Apple Cider Vinegar: A Universal Health Tonic Robin Murphy, ND Lotus Health Institute

Apple Cider Vinegar: A Universal Health Tonic
Robin Murphy, ND
Lotus Health Institute
Hahnemann translated De Marchy's 'The Art of Distilling Liquor' [in 1785]
and 'The Art Of Manufacturing Vinegar' [in 1787] from the French.
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The word "vinegar" derives from the Old French vin aigre,
meaning "sour wine." Louis Pasteur showed in 1864 that vinegar
results from a natural fermentation process.
Vinegar is a liquid processed from the fermentation of ethanol
in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. The acetic
acid concentration ranges typically from 4 to 8 percent by volume
for table vinegar [1] (typically 5%) and higher concentrations for
pickling (up to 18%) although in some countries the minimum
strength may be less.
Natural vinegars also contain smaller amounts of tartaric acid,
citric acid, and other acids. It has been used since ancient times,
and is an important element in Western, European, Asian, and
other traditional cuisines of the world.
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Vinegar is made from the oxidation of ethanol in wine,
cider, beer, fermented fruit juice, or nearly any other liquid
containing alcohol. Commercial vinegar is produced either
by fast or slow fermentation processes. Slow methods are
generally used with traditional vinegars and fermentation
proceeds slowly over the course of weeks or months. The
longer fermentation period allows for the accumulation of
a nontoxic slime composed of acetic acid bacteria and
soluble cellulose, known as the mother of vinegar.
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Types of Vinegar
White Vinegar - White vinegar can be made by oxidizing a distilled
alcohol. Alternatively, it may be nothing more than a solution of acetic
acid and salt in water. Most commercial white vinegars are 5% acetic
acid solutions. They are made from grain (often maize) and water.
White vinegar is used for culinary as well as cleaning purposes because
vinegar can also be used for sterilization.
Malt Vinegar - Malt vinegar is made by malting barley, causing the
starch in the grain to turn to maltose. An ale is then brewed from the
maltose and allowed to turn into vinegar, which is then aged. It is
typically light brown in color.
Wine Vinegar - Wine vinegar is made from red or white wine, and is
the most commonly used vinegar in Mediterranean countries and
Central Europe. As with wine, there is a considerable range in quality.
Better quality wine vinegars are matured in wood for up to two years
and exhibit a complex, mellow flavor. Wine vinegar tends to have a
lower acidity than that of white or cider vinegars. There are more
expensive wine vinegars made from individual varieties of wine, such as
Champagne, Sherry, or pinot grigio.
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Fruit Vinegar - Fruit vinegars are made from fruit wines usually without
any additional flavoring. Common flavors of fruit vinegar include apple,
black currant, raspberry, quince, and tomato. Typically, the flavors of the
original fruits remain in the final product. Most fruit vinegars are produced
in Europe, where there is a growing market for high-priced vinegars made
solely from specific fruits (as opposed to non-fruit vinegars which are
infused with fruits or fruit flavors).
Persimmon vinegar
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Apple cider vinegar - Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known
simply as cider vinegar, is made from cider or apple must, and
is often sold unfiltered, with a brownish-yellow color; it often
contains mother of vinegar. It is very popular, partly due to
its beneficial health and beauty properties. Due to its acidity,
apple cider vinegar can be very harsh, even burning the throat.
If taken straight (as opposed to usage in cooking), it should be
diluted (e.g. with fruit juice) before drinking. Others dilute it
with warm water and add some honey.
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A number of outstanding authorities have proven the
therapeutic advantages of using cider vinegar for
numerous complaints ranging from obesity and
overweight to arthritis. Besides the therapeutic
benefits derived from taking cider vinegar therapy, it
can also be used for a number of other purposes e.g.
salad dressing, pickling, a flavor in cooking etc.
It also makes a very refreshing drink, hot or cold,
with or without honey - this should take the place of
normal tea and coffee which are so habit-forming and
unnecessary commodities.
