Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Last Modified on Aug 19, 2014

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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Posted by Konica (New Zealand) on 05/01/2014

[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.

Posted by Mallory
Brooklyn Ny
05/01/2014
3 Posts
How much of the ACV do u ingest? Do u dilute it?


Posted by Lovebucket (Florida) on 03/31/2014

[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!


Posted by Mooshka on 06/26/2013

[YEA]  I get seasonal pollen allergies. It gets pretty bad. I sneeze ten times in a row and my eyes get really itchy. I found ACV as a remedy on earth clinic and I tried it one day when I sneezed a lot. Sure enough, a few hours later my sneezing and runny nose dissipated. Since it has worked so much better than OTC antihistimes, I will continue to use it every summer. ACV is definitely an item everyone should own, since it has so many uses!


Posted by Tommy (Minneapolis, Mn ,usa) on 03/18/2013

[YEA]  So over that last 5 years I've been dealing with very bad allergies and non stop sinus infections. I've tried Neti Potting everyday , taking allegra and Claritin with no success. I finally read that a large cause of chronic sinusitus is a fungus related issue. Which may explain my constant swimmers ear, which is also fungal related. I read alot about ACV with the "mother".

I decided to try 2 Tbsp of ACV with 1 Tbsp honey. I have done this every day now for about 2 weeks...

Guess what??? Allergies are way less extreme and sinus infection is gone. I wouldn't have believed it but it worked for me!! Thanks everybody on this site!! Life changing!!


Posted by Stacieann (Springfield, Tennessee Usa) on 08/30/2011

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  Hi!!! I suffer from very bad allergies and bronchitis and asthma. I have tried every antibiotic and over the counters meds and none worked. Just eased the symptoms for a bit. I tried _____s ACV for the first time last Thursday. I filled a shot glass and downed it. About a hour later I felt great!!! My sinus pressure eased up a lot and they started to drain. My chest wasnt nearly as weezy and I felt full of energy. I did three shots a day and felt wonderful. My allergies never went away but there was a huge improvement. One that I could live with.

After the third day I started getting really bad gas pressure ending in terrible belches and resulting in upset stomach so I diluted the ACV by pouring the shot in a 20 oz bottle of water three times a day. That didnt help so I did it twice a day. Then my sinus problems started coming back. I havent taken any in a couple of days and my allergies are back full force. Please can you offer any suggestions?

Posted by Nina
Malma, Sweden
08/30/2011
I myself have suffered from allergies in the past and found that cleansing the liver has helped tremendously. It came buy chance when I started taking protein powder(whey protein) which is supposed to help the liver detox. It also increases glutathion in the body which is a master antioxident. Turmeric seems to work in the same fashoin. Read up on turmeric here at earth clinic and you can see that some people who took it got rid of there allergies. Turmeric also known as curcumin also increases glutathion in the body. Might be worth a try and you probably already have some in your pantry just waiting .

Good luck!

Posted by Klraine
Memphis, Tn
08/30/2011
Hi,

I was wondering the same thing because I started taking it myself. I was looking through earlier posts on the subject and came across this. Perhaps this concentration would be easier to take? Just a thought!

For daily maintenance, weight loss and pH balancing, we now suggest the following:

2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar
16 ounces of water
Sip, don't chug!
We suggest 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that you'll sip throughout the day, rather than drinking the whole concoction at once 3 times a day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all you'll need each day.

If you drink a lot of water throughout the day, consider adding just a splash of apple cider vinegar to your glass/container each time you fill it up, rather than drinking the one, 16 oz glass of Apple Cider Vinegar and water mentioned above.

Hope this helps you tolerate it better!

Posted by Pamm
Birmingham, Alabama
09/09/2011
15 Posts
To Stacieann from Springfield,

The reason you started experiencing stomach problems, Reflux, Gerd is because of too much Stomach Acid. Apple Cider Vinegar is mostly used to replace people with Low Stomach Acid, However To Reverse The Problem You Take Baking Soda in Water. Then after your Gerd Is Better start back slowly add baking soda to your mix of Apple cider vinegar in more water. Years ago when I started this same thing happened to me, and since I have done extensive research on Low stomach acid and Gastritis (high stomach acid) So your allergies is due to the way you eat most everyone's is including mine & bad eating causes low stomach acid so that is why the ACV worked in the beginning however if taking too much you can actually get too much acid in your stomach & can cause more problems. You need to Akaline your body. I also found that taking a Digestive Enzyme before I eat helps my allergies. Look Up Hydrochloric Acid you will see Apple cider vinegar is used to raise your stomach acid. Too much and you will be miserable. ACV is a good remedy for lots of things got to take it slow and alternate days when you take it and sip it with lots of water throughout the day. Good Luck!


Posted by Shota (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) on 08/18/2011

I have an 11 year with allergies with symptoms that can go from not too bad to very uncomfortable. Most of the time she has a plugged nose, usually one side plugged the other not, and the occasional red eyes, with some sneezing.

This last week she has both sinuses plugged/running which in turn is causing post nasal drip with that really annoying clearing your throat cough that she is doing all day, red/itchy eyes, chest congestion. She basically looks like crap and no doubt feels like it.

I have tried, I think, almost every homeo/herbal remedy under the sun with little to no effect. Don't even get me started on the side effects OTC's have caused. I have used the ACV when we start getting a sore throat, gargle when the throat acts up and the problem literally goes away after treating 2 times. When this child gets a scratchy throat she herself will ask for the ACV. The taste is revolting, but she says she doesn't care it works. We dilute it of course.

I would like to see if the ACV works for her allergies at all, as so many here have attested to. Like I mentioned, she is only 11, so can anyone suggest how much I should be giving her/how many times per day/how long. Seeing as her allergies are chronic and not seasonal can ACV be given all the time? School will be starting soon, so there is no way that she would take a bottle of water with her to drink thruout the day... School doesn't even allow the kids to have a bottle of water with them in class. It would have to be a dose taken once in the morning and once after school and maybe again at bed time if need be.

Thanx for any suggestions.

Posted by Robbie
Thomasville, North Carolina
03/04/2012
You can get gluten free ACV at walmart :P


Posted by Dan (Myrtle Beach, Sc, Usa) on 08/16/2011

[YEA]  Here's a little update at just over a year... Throughout my entire life I have always had a miserable time with colds and allergies every single year. This past year, since I've learned about ACV, has easily been the best year of my life. I'd even go so far as to call it almost perfect. Allergies were a breeze. I don't think I noticed any at all, including my allergies to dogs and many other animals, dust, ragweed and a few other pollens.

4 random times over the past year, I had the very familiar feeling of my very typical post-nasal drip creeping in. I get those often, always starting with a nasty sore throat which ALWAYS meant I was about to be sick for a long time. Almost every time, this meant antibiotics, and maybe more than one kind. For the first year in as long as I can remember, I haven't taken a single antibiotic NOR a single decongestant. I never came close to needing them. I was always in danger of getting left back for attendance, and it has always been my Achilles' heal at work. This is huge for me.

The few times that sore throat DID come around this past year, were during times when I had run out of ACV or hadn't been keeping up with it. Then I would try the new ACV remedy I'd learned about off this site: 1/2 cup water & a single teaspoon of ACV. Gargle it 3 times every hour until the sore throat feels better. Each time I had the sore throat, I would do this remedy early on, and within 3 hours, or 9 mouthfuls, my sore throat was gone! Completely. A little Advil didn't hurt either, just to make those few hours passed comfortably.

