Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Recipes and Dosage
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, Local Honey
- Baking Soda
- Bee Pollen
- Black Seed Oil (Aka Cumin)
- Changing Air Filters and Misting
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Suggestions
- Echinacea, Golden Seal
- Exercise Allergies
- General Feedback
- Ginger and Chamomile Tea
- Goat Colostrum
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation for Hay Fever
- Lip Balm
- Metal Replacement
- Multiple Remedies
- Neti Pot
- Oil Pulling
- Oregano Oil
- Prune Juice
- Psyllium Husk
- Raw Milk
- Raw Milk Kefir
- Red Wine
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedies Reader Feedback
- Test for Allergies
- The Painkiller Link
- Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Yerba Mate Tea
09/09/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa: "Hi Florence, You didn't say anything about your diet. In addition to what Tina says, I would suggest you not eat any dairy or white flour products. That should help tremendously. Both create a lot of mucous in the body and lead to inflammation. Sometimes..."
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Allergies
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon
- Filtered Water - 8 oz
- Local Honey - optional
Mix 1 tsp unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in 6-10 oz water. Drink this ACV tonic slowly. Start with one teaspoon and built up to as much as two tablespoons. You can add a touch of raw local honey as well for added effect. It may take a few weeks for you to see results as your body builds up an immunity.
[YEA] 12/08/2009: Marianne from Fayetteville, Arkansas: "My old dog has been plagued with some sort of skin problem for years.The constant biting, scratching, licking have nearly driven me out of my mind. I was doing everything the Vet said, plus gentle baths, brushing, washing her bed lenin in special soaps. Then on Sunday I tried Apple Cider Vinegar. I used about 1/2 cup to a large glass of water. I poured it on her hips, tail area, upper and lower back. I noticed that she calmed down almost immediately. I have done the same thing on Monday and today, Tuesday. The dog is calm, sleeping and "thanking" me. I know she is saying, "Thanks, you finally got something to kill those mites on me."
[NAY] 11/20/2009: Theo from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: "Apple Cider Vinegar for Hay Fever:
This didn't work for me. All of last year I took ACV every night in hopes that I would beat my hay fever in the summer. Unfortunately, when summer came this year, my hay fever was just as bad as ever."Replies
08/02/2010: Mary from Chicago, Il replies: "Did you try organic ACV? I find that the organic type that has not been filtered works really well. You can find it at a health food store, but often regular grocery stores will carry it as well."
[YEA] 08/18/2009: Bg from Sacramento, Ca: "I wasn't even looking for a sinus remedy. I tried ACV with honey because it was supposed to alleviate joint pain. I have had allergies most of my adult life and can never breathe through my nose. My allergies are to dust and everyday allergens, not seasonal. Without even expecting this effect, I immediately noticed I could breathe through nose after taking ACV. The first day it only lasted for about an hour. The second day I didn't keep track. After skipping the third day, today my sinuses have been clear for more than 6 hours. It also clears my head and makes me able to think more clearly, something I've noticed comes along with allergies. Anyway, I still have joint pain, but this is great for sinus problems and doesn't taste too bad."Replies
06/26/2011: Rimpee from Hamilton, Ont/Canada replies: "You said you have a joint pain after taking ACV. You should apply aloe vera gel on the joints and massage. It it is very help full for joints. Try this. Good luck."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/29/2009: Bobo from Manama, Bahrain: "Dear All, I was surfing the internet to find out if there are any natural remedies for nasal allergy. I have been suffering from this for almost 6 years and I feel terrible most of the days with blocked nose, sneezing, ear itches, head aches. I was very happy to find that ACV cures allergies and went to a store yesterday and bought ACV. I started from today morning by adding (1/8 cup of ACV to 16 ounce of water). Since I started drinking it, I feel that I sneeze more. I start immediattely after sipping the water+ACV mixture. Has anyone experienced the similar problem? Is it normal? Is it to with the type of ACV? Or is my mixture wrong?
Please help me with this as I am longing for a cure.
12/18/2010: Greener from London, Ontario, Canada replies: "That sounds like your body expelling the nasties. I doubt you will continue to sneeze like that for long. I would stick with ACV and see how you feel after a week. If the side effects seem extreme lessen your dose a bit."
