Apple Cider Vinegar: Alternative Medicine Recipes!

Last Modified on Apr 08, 2014

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Natural Sweeteners

08/27/2013: Sharon C from Malaysia: "May I know is it ok to take apple cider vinegar with jaggery powder ( brown sugar) instead of honey? I have taken apple cider 1 Tbspoon with 2 teaspoons of jaggery powder with 1 glass of plain water, one time in early morning for the past 2 days. Thank you, Sharon C"

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08/27/2013: Ed2010 from Canada replies: "Without a problem, you can take ACV with jaggery, it is more healthy. Chromium in Jaggery will regulate sugar as well. If you could find jaggery powder without sulphites it is even great. Good Health"


Karen's ACV Recipe

01/24/2014: Karen S from Calgary, Ab: "I have been drinking ACV for about 5 months now and will never go without it again. It has done so much for my energy levels, I can't even believe it!

I cannot stand the flavour, however, so every morning I make my "Health Drink" - which is 1 tbsp ACV; 1 tbsp organic coconut oil; 1 tbsp manuka honey; 1 tsp turmeric; and 4 drops oil of wild oregano". I live in a northern climate, so I have to very extremely gently melt the coconut oil, turmeric and manuka honey in a pot on the stove (no microwaving) and then add the ACV and oil of wild oregano. To this I add my fave fruit juice (currently it is pear/pineapple) and drink it like really fast like a shooter! . This is the only way I can get it down and it really works for me, I don't taste any of it but the fruit juice.

I have not had colds, flus or even a simple runny nose since. My allergies are pretty much in check, flatulence and digestive upset are a thing of the past and I never even get headaches anymore.

This site has given me a quality of life I haven't seen in 20+ years. Thank you Earth Clinic and all it's lovely posters!! Thank you!"


Oxymel

04/26/2011: Jc from Savannah, Georgia: "I had learnt a while back that the ancient Greeks used to make a drink from vinegar or old wine (vinegar :D), honey and water; it was called Oxymel.

I used to make this drink and with some ice cubes, it's a refreshing and delicious drink. One must experiment to get the taste right and I don't remember the exact recipe I used. Still this may be a good way of getting both ACV and (local) honey in together.

Here is some info on Oxymel: http://heml.mta.ca/wiki/index.php/Oxymel

Another way I found to take it was to add ACV to "organic" apple juice; you don't taste the ACV this way; it tastes only like apple juice."

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11/17/2011: Katy from Alexandria, Virginia replies: "I drink this concoction in the mornings before I head out. ACV with Mother and Local honey, and some water. I usually only do about a tbsp of each and do a "shot" of it. Do you make a large glass and sip? Thanks for the link also, I'm excited to read it."


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04/08/2014: Tammy from Los Angeles, Ca: "Here is my daily tonic. 2 tbls of ACV, 4 teaspoons of raw honey preferably from your local beekeeper and 1 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon. I heat up a little water in a coffee cup and put the cinnamon in it and let it steep for 20 minutes. I then pour the cinnamon into my drinking container and add the ACV and honey, stir and fill up the bottle with purified water and drink it 30 minutes before each meal. Amazing health benefits in honey and cinnamon and you won't even taste the ACV..."


12/30/2012: Angie from Brunson, SC, US: "I've just started using ACV and I love love love it. I've noticed that a lot of people say it is nasty. I read and therefore have been mixing the following and it taste great!

  • 8 oz. of distilled water
  • 2 tsp. of ACV
  • 4 to 5 drops of liquid Stevia

I've only been doing it for a couple of days and the only thing I've noticed is that I actually crave the drink now. I have suffered with sinus problems my ENTIRE life!!!! I am praying that this brings relief. I have taken so so many antibotics only for it to come right back as soon as I am off them. I'm so excited to see all the comments and benefits of this WONDERFUL juice!"


12/30/2012: Angie from Brunson, Sc, Us: "I've just started using ACV and I love love love it. I've noticed that a lot of people say it is nasty. I read and therefore have been mixing the following and it taste great!