That was it. They never became colds. They never lasted more than a few hours. I only took one sick call the entire year, and that was just because I was feeling lazy. My allergies were nothing. I didn't have my usual fall coughing marathons at night, nor my springtime scratchy throat. People I worked with and live with were sick all around me, and while I was always nervous of catching their germs, I never really did. The winter before I'd found out about ACV, I was miserably sick for more than 3 months straight.

Of course, anybody who has grown to swear by ACV knows how difficult it is to convince others to try or to continue with the ACV. The taste is tough to deal with, and it is so frustrating when you know it would help someone you love, but they will not so much as sniff it more than once. But as I've come to learn in life... You can only really fix yourself, and try to be a good example.

Does it work for the Cholesterol that I originally started taking it for? I'm not convinced. I'm due for a retest, but I don't expect anything there. But thanks to the amazing boost its given my immune system- This is way better than any vitamin or supplement I've ever taken!

I usually take 2 tablespoons of _____ ACV in a shot glass topped off with water or apple juice, and then chase it with more water or juice (the colder the better). I usually take it for 2 weeks, and then skip it for 5 days or so. I've read several books on ACV over the past year, and it does a lot of good for your body. I'm sold!


Posted by Redface63 (Larson, Nd ) on 06/29/2011

Well, I have allergies so bad my face swells and turns bright red. I'm ready to try anything I just drank red cider vinager and see what will happen. nothing has ever worked for me not even shots.

Posted by Diane
Los Angeles, California Usa
06/29/2011
25 Posts
If the Apple Cider Vinegar doesn't work for you have you thought of pulling all carpet from your house and not having pets in the house? Even some wood floor products as well as carpet could have Formaldehyde or other chemicals "even glue" in their product YOU could be allergic to.

You would have to contact the store or the seller you purchased the product from about what their product is made of. Or be tested. The safest floor products in regard to allergies is Linoleum. (I read this) And keeping the floors clean of dust or dirt.

Eliminating pets or flooring worked for an acquaintance of mine who is way better now.

Posted by Diane
Los Angeles, California Usa
06/29/2011
25 Posts
Sorry I meant to write:

Eliminating pets and all carpet from a friend's house stopped her sinusitis and her son's hives! When nothing else helped!

Posted by Kat
Auburn, Alabama, Us
06/15/2012
[YEA]   "My husband has had severe allerigies his entire life. Non-stop rumbling in his ears, his nose would drain if he leaned his head down, dizziness, etc, etc. Every year it became worse and every year he would take otc meds or prescriptions consisting of steroids and antibiotics. The relief from these was very minimal if noticeable at all. On the 3rd day of taking 1.5 tsps of ACV 3 times a day, he began to notice a difference. He's stayed with this for the past 3 months and the effects continue to grow. He has more energy, lost weight (also due to the acv), and is 99% allergy free. I have never seen anything work so wonderfully. Last year we also had issues with staph and within 3 days of applying acv, it would be gone. I am a complete believer in all-natural cures from here on. Thank you so much Earth Clinic for your site!!


Posted by Juliana (Fresno, Ca) on 03/14/2011

[YEA]  March 9, 2011 I was having a serious allergy day, as I had for the past 20 Yrs. I have taken every drug and allergy shoots on the market, no joke, I have been praying the my good Lord and saviour would deliver me from this horrofying experience, called Allergy hay season, nevertheless so when you ask you shall receive, no he did not come down a a beam of light touch me or an angel appeared and healed me, no I asked the Lord for wisdom, do not like taking medication unless I absolutelly necesarelly need to, then I had an encounter, yeah! I said thank You Jesus for wisdom, I came to this site I believe I was guided to it, not much of a computer person, so as I stated reading ACV and its wonders, I said ACV here I come, got 3 spoons in 1/2 cup of warm water 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and waited, I thought it was going to be a week or so and I did not care, how ever the same night I took this mixure, I was healed, I have been sharing this with my dear suffering allergy friends, I know they will be thankfull, If you have tried all types of drugs that do more harm then good in some cases why not try your all good apple cider vinager. I can say that I am allergy free, thank you so much for letting this amazing recipe out May the Lord bless you and repay you. Thank you Dear Lord for heavenly wisdom. Amen

Posted by Chloe
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
03/23/2011
[SIDE EFFECTS]   "Hello Everyone! Just chiming in with something I've discovered. I'd always wondered why 'Apple Cider Vinegar' was not the miracle for me as it is has been for so many others.

My first clue begins with a sesame tahini sauce I like to make with apple cider vinegar, water, salt and cayenne pepper added to a big salad.

After eating this, I never connected my racing pulse to anything in particular.

Many times my cheeks would even flush! I've always used the _____'s organic brand too.

Anyway, my intuition told me that maybe I should leave the vinegar out of my recipe next time and see what happens. Lo and behold, no racing pulse. I still did not connect this to an allergy though.

Then, today, I come across an e-book by Dr. Coca called the "The Pulse Test". In it, he explains that EVERY single time a person consumes something they are allergic to, their pulse will be higher than normal. This book was written in 1956! Why didn't I know about this method before?

Thinking back, I can clearly remember my pulse racing after certain meals... But who would have thought Apple Cider Vinegar could be one of the culprits!I do not eat dairy or wheat of any kind... but it might be time to also give up the Quinoa too, since ALL grains can expose you to cross-contamination issues.

This E-book is now considered public domain.

I have posted it online for all of you to read freely, where it describes the simple method to determine all of your food allergies once and for all and give your poor immune systems a break! :-)

www.curezone.com/ig/i.asp?i=51495
I sincerely hope this helps someone out there!

EarthClinic ~ would you kindly cross-post this to the section on Apple Cider Vinegar and any other relevant categories?

Posted by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
03/23/2011
Thanks Chloe! I just downloaded the e-book, The Pulse Test. What an interesting subject. As soon as I'm finished reading it, I'll test the theory. It certainly makes sense! Thanks again.
Posted by Michelle
Cambridge, Cambs / Uk
03/23/2011
18 Posts
Dear Chloe, you don't have to give up quinoa as it is a fruit, not a grain. God bless. Mic


Posted by Sridhar (Dubai, Uae) on 03/09/2011

[YEA]  Dear All, I am a 36 year old guy who has been having severe allergy problems from the age of 15. Sinus problems started about 3 years ago and both of these have been getting me ill very frequently. I had taken 3 doses of antibiotics (500 mg per day / days) over the past 6 weeks as I kept having repeated flu, sore throat, allergy, sinus problem which did not seem to leave my body. To cut the story short, I ran into this website 5 days ago and started the ACV & Oil pulling (sesame oil) right away. The day I took the ACV, there were lumps of yellow stuff rolling out of my ached sinuses and jaws through my nose and mouth. The next morning I woke up with a clear nose. I have not had any allergy or sore throat for the past 5 days, which is a rarity in my adult life. I am able to breathe through my nose all the time and my voice is very clear. I have never felt so good in all these years & my constant craving for sugars is gone. I have recommended this to quite a few of my friends who are impressed with seeing a different me this week!!