Try using cider vinegar where lemon juice is
required e.g. in making mayonnaise, or just sprinkle
some on a salad before serving; sprinkle on fruit for a
refreshing breakfast, or just use on raw vegetables!
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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." In fact there is an even older maxim,
"To eat an apple before going to bed, makes a doctor beg his bread."
Research has shown that apple cider vinegar can assist in aiding
digestion, lowering bad cholesterol, strengthening the heart,
lowering blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugar and it contains
anti-oxidants which help ward off certain cancers.
Apple cider vinegar's other claims to fame include relieving sore
throats, slowing the aging process, relieving leg cramps, soothing
sunburn, controlling dandruff and itchy scalp, flushing harmful
toxins from the system which is thought to aid arthritis and
assisting in weight control.
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Natural (undistilled) organic, raw ACV can really be called
one of Mother Nature's most perfect foods. It is made from
fresh, crushed apples which are then allowed to mature
naturally in wooden barrels, as wood seems to "boost" the
natural fermentation.
Natural ACV should be rich, brownish color and if held to the
light you might see a tiny formation of "cobweb-like"
substances that we call the "mother."
Usually some "mother" will show in the bottom of the ACV
bottle the more it ages. It never needs refrigeration. You can
also save some "mother" and transfer it to work in other
natural vinegars. When you smell natural ACV, there's a
pungent odor and sometimes it's so ripened it puckers your
mouth and smarts your eyes – these are natural, good signs.
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Many of the home remedies for common ailments listed below, call for a tonic of apple cider
vinegar (ACV) made by mixing 2 or 3 teaspoons of ACV in an 8 ounce glass of water and
drinking this before or during each meal. By taking this nutritious tonic you will, at the very least,
be helping to reduce the nutrient deficiencies that result from a typical western diet containing
many processed, refined foods. Apple cider vinegar kills germs and nourishes the body at the
same time, so have a look the many different ways people have been benefiting from the external
and internal application of this folk medicine.
Not only does apple cider vinegar help to alkalize the body, but it is
very rich in potassium. A variety of research indicates that
potassium is one of the key nutritional factors in apple cider vinegar
that assists in easing, and possibly preventing, many ailments.
Potassium promotes cell growth and has even been called the
"mineral equivalent to the fountain of youth."
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POTASSIUM - Apple cider vinegar has a potent supply of
potassium which has become so widely acclaimed in the
helping of various complaints including: running nose.
Excessive mucous formation, watery eyes, sinus and
catarrhal troubles. Teeth decay and the splitting of
finger nails are also signs of potassium deficiency which
are remedied by taking cider vinegar.
Potassium is essential for the normal growth of the body and
for the replacement of worn-out tissues which depend upon
the presence of this mineral. It is as important to the soft
tissues, as calcium is to the bones and teeth and it also
retards the hardening of the blood vessels.
As potassium is so important in the healthy growth of a
plant, animal and human, a deficiency of this mineral will
produce such tendencies as callous formations on the soles
of the feet, or the failure to replace worn-out tissues as
observed in the loss of hair.
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Amongst other things, cider vinegar is very effective in detoxifying
various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a
blood purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and
phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the
vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an
excessively acid blood.
Apple cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently
prevents the blood from becoming too thick and gluey, which gives rise
to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure.
Apple cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and
elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substances taken into the body.
There have been a number of instances where people who had taken a
mixture of cider vinegar and water before a meal were unaffected by
diarrhea, or digestive upsets, whilst their companions who ate the same
meal were. Hence the cider vinegar seemed to neutralize the harmful
substances in the food eaten.
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ACNE BLEMISHES - Apply a solution of apple cider
vinegar and water (2 tablespoons to 1 eight ounce glass of
water) with a cotton ball several times a day. This will
help reduce infection and dry out inflammation.
ASTHMA - Some people have found relief from mild
asthma by taking the apple cider vinegar tonic along
with applying a vinegar-soaked compress to the inside of
the wrists.
The same solution can be used as a facial toner and
cleanser. The solution is splashed and rubbed on the face
then a warm wash cloth is laid over the face, repeat several
ATHLETE'S FOOT - Athlete's foot is a fungal
infection which is quite difficult to get rid of. One of the
best home remedies involves soaking the feet twice a
day in a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water.
