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Apple Cider Vinegar  
26 User Reviews | 24 YEA

Posted by Ellie (Charlotte, NC/USA) on 12/17/2008

[YEA]  My asthma is not severe yet I've required daily doses of Flovent and occasional use of a fast acting inhaler for years. Being without, even for a day is a concern. Recently I ran out of my Flovent and simply did not have the $180 necessary to purchase a refill. The congestion in my lungs began right away. Each day was worse. My lungs were burning and I knew I'd wind up in the emergency room soon if I didn't do something.

I searched the internet for any home remedy that would buy me some time and relief until I could purchase medication. There were hundreds, most of which required me to harvest it myself on the bottom of the ocean or something. Then I found this site with the ridiculous suggestion to consume apple cider vinegar! This made no sense but I was desperate, it was late, I was miserable, and I had some in my kitchen cabinet.
The first night I drank 2 TBS and slept through the night without waking to use my emergency inhaler. I hadn't done that in days.

The next week and a half I used 1 TBS two to three times a day mixed in juice, holding my nose, followed by chocolate (or raspberries which I suddenly developed a craving for) and I've NEVER used anything that broke up my congestion faster. EVER.

I've now gone three weeks without the use of an inhaler at all! I've been on medication for years! I'm still stunned.

Thank goodness I found this site.

Ellie J.

Posted by Betty (Plant City, Florida) on 10/11/2008

[YEA]  Raw organic apple cider vinegar has helped me so much, I feel like a vinegar evangelist!! I tell everyone about it. I heard about it in 2003 after having been in the hospital for chronic broncitis three times that year and had develped asthma, was on a nebulizer and inhalers. I have always had allergies.

After I started the raw vinegar mixed with raw honey - I have been drinking 1/4 cup mixed with a glass of water at night.- I have lost 55 pounds, which I learned was due to the vinegar daily - have not had bronchitis or asthma and have quit taking acid reflex meds, lung meds, singular for asthma, don't need the nebulizer or inhalers. I also quit taking nexium and just learned it is also good for leg cramps. I am a much healther person. I take mine at night, but think I will try taking smaller doses three times a day. Even my lung doctor agreed ACV was good for your lungs. He said his Mother raised them on it for sore throats and colds. Too bad the drug companies don't agree. Thanks for your site

Replied by Apple
Just get a great quality juicer and juice ALL veggies u can including garlic and ginger. Lemon, and frozen cranberries should help with taste:) This is an asthma cure for my son!!! Since doing this daily, he has been healthy with no symptoms!!! GOOD LUCK

Posted by Les (Naples, Florida) on 08/11/2008

[YEA]  I have had problems with excess mucus which prevented me from getting a good nights sleep. I found your site and tried your apple cider vinegar remedy. I use one to two tablespoons of ACV to a glass of warm water. It worked like a miracle. Not only is my mucus problem gone it also has helped my asthma.I sleep through the night like a baby. Thanks again for this excellent website. Les

PS: Also improved my church choir voice.

Posted by rajiv (Cairo, Egypt) on 10/22/2007

[YEA]  Hi, First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your valuable suggestions which helped me a great deal.

I used to suffer from asthma and cold related ailments for the last more than twenty years. These ailments included: running nose, running eyes, sneezing, red eyes, and problems relating to asthma which aggravated during the month of April and November on account of change of weather. I used to take a lot of medicines which had their side-effects. On account of asthma, I did not play any game whatsoever [basically I could not run for a few meters]. While surfing on the net, I came your and I started taking AVC [edit note: AVC = Apple Cider Vinegar] and it did wonders to me.

While taking AVC, I realised that symptoms relating to asthma and cold related ailments have started to disappear. Once, after taking AVC over a period of six months or so, I stopped taking it, and I was having cold again which led me to continue taking AVC.  

