Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar and pH Balance
- Apple Cider Vinegar Books
- Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages and Recipes
- Apple Cider Vinegar History (Part 2)
- Bitter Taste and Sometimes Exceedingly Acidic
- How to Make ACV at Home
- Usda Breakdown of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Vitamin and Mineral Content of ACV
- Warnings and Caveats
- Acid Reflux
- ACV and Baking Soda
- ACV and Medication Interactions
- ACV and Potassium
- ACV and Pregnancy
- ACV and Probiotics
- ACV and Tap Water
- ACV Chasers
- ACV Gargle
- ACV Rash
- ACV Vs. Other Types of Vinegar
- Additional Comments
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Children
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Probiotics
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Refrigeration
- Apple Cider Vinegar as Panacea
- Apple Cider Vinegar Contraindications
- Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets
- Apple Cider Vinegar Tips
- Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Baking Soda Note -- Very Important!
- Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Brands of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Breast Reduction
- Buying Apple Cider Vinegar
- Canker Sores
- Children and Infants
- Circulation Issues
- Clean Burn Marks Off Pots and Pans
- Colds and Flu
- Cough, Chronic
- Cuticle Pain
- Dental Enamel Issues
- Drink ACV Without Ruining Your Dental Enamel
- Ear Infections
- European Conversions
- Flus and Colds
- Food Poisoning
- Foot Odor
- Foot Pain
- Foul Smelling Stools
- Fountain of Youth
- Gall Bladder Issues
- General Feedback
- General Health Tonic
- Hair and Scalp (Dandruff, Sd)
- Hair Conditioner
- Hair Growth
- Halitosis/Bad Breath
- Headache and Migraine Cures
- Heart Pain
- Hiatel Hernia
- High Cholesterol
- How to Make ACV at Home
- How to Travel With Your Remedies
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Inhaling Method
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Iodine Depletion
- Joint Pain
- Laundry Tips
- Liquid Vs. Pills
- Local Apple Cider Vinegar
- Long Term Side Effects
- Making Apple Cider Vinegar
- Maximum Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages
- Menstruation, Slow a Strong Period
- Multiple Cures Reported
- Nail Fungus
- Nausea, Seasickness, and Hangovers
- Nummular Eczema
- Oily Skin
- Pimples (Impending)
- Refrigeration of ACV
- Sinus Infections and Sinusitis
- Skin Rash
- Skin, Pale
- Sore Throat
- Storing Apple Cider Vinegar
- Ted's Remedies
- Triglyceride Levels
- Varicose Veins
- Website Articles
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy
- Yeast Infections
[YEA] 11/01/2012: Justcallmecole from Elkhart, In: "I started drinking ACV while at the tail end of a cold. I had gone through a box of heavy duty decongestant/expectorant and halfway through a second box and I wasn't really improving past a certain point. I was frustrated and searching the web for..."
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|Multiple Cures Reported||116 YEAS|
|Acid Reflux||24 YEAS|
|Sinus Infections and Sinusitis||17 YEAS|
|Drink ACV Without Ruining Your Dental Enamel||11 YEAS|
|General Feedback||7 YEAS|
|Flus and Colds||5 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar and pH Balance||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 01/11/2009: Ebony-Rose from Wellington, New Zealand: "I've suffered from acne for 6 years now, when it developed in my teen years. I've tried everything, from prescription antibiotics, to salicyclic acid/differn gel, to change in diet, the pill, and drinking litres of water...but to no avail!
Came across articles of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) recently and decided to give it a try. After taking 2tsp of vinegar mixed in warm water 3x daily, and apply topically each night with cotton swab, I found within several days my skin was clearing. My skin did flare up again after a week, but I found having sensitive skin meant the vinegar was very drying. So I applied the ACV to my face every few days while moisturising with "Bio Oil" in between, and continued drinking ACV 3 times a day. After about 1 1/2 months my skin is so clear, with only a few spots every now and then. I have a healthy glow, smooth lightened skin, bright eyes, hair is in fantastic condition, and I have more energy than I ever had! A complete miracle!"
[YEA] 09/18/2010: Melmax from Nyc, Ny replies: "LOVE! ACV. Have been taking it now twice a day for about a month. Unlike others, I have no problem with the taste. Actually like it, and don't add any sweetener. I've had acne all my life. Was told it was hormonal. Since taking apple cider vinegar (ACV), my skin has been clear and healthy looking. Also have lost some weight. And feel an overall sense of general wellness. Am keeping an eye on my varicose veins to see if it has any affect on those. Will keep you posted. But, either way, you can be sure I will keep up with the ACV."