Posted by Nitzp (San Jose, California, Usa) on 02/06/2011

[YEA]  I have to share this with you to help those suffering from allergic rhinitis commonly called allergy. Yesterday, I was sneezing non stop from 1:00 pm to nightime. I was already feeling very weak from sneezing and I thought of searching the remedy from Earth Clinic. I found ACV as very popular for allergies. I prepared immediately 2 tbs in 8 oz of warm water. Then I added 1/4 tbs baking soda. Instantly, my allergies were gone. I never sneezed from then on so I was able to sleep calmly through the night. I couldn't believe it. It really works. I am a ACV fanatic. My husband and I drink it every night to maintain our good health. Now I'll make it twice daily.


Posted by Stephanie (Philadelphia, Tn) on 01/07/2011

I am overly excited about the prospect of a nostril clear night of sleep, I am going out tomorrow for large quantities of organic ACV. If this works as much as I hope it does, I may just cry before the freedom I will have to enjoy unmuffled sound, and a clear head and frustrations relieved. I have noticed my allergies cause me to be in a constant irritable mood backed by frustrations of the sick. I have had an extreme case of allergies for over 5 years now that seem to occur out of the blue. I wake up to fits of sneezing, to which I have to scamper for TP at my bedside before my nose drips everywhere. My allergies are so bad the itchy head has drove me to madness with the threats of cutting off all my hair as this is just an extra nuance to my ittcy face and nose. I will keep you posted with the results I pray this will be the answer to all that ails me.

Posted by Sarah
Dallas, Tx
11/03/2011
To Stephanie from Philadelphia, I used to be sneezing my head off out of the blue too. Then I figured out that it was always when I was near my house plants, and the worst attacks would be the day after I watered them. It was the mold that was in the houseplant dirt. This might be one of your allergens. If so, and if you don't want to get rid of your plants, I've found that it helps a lot to add some tea trea oil to the plants' water before you pour it on them, and then water them as seldom as possible--only when they begin to look like they're missing water.


Posted by Cleoppa (Cleburne, Texas) on 08/28/2010

[YEA]  Thanks to this site, ACV did wonders for my seasonal allergies. Always before I'd used nettle tea and it had been fairly effective. One season, however, it did not seem to help at all. So I started searching around and found the ACV recommendation. Works wonders! Also great on my skin when I have an itchy allergic reaction.


Posted by Steve (Springfield, Illinois) on 08/04/2010

[YEA]  I was having allergy problems: congestion, sinus issues and headaches. Saw the doctor and he prescribed me 3 different medicines (cost $100). I decided to try Apple Cider Vinegar and in about 1 week my headaches were gone, my congestion cleared up and no more allergy issues. I take 2 tablespoons mixed with orange juice every morning and do longer have any allergy issues. It's been 4 years now and the ACV is still working. I'd buy ACV even if it cost me $100 a bottle!


Posted by Charley (Pinellas Park, Fl, Usa) on 04/15/2010

[YEA]  Due to possible pollen allergy, I suffered stuffy nose and chest congestion since early January of this year until this month of April.Two days ago, I surfed this site looking for relief and was inspired by so many testimonials about apple cider venigar.I mixed 2 tablespoons each of apple cider venigar and honey plus a dash of cayenne powder.In a mug I heated the mixture with water for 3 minutes and drank it. Just after few minutes I realized that this is a miracle drink and for two nights I have a good sleep and my condition has improved by 75 %.


Posted by Chafoxy (Dallas, Texas, United States) on 03/28/2010

[YEA]  I've been taking one tbs of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every day for the past few days. It's been great for my allergies! I'm on levora birth control, and I'm wondering if acv will interfere with my pills?


Posted by Chris (Auburn, Al) on 03/18/2010

[YEA]  First off, this is the most amazing site I've ever come across. I've had acute allergies for 10 years now. For the first 5 years, I just dealt with it, but as I've gotten older, it's gotten worse. I usually end up bed ridden with sinusitis, fever, terrible headaches, etc. before all is better. The last 5 years, I have taken an antibiotic virtually every time I had an outbreak (about every 2 months), and everyone knows how bad that is for our bodies. Since I found the ACV cure a year ago, I've had ONE outbreak. I cured both of my last outbreaks without antibiotics in a matter of 3 or 4 days. I now drink ACV daily. While I still occasionally have itchy eyes or headaches, I rarely feel bad at all. Additionally, I had laryngitis, and mixed cayenne pepper w/ the ACV mixture, and cured it instantly. Thank you all so much for giving my life back.

My daily dosage, 2 TSP w/ 8 oz of water several times throughout the day.

When I'm sick, 2 TBLSP w/ 8 oz of water and 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper (for sore throat) several times throughout the day.


Posted by Marianne (Fayetteville, Arkansas) on 12/08/2009

[YEA]  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.


Posted by Bg (Sacramento, Ca) on 08/18/2009

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Rimpee
Hamilton, Ont/Canada
06/26/2011
2 Posts
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.


Posted by Bobo (Manama, Bahrain) on 07/29/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  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.
Bobo

Posted by Greener
London, Ontario, Canada
12/18/2010
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.
Posted by Cantcare
Baton Rouge, La
04/27/2011
[YEA]   "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!


Posted by Ep (Beaverton, OR) on 06/13/2009

[YEA]  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!!!


Posted by Jane (San Francisco, CA) on 05/31/2009

[YEA]  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.


Posted by AQEEL (SYDNEY, NSW) on 05/24/2009

[YEA]  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.....

Posted by Georgia
Tripoli, Libya
11/12/2011
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.
Posted by Marcia
Provo, Ut
03/06/2012
[NAY]   "I regularly take apple cider vinegar. It doesn't do a thing for my seasonal allergies. I have to take anti-histamines.
Posted by Hema
New York
05/11/2012
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.
Posted by Steve
Las Vegas, Nevada
05/11/2012
100 Posts
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:

  1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver.
  2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.
  3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.
  4. Counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning--this has important implications for detoxification of the body.
  5. Strengthens and improves the functioning of muscles, organs and tissues.
  6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, and therefore less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries.
  7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.
  8. Essiac tea promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.
  9. Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals.
  10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both.
  11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.
  12. 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.
  13. Essiac tea assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.
  14. Reduces heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.
  15. Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.
  16. Purifies the blood.
  17. Increases red cell production, and keeps them from rupturing.
  18. Increases the body's ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Protects against toxins entering the brain.
  22. Protects the body against radiation and X-rays.
  23. Relieves pain.
  24. Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area.
  25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.
  26. Protects the cells against free radical damage.
  27. Increases the appetite for healthful foods.
  28. Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.
  29. 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.

Peace, Steve

Posted by Florence
Bakersfield, Ca
09/08/2012
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?
Posted by Kathy
Henrico, Va
09/08/2012
322 Posts
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.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
09/08/2012
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.

http://culturedfoodlife.com/

Good luck, T

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
09/09/2012
915 Posts
Hi Florence... To get rid of the sinusitis have a look at this entirely natural product:

http://www.sinusoothe.com/ingredients.html

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.

Posted by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
09/09/2012
704 Posts
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
Posted by Ana Maria
Waterbury Ct, Ct
09/09/2012
Allergies- Read about Probiotics this might help. If interested you can search on the internet the best brands.


Posted by Augusto (Dallas, TX) on 05/21/2009

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Nabil
Kissimmee, Fl
12/25/2011
[YEA]   "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!!

