Apple cider vinegar is the 2nd most common type of vinegar in North America. It is a tan color with a tart taste—so tart that sometimes it needs to be diluted to be palatable. It is best suited for salads, marinades and condiments. In natural health, apple cider vinegar acts as a tonic and is a part of many weight loss systems. For personal beauty, it can be applied as part of a hair rinse or a facial.
Much of its power comes from how it changes the pH balance of the surfaces it interacts with—a chemical change which can have great health benefits.