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
09/23/2012: Peter from Perth, Western Australia: "Found some ACV today at the supermarket. It is the kind with "mother" in it. Not knowing how much to take I did what the bottle said and threw a couple of tea spoons in a cup with warm water (about 1/3 full) and drank..."
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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|
Apple Cider Vinegar Tips
04/12/2008: Alise H. from Chicago, IL: "UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many natural benefits. Taking a shot of UNDISTILLED apple cider vinegar (ACV) has cured my sore throat on several occasions. Please be sure that it is the undistilled version and not distilled. This version has the particles at the bottom. The other type, which may look better, has no true nutritional value. ACV, if raised to a certain temperature can also lose some of its healing powers, better to take it at refrigerated or room temperature. In addition, ACV can be damaging to the teeth so be sure to brush them after rinsing with ACV."Replies
06/23/2008: Sylvia from Toronto, Canada replies: "I would suggest rinsing the mouth with water and not brushing for 2 hours so the tooth enamel can harden again."
Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother
01/17/2012: Mamaleah from San Rafael, Ca: "What kind of Apple Cider Vineger is everyone using? I have a bottle that says Organic pasteurized Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar but I heard it's supposed to be raw for the affects? Does anyone know if that is true? Thank you.:)"Replies
02/12/2012: Zai from Houston, Tx replies: "Best kind of organic Apple Cider Vinegar is B______(there is a book available for it with the zillion of reasons why you should drink acv) and So____. Don't bother with Heinz - you want the organic acv. You want it slightly cloudy and with some residue at the bottom. I am currently looking for research regarding Apple Cider Vinegar and cancer. I would presume that taking Apple Cider Vinegar would be a good choice because it would neutralize the effects of sugar on the body."
09/16/2011: Min from Toronto, On: "I read benefits of drinking ACV and I bought no name brand apple cider vinegar (5% acetic acid- I think it's filtered. It's clear) from Loblaws. Is it alright to drink it? :'(
I keep buying the wrong vinegar... I bought pure vinegar (which I didn't drink) then this ACV...."
06/19/2010: Margaret from Chicago, Il, Usa: "What is meant by Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother? I've seen if written several times...thank you"
EC: Hi Margaret,
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.
04/12/2010: Karen from Sydney, Nsw, Australia: "Could someone explain to me what mother is?...thanks in advance..i just started drinking ACV recently, the supermarket brand and it has suppressed my apetite (2 teaspoons to a glass of water)..i have used it neat on atheletes foot (gone in a matter of hours) and used it neat, on a piece of cotten wool, for an under arm rash (also gone in hours)..i love this site..what a Godsend..thanks to everyones input and advice, especially Ted from Thailand...God Bless you all..Sydney... Australia"
EC: Hi Karen,
Your question about "the mother" has been asked on the site several times over the years. Here's one answer from Ted that we just found via our search box: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar_questions.html#Question_1722
06/21/2010: Ole from Silkeborg, Denmark replies: "Is it possible to use organic unfiltered acv without the mother? Has anyone had success with that?"
[YEA] Lynda from Grants Pass: "I have arthritis of the spine and a friend of mine gave me a recipe with apple juice, grape juice and ACV. I have been taking a 1/2 cup daily for about a month and I know that it is helping me tremendously. I can get out of bed in the mornings without having to stand still for a few seconds. It has also helped me curb my appetite."Replies
09/26/2008: Gloria from Whiting, New Jersey replies: "What is the recipe for this, how much apple juice & how much grape juice and apple cider vinegar do you mix together?"
02/09/2009: Robin from Wbluff, Tn replies: "If you get the amount of the ingredients could you pass it along to me please?"
03/29/2009: Gene from Ukiah, OR replies: "i was wondering the amounts of ACV and apple juice and grape grape juice to mix togeather?? i fell about 6 mo. ago didnt break anything. they tested my bones. they are good but you could see arthritis on the lower spine and it still hurts bad. i have to walk with crutches. i want to try something besides pain pills... thanks Gene"
07/29/2009: Joe from Adrian, MI replies: "Could anyone tell me the recipe for the apple juice/grape juice/ACV drink. Just got turned on to all off this & am eager to try different recipes. Thanks Joe"
09/27/2011: Wheller from Hartford, Ct replies: "Did anyone ever receive the recipe? I would really like to try this. I too suffer every morning getting out of bed. Its my lower spine. Its horrible."
12/29/2011: Dolly from Vienna, Mo, Usa replies: "Take an empty milk jug and put in one pint of ACV and then fill the rest of the gallon jug with equal parts grape juice and apple juice."
02/12/2012: Zai from Montgomery, Tx replies: "I used to fall all the time. I have found that it simply means that your body wants you to slow down and don't rush through life. For falls, I have found that Arnica Montana (a homopathic remedy) really works. You put 5 tiny tablets under your tongue. But on condition that you take it at the time or close to the time of the fall. My 85 year old mum, sisters, friends and I carry it every where we go. It has been a life saver on many an occasion - and normally I take it that one time or if there is an ailment that requires a little more help, I take it for 3 days 3x a day. It can be quite costly $7.99 a tube but worth every bit of it. The Arnica 200 is about $9.99 and it is for more severe mishaps. It helps your body as it goes through any trauma (it help speed my recovery when I was in a car wreck). Also helps my family sleep on sleepless nights. It is a wonderful thing. I drink noni juice for pain - it really works if you keep up with it and will help your arthritic problems. I also take ____, a natural antiinflammatory - you can purchase it at Whole Food Stores or any health food store. It has rosemary, turmeric, ginger, Holy basil, green tea, Hu Zhuang, Chinese Goldthread, Barberry, oregano and Baikal Skullcap in it. I take it 2x a day in between meals to help the body get rid of the inflammation. The pain is there because your body wants you to attend to the problem and it is reminding you to take extra precautions. What a great doctor our body is. Arthritis, heart problems, cancer and diabetes amongst other ailments is caused by inflammation and you need to take anti inflammatory. Hope this helps."
[YEA] Marcia from Fairforest, SC: "I am a huge proponent of RAW apple cider vinegar. My husband and I have been using it three times daily for about five weeks. He no longer has the joint stiffness and pain associated with arthritis. We did quit using all sugar and white processed flour as well."
[YEA] Sharon from British Columbia: "In the mid to late 1980's I was working in an Extended Care Unit in a hospital, working as a Care Aide. All through out this time I had been seeing my doctor because of constant pain due to arthritis. My back and knees hurt so bad sometimes it was near unbearable. My knees were so bad I could not touch a knee cap with a finger it hurt so bad. X-rays were taken of my knees, showing spurs under the knee cap itself. X-Rays also take of the small of my back, the doctor said he'd never seen arthritis so bad in someone so young, that everything was becoming one, even my fingers were beginning to twist. He tried me on different arthritis pills to see which would work the best, one finally JUST eased the pain slightly. Now working in the hospital that your doctor works is not to good at times. I was attempting to kneel down and had a extremely hard time of it trying to stay more on my side and very hard time trying to stand; my doctor happened to be on the floor at that time and saw this, told me to make an appointment to see him, he then told me I would have to find other work because I couldn't live like this. The pills the doctor had me on cost $60 a month. He said I would have to take them the rest of my life. At home I thought of this, then remembered something my chiropractor told me, take 2 teaspoons acv, 2 teaspoons of honey in water, adjust to taste. One day (no longer working at the hospital)I ran out of pills, out of money, then remembered what my chiropractor said. I thought there would be a transition period for the acv to work, I was preparing myself for a whole lot of unbearable pain. I started the drink that night and every night for 1 week. Besides flushing my kidneys out, there was NO transition at all. There was no pain, absolutely nothing...and still there is no pain. So I followed my chiropractors instructions because obviously he knew what he was talking about. I then stopped taking it. I found I would get cravings for it, so I took this as my body telling me it needed it.
To this day I had not taken any pills from the doctor for arthritis. It has now been 16 years. If you read the instructions how to clean a drip coffee machine, it says to use vinegar. Vinegar dissolved calcium build in the machine and I've found it dissolved the build up in my body. I am back taking acv, this time daily...do not plan on stopping this time. This really is a miracle for me and do advise people to try it, it really does work, besides what have you got to lose other than pain, and you can't beat the cost. It won't hurt and anything as far as I'm concerned is better than taking pills from doctors who treat symptoms...not cure."
EC: Read many more arthritis remedies here.
03/08/2010: Teresa from Springfield, Ohio replies: "Thanks I will have to try this. I suffer from lower back pain and arthritis. Also have retrolisthesis. Teresa. Does it help if you take a higher dose of acv and honey?"
[YEA] Kellen from Bridgewater, NJ: "I suffer of terrible asthma attacks since I have 3 pets that I love. I started taking 2 tbsp of ACV every night a week ago and have not used my inhalor since it. And I am feeling great!"Replies
06/06/2009: Ruth from Moscow, PA replies: "Hi, My husband is suffering horribly with severe asthma. He is on everything including steriods. How did you take the ACV with water or straight up? Thank you, Ruth "
EC: Many more testimonials here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/asthma.html#ACV
[YEA] Satie from Charlotte, NC: "I stopped using an inhaler and singulair tablets for asthma as soon as i took 2 tbsp ACV. Then I took 1 tsp 2 times after 3 days. It still is helping after 2 weeks. No more shortness of breath and sinus problems.
EC: Read many more cures for Asthma here.
[YEA] 03/02/2009: Sake from New York, NY: "Apple Cider Vinegar. I am a believer:
I had recurrent B.V for almost 1 year now. Went to the doctor twice, got 2 courses of metrodinazole. THat worked for a while but B.V kept coming back until just this past Saturday, I was lurking right here on Earthclinic and decided to buy some at the healthfood store. I swear the B.V cleared up that SAME DAY. It's been 2 days now, and nary an itch!"
03/13/2009: Lynne from San Francisco, CA replies: "What dosage did you use to get the great results?"
12/03/2009: Ds from S Wales, Uk replies: "Did u drink the apple cider vinegar or try capsules? i've been drinking it for couple of days. Not sure if it's working. Am on Metronidazole at the moment so does that make a difference"
12/18/2009: Kh from Oklahoma City, Ok replies: "I have used regular vinegar for years now to clear up any problems in the region. I just buy the disposable douche bottles in the box with solution already in them, pour the solution out and replace with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. Do this twice a day for 2 days and then Im fine. It does sting a little at first, but nothing unbearable. The vinegar odor does not last long at all (maybe an hour or two). ACV is alot more powerful than regular vinegar so I would imagine it works better."
07/11/2012: Ego Sum Lamia from Blairsville, Ga replies: "You need to be very careful about using he ACV for this and douching, it will also kill the good bacteria or flori that is suppose to be present. I recommended using it as an external wash instead of using it internally."
Baking Soda Note -- Very Important!
[YEA] 02/13/2007: Barbara from Wallback, WV: "Would like to remind everyone that baking soda should not be taken with food, wait one hour after eating, taking soda with food will reduce the acids and enzymes needed for proper digestion. ACV should be taken with food if at all possible, this aids in digestion. Baking soda also is good for you because it changes ph from acid to alkaline, aids is killing bacteria infection, not effective for virus."
EC: We've created a FEEDBACK PAGE for the apple cider vinegar and baking soda combination cure. Click here.
Got questions about Ted's new apple cider vinegar and baking soda cure? You might find the answers to them on our apple cider vinegar and baking soda Question & Answer page.
Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
09/23/2012: Peter from Perth, Western Australia: "Found some ACV today at the supermarket. It is the kind with "mother" in it. Not knowing how much to take I did what the bottle said and threw a couple of tea spoons in a cup with warm water (about 1/3 full) and drank it.
Any reccomendations on how much and when to take it? What is it supposed to do? Mine is the _____ brand and it says 5.6% acidity and says it's organic. Does any of this matter?
Do we need alkalinity or acidity?
09/23/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "You can drink at any time, there is no hard and fast rules. Best way to take it is:
add 1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar mix 1/4 baking soda let it fizzle out then add 1 glass of water, mix it and drink. Preferably early in the morning. "
05/23/2011: Bethyl from Clearwater, Florida: "I understand that you should take the ACV 3 times a day, but I'm not sure when. Before meals, after meals or in-between meals?"Replies
05/25/2011: Sheila from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "When I take it, I drink the diluted ACV before or during a meal. Helps with digestion; stimulating/increasing the digestive acid in the stomach (read this in Jarvis' book), and helping kill off any bacteria in the meal you're consuming."
02/17/2011: Mary from Orwigsburg, Pa: "I've seen in posts that ACV is to be diluted in water and sipped through a straw throughout the day. I would like to know if I can drink it straight down, with a straw of course, or does it have to be throughout the day?"Replies
02/18/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Mary, yes you can drink your apple cider vinegar all in one go. A lot of people do it that way. Cheers Lily."