Posted by Saxena
Muscat, Oman
01/19/2012
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.


Posted by Ladyw (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 04/29/2009

[YEA]  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!


Posted by Liz (Scranton, PA) on 04/26/2009

[YEA]  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!

Liz

Posted by Red
Harrison, Arkansas
08/26/2011
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.


Posted by Kimberly Tranor (Bishop, Ca) on 04/20/2009

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.

Thanks!

Posted by Vanessa
Los Angeles, Ca
12/12/2010
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.


Posted by Lisa (Atlanta, GA) on 04/16/2009

[YEA]  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. :)


Posted by Michael (Albuquerque, NM) on 03/12/2009

[YEA]  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!!!


Posted by Joleen (Kingwood, texas, USA) on 03/02/2009

[YEA]  Living in Houston, Texas we have yellow pollen everywhere right now. A few days ago myself and two of my children started with the runny noses..so I made up an ACV/honey (home grown in our town)/blackstrap molasses with warm water drink. We all drink a cup in the am and in the pm before bed and it clears our noses right up! No sneezing and itchy eyes. It is so awesome because I HATE allergy meds for their cost and side effects. So thank you so much for this website...it has ben a HUGE blessing to our family!!


Posted by Linda (Erlanger, Ky) on 02/13/2009

[YEA]  Hello, I have tried to drink the ACV with water in the morning and it seems to upset my stomach, so it occured to me the other day to try it in the evening after dinner, so I did. I have only been doing this for the past 3 days but I can tell you that it does not bother my stomach and I do only sip my water not gulp it down at once. I also mix a little organic lemon juice in mine to add flavor and just a few drops of liquid stevia to sweeten. I think I am sleeping better and I dont seem to have the sneezing episodes quite as much as I have been having during the day at work. I work in an office and handle alot of paper and files during my work day which I think adds to my sneezing but it has eased up some since I began doing this at night.

Posted by Jt
Seattle, Wa
05/19/2011
[YEA]   "Apple Cider worked to relieve/eliminate my seasonal sinus allergies. At first I had to take ACV in water 3x per day. Then I gradually reduced it to once a day, and now I take it once a day only 3-5 times per week. I am having no sinus symptoms this year. I would call this a cure!


Posted by Jo Jo (Ojai, CA) on 01/01/2009

[YEA]  WOW, allergy-induced sinus and upper respiratory infection feels better after just 1 tbs ACV w. honey in water plus ACV & Eucalyptus steam. I will keep this up! Also going to go on Ted's common sense and easy to use "allergy buster" diet. Will it help me tolerate the gorgeous oak trees around my house? We'll see but so far, I'm SO GRATEFUL for the reader feedback on the ACV. It helped me try this folk remedy, which so far is helping a lot. THANKS ALL.


Posted by K (Chicago, IL) on 12/25/2008

[YEA]  I am in my early twenties and over the past 3-4 years I developed severe allergies. The cause of the allergies was difficult to pin down, but one major culprit was the dust mite. In addition to respiratory symptoms I also found myself breaking out severely with eczema on my face, hands, arms, shoulders, and occasionally other spots. The breakouts would come and go, I could never fully figure out how to get them under control and did not want to rely on harsh steriodal ointments and medications. About a year and a half ago I began to drink apple cider vinegar after having read about it on earthclinic. I would take about 2 tablespoons twice a day diluted in juice and water, sometimes tea. I am convinced that without the ACV my severe breakouts would still be going on. They have not completely stopped but the difference is like night and day. Whenever I accidentally skip a dose or two or ACV I can see my skin becoming worse. Thank the heavens for ACV it has been like a miracle. I cannot as readily attest to whether it has aided me with other health issues.


Posted by Sangeetha (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 12/20/2008

I read on this website about ACV remedy for allergy. I am allergic to certain food and wanted to find a natural cure rather than the nasal sprays. I read quite a bit about yeas and also about its taste and side effects and was a big freightened to try it out, nevertheless I wanted to try it. As someone has mentioned about adding ACV to salad, I added 1 tbsp of CV to cucumber and onions with some salt and pepper and ate after 15 mins. Wow, the taste was sooo good, especially because I like sour things, rather than sweet things. I drank the left over juice and wanted more. I did it for 2 days and loved the taste. But as most people and this website recommends 2 tbsps dissolved in 16 oz water, today I tried this method, but with just about 1 tbsp, as I am just beginner and wants to test myself against any of the side effects people had mentioned. I must admit I didn't quite like the taste, especially because I don't like apples.

Can anyone tell me if I will get the same results if I add ACV to the salad and eat it, rather than dissolve in water? I prefer the salad method...I love the left over ACV with salt and pepper!!!


Posted by Rosamaree (Sydney, Australia) on 10/26/2008

[YEA]  ACV for allergies and Sinus issues, I'm presently in a shack in the mountains with 2 hairy dogs going out of my brain with hangover feeling/scratchy eyes/mucus and sinus issues (this is whilst eating pure organic food ACV bicarb etc). Last night before bed i felt compelled to sniff diluted ACV up my nose, (swimming pool effect)-desperate. Upon waking I still felt groggy, repeated the solution and within 10 minutes my head and nose cleared. It's going to be a good day. Thanks Earth Clinic x


Posted by Stephanie (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) on 10/03/2008

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I had a bad reaction to ACV. I tried it for allergies, and I got an extremely itchy nose and throat and started wheezing with asthma symptoms. If you are allergic to apples...... I decided I must be, you could try white vinegar for the allergy treatment. I hope it will work for me.

I love using 2 cups of white vinegar in a hot bath. My skin is looking much better and not itchy. I have little white spots on my skin and I'm trying to get rid of that! Hopefully this will work.... I'll write about it in a few months.....yea or nay!

Posted by Stephanie
Charlotte, Nc
11/12/2009
This is an update for using ACV. I have been making great PICKLES with it and it works for my allergies! I had to give it another try and decided I needed ACV diluted -Maybe it was too strong for my system..... So here's the Recipe:

1 cucumber - sliced thin
1 red onion - sliced thin
1/4 cup of turbinado sugar or to taste
1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
3/4 cup of ACV - raw
1 cup of filtered water
4 or 5 minced fresh garlic cloves - or more
dried pepper flakes to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon tumeric

In quart sized (very clean) mason jar, place cucumbers, garlic, onions, and then the rest of ingredients. Place lid on snugly and shake gently to mix all. Open jar and push down cucumbers so that all is submerged in brine. Keep in the refrigerator. Let sit a day or two to let flavors develop -if you can! Flavor only gets better .

I think these must be pretty healthy! Lots of sulphur from the garlic and onions, and probiotic effect from ACV and cucumbers and healing herbs, too.

My skin looks a lot better, too. I use Extra Virgin olive oil on it after my bath. Love it! Put it on when skin is still moist.

Good Luck!! PICKLES work for me!!!

EC: Sounds yummy, thanks for posting your recipe!


Posted by Curtrice (Milledgeville, GA) on 09/30/2008

These past few years, I have begun suffering more and more with allergies year-round. I've found that I am allergic to dust, pollen, mold, carpet fibers, some foods - name it, and if it is similar to the things I've listed, I'm probably allergic to it! I have tried many OTC and prescription meds for my allergies, and, here lately none of them seem to work good for me - some don't work at all!!! I am skeptical about taking anymore medications for my allergies, so, I am going to try the ACV remedy, and, hopefully it will give me the relief I've been searching for. Thanks for having this website, and, it may be awhile, but I will keep you all posted as to whether the ACV works for me or not.
Happy sinuses!
C. E.


