cider vinegar is a strong bactericide and is useful in alleviating food-poisoning illness by killing any and all ingested food-borne bacteria which release abhorrent ...
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Is acid reflux (“heartburn”) caused by having too little stomach acid?

According to a number of websites, "almost everything you have been told about heartburn, indigestion, and common stomach ailments are lies", and heartburn is actually caused by too little stomach ...
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Windex > Vinegar + Water

Are Windex and other commercial window cleaners better at cleaning windows than vinegar and water (and other household chemicals)? For example care2.com suggests the following is the best window ...
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Does vinegar help with dandruff?

This of many such sites, claims that vinegar can help with dandruff. Have a problem with the dreaded “dandruff?” Here’s the “sure cure” and you’ll find it in your kitchen. Vinegar! Yes, it is ...