[YEA] 01/14/2012: Pigsooie from Mountain Home, Arkansas replies: "My 14 year old son has had severe breakouts on his face, back and chest. Last night I mixed up equal parts of ACV/water and we dabbed it on like a toner. This morning I was AMAZED at the difference. He has done this again this morning, and shockingly the acne and pimples are almost gone! Highly recommed this! It works! :0)"
07/17/2012: Natasha from New York City, Ny, Usa replies: "I suffer from nodular acne typically I get one or two around my periods I kept them at bay by applying JOJOBA oil to my face. It works for me. This time around I got a cluster of acnes on my cheeks and it got me worried Jojoba was not enough. I started drinking the ACV concoction after reading so much about it on this website. I do see some difference in the appearance of my acne, they are smaller, has less pus and go down faster.. But ever since I started ACV (a week ago now) I am observing that I get one new acne each day on my face. I did read that ACV may aggravate the problem before curing it.. I am just writing to gain some moral support to continue on ACV. Can someone share their similar experiences and how long it lasted. Please help."
07/26/2012: Rachel from Hartford, Connecticut, Usa replies: "Try applying it topically for faster results. Here's my skin regimen: wash/exfoliate with a paste of baking soda and castille soap (castille soap won't dry your skin), tone with 50/50 mixture of water and ACV (I use B---- brand with the mother), then moisturize with organic virgin coconut oil. I've found all of these products at either the grocery store or a vitamin/health shop.
Since using the above procedure, my breakouts are down to near zero (I do get one or two here and there when I get stressed, but this is the exception rather than the norm). My skin just glows now -- I just wish this site had been around when I was in high school!"
09/26/2012: Ninasim from Northampton, Ma replies: "I'm so happy to have found this site, so much great info. I have been diagnosed several times with Candida. My body seems to be falling apart... Skin problems, allergies, lethargy and severe gastrointestinal problems for years. I started taking ACV twice a day with 5 drops of Grapefruit seed extract. It has been a week and I have so much more energy! Unfortunately, my cystic acne has broken out horribly... Worse than it's ever been. Is it possible that this means that my system is clearing out the bad stuff? Or am I making a mistake in using this as a solution?"
[YEA] 08/16/2007: Kathleen from Nairobi, Kenya: "I've had acne for the last 14years, am 29, got worse after age 18. Had tried all, including chinese and african herbal treatments, nothing worked. Stumbled on your site and started the apple cider vinegar (ACV) remedy and only 3months and my skin is almost perfect, by the way it was all over my face,chest, back and upper arms. Will never stop using it. Recently was having black tea and put ACV one teaspoon and it tasted nice like lemon tea, want to continue taking ACV in my tea, is it ok, does the heat or tea leaves interfere with the effectiveness of the remedy. Also which vinegar works better for the hair rinse white or ACV? Have dandruff. Thanks."Replies
11/10/2010: Joslyne from Nairobi, Kenya replies: "Hi , Happy to hear that ACV worked for you , kindly let me know where in kenya you bought the organic ACV"
EC: See this page: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/apple_cider_vinegar_buy2.html#NAIROBI
03/22/2012: Blondie from Fort Worth, Texas replies: "This sounds more like pityrosproum foliculitis caused by M. Furfur yeast. This yeast causes an acne like infection on the back, chest, upper arms, neck, and even the face. Can have the cystic-like painful deep bumps. A good way to tell if this is what you have is by taking oral antibiotics, such as minocycline, and the acne will get worse within a day or so instead of clearing. It can also be itchy, esp. hot weather. This yeast overgrowth is very often missdiagnosed as acne. This yeast also causes dandruff, flaky/scaly serrobreaic dermatitis (not sure I spelled it right), tinea vesicolor, and even skin infection in dogs. A good site to read more about this yeast is Dermnet NZ."
[YEA] Angelina O : "[she'has found that applying apple cider vinegar (ACV) topically to her face several times a day (4 or more times) has cured her of a "very bad complexion". She reports that she applies it straight and that while it burns her skin a bit, works like a miracle!]"