Posted by Brian (Madison, Wisconsin) on 09/03/2008

[NAY]  I tried Apple Cider Vinegar for my allergies but it did not work at all. I had the recommended amount but I had no results, in fact my allergies are worse now :(. Maybe it's just one of those things that doesn't work for me.


Posted by Sela (Huntsville, Alabama) on 07/25/2008

[YEA]  I'm allergic to everything under the sun pretty much and have had to take medications all my life for it. Nothing has ever worked and so I have to function in a constant zombie like state because I'm really sensative to the medication and still on the bad days I don't sleep and can't do anything because of the nonstop sneezing. I remembered this site from a while ago and tried the ACV and the honey.

What I did:
Twice a day -
1) I mix 2 tablespoons of all natural ACV into about 6-8 ounces of all natural apple juice (I use the apple juice as a remedy for my asthma already), the apple juice makes the taste easier to drink and makes for less burning of the throat. If you're having an allergy attack, your throat is raw from all the sneezing and the ACV can sting a bit, using the apple juice really helps.
2) I spread a tiny bit of peanut butter on a slice of wheat bread and then spread 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey (not local) and eat that. I do this to a) help kill the taste of the ACV and b) to avoid the upset stomach feeling that can happen when you swallow that much honey by itself. If you're allergic to peanuts, use a jam or the bread alone.

My results:
I started it the night (late at night) of a very bad allergy attack that had been going on for 2 days, within one hour I wasn't "cured" but I could breathe and wasn't sneezing as much. That night I slept with no problems and did not take any further allergy medicines. It has been a week and a day since then and I've been following the above routine the entire time without taking a single pill. I can now go out and not get sick for 3 days afterwards, which used to happen everytime I left the house. I have severe allergies and the ACV and honey have worked wonders for me even when the air quality is really bad.

Added benefits:
Since starting with the ACV - I have lost 2 pounds and a few inches from my waistline. And my Psoriasis is flaring up less severely (I also treat with ACV on the skin for this). Acne is no longer! And scares I have had for a while as well as new ones are lighter. Plus my skin over all is more even toned.

Asthma Benefit: I drink about 2 glasses of apple juice a day to help prevent asthma attacks and general asthma issues for my severe asthma. Since adding the ACV I find that the benefit works even better and I can breathe clearer and use my inhalor less.


Posted by Sam (Bernalillo, NM) on 06/07/2008

[YEA]  I've always had a dry nose, but it never really bothered me. Then at the beginning of the spring I developed awful allergies. In New Mexico we have some of the highest pollen rates in the US. I was sleeping about 12 hours a day and was constantly nauseous for 2 weeks. I thought I was just really sick and since I don't have insurance I went to my collage health clinic and was told it was allergies. They told me to get some over the counter drugs to fix this. And since I'm cheap I decided to do some research. I found earth clinic and tried ACV. Two days later no allergies. I was amazed of how well it worked and suggested it to a few of my co- workers who also loved it. At first I tried the heinz which worked and later on decided to opt for Brag. Now I only take it about every 2 weeks. Thanks Earth clinc for keeping me off drugs.


Posted by Tim (Naples, Florida, USA) on 06/07/2008

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I started using ACV 3 days ago and the results seemed to be good and my allergies improving, but now I took the ACV on an empty stomach and I got flush, bloated and hot and my skin is red, is this normal. Second, how long before I feel the full effects of ACV and how often should I take it, thanks Tim


Posted by Joe (Greenwood, Indiana) on 06/04/2008

[YEA]  For the past few years I have had both indoor and outdoor allergies that have seemed to become progressively worse. Over-the-counter drugs did little if anything to alleviate my symptoms. I eventually went to an allergist who prescribed various medications; none of these had any positive effects lasting more than a day. I have been drinking 2 tbspns of ACV mixed with about 1 cup water once roughly every day. I would estimate that this has reduced my symptoms by about half. Today I am beginning to up my intake to two drinks a day and monitor the effects. THANKS!!


Posted by Mark (Vancouver, Canada) on 05/13/2008

[YEA]  Allergies: I have been on Claritin then Arieus for a 5 of years now. I found that Arieus to be weakening so I wanted to try alternative remedies as I don't like the "steroid" nasal sprays. ACV seems to to work so far as I have not used any drugs yet since mid March. I have only tried 1/2 to 1 table spoon with 1/2 tbl spoon of honey in warm water. (Used 1/2 cup of cold to mix with ACV then 1/2 cup of boiling to melt honey, then mix to get "warm" drink) I have not used baking soda yet as I am still not adventurous about a chemical reaction happening in my stomach that is not normal. I found a side benefit of ACV usage is it suppresses the onset of a cold and I have not been sick due to cold or flu yet. I know the cold is there but it is not going into full swing. I also use a straw to prevent the ACV corrupting teeth so thanks to a poster for that. (always good to read all comments) I will try this remedy for a year and report back in 10 months.

Posted by Hacinta
Lake Worth, Fl
01/20/2010
29 Posts
Mark, I have to share a funny story. I was reading earth clinic and decided to try the acv and baking soda, seemed like a good cure all. I used 1/8th cup of baking soda, not 1/8th teaspoon. Your concern about reactions are correct. It was like a volcano in my colon, dont try it before work. I was an entire hour and a half late.

It was awful, I was really scared after a little while of explosive crapping. I wont give all the gory details but lets just say I had to shower again before work, and clean the bathroom. I realize I did not use the proper dosage, and its a huge mistake to "try" things before having to leave the house.


Posted by Joshua (Houston, TX) on 05/13/2008

[YEA]  I am 27 six foot and weigh 225 ACV is amazing! I have suffered from acid reflex and allergies my whole life. Withing 48 hours i felt great! Go get some now.


Posted by Heidi (Liberty, SC) on 03/28/2008

[YEA]  I suffer from severe seasonal allergies/rhinitis. I've been to the doctor and have taken numerous meds and tried different nose sprays. I gave up on them and tried the ACV and water tonic, drinking it 3 times a day. I have never felt better. Very little sneezing, no achy sinuses, no more sore throat and more energy! I was so skeptical of this stuff and the taste is definitely not my favorite. However, I feel better than I did when taking what the doctor prescribed. It sounded too good to be true, but in this case, it's wonderful and IT WORKS! Thank you Earth Clinic for your wealth of knowledge on a simple household product.


Posted by Joanie (Norton, Ohio) on 03/23/2008

[YEA]  I have been using 1 Tblspn ACV in 4 oz water (no honey) for over 2 years now, and I haven't had to take any allergy medications,my hot flashes eased within days, and my skin does not look like that of a 50 year old woman who literally baked in the sun her entire life (smooth and no wrinkles) :)


Posted by Donny (San Antonio, Texas) on 01/19/2008

[YEA]  I first want to thank all of you. To me this is the only way to get real advice about medical issues, that normal medicine can't fingure out or won't apend the time to. I think that most of the information here is very good, and i'm in the process of trying the ACV and baking soda and will add potassium and magnesium to my diet. But i have seen one thing that seems to explain those instances where one person says a substance will or will not do something and another person gets a differant effect. Allergies. I think that allergies play a major role in Heart palpitations. I've been toying with a program called NAET, that suppossedly rids people of their allergies for good. of course i'm skeptical, but i've had a close friend that had a bad allergy to Milk. not lactose intolerance but allergic to it. she is now not allergic milk any more. i've just started the program so i will try and post again when i'm further into it.


Posted by Peggy Su (USA) on 01/13/2008

[YEA]  I was referred to this site by a friend of mine and was amazed at all of the benefits ACV has. I suffer from chronic allergies/sinus infections. It has only been 24 hrs and I CAN BREATHE!! I had problems breathing out of my left nostril and my left side of my face always has sinus pain...it has completely opened up. I cannot wait to see other health benefits including some weight loss. It has suppressed my appetite today! :)


Posted by Nick (Halifax, NS, Canada) on 12/26/2007

[YEA]  I am 21 and have been taking ACV for about a month now and I have noticed a increase in energy especially after I take it. Most of all it made my allergies and fluid build up (around throat and sinus) almost disapper. I swig oragnic pure ACV (with mother) strait from the bottle. I try to ingest only a tablespoon each time. Then rinse my mouth with water (to protect teeth) then drink a big glass of water. I try to do it twice daily. My bother asked my if I had any cough drops when he was at my house not long ago and I said no but you can try some of this ACV. He tryed a little swig and he said it instanly took his sore thoat away. It makes your senses almost come alive, it's the real deal.


Posted by Natalie (Evans, Georgia) on 10/31/2007

[YEA]  Thank you Elizabeth for posting on 10/08/06!! I have such bad congestion in the Fall that I cannot function without lots of medicine for several days just to go to one 4-hour social event, and then I have to be off of them for several days just to rehydrate and get some sleep. Most of the time I feel like a zombie and have chosen to stay home with the kids because I just could not function like every one else could. Reading Elizabeth's comments really hit home with me! I immediately went out to get cayenne pepper and felt unbelievably better. That night I also downed some ACV and could not believe how good I felt. It's been 2 days now and I can actually function somewhat and my eyes aren't nearly so swollen. I've also started taking lactobacillus probiotics and a quercetin Ester-C Bromelain complex. I also got some L-Theanine to help me sleep (I think the cayenne and ACV are keeping me up at night). I could not tolerate the taste of drinking down straight cayenne and water again, so I got some Wal-Mart supplements and they kind of burn a little going down, but that quickly goes away. I don't seem to get the immediate runny nose like if I sprinkle the cayenne on food (which I do), but I still think there are real benefits. The ACV and baking soda in a shot glass or bathroom cup was tolerable (poured it down my throat trying to avoid teeth) but I still felt like there was so much acid on my back teeth that I went out and got supplements. I tend to be super dehyrated from antihistamines, and I think excess salt in the baking soda might really bother me. After reading Ted's comments though, I wonder if I should add some baking soda and water to my diet every day. I guess I'll see how it goes. I plan on also trying tumeric, olive leaf and bee propolus also. I feel sooo much better! I had experimented with OTC and prescription drugs for 14 years, used a dehumidifier for 7 years (too dehydrating), eliminated junk foods and soda, took megadoses of antioxidant vitamins, exercised, and tried to be so healthy mentally and physically...nothing has helped like the supplements and advice I have discovered on this website. I've been thanking God all day!!! Love, Love, Love this website! I will try oil-pulling soon. Thank you so much!

Posted by Elizabeth

10/08/2006
[YEA]   "I have been on a regimen of 2 tbls of ACV and 1 tbls of blackstrap molasses 2x's a day for about 4 months now. I've just recently in the last month added 1/2 tsp of cayenne (1 tsp/day total) to my ACV and chase it with a glass of water. I read on your site that cayenne helps circulation and that was the primary reason I started adding it to my ACV. Before that I would cook with it and added it to my food everyday as I really like hot food. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with what happen next... The puffiness around my eyes (due to some kind of allergies food or airborne I'm guessing) and face is COMPLETELY gone! No kidding! I have a healthy glow to me now and the puffiness around my eyes that would make me look tired all the time, has vanished. The next thing I noticed is that my sinus' are clear, the dull sinus headache that I lived with for so long is gone and I can breath through my nose at night. As a result I think I'm getting more oxygen to my brain and body now and I definately feel much more clear headed. I had no idea how much congestion was in my sinus' that I had just learned to live with. After ingesting a teaspon a day for about a month, although results came within a couple of days, I look and feel so much better. The only thing I can attribute to the changes to is the cayenne. Thank you so much for posting this remedy. Makes me want to kiss you guys right on the lips! SMACK!


Posted by Rebecca (Somerset, Ohio) on 09/30/2007

[YEA]  I have had horrible sinus problems for almost a year. My doctor deeps prescribing different allergy medicines. No matter which one, the side effects were much worse than having a constantly clogged nose. Don't we all need to be alert? I have been hearing about ACV from some of my "natural" friends and family and thought nothing of it until I found this website. I started doing "shots" of ACV 2 days ago and already noticed a big difference! If you mix that with water - there's just more of it to drink - plus when you're really really clogged you can't taste much of it anyway. The natural tastes better!


Posted by Louie Louie (Los Angeles, CA) on 09/28/2007

[YEA]  YIKES! I was plagued with clogged sinuses, feeling flu-like, underwater and everything in slow-mo anytime I was in cold air for the past 20 years.

As time went by I realized more and more I was plagued with this "condition". Over the counter stuff and 1/2 a vicodin worked to an extent but I was after the core of the problem, not a bandaid.

Over time I was told the mucous was caused as a reaction to the cold air and for "some reason" my sinuses didn't drain and would remain in the mucous remained in the cavities causing this living, miserable HELL!

It took days and weeks for it to drain. I'd get clear headed probably for a few days and it would start all over again. In the winter it was continual for months.

This is also depressing because any physical activity, like going to the gym, sweating while the air conditioner was blasting was not fun...every physcial activity where there was cold air had a price. L.A. is not the tropics and we get cold air many months of the year, not counting public places, from churches to clubs where there is forced cold air.

I went to an allergist, had the tests done and finally he said you have an aversion to cold air! Duh! He told me to keep warm, etc. GEESH! Well, when I started to really take responsibility for my health and much focused prayer - I found this site. I can't tell you how amazed (putting it very mildly) I am about the ACV. I haven't even purchased the organic, unfiltered stuff yet, just a gallon of ACV one buys at the restaurant supply I had around the house.

'PRAISE GOD, it works...IMMEDIATELY> My sinuses drain EVERYDAY and now that fall weather is here I'm still OK. The next few weeks and months will be the test and I'll update this.

I also have inhaled the peroxide and this also has helped, including the ear insufflations.

I'm noticing lately with the peroxide insufflations that I can now feel it actually flowing through the sinus cavity which I didn't at first and I also have slight ear pain. I am figuring this is "die off" since the sinuses are draining and my head has been continually clear.

This is not a solicited or marketing gimmick, this is a blessed community of wonderful folks who get together and share their struggles and victories with each other.

Blessings to each and every one of you!