Or, you can apply pure apple cider vinegar to the
affected areas several times a day and before bedtime.
AGE SPOTS - Apply daily, to these darkened areas of the
skin, a solution containing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
and 1 teaspoon of onion juice. According to this home
remedy, the spots should begin to fade within 2 weeks.
ARTHRITIS - Help the sore joints with a liniment made up
of ½ cup apple cider vinegar, and ¼ cup olive oil. Also,
simply taking the apple cider vinegar tonic (1 or 2
tablespoons to 8 ounces of water) before each meal has been
an effective natural healing home remedy for many people.
BLEEDING NOSE - Soak a cotton ball in pure apple
cider vinegar, have the person lay his head back and then
place it in the bleeding nostril. This home remedy will
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BLOOD PRESSURE - Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider
vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a glass of water twice
a day to help lower blood pressure. The high potassium
values in both natural healing substances helps to balance
out sodium levels in the body, which aids in maintaining
blood pressure within healthy limits. Apple cider vinegar
and honey also contain magnesium, a mineral that works to
relax blood vessel walls and thus lower high blood
BODY ODOR - Use apple cider vinegar as a natural body
deodorant and eliminate the bacteria causing offensive
body odor. For example, check out these two related home
remedies: Underarms can be kept free of odor causing
bacteria by wiping them once a day with undiluted apple
cider vinegar whereas foot odor can be greatly minimized
by soaking the feet two or three times weekly in a pan of
warm water mixed with 1/3 cup (75 ml) of ACV.
BONE HEALTH - Due to its mineral content, Apple cider
vinegar helps to sustain bone mass and fight against
osteoporosis. The important minerals involved include
manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and
silicon.Take the general apple cider vinegar tonic (2 or 3
teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) to boost the body's supply
of these minerals.
BRUISES - Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in ½
cup of warm apple cider vinegar and apply it to
the bruise as a compress.
BURNS - Apply pure apple cider vinegar to the
burn, whether it's from the sun or a hot surface,
to reduce the pain, to disinfect, and to supply
nutrient required for healing.
CANCER PREVENTION - Apples and apple
cider vinegar contain numerous substances that
protect against many types of cancer. They
contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant,
and phytochemicals such as flavonoids and
polyphenols that are also protective against
Plus they both contain pectin, a soluble fiber ,
which binds certain cancer causing compounds
in the colon and speeds up their elimination
So eat an apple a day and take the general apple
cider vinegar tonic home remedy (2 or 3
teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) to maximize
these benefits.
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COLDS - At the first sign of a cold, take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in half
a cup of water several times a day. The body becomes more alkaline during a cold
and the vinegar will help to rebalance the body's acid level. If you have a chest cold, a
long-standing home remedy calls for soaking a piece of brown paper in vinegar then
sprinkling one side of it with black pepper. Place the peppered side of the paper on the
chest, cover with a towel, and relax for 20 minutes.
CONSTIPATION - A low fiber diet and the reduction in digestive acids and enzymes
as we age, can lead to constipation. More fruits and vegetables and a daily tonic of
apple cider vinegar (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) is a natural healing home
remedy to combat constipation.
CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION - It is thought that the water soluble fiber pectin,
found in apple cider vinegar, absorbs fats and cholesterol and eliminates them from the
body. And at the same time, the amino acids present in apple cider vinegar neutralize
some of the harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol. Recently, researchers reported that
regular vinegar intake of 3 teaspoons (15 ml) or more per day can significantly
lower the level of cholesterol in a persons blood. They found that acetic acid, the
major ingredient in vinegar, is responsible for this effect. Maximize this benefit by
taking the apple cider vinegar tonic (1 or 2 tablespoons to 8 ounces of water) and
increasing the amount of fiber rich food in your diet (more fruits and vegetables) while
reducing the amount of saturated and unsaturated fat.