[YEA] 04/27/2011: Cantcare from Baton Rouge, La replies: "Hello fellow allergy sufferers! I'm one of those rarely writing folks, but I had to say that the ACV worked for my allergies! I've been suffering ever since I got to Louisiana (a matter of 15 years! ) and this years was the worst, with the itchy ears, itchy nose that makes you want to claw your face off, and watering eyes. I was quite desparate up until Monday afternoon when I took my first two tablespoons of _____s ACV in some water. By Monday night, I had about 90% relief, and now (Wed morning), I can say I get the brief nose itch about twice a day, but nothing like before. I feel great and I'm going to spread the news!"
[YEA] 06/13/2009: Ep from Beaverton, OR: "Magic!! Thanks for spreading this info. I was desperately seeking a cure for my allergies.. after not being able to sleep through the night for the past few days due to pollen allergy. First, thinking all ACVs were all the same, I bought the regular kind (pasteurized & filtered). I felt better hours after taking the first shot. I slept through the night that night for the first time in a week.. I bought the unpasteurized one the next day.. I think both cure my allergy. I told everybody around me and so far, all of them cured from allergies, and these people no longer have to take allergy medication anymore. I love ACV!!!"
[YEA] 05/31/2009: Cameron from Riverside, CT: "I've been suffering from allergies for 12 years now. I finally went to a doctor this year to have the doctor take a look (I actually looked went to two docs). The tests they took showed I was allergic to almost every airborne allergen (95% of most airborne allergens, yikes!) I was seriously a running faucet and sneeze machine. I'd wake up sneezing, burn through toilet paper for wiping my nose. Basically, i was disgusting and I was completely bogged down for hay fever season. I started taking 3 shots of ACV a day. The first 10 days nothing and then all the sudden, on the 11th it was like a light switch. Everything stopped. I continued taking 3 shots a day for about a month and a half and am now down to 1 shot a day, which I am taking basically as a "just in case" shot. My allergies are completely eliminated. Not even a sniffle. I'm not sure how it works, but it 100% worked for me. Like a veil being lifted, a light turning on; it was a complete life change to be able to enjoy the seasons again :)"
[YEA] 05/31/2009: Jane from San Francisco, CA: "I had quite severe seasonal allergies with non-stop runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing. I started taking 1 tbsp of ACV with the mother in a glass of water, sometimes with 1/8 tsp of Baking Soda and sometimes without. The first 2 days, there was not much change, and the stuffiness in my nose seemed to be more than ever. But on the 3rd day, all the allergy symptoms completely went away and I've been allergy free ever since."
[YEA] 05/24/2009: AQEEL from SYDNEY, NSW: "HI GUYS , I DO HAVE DUST/WEATHER ALERGY WHEN EVER THE WEATHER IS CLOUDY AND RAINY DAY MY NOSE GET CLOSE AND I CAN NOT EVEN BREATH ... I WAS USING MANY NASAL SPRAY ONE DAY I READ THAT SIDE AND COME TO KNOW ABOUT APPLE CIDER Vinegar , I START DRINKING THIS WITH 2 SPONE OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND 3OZ WATER DAILY TWO TIME IN A DAY 1ST 3 OR 4 DAYS I WAS SAME BUT AFTRE 4TH DAY I FEEL BATTER, I AM NOT SURE WHAT IS THE REASON MAY BE THE WEATHER ALLOW ME OR MAY BE THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CURE ME.. BUT I BELIVE THIS IS DUE TO APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, I WILL CONFIRM THIS AGAIN AFTER AMONTH.. BUT I AM HAPPY NOW I DO NOT NEED TO HAVE STERIOD....."Replies
11/12/2011: Georgia from Tripoli, Libya replies: "Hello, I beleive in natural cures and I kindly please you to help me in the allergy issue of my son. 32 years old, since cleaning a swimming pool with greenish water, got lots of spots in his body similar to the ones from mosquito bites. In the begining he thought was insects in his bed and sprayed bed! Later went to doctor who advise him to use unidex injections and or zyrtec 10mg plus locatop 0, 1% cream. Is any possibility of helping him with ACV cure? please advise as I am worry about his health with all these medications. Additionaly sea water and perfumes worsen his situation. Thanks in advance."
[NAY] 03/06/2012: Marcia from Provo, Ut replies: "I regularly take apple cider vinegar. It doesn't do a thing for my seasonal allergies. I have to take anti-histamines."
05/11/2012: Hema from New York replies: "I am having lots of problems right now. I have rashes on my liver on and off. My breast is very, very dry and cracked. I am having back pain. My doctor told me I have allergic reaction but I did not change my diet or add anything new in my food. My doctor did all kinds of blood work, cat scan and all other test. Everything came normal. I am 41years old. Also I found it out I have ovarian cyst and fibroids. Please suggest me something. Your advice is very valuable to me."
05/11/2012: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "I would consider Essiac Tea. It will help you to detoxify your body and heal/rejuvenate on many levels. Here are some of the reported effects of the blend of eight herbs that make up essiac tea:
- Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver.
- Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.
- Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.
- Counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning--this has important implications for detoxification of the body.
- Strengthens and improves the functioning of muscles, organs and tissues.
- Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, and therefore less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries.
- Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.
- Essiac tea promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.
- Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals.
- Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both.
- Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.
- Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys.
- Essiac tea assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.
- Reduces heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.
- Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.
- Purifies the blood.
- Increases red cell production, and keeps them from rupturing.
- Increases the body's ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.
- Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated: in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and are also cleansed.
- Essiac tea converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gallbladder, kidneys, or urinary tract.
- Protects against toxins entering the brain.
- Protects the body against radiation and X-rays.
- Relieves pain.
- Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area.
- Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.
- Protects the cells against free radical damage.
- Increases the appetite for healthful foods.
- Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.
- Essiac tea increases energy along with an improved sense of well being.
That's a lot of information. What are essiac tea's primary actions? It appears that essiac tea's primary actions are to remove heavy metals, detoxify the body, restore energy levels, and rebuild the immune system, all act to restore the body to a level to where it is able to better defeat the illness using it's own resources.
In other words, essiac rebuilds the immune system and improves the illness-defeating ability of the body so that the body can rid itself of the illness.
I use http://www.bulk-essiac-tea.com/essiac.html . Price is the best on the net. My wife and I have noticed we feel more energetic and look healthier overall after only a week and a half.
09/08/2012: Florence from Bakersfield, Ca replies: "I have had allergies and sinus for 11 years. every morning when i wake up, i have running nose and my mouth is full of mucous. i have to cough it out. after eating something, i seem to be ok as my day goes on, but these couple of weeks my running nose has been very bad... all through out the days.... i feel miserable. antihistamine bothers me... causing me tired, fatigue, crabby... etc.... i do not like it. i have been drinking acv with water, do not feel the effect. any suggestions to offer?"
09/08/2012: Kathy from Henrico, Va replies: "I can only offer what I have done and noticed a difference. Run your pillows in a dryer for 20 minutes and make sure your head isn't under an air vent. I'm suspecting our ducts in the attic may have had some mold in them. We have a wood stove we use in the winter so the heat pump doesn't run as much.
Annanto makes my nose run like a sieve. It's used in butter, cheese and a variety of food.
Try taking some Vitamin C (500-1000mg. )before you go to bed."
09/08/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Hello Florence from Bakersfield, Ca., Begin eating high quality probiotics (atleast 50 million count daily). Try Renew life, excellent brand for allergies.
Also incorporate foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and lacto-fermented veggies in your diet. Consume little bits of these atleast 5-6 times daily.
When your gut bacteria balance is off you/we suffer from terrible allergies.
If you find BUBBIES brand sauerkraut and dill pickles in the refrigerated aisle of your grocery store, eat those daily, they are full of good bacteria.
Look at this link which teaches you how to make kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut and lacto-fermented veggies for cheap in your home.
Good luck, T"
09/09/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Florence... To get rid of the sinusitis have a look at this entirely natural product:
I have no interests in this product at all but I actually recommended this product to my son's girlfriend (soon to be married!! ) and it stopped her headaches and all but stopped her sinusitis. She started using this product in Spring as well, after suffering sinus headaches, blocked nasal passages and many sleepless nights. This product is entirely natural and all its ingredients, as you can see from the quoted research, attack fungus, bacteria and viruses. And there are no synthetic histamines in this product.
Feeling tired, fatigued and crabby indicates that you might have low thyroid. Supplementing iodine in the form of Kelp, SSKI or lugol's iodine will help these problems.