[YEA] Cheryl : "My daughter developed a case of moderate acne, and after trying a number of different things for over a year which helped very little or not at all, she started drinking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar three times a day and applying it topically once at night. She has been acne free for two months. It took about three weeks to clear up."Replies
10/12/2010: Veena from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "I wonder what age a kid can start taking apple cider. My daughter is only 9 years old. Thankyou"
[YEA] Andrew from Sydney NSW: "Apple Cider Vinegar has Cleared my Acne up very well, I drink it and also apply it to my face twice a day. Works a treat!"
EC: Click here to read many more remedies to cure acne!
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/05/2011: Rasha from Pune, Maharashtra, India replies: "Has anyone noticed darkening of skin colour after using ACV (undiluted) directly on skin ? I am asking this, because I have used ACV during the day on several occasions and 1-2 hrs later my skin appears darker I get a lot of sun in through my window, but my skin appears darker after using ACV. Does ACV make the skin photo-sensitive?"
09/06/2011: Dianna from Austin, Usa replies: "in my experience ACV can make the skin more sensitive to sun. you can try using it diluted and washing it off before going outside. it takes to top layer of your skin off (the protective layer) and can also lead to sun burn if used daily in my experience. lemon and lime juice also do this. I always rinse it off with water before going out in the sun."
09/29/2012: Pjassal from Lake Forest Park, Wa replies: "try using 100% pure castor oil AFTER the ACV. Rub it in like a lotion on your face. Castor oil is a natural sunscreen and moisturizer."
ACV and Baking Soda
[YEA] 03/20/2008: Mary from VA Beach, VA: "I just wanted to let readers know, that if you have trouble taking the BSM due to taste and consistency, it is really delicious in coffee. I always put a pinch of baking soda in my coffee to reduce the acid. I am a person who can eat just about anything, but I also know that if I don't care for the taste of something, I will not make a lifelong habit of taking it. I also found that you can't disguise the taste of ACV. Straight with a pinch of baking soda, and take it down in a couple of swallows, much easier than dragging it out."
08/05/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "The amount of ACV needed to react with baking soda to get to pH level of near 6.5-7.0 depends on the brand of ACV. For my own brand of ACV, it is approximately 50 ml-70 ml per one tablespoon of baking soda. So always start on the low side first!
If you are not used to it, try only 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda - the safest possible mixture assuming 2 tablespoons of ACV in a 250 mg water. Then increase slowly as needed.
If you have a pH meter handy, it would be more easier go that way and just add enough until it reaches near pH of 7. It is very much dependent on what brand your ACV is generally. Please note that these are approximate figures.
One more important note!
Warning: if you mix with ACV it will create a lot of bubbles that goes very high! You need to mix inside a large empty pitcher! Also add the ACV very slowly! For me, I don't use ACV here in Bangkok that often because of the price. I just use simple vinegar, so I usually will not have the bubbling issues!"
ACV and Medication Interactions
12/31/2009: Sharon from Europe, EU: "Hi
Is ACV safe to take while on Warfarin?
11/06/2010: Joan from Kettering, Ohio Usa replies: "Is it alright to take Apple Cider Vinegar if you take warfarin?"
ACV and Potassium
[QUESTION] 07/17/2010: Lyn from Chicopee, Massachusetts: "I have been reading up on acv and finally went out and purchased some. I have two questions though-
1. I have read on some sites that it lowers potassium and on others it raises it. I have low potassium so I am wondering what the scoop on that is.
2. Can it be mixed with things like fruit flavored bottled water? Or will it react with the ingredients in that?
ACV and Pregnancy
01/13/2011: Denise from Cork, Ireland: "Hello,
I am just wondering if taking ACV during pregnancy is advisable? I am 6 weeks pregnant and would love to continue taking it to help with acid reflux, constipation and skin changes but am not sure if it will affect the folic acid I now take and/or if it will affect the baby.
Any experiences or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks."Replies
01/16/2011: Elyn from Okc, Oklahoma, Usa replies: "On page 22 of Dr. D. C. Jarvis' book Folk Medicine, it states: "And, returning to foods contributing to the pre-birth growth of the infant, two teaspoonfuls of honey, if taken at each meal either as a food sweetener or direct from the spoon, enable the developing infant to build a good nervous system.... If there is a tendency to neglect the fruits, berries and plant leaves that are a prime source of acids, the deficiency can be made up by a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water, taken immediately on rising in the morning. Usually this mixture will incidentally prevent or clear up any morning sickness. During the day a glass of either cranberry, apple or grape juice should be taken."