Posted by Yarra (Copley, Ohio) on 09/12/2007

[YEA]  I am writing to tell everyone with allergies to try the ACV cure. My husband suffered allergies so bad over the past several years that he would get non-stop sinus infections and dizziness that would eventually require steroid shots-EVERY YEAR-to get any relief. Well...this year I was looking up natural remedies and found the ACV one. I initially gave him 1/4c (found on another site) and he had immediate relief within 5 minutes. Afterwards I found this site and took it down to 2tbsp,(happier man), 3xday for 2days then 2tbs daily for another day or two. He has had to repeat the 2tbsp a day twice since the start of May,now Sept. Nothing needed since. We used an unfiltered Organic brand of ACV. I've read that ACV is a natural antihistamine (with no drowsy side effect, how great is that?)Now if only I could get my children to take some.. Hope this helps anyone who's desperate to get allergy relief.


Posted by Stephanie (Tooele, Utah) on 08/18/2007

[YEA]  I have a friend who suggested taking about 1/4 cup organic grape juice with 2 capfuls of Organic Apple Cider to help with seasonal allergies. It tastes better than water and we knock it back fast- no sipping, because it's strong!! It really really seems to help stop the runny nose, itchy eyes, etc. that we usually suffer from each spring and fall. I'm a believer!


Posted by Dan (Kagel Canyon, CA) on 06/29/2007

[YEA]  I am the founder of alternativementalhealth.com, the world's largest site for non-drug treatment of mental health. When I have a medical problem, I naturally look for the non-drug solution. I've had "vasomotor rhinitis" or nasal allergies for 11 years. I've been to orthodox physicians, a top allergist, and alternative docs but none had any real help to offer me. Many times I'd feel so exhausted when the allergies kicked in that I would have to skip work for 1-3 days. (I'm lucky I own my own business.) I was literally at the mercy of the winds, bringing mold spores or whatever into my life to raise hell with my allergies. And I tried all kinds of remedies. One day, fed up once more, I searched the internet and went out and bought 4 of the remedies I found. I was stunned when the cider vinegar started working after 2 hours. I continued using it and it worked every time. How could it be that every allergist and alternative in the country could not know this simple treatment?

That was 5 months ago. I have not missed a day of work since due to allergies. I have ACV stored at work, at home, in my car - always accessible in case I need it. And I know with certainty it will stop or reduce by 90% any allergy attack I am having.

Thank you, Earth Clinic!!!! Keep spreading the word. I have referred others to this who have had the same result.

Dan Stradford
Founder and President Safe Harbor


Posted by Joanie (Norton, OH) on 06/26/2007

[YEA]  I have terrible allergies, and knowing this, I started on Allegra at the first sign this spring, but thta did not help my itchy, watery eyes. I heard about Apple Cider Vinegar from my cousin, so decided to give it a try . . within 2 hours, I could actually put make-up on, and keep it on! Now,I drink 1 Tblspn to 1/2 C water twice a day, and no allergies!! Whoohoo, another natural cure the doctors don't/won't tell you about.


Posted by Daphne (Atlanta, GA) on 06/23/2007

[YEA]  FYI, I'm having great results with ACV for my severe allergies - the first relief I've had in days. THANKS! And one easy way to ingest it is on a healthy salad. I mix ACV with grapeseed oil or EVOO (and sometimes a little honey) and pour it over salad greens. Its tasty - doesn't feel like 'medicine' - a healthy meal - AND curing my allergies! I'm also going to try some Molasses remedies and HP remedies...

I'm also surprised no one has mentioned active-culture yogurt as a remedy..


Posted by Matthew (Brooklyn, NY) on 06/05/2007

[YEA]  Thanks so much. i was having terrible allergies this summer and tried several over the counter pills (BTW benadryl is awful) i was very dubious if the ACV cure but it really worked for me. my clear nose a head thanks you!!!


Posted by John (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on 05/23/2007

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar. Today May 21, 2007 I decided to try ACV to relieve my allergies and what I thought was a cold or flu. I have had the flu for over 4 weeks but it turns out it is a combination of allergies and a slight cold. I have taken allergy pills one every 24 hours for the last 8 days and it works for awhile but then my nose starts running again and the mucous seems to be getting heavier. I took three glasses of apple juice with 2 tablespoons of ACV in each every 5 hours and now at 8:30 pm I feel like a new person with no runny or blocked up nose and now I am going to continue on this same regimen and try and lose 42 lbs and keep it off!! I will check back with you from time to time and let you know how I am doing. By the way, I am a 63 year old male.


Posted by Jesse (Freeport, TX) on 04/29/2007

[YEA]  Results of use of ACV: I began to take it after suffering some bouts with acid reflux, I have yet to have another bout since taking it months ago. I was also experiencing problems with allergies such as congestion and runny nose. All of the symptoms are gone. For the pas three years my blood pressure readings had been high like 158/94. My last very recent physical almost floored my physician when it read 128/68. I am convinced.


Posted by Ray (EL Paso, Texas) on 04/17/2007

[YEA]  I've been taking apple cider vinegar for a few months now. It's been the best thing I've tried for allergies. I was getting really sick with allergies and frequent sinus infections. On one occasion I went to the doctor and he prescribed some antibiotics for a sinus infection I had, which did not clear up after I finished the prescription. I was very skeptical about the apple cider vinegar at first, yet desperate to try anything. Spring time of course was always the worst. Since I've been taking ACV my allergies have been under control. Spring time is here with it's high winds and they're still under control. I can go outside and work on the yard or go jogging and my allergies are still under control. I love this stuff. I've been taking two tablespoons three times a day with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of water. Sometimes I'll only take it twice a day, but my allergies are still under control. I want to thank earthclinic.com for having this website and posting this remedy.


Posted by Joanne (Cole City, Georgia) on 03/31/2007

[YEA]  Acv has cleared my allergies. "I worked all day outside on the highest pollen count day of the year. I didn't even notice until a few days later that I didn't have an allergy attack.Praise the Lord for this site. I've been doing the oil pulling for about 2 weeks now, and I've noticed a black streak down the right side of my tongue. Do you have any idea what this is? Is it toxins leaving my body or what? My teeth certainly are whiter, and I feel more energized. This, with the cold showers, the acv, molasses mixture, and the coconut oil has made a BIG difference in my energy level. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Could you please tell me how to get my husband off colesterol meds and blood thinners? He hates the side effects and I hate the ingredients,(unnatural)


Posted by Toni (Amarillo, TX) on 03/30/2007

[YEA]  For at least a week I couldn't sleep for waking up coughing like crazy. Unable to breath thru my nose. On Monday 3/26/07 I went to the Doctor, he said it was allergies. Told me to do clairtin and flonase. I did that for 2 days, very little relief. I'm allergic to decongestants so that wasn't an option. Found your website Tuesday afternoon and started acv 1/2 acv and 1/2 water. That night I only woke up once. What a differance it made. Its now 3/30/07. I'm sleeping thru the night and the stuff that is comming out of my head is really gross. But I can breath. I will continue this 3 or 4 times a day until I'm clear. Thanks a million!