For the last one year or so, I have been eating mainly vegetable [cabbage, carrots, broccoli, green pepper and other leafy vegetables] and fruits [cantaloupe, grape and water melon]. More or less, following was my diet during the last one year:

First thing in the morning: 2 table spoon of Apple Vinegar cidar with water
Breakfast: one Indian bread with lentil or cooked vegetable with 2 table spoon of Apple Vinegar cidar in boiled water with garlic and ginger
Lunch: cantaloupe or grape with boiled vegetables [green pepper, cabbage, carrot, brocoli] with two lemons
Dinner: one Indian bread with lentil or vegetables with 2 table spoon of Apple Vinegar cidar in boiled water containing garlic and ginger

First time in my life in last twenty years or so, I could run, climb stairs, play cricket and badminton and felt great with the same diet as mentioned above. I started playing badminton religiously for two hours, though not continuously. I may like to add that I am a vegetarian, teetotaller and non-smoker through out my life. While playing badminton, I felt slight pain in my left knee which prompted me to go a doctor who said it was osteoarthritis. At the advice of doctor, I had my blood test with the following results:

Haemoglobin [9,.4 g/dl]
high uric acid [8.0 mg/dl
RF [positive] [40 IU/ml]
high Cholesterol [ 225 mg/dl]

I have spent a great deal of time on net which contains a lot of contradictory information pertaining to osteoarthritis. This is especially true to AVC. While some sites advocates use of AVC for osteoarthritis; others clearly advising not to take AVC and other citrus food.

As of now, I am taking MSM and glucosamine and different medicines for other problems.

Additionally, I believe, one is supposed to take iron rich vegetables/fruits for haemoglobin, reduce intake of proteins for uric acid and avoid fatty stuff for cholesterol [as stated above, in the last one year I have eaten only boiled or raw vegetables, fruits and Indian bread with lentils or vegetables]

I would be grateful to be advised on the following:

(i) Most of the vegetables [green turnip, green beet, carrot, spinach] are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, but they also contain a great amount of Vitamin A which is not good for bone, especially owing to high amount of vitamin A. Does high intake of vitamin A present in vegetables create problems. Grateful for advice.
(ii) Some of the vegetables like spinach disturbs the absorption of calcium. Should I take spinach.
(iii) My main worry is with regard to AVC. I had suffered from asthma and other allergy problems like running nose, etc. for the last twenty year. Now I have stopped taking AVC and again ailments like running nose, etc. has cropped up. Should I continue taking AVC because of osteoarthritis?

With tons of thanks and kind regards,

Replied by James
Henderson, NC, USA
About your concern of vitamin-A toxicity from vegetables.

Too much vitamina-A in preforms such as retinoic acid can be toxic. It also can block the vitamin-D actions too. It is best to obtain VitA from vegetables rich in bete carotene. Our body converts it to vitA as needed so it cannot overdose. For more information, go to and type in vitamin-A toxicity. You can get much information.

Living in Egypt, you can get a lot of vitD by exposing your skin to sunlight. But it is very hot, so most people avoid the sunlight, which can cause most of them, especially women, to be vitD defficient. VitD is much more than helping your bone. It has been found to help the gene expression important in controlling diseases such as cancers, diabetes, hypertension, etc.

Posted by Sally (Stanwood, Wa) on 05/16/2007

[YEA]  I started taking 2 tblspoons of ACV in a cup of water 3 months ago.. In less than a week I was hardly coughing.. I have bronchial asthma. Now it's 99 % gone. I don't have to use the inhalers either. It's unbelievable. I've had this for years.. and now it's gone as long as I keep up the ACV.. and you can bet I will.

Posted by Ropsonna (Everett, Wa) on 03/16/2007

[YEA]  We use ACV for several different health benefits. ACV has become a part of our daily routine. I have a severe asthma, sinus & back pain. What it does the rest, is an extra benefit for us. We believe that it helps us tremendously.

We take 1 shot 1/2 hr before every meal. This takes care every health issues that we have. Sometimes we put some in our salad. It adds lots of flavor. For those who is overweight or maintaining your weight and want to each funk food. Taking 1 shot before each meal, is away to go. ACV breaks down fattening food.

Posted by Huw (London, UK) