Last Modified on May 04, 2016
Chronic allergy sufferers can attest that finding the right allergy remedy can be difficult. The over-the-counter medications and treatments often seem like an easy choice but they are riddled with associated side effects. In an attempt to find a better option, we began researching natural treatment options in 1999 and came across an old folk remedy for allergies, apple cider vinegar, and we're glad that we did.
The Problem with Common Allergy Medications
While there are a number of over-the-counter and even prescription allergy medication, it seems like they all have the same shortcomings. In a nutshell, one of the major problems with common allergy medications is their cause of chemical reliance ? the more you take them, the more you have to have. These medications also cause a number of potential side effects, including increased heart rate, seizures, headache, nervousness, fatigue, dry mouth.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies
As soon as we found the apple cider vinegar treatment option, we were immediately intrigued. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most widely used natural remedies and is effective for a whole host of treatments.
How apple cider vinegar works:
Apple cider vinegar contains a number of beneficial compounds including acetic and malic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and several others. These nutrients function to balance the body's natural pH to prevent ill-health and to remedy such issues as allergies and other seasonal disorders. The nutrients it contains also boost the immune system and functioning.
How to use apple cider vinegar:
The treatment is as simple as taking 1 to 2 teaspoons a day. If you are like us, though, you won't be able to handle the taste of the straight vinegar, so we make a bit of a tonic to make it easier to take. Mix 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey in 8 ounces of warm water. Once combined, drink the tonic and repeat morning and evening.
Which Apple Cider Vinegar is Best?
While the brand of vinegar may differ, you will want to get organic vinegar with the "mother" in it. If you notice a dark cloudy substance in the vinegar, then you have gotten the right stuff as the mother contains all the added nutrients. Braggs is a good brand to look for.
Apple cider vinegar is quite possibly the "cure-all" of the natural medicine world. Its effects are no different on allergies, as it completely eliminated our stuffy noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats. Continue reading below for over 70 positive User Reviews from Earth Clinic contributors around the world.
Let us know if you've tried this amazing remedy for allergies!
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I really don't know where to begin...but here goes...I have had severe cold allergies for almost 3 to 4 years and nothing worked except allopathy (which I was not too keen on)...However I once stumbled on your site and from then on have treated it like my daily mantra. So my miracle has been APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (with the "mother)!!!
I started taking it about a month and half ago:
1 teaspoon of ACV with 1/4 cup boiled water ( I heat the water in the micro for 30 secs), and use 1 tsps of organic honey. I drink it like green tea, first thing in the morning and at night half hour before my dinner.
My allergies have disappeared!!! My skin is clearer, my indigestion is better and I've even used it (diluted) for a very very severe case of PINK EYE!! (1 drop in each eye every 2 or 3 hours)!!
Its nothing short of a miracle worker and I thank earth clinic for this information!! Now when I have any problem I first check earthclinic and only the consult a doctor!!!
THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR BEING "MY" MIRACLE!!
[YEA] I use ACV alongside my traditional hayfever medication of cetirizine and steroidal nasal spray, and this works well, I did try to use it on its own, but I have suffered (and I do not use that term lightly) from hayfever since I was a child, and personally feel that apart from the itchy eyes, scratchy throat and sneezing, it is also responsible for my lethargy, occasional depression and moodiness. None of these remedies work adequately on their own, but the regular ingestion of ACV seems to be what keeps it all under control. I am so thankful for ACV, and recommend it all the time to friends and family.
[YEA] I have been suffering from severe sinusitis due to allergies and a slight head cold. I had been on NyQuil, allergy meds, using a netti pot with salt and colloidal silver, and inhaling steam to try and alleviate the terrible sinus pressure for days with no relief. I finally came to this site because it has helped me in the past and read about apple cider vinegar, what a miracle. I drank one 8oz glass of ice cold water with 1 tbsp of organic Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in. Not even five minutes later my sinus passages started to open up and I could breathe with little pressure. As soon as my sinuses opened up I put a couple drops of colloidal up my nose to clean out. I can breath and I feel great, will keep this routine up this allergy season!