Unfortunately, all your are symptoms -- excess mouth mucous, allergies, sinusitis, thyroid problems etc -- seem to point to an overall fungal/bacterial problem. And if your tongue is white and furry instead of a healthy pink color then possibly candida might be an added problem for you. See the Natural Candida Cures section on EC for remedies if you think or confirm that you have this problem."
09/09/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Florence, You didn't say anything about your diet. In addition to what Tina says, I would suggest you not eat any dairy or white flour products. That should help tremendously. Both create a lot of mucous in the body and lead to inflammation. Sometimes raw dairy will help right the dairy issue but I'd stay dairy free for awhile and see if you notice a difference. Also, what Bill says is correct. I would say, you most likely need a complete overhaul of your diet. Hope this info helps, Lisa"
09/09/2012: Ana Maria from Waterbury Ct, Ct replies: "Allergies- Read about Probiotics this might help. If interested you can search on the internet the best brands."
[YEA] 05/21/2009: Augusto from Dallas, TX: "I was excited after reading that someone got rid of itchy nose and sore throat after taking 3 tbs of honey and 3 tbs of ACV. I have had these symptoms for over a month now. I just wouldn't take over the counter stuff and wouldn't react until it gets unbearable. So, it got to that point, surfing the net took me to this website, I tried the remedy and voila! No more itchy nose and the sore throat is almost completely gone; right after taking the remedy! Thanks for letting me in this awesome remedy, people!"Replies
[YEA] 12/25/2011: Nabil from Kissimmee, Fl replies: "I too suffer from really bad seasonal allergies every year. My nose will get congested, and runny. My eyes will get red and runny. My throat will get itchy. The pressure builds up in my head and feels like a pressure cooker! I will sneeze hundreds of times throughout the day. Every year I go to the doctor and I get allergy medicine, I found out that my body builds tolerance to whatever medicine I try...Yesterday my symptoms started full force, a friend of mine told me to visit this site, I read about ACV and happened to have some in my cabinet, desperate as I was, I mixed 1/8 of a cup in 16oz of water and drank it.. To my surprise and much needed relief my symptoms went away in less than an hour!
ACV gets a big YEAS!!"
01/19/2012: Saxena from Muscat, Oman replies: "I can bet distilled water is acidic. I feel the difference. I am working in gulf countries and I started getting gastric problem as all gulf countries' drinking water is distilled water. Whenever I go back to India it immediately cures. It proves distilled water is more acidic. Those whoever is saying distilled water is safe to drink they should go back to their lab and do some more research instead of giving wrong information to people. Thank you."
[YEA] 04/29/2009: Ladyw from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "I stumbled on to your website after another severe allergic reaction to shell fish. I accidently ingested food cooked together. I have been aware of my allergy, so I'm pretty careful. I get completely blistered month, lips, throat and I think throughout my system. If I have touched shellfish my fingers peel. In agony, I was searching the net for treatment or relief of my symptoms. And up came Earth Clinic and ACV remedies. I decided to try it immediately. I took 1 tbsp of ACV in 4 oz of warm water, drinking it down fast, then just rinsed my mouth with water and baking soda. I tell you, it was immediate relief! My mouth pain stopped and my blisters seemed to coat over. I had been taking a pain killer every 4 hours and it was not even touching the pain. I was so relieved I fell to sleep exhausted. I repeated the same dose 3 times a day and I am now 48 hours later. My blisters are completely gone! This is a miracle. Other episodes this has taken me 3 weeks to recover from. I am so excited! I have read and read peoples comments and suggestions, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am eager to see if it helps other ailments I am having. Ie: hives, asthma. Please anyone who suffers from allergies, give ACV an honest try. Be brave!"
[YEA] 04/26/2009: Liz from Scranton, PA: "In the last few years, I have developed severe allergies-- almost debilitating during the warm weather. My face swells, eyes shut and itch--even my scalp itches, but worst of all is blowing my nose raw and the exhaustion from continuous sneezing, headaches and constant sore throat. Did I say that I was almost constantly miserable? I had lost all semblance of my carefree outdoor life.
In desperation, I tried every natural remedy and over-the-counter medicine I could buy, even doubling the doses--nothing has worked except slightly, perhaps, for an hour or two.
I have found so much help on this site in the past, so I came here again yesterday when an allergy attack was so severe, I could not continue to teach. My seventh graders kept asking, "What's wrong, Ms.? What's wrong?"