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CORN AND CALLUS TREATMENT - Soak your feet for half an
hour in a warm bath containing half a cup of apple cider vinegar.
Use a clean pumice stone to rub the affected areas then apply pure
apple cider vinegar and cover with a bandage. Reapply vinegar and
bandage the following morning.
COUGHS - A home remedy to sooth a night time cough is to sprinkle
apple cider vinegar on a cloth placed on a pillow.
CRAMPS - Muscle cramps can be caused by a calcium and magnesium
imbalance in the body and by a lack of vitamin E. To help prevent the
recurrence of cramps, take a regular tonic of apple cider vinegar (2
or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) along with 1 teaspoon of honey.
DANDRUFF - Apply pure apple cider vinegar to the scalp and work
it into the roots of the hair; allow the vinegar to stand for a half hour
or a full hour before washing your hair. This will help to destroy the
bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff and itchy scalp.
Apple cider vinegar can be combined with certain herbs to make an
extra strength natural hair care product for combating dandruff and
soothing itchy scalp.
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DIABETES - A daily tonic of apple cider vinegar (2 or 3
teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) supplies dietary fiber and
other ingredients, which are beneficial in controlling blood
glucose levels. As well, the acids and enzymes promote
better digestion and nutrient absorption, which is impaired
in many diabetes sufferers. This home remedy has been the
subject of new research that shows that apple cider vinegar
can help lower blood sugar levels.
DIAPER RASH - Use a 50/50 mixture of apple cider
vinegar and water to eliminate the bacteria and fungus that
cause diaper rash.
DIARRHEA - Pectin, the water soluble fiber in apple cider
vinegar, will help to absorb water in the intestines and
provide more bulk for the stool. Also, intestinal bacteria
transforms pectin into a protective coating which sooths the
irritated lining. So take the natural healing apple cider
vinegar tonic (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) to
help eliminate diarrhea.
DIGESTION - As we age, it is common for people to
produce less stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) which can
lead to digestive problems. Taking the apple cider vinegar
tonic home remedy (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of
water) before a meal will enhance the action of your
stomach's acid and digestive enzymes.
EAR INFECTIONS - Use an ear syringe (found at drug
stores) to squirt a vinegar solution into the ear and let it
sit for a minute or so, then turn your head and let the
liquid drain out. The vinegar solution can be a 50/50
mixture of ACV and pure water, a 50/50 mixture of
ACV and rubbing alcohol or a solution consisting of onethird vinegar, one-third pure water, and one-third rubbing
alcohol. If the ear problem persists, see a health
ECZEMA - To help relieve the itching and dryness of
eczema, apply a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar
and water to the affected areas.
FATIGUE - Fatigue can be caused by a build up lactic
acid in the body during exercise or periods of stress. The
amino acids found in apple cider vinegar can neutralize
the excess lactic acid in the bloodstream and the
potassium and enzymes obtained through regular use of a
vinegar tonic can help beat fatigue.
FLATULENCE - Many people avoid eating certain
foods such as beans due to the gas they produce in the
body. This gas is a result of incomplete digestion and can
be minimized by soaking the beans in apple cider
vinegar prior to cooking them.
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FOOT CARE - Try this home remedy for sore and tired
feet which sometimes ache at the end of a long day: Add a
cup of apple cider vinegar to a basin of warm water
and allow your feet to soak for 15 minutes.
HEADACHES - Research has shown that people have
slightly more alkaline urine when they have a headache.
An apple cider vinegar tonic will help restore your
body's acid/alkaline balance. According to one home
remedy, inhaling the vapors from a small bottle of apple
cider vinegar can also help or if you have a vaporizer, add
some cider vinegar to the water and inhale the vapors for
five minutes.
HEARTBURN (ACID REFLUX) - Heartburn or acid
reflux is a condition in which some of the acid content of
the stomach periodically backs up into the esophagus.
Even though testimonials abound throughout the net on the
effectiveness of using apple cider vinegar to relieve
heartburn, no scientific studies have been done to
substantiate this. So to relieve occasional heartburn, try
drinking the general apple cider vinegar tonic (2 or 3
teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) before each meal.
HEMORRHOIDS - Apply the natural healing abilities of
pure apple cider vinegar directly to hemorrhoids to help
reduce stinging and promote shrinking. Use a cotton ball to
apply the vinegar every few hours until symptoms are
HICCUPS - To stop hiccups, try sipping a glass of warm
water in which one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar has
been mixed in. This is a lot simpler than many other home
remedies for hiccups.
INSECT BITES AND STINGS - Bee and wasp stings, as
well as itchy mosquito bites can be soothed by applying
undiluted apple cider vinegar to the affected area.
INSOMNIA - Dr. Jarvis in his book "Folk Medicine"
recommends the use of honey and apple cider vinegar for
those who have a hard time falling asleep at night. Mix
one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of
honey and take two teaspoons of this mixture just
before going to bed. Repeat after an hour if required.
Some people find that simply taking one tablespoon of
apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water just before
bedtime, helps them to get to sleep quicker and sleep much
JELLYFISH STINGS (Chironex Fleckeri and
Chiropsalmus Quadrigatus) - The sting of the large
box jellyfish, found along the northern tropical
coastline of Australia, can be deadly. The venom
injected by these animals is capable of killing humans
within minutes. However, by dousing the sting area
with regular vinegar (5% acetic acid content), the
further release of poison will be rapidly and completely
stopped. That's why Australian lifeguards always keep
vinegar on hand and it's their initial first aid treatment
of choice. Reference: Australian Resuscitation Council
Guideline 8.9.6
LEG CRAMPS - Take the apple cider vinegar tonic
regularly (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) to
help the body's absorption of calcium and magnesium
and thus protect against painful leg cramps.
MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS - A glass of apple cider
tonic (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces of water) in the
morning has been reported to help reduce the flow of a
heavy period.
MORNING SICKNESS - Many women experience
nausea and vomiting, often in the morning, during the
first three months of pregnancy. A home remedy
reported to help keep morning sickness at bay involves
simply drinking, as soon as you get up, a glass of water
containing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
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NAIL FUNGUS - Nail and toenail fungus infections
are very difficult to cure even with modern drugs
which many people prefer not to use due to reported
Fortunately there are many vinegar home remedies
used to cure this condition some which use only
vinegar and others involve combinations of vinegar
with hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil, olive oil, etc.
In all cases the treatment lasts for months and is
usually applied to the effected area twice a day.
cider vinegar has helped reduce hot flashes and night
sweats for some menopausal women who for various
reasons can't take hormones. Use the apple cider
vinegar tonic regularly. (2 or 3 teaspoons to 8 ounces
of water)
POISON IVY & POISON OAK - The health and
fitness expert Patricia Bragg recommends spraying a
solution of equal parts apple cider vinegar and
distilled water on to the affected areas to stop the
pain, itching and ease the swelling. Cooling the spray
in the refrigerator will provide even more relief.
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SINUSITIS - To help relieve the pain of sinusitis,
bytdrinking a glass of water with 1 or 2 teaspoons of ACV
added, every hour for 6 to 8 hours. For sinus headache,
Marie Nadine Antol, recommends adding an eight of a cup
of ACV to a cool-air vaporizer and inhaling the infusedair directly for 5 minutes. After that lie down for 20
minutes and wait for your respiratory passages to clear. For
excess mucus in the nose, throat, or sinus cavities (post nasal
drip), try a solution of warm water and 1 to 2 tablespoons of
apple cider vinegar. Place a small amount in the palm of your
hand, block one nostril, then place the other nostril into the
vinegar solution and sniff hard. You'll experience the
disinfecting and mucus-cutting benefits of apple cider
vinegar deep into your sinus cavities. Let the solution run
down the back of your throat then spit it out. After that,
repeat with the other nostril.
SORE THROAT - One of many natural healing home
remedies for a sore throat involves gargling with a mixture of
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of water, using
3 mouthfuls of mixture each hour. As P. Bragg warns in her
book "Apple Cider Vinegar-Miracle Health System",
don't swallow the gargled mixture, because ACV acts like a
sponge drawing out throat and mouth germs and toxins.