Posted by Suzanne (Myrtle Beach, SC) on 03/25/2007

[YEA]  I am 38 yrs. old and had developed the most irritating allergies... Sneezing and coughing so badly, that I would have to take benedryl for relief. I wasn't sure if they were due to the extreme amounts of pollen, my dusty house, or my cat. But, I knew I couldn't live like this. So, I tried the usual otc remedies- and moved on to the "harder stuff", (Zyrtec). But if I missed a day-BOOM! the allergies were in full force again. I knew I had not always been this way and did not plan to stay on meds. the rest of my life. I was determined to find a natural cure for this mess. That is when I found this site. I never realized that Apple Cider Vinegar is so beneficial for this. I knew it helped for colds. But, as I grew older I forgot the staples of life- I guess you'd say. And let the worldly ways persuade me into thinking medication cures all. Well- I was wrong! The A.C.V. worked!! I haven't sneezed anymore. I take a 2 tlb.dose cup in the morning and one at night. But even when I forget one, I don't go back to sneezing and coughing immediately like when I would miss my med. for allergies. It is truly amazing and I feel soooo much better than when I am on meds. God put nature here to benefit us, not to harm us. It is only natural that we should use the resources we are given. Thank you for providing this information to people like me. I am so grateful.


Posted by Sassfire (Milwaukie, OR) on 02/13/2007

[YEA]  Thank you for this site. I have a very high insurance deductible and going to the doctor cuts into my food bill! I have been sick for three weeks and the quality of my life has suffered. I went to the doctor who told me take sudafed. I did and it helped very little. Today I woke up from a nap and just started crying. I just couldn't stand the pain and how tired I feel constantly. I tried the ACV and it worked at first then stopped. I then tried it by adding baking soda and it was amazing. I hope it continues to work. For now at least I can get some sleep. I love this site.


Posted by Sassfire (Milwaukie, OR) on 02/13/2007

[YEA]  Thank you for this site. I have a very high insurance deductible and going to the doctor cuts into my food bill! I have been sick for three weeks and the quality of my life has suffered. I went to the doctor who told me take sudafed. I did and it helped very little. Today I woke up from a nap and just started crying. I just couldn't stand the pain and how tired I feel constantly. I tried the ACV and it worked at first then stopped. I then tried it by adding baking soda and it was amazing. I hope it continues to work. For now at least I can get some sleep. I love this site.


Posted by Donna (Oceanside, NY) on 02/12/2007

[YEA]  WOW WOW WOO...I HAVE BEEN A MESS AND I ROLLED ONTO THIS SITE..IT WAS MEANT TO BE..I RAN OUT BOUGHT ORG. ACV AND TOOK 3 TABLESPOONS TODAY...I HAVE ALLERGY AND PICK UP EVERYTHING BUT MONEY...HONEST.TODAY MY EYES ARE AT RELIEF..I HEARD ABOUT THIS..BUT YOUR SITE MADE ME TRY IT...THANK YOU THANK YOU...I WILL ADD UPDATES..HEY ANYTHING ON THINNING HAOR..THANK YOU DONNA


Posted by Lorelei (Utah) on 01/11/2007

[NAY]  I tried ACV, 2 Tbl in juice, plus 1 Tbl honey. I did this 3X a day. I did it for a whole month. It didn't help allergies, overall energy or weight loss. It also did nothing for my kids' health. It may have improved my complexion. I do use it externally on my face as well, and that does seem to help some. It may help keep me somewhat healthier as far as communicable diseases go. I haven't caught the kids' myriad colds, flu, etc. But that may be due to echinacea, oil pulling, cold showers, or healthier eating!


Posted by Julie (Wichita, Kansas) on 11/05/2006

[YEA]  I tried this for a week after having been on nexium or prilosec for the past 8 years and it did nothing for me as far as my acid reflux was concerned. In fact, it made it much worse. It ended up getting so bad that I almost had my husband take me to the ER. My esophagus was spasming and even drinking water felt like I was swallowing a razor blade. BUT -- It did help tremendously with my allergy symptoms and headaches. In the mornings I always wake up feeling groggy with a stuffy head and nose with sinus drainage down the back of my throat and a headache that hangs on most of the day. While taking the ACV I had none of that with the exception of a very minor stuffy nose. I wish I could take it without it hurting my stomach and esophagus so badly! I can see why it works for weight loss though too.. my stomach and esophagus hurt so bad I don't want to eat anything.


Posted by Linda (Paris, France) on 10/28/2006

[YEA]  What a relief -- after years of pill popping almost every night I was emailed your website by a friend and Voila!!!!! no more pills and no more sinuses. I have put my son on it as well and it definitely works thank you so so much.


Posted by Teresa (Roanoke, VA) on 09/19/2006

[YEA]  I'd had (been diagnosed with) bad allergies for almost a year, & was on doctor-prescribed pills (Nexium, Allegra, Nasonex) that long. The symptoms were just as bad, I was dried out, my blood pressure was up, & I experienced shortness of breath. I stopped the drugs & started vinegar. It was a total miracle within a few days. Unfortunately, I also have acid reflux, GERD & was hoping it would be cured, as well. I stopped my PPIs (Nexium, Aciphex). The ACV seemed to work for a couple of days, but then I started suffering worse than I ever have. I'm afraid that it's the vinegar, so I don't know what to do. Please, does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
Dear Teresa: Your body's bicarbonates is too low and this is why ACV worked only temporarily. Adding 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime, mixed in 1/2 glass of water should solve the problem. Increase your dose if you find this worked better. It takes about one week to relieve your conditions or at least for your body to have adequate levels of bicarbonates to be completely normal. It only takes one day to notice it works, and about 2 weeks to be normal. This is just my estimates based on my experience.


Posted by Andi (Canton, Ohio) on 06/23/2006

[YEA]  I suffered repeatedly every spring and often in the fall also form sinus infections and severe allergic symptoms. I would have terrible headaches, face pain and runny nose with itchy eyes and sneezing. However after discovering your website and starting an ACV treatment I have yet to need an antibiotic. Yeah ,no more medicine head only a clear head!


Posted by Shelly (Mentor, Ohio) on 06/21/2006

[YEA]  I started using apple cider vinegar when I read about all the allergy cures on earthclinic. My pollen allergies are all gone due to a combination of some local honey and 2 Tbsp acv every morning mixed in a glass of water. For my cat and dog (dander) allergies, I take an extra dose of vinegar before I go to someone's house with one of those animals. I still suffer from the dander allergies, but on a much much smaller scale. They are absolutely nothing like they used to be. I'm hoping that they will soon be gone.


Posted by Anthony (Fort Meyers, FL) on 05/08/2006

[NAY]  Well, I must say this remedy fell far short of what I was expecting from other users reviews. I had tried using it at 2tbs, 3x a day for a week. When that failed to alleviate my allergies, I increased it to double that, 2tbs 6x a day. I took that dose for yet another week, and it still failed to alleviate my allergies in the least bit in any way whatsoever. Though it may depend on what your allergies are specifically, I can tell you that for mine, this remedy was ineffective.


Posted by Kim (Phoenix, AZ) on 04/21/2006

[YEA]  After finding this site, I decided to try it for my allergies. My Doctor had suggested allergy shots and recommended I carry around an Epipen because my allergies are all so severe and I am allergic to just about everything. I had nothing to loose and everything to gain. WOW! is all I can say. I am pleased to say that since I have been taking it - I am now allergy free as long as I remain taking 4oz of water and 2 tblsp of ACV twice a day. My allergist even asked me not to tell too many people about my new discovery as it would put her out of business - as I was completely symptom free when I went for a check up



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