Going over your allergy remedies again, I could not help but marvel at all the people who were getting such tremendous relief from apple cider vinegar. I had tried it before with little benefit, and I was just wishing, "If only it would work for me!"
Suddenly, it dawned on me! Maybe I'm not using enough vinegar! Maybe I'm not using it often enough? I started to use about two good splashes of raw apple cider vinegar to about three ounces of water (less than 1/2 cup). On the counter, ready and waiting, I had mixed 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and a little water (Thanks Ted). Quickly I slugged the vinegar and water (strong but bearable this way). Then immediately swished my mouth with the baking soda and water to protect my teeth. Swallowed a little of this for my stomach. I did this on the hour, about four times, and about 11:00 PM, I started to notice some relief.
I took the cider vinegar once during the night and again upon rising. Then I noticed right away that all my allergy symptoms had subsided considerably. I used the intensified method five or six times the next day and felt so well on the third day that I dropped the "treatment" back to 4 times. I feel human again! I feel wonderful! I can smell flowers and cut my grass without a handkerchief tied to my nose By the way, my nose is not red and swollen, my eyes are open and clear. The sore throat that I have had constantly for months and months is finally gone! THIS IS A MIRACLE WORTH PRAISING GOD ABOUT!
PLEASE! PLEASE! ANYONE WHO DID NOT FIND THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TREATMENT FOR ALLERGIES TO WORK, TRY IT AGAIN AT MUCH HIGHER DOSAGES AND FREQUENCY.
It may be all you need to do to tweak this remedy and get your life back. I still can't believe how good I feel. Thank you Earth Clinic! So glad you're here for all of us!
08/26/2011: Red from Harrison, Arkansas replies: "I have had ragweed and other air-borne allergies over 25 yrs. Shots and meds didn't help much just other bad side effect. Trying to help others and get the word out about www.breathepurenap.com foam nasal filters that will stop nearly "all" pollen from getting in your sinuses and making you sick. Just wear them 24/7 during pollen season and no more attacks."
[QUESTION] 04/20/2009: Kimberly Tranor from Bishop, Ca: "Found your site about 7 months ago when looking for alternative allergy treatments so I could get off of those horrible prescription medications I'd been on for years. I Tried the ACV, and I was med free after 1 week! This is like a miracle to me - it's changed my life! And have not been sick with a cold or flu since then either......
My question is this: Typically I drink 2 tbsp. with 16 oz of water 2 - 3 times/ day. Now that spring is here, I am noticing that I am sneezy again with itchy eyes, etc. it seems to help if I add an extra dose of ACV - or drink a little when needed to stop an acute attack. Is this unwise to be drinking so much? Will it have any long term bad effects? I simply refuse to go back on any allergy medication this year.
12/12/2010: Vanessa from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Major, major pollen/seasonal allergies that have really affected my life, never had this before, now the last 4 years really, really stay at home bad for 2 days when it attacks me."
[YEA] 04/16/2009: Lisa from Atlanta, GA: "Apple cider vinegar cleared my allergies and congestion!! I followed the 2tsp in 16oz of water recipe twice a day. I don't measure exactly, though, so I may be a bit over 2 tsp actually. After returning to Mississippi for a visit in mid-March, my allergies (already pretty bad) got so bad that I lost my voice and could barely breathe. I am also asthmatic, and I was coughing so hard that my chest hurt. When I got home, I tried the ACV formula and within 3 days I was no longer coughing, and I was fully clear! I have not been congested since!! I tell everyone around me how well the remedy worked for me because now all my friends and family are suffering and I am not. :)"
[YEA] 03/12/2009: Michael from Albuquerque, NM: "WOW!!! My allergies have been worse than ever this year. I have been to the doctor twice and twice given antibiotics. They helped for a few days but as soon as I completed taking them, a few days would pass and I would feel bad again. Almost like I had the flu. My dad has sworn by ACV for years in helping with his weight loss. "Son, a glass at night and one in the morning" he says. KOOKOO!!! Was my thoughts. Well, I am at the end of my rope. I am a business owner and can not afford to be out of the office. I just mixed up a batch of blackberry tea (helps with the taste), 3 Tablespoons of ACV (always a beliver of more is better), and a 1 Tablespoon of honey. Well, as soon as I took my first sip, I had to blow my nose. I have now finished my first glass and feel like getting out of bed and going to work. Thanks for the website and now I will call my dad and apologize!!!"