SUN BURNS - If the sunburn is localized, apply full strength
apple cider vinegar on the affected skin to obtain relief. Do
this by soaking a thin towel in apple cider vinegar and placing
it over the burn. Leave it on to help prevent peeling and
itching. If the sunburn covers a large part of the body then try
this home remedy recommended by Patricia Bragg in her
book called Apple Cider Vinegar-Miracle Health System:
Take a cool bath in which one cup of ACV has been added.
After soaking in the bath, gently dry the body and pat ACV
directly onto the needed areas. Wait 5 minutes, then pat on
aloe vera gel.
ULCERS - A preliminary study in Japan showed that taking a
weak vinegar solution can give over 95% protection from
alcohol-induced ulcers.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS - Drink a daily tonic of
apple cider vinegar to help you keep the right pH balance in
the urinary tract since the proper acidity creates an
inhospitable environment for bacteria and yeasts that cause
these infections. Cranberry juice is also a well known home
remedy for urinary tract infections. It prevents bacteria from
attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. For a tasty drink,
try adding 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to an eight
ounce glass of cranberry juice and benefit from both home
remedies at the same time.
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VARICOSE VEINS - Dr Jarvis notes that the following
folk remedy is used not only in Vermont but also in
Scotland, England and Germany. Apply undiluted apple
cider vinegar to the varicose veins at night and in the
morning, and take two teaspoons of ACV in a glass of water
twice a day. Shrinking of the veins will be noticed after one
WARTS - Patricia Bragg cautions: do not rub warts since
this could spread them. Apply an ACV soaked gauze
bandage to the wart overnight and in the morning replace it
with a castor oil soaked gauze bandage. At night alternate
the ACV with crushed fresh garlic and vitamin E (prick open
WEIGHT LOSS - The use of apple cider vinegar as a
home remedy for weight loss is centuries old. Dr Jarvis
maintained that an overweight person could lose weight
gradually by taking 2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of
water at each meal. No change in the daily food intake is
required except to avoid high fat containing foods.
YEAST INFECTION - According to one home
remedy, relief can be obtained by the use of a vinegar
douche, consisting of 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed in
one quart of warm water, applied twice a day until the
burning and itching symptoms of the infection have
Frequent douching however is no longer recommended,
since recent studies have shown that this can cause more
harm than good! So, if you tend to get frequent yeast
infections, try to find the cause (such as antibiotic use or
a diet too high in refined sugars) and reduce or eliminate
it. A vinegar bath, prepared by adding one cup of ACV
to the bath water, can also help provide external relief.
A chemical mixture of peracetic acid is formed
when acetic acid is mixed with hydrogen
peroxide. It is being used in some Asian
countries by aerosol sprays for control of
pneumonia. A mixture of five-percent acetic
acid and three-percent hydrogen peroxide is
commonly used.
Euphoria Tonic
ACV, BAKING SODA, CAYENNE PEPPER AND HOT WATER 11/06/2007: Sharon from Boston, MA writes, "I just discovered that ACV,
baking soda, and cayenne produces an almost instantaneous state of
euphoria! I have been taking ACV for years, more recently ACV and baking
soda, but never with the cayenne. I always felt very energized from ACV, but
didn't feel like it was adjusting my brain chemistry. This remedy does. This is
going to sound strange, but it makes me feel closer to God. I don't know how else
to explain the sensation.
This is what I do:
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1/8th teaspoon of sodium bicarb. and
few shakes of cayenne pepper
put in a glass and add hot water.
Be careful not to stand too close to the glass after adding the cayenne or you
will inhale it, especially once those ACV and sodium bicarb. bubbles get
activated. Sip slowly, stirring the cayenne every so often. When the drink cools
down, add more hot water. Drink on an empty stomach, if possible. I usually
take it in the late afternoon, when I am feeling sleepy.
I hope others will try it to and let me know if they are experiencing the same
results. It might also be a very effective PMS remedy, I don't know. Will send an
update later on in the month!"