8 oz. Of distilled water
2 tsp. of ACV
4 to 5 drops of liquid Stevia

I've only been doing it for a couple of days and the only thing I've noticed is that I actually crave the drink now. I have suffered with sinus problems my ENTIRE life!!!! I am praying that this brings relief. I have taken so so many antibotics only for it to come right back as soon as I am off them. I'm so excited to see all the comments and benefits of this WONDERFUL juice!"


10/19/2012: Amy from Hazelwood, Mo: "I make a drink with ACV, Blackstrap molassas, and organic honey. I think it gives me energy. The first night I drank it I woke up at 4 am feeling refreshed and like I had slept a full 8 hrs! Now I drink it in the morning to help me through the day. I really feel it helps my mood and gives me more energy."


[YEA]  07/24/2012: Violetto from Atlanta, Ga, United States: "ACV doesn't really do anything to me but when I was on a quest to find cures for so many things in my life, I avoided ACV because it is NOT nice. I have a track record of being the bravest, so I hope you know how much I hate it so trust me, this recipe is so nice I crave it so much I had to limit myself to 2 a day, otherwise apple juice is expensive at this rate.

2 tablespoons of ACV and I either put enough baking soda for it to stop fizzing or 1/4 teaspoon of it. Add apple juice. I usually only do 3/4 the cup. That's it. See, I took time off my tight schedule to tell everyone this because it seems like people like me aren't drinking it and everyone's saying that it works for so many things, just not for me.

Happy ACVing"


[YEA]  07/02/2012: Mia from Lyons, Ny: "I have wanted to make ACV a regular part of my life but I have never been able to get past the taste. It turns my stomach. Today, I read a post left by Had from White River Jct, Vermont who said that ACV and baking soda tasted like honey if you sweetened it with Stevia. I had all three so I went and tried it and IT DOES! I can do this! I am so excited.

1 cup water

1 packet or serving of stevia

1 TBSP ACV

I also added:

1/2 tsp. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Cinnamon

This changed the taste to a more exotic tea-like flavor but it's great both ways. I just wanted the extra health benefits of the Cinnamon and EVCO.

If you can't stand ACV, try this. It is amazingly delicious."


03/18/2012: Chef from Quebec, Canada: "Well, as for the taste I might have a sugestion, why not use it as a delightfull salad dressing using olive oil, ACV, you can also add to that some garlic, "wich has as much awesome propriety *see for exemple http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/300.html*" honey and leek. All together with salad and vegies, you get a good side dish wich is also an awesome health cocktail!"


[YEA]  07/26/2011: Jess from Easton, Ct : "I use ACV to make salad dressing - juice of one lemon, 1/4 cup ACV, 1/4 cup H2O, garlic, onion, sea salt, ground pepper - put in glass jar and shake vigorously, add to mixed greens - tastes fantastic!!"


[YEA]  07/12/2011: Dianew from Fresno, Ca, United States: "I drink apple cider vinegar in a glass (8 oz) of spicy hot V8 juice. I don't notice the vinegar taste very much that way and it's easy when I travel, as I can take a six-pack of small individual cans with me. During a severe sinus attack, I sometimes heat it in the microwave, adding several chopped raw garlic cloves to the drink. With chronic sinus inflammation, I'd try just about anything so I could breathe. I also have sleep apnea, so I can't go to bed until I can breathe through the CPAP mask."


[YEA]  07/03/2011: 82west from The Villages, Florida: "Keep it simple, could not stand the smell, ect. I found by just mixing it with Lemon seltzer water was the easy and tasty way for me. I get 8 OZ of water, and for right now, a little over a teaspoon of ACV. The big bottles are priced right."

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[YEA]  07/04/2011: Stephane from Montreal, Quebec replies: "I've tried all kinds of concoctions for help drinking ACV, and ended up getting frustrated and doing the following:

1. Shot glass. Fill it with 1 tbs. Of ACV, and 1 tbs. of water.

2. Most people don't know how to drink shots. Here's the trick: A) Take deep breath, hold it. B) Pour shot down your throat and swallow. C) Once swallowed, exhale. (You can drink anything with this method, including even "horrible ACV.")

3. Once you've swallowed the ACV shot, you need a chaser. I use Coke Zero. Chug a sip of soda down, and it'll "chase" away the residuals of ACV that are still going down your throat and pipe.

4. Follow this up with some Hydrogen Peroxide. Gargle, spit it out, and rinse your mouth out with water. (This is because you don't want the ACV to damage your tooth enamel.)

5. Drink some more Coke Zero.

The first time I did this, it was tough. The second time, it was easier. And the third time, I actually learned to enjoy it. Once you get used to it, the "burn" from ACV becomes actually pleasurable. At first the "burn" produces fear, which creates an aversion. But once the fear is gone, the aversion also leaves, and you discover that this is actually an enjoyable procedure.

I wouldn't do this on an empty stomach. Instead, I eat half a meal, then I slam some ACV Coke Zero "chaser" down my throat, then I continue to eat my lunch or dinner."

07/04/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Stephane, I don't like your suggestion of drinking coke zero. It (and most diet drinks) contain aspartame which is very very very dangerous for your health. Please research.

I have 1 tblespn of ACV and mix it with spearmint flavoured chlorophyl and drink that as a shot with vitamin C powder. I also put in spirilina and chlorella."

07/04/2011: Stephane from Montreal, Quebec replies: "It's true that aspartame can be unhealthy, but only up until a certain level-of-consciousness is reached. There's a level of energy where a person realizes, "I'm only subject to what I hold in mind." The power of belief systems and the placebo effect actually play a huge role, the profound significance of which mankind still hasn't realized.

All healing is physical, mental, and spiritual, and as one owns their spirit and becomes progressively less identified with the ego, one eventually realizes, "In truth, I am an infinite being and I'm not subject to [aspartame side-effects or whatever it is] -- I now cancel this belief." Admittedly, it takes a lot of intensely dedicated spiritual work to reach a level where this becomes acceptable as well as Knowable.

In other words, it's not coca-cola that kills people, it's their belief systems. The primary belief to be relinquished is the thought that one is just an animal body with an animal brain. (Please research.)"

07/04/2011: Joanofarc from Morton, Illinois replies: "This is not a forum to spout new age beliefs."
07/04/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi Stephane -

When I started reading your post, I immediately wanted to disagree with you....

But then reading and thinking further, I realized that the last time I had a HUGE reaction to something (MSG in a chicken ramen noodle type soup) - I read on the internet that B vitamins might help. I took a B-100 capsule, and within 30 mins I felt SO much better.

Now I am thinking - it may have been more of a mind over matter thing that made me feel better.

Now mind you.... the reaction I had to the MSG was very real, because I wasn't even aware that I had ingested it until the symptoms occured(tingling legs and massive headache) - which is when I went to the garbage and pulled out the ingredients from what I had last eaten and discovered the MSG...

But the B-100 vitamin more than likely had not had time to flood my system in a 30 time frame. Very interesting. The mind is an amazing thing!

Carly :-)"

07/05/2011: Stephane from Montreal, Quebec replies: "Speaking about psychological and spiritual matters -- two of the main three modalities of healing acknowledged by saints and scientists alike -- hardly constitutes, what was it? "Spouting new age" BS.

"New age" is one thing, and healing is another. As much as some would like to think that ACV and coconut oil are the end of the road, it's actually merely the beginning of the road, especially when it comes to more serious conditions such as cancer or alcoholism, both of which are really only curable by removing false beliefs and surrendering to a "Higher Power", as per the 12-step groups by which millions of Americans -- including Presidents -- have recovered from hopeless addictions and diseases.

I'm talking about the placebo effect, belief systems, and the spirit of man... I'm hardly a weird, proselytizing "woo woo." :)"

07/05/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Stephane, I beg to disagree! If we only need to believe that something is not bad for us for it not to affect us we would be far better off than we are! If something profundly affects your cells it is not your belief that it won't that will change things! I will go on staying away from aspartame and other substances and advise other people to do the same, you drink the Coca cola!"
07/05/2011: Stephane from Montreal, Quebec replies: "You don't realize it, but you just got done denouncing the validity of the placebo effect, as well as the mind-body connection, and you also completely ignored what was said about the hard spiritual fact that higher levels-of-consciousness must first be reached before one would have sufficient power for "mind over matter" to be effective. You therefore are denouncing the validity of 12-step groups, even God -- you're innocently denouncing these things, of course. :)

Opinions are dangerous to their owners because they stem from not knowing or understanding truth itself, which is the actual source of all illness and disease -- both physical as well as mental.

Truth makes the body go strong and makes the mind peaceful, whereas falsity/opinion/illusion make the body go weak and make the mind insane. No matter what people eat as remedies, unless they also align themselves with spiritual truth, true healing is not possible.

ACV, coconut oil, and "aspartame avoidance" are a good start, but these remedies are FAR from being the ultimate cures for man's suffering. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to meditate with a cigarette and diet coke while walking to the store to buy a new gallon of organic apple cider vinegar with my woman who loves me and also heals me with her.... *GASP*... nonscientific love."

07/21/2011: Jordan from Saskatoon, Sk Canada replies: "Stephane, come on man really. Although I do believe with your line of thinking of the power of a person's mind, in this case of putting a known carcinogen, neurotoxin, a deadly poison, that was initially created as a rat poison in your body, it's going to wear down your body no matter what your mind believes. Are you going to consume terpentine, or gasoline, or other poisons, because the power of your mind is going to neutralize their negative effect on your body? I doubt it, then why consume this one with that belief? Why not put in the absolute best foods you can find in your body, your body well react accordingly and treat you well."
09/15/2011: Rae from Harrisonburg, Virginia replies: "Stephane, if it's all about mind over matter, why do you need a chaser and a meal and some mouthwash just to drink your ACV? If you can conquer the ill effects of aspartame just by thinking about it, shouldn't you be able to shoot vinegar without a chaser?"
10/03/2011: Cause = Effect from San Diego, Ca, Us replies: "..... Or why use ACV in the first place. To search for a remedy to a problem only to negate the fundamental cause seems....... Well, very human like I suppose, when taking into account the species as a whole. We can be so silly sometimes with our 'logic' or more accurately, lack there of. But it's all conclusively relative anyways. Live and let live! On another note, thank you all for sharing your experiences on the ACV, I'm headed to the store now to test this for myself based on all the testimonies compiled. Love this age of information we we live in."
02/10/2012: M from Richmond Hill, Georgia replies: "I am new to your info but, I do want to share some 1st hand experience with ACV: CAUTION when drinking this and Prescriptions/otc, etc. It is acidic and can/will react with medication. I was not aware nor did I think about the acidity when can enhance meds; it made me violently ill and a super-charged migraine also. I called the pharmacy and they suggested taking Tums, or Maalox etc and lying down for awhile. Good luck & stay healthy. God Bless. M"
03/20/2012: Alysa from Auburn, Washington replies: "Stephane, I so rarely hear people that think like this in every day life. It's so refreshing. Please keep dispersing wisdom even if the backlash keeps biting. It won't forever.... Eventually we'll all remember our wisdom. You're awesome!"


[YEA]  07/02/2011: Roger from Cleveland, Tennessee : "I have found a very good way to drink the apple cider vinegar. No need to pinch your nostrils! I add it to my juiced carrots and it actually enhances the taste for me. I add a stalk of celery also."


04/05/2011: Ke1 from Renton, Wa, Usa: "I could not STAND the taste of the ACV. I saw a recipe to add it to raspberry tea, so I added it to my flavored hot herbal tea, with a little honey, and it is amazing! You will not taste the vinegar! I found it tasted best when it was very hot. So easy, I love tea anyways so I am so excited to find this recipe!"

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05/11/2011: Garret from Lombard, Il, United States replies: "ACV Chai

I have created an ACV Vanilla Chai beverage that is very palatable. I create it in 64 oz batches using a 1 tsp ACV to 8 oz of water ratio. I use organic/natural vanilla chai tea bags (3 or 4), add 8 tsp of honey, 1 tbsp of cinnamon and ~1 tbsp of cloves for taste. The beverage/concoction is delicious either hot or cold. I usually drink it tepid."

05/12/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Garret, that sounds like a really good recipe. I will try that, it includes a lot of things that I take anyhow, so I, ll be getting it all in the one drink. Cheers Lily."






 



 

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