Just grabbed this book from the library the other day. Wish I'd had this information 30 years ago when I was busy having babies!"
[YEA] 10/10/2011: Jen from South Jordan, Utah replies: "Glad I have it now. Thanks. I have been looking for a painkiller/anti-inflammatory that is safe for pregnancy. I am so glad I found ACV."
ACV and Probiotics
[QUESTION] 06/16/2010: Joyful from Memphis, Tn: "I currently take 2-3 tsp of ACV (with the mother, of course!) daily. In the morning, I pour between 2 and 3 teaspoons into a measuring shot glass then place that in the refrigerator. Whenever I fill up my glass with (steam-distilled) water I add a smidgen of the ACV at a time so by the end of the day the ACV in the shot glass is depleted. I've been doing this for about 2 months with good results (will post those later).
Last week I added a very good priobiotic to my daily regimen. Will consuming ACV interfere with the probiotic? I'm also considering taking the cayenne capsules (which includes ginger, garlic, onion and hawthorn berry), but I am also concerned this would interfere with the probiotics.
06/16/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Joyful, There is no contraindication of what you are doing. As a matter of fact, apple cider vinegar is a prebiotic which feeds probiotics! So they work hand in hand. There should be no problem with the other 5 ingredients listed either. Hope this helps. Glad you're doing well! Lisa"
ACV and Tap Water
[WARNING!] 02/27/2010: Hawk120 from New Canaan, Ct: "My grandfather has long touted ACV for a variety of remedies-we all used to laugh but now he's 87 so I'm starting to believe him! I have one concern though with the ACV general tonic that people may not realize. I have city water (chlorinated and fluoridated) in my home, and when I added the tap water to the 2 tsp ACV I noticed a lot of very fine bubbling and a very light smoke.
I'm not a chemist, but remember how they say not to mix chlorine bleach and acid (including vinegar) because it will produce toxic chlorine gas? Is this happening with my tap water on a smaller scale!?"
EC: Yikes! That doesn't happen here in Atlanta suburbs! I have relatives in your area and will have to ask them to test this too.
04/26/2012: Daphne from Albany, Ga replies: "Just let the tap water sit out for about an hour on the counter before mixing. We have to do this with our fish tanks."
[QUESTION] 04/21/2010: Colette from Toronto, Ontario Canada: "I love vinegar. I bought ACV after reading this site and I drink it straight. I could drink it all day long. After reading so much about how people really don't like the taste of it I wonder why I do? Should I be carefull about how much I drink? Does my love of vinegar point to a some biological warning sign?"Replies
04/22/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I believe that we often crave things that our body needs. When my oldest daughter was small she kept eating lemons, a while ago I was craving sourkrout the whole time, a friend of mine recently had a huge crave for avocados and avocado oil. We also keep away from stuff our body doesn't need or want and that is one of the reasons one should be careful when one finds a child should eat some food they really don't want to. I have no problem drinking diluted ACV at all but I wouldn't drink it undiluted because I am afraid it would damage my teeth. I always flush my teeth with water afterwards. If I were you I wouldn't drink too much, like anything too much of a good thing can be bad for you. With the sourkrout I know where to stop because I get diarrhea if I eat too much. Your body gives you a lot of signs.... Another thing which doesn't bother me is drinking diluted cayenne pepper, most people hate it. I suppose that we are all different........"
01/17/2013: Jada from Florida, Usa replies: "I am interested to know more of the Cayenne pepper you take, I currently take the capsules, are you using a liquid form?"
01/09/2010: Terry from Clarksville, Arkansas, United States: "Can anyone tell if there is any disadvantage to just taking two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar orally and just quickly getting it over with? I am one of those people who just likes to get it over with quickly when it comes to unsavory tasting drinks or food."Replies
[WARNING!] 12/13/2010: Thomas_m from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "ACV should not be taken straight. Dilute in a glass of water. ACV cuts the protective mouth mucus and will burn your esophagus and back of throat. (People who drink 40% alcohol straight get infections and cancer much more frequently than beer drinkers)"
[QUESTION] 05/22/2009: Sandy from Mpls, Mn: "is it OK to take a shot glass of straight apple cider vinegar? I just bought some after hearing about how good it is for you so i just took it straight and then drank lots of water. when reading thru your web site it says tto add to 16 ox of water and drink thought out the day. is drinking it stright first thing in the morning ok or is it better sipping thought out the day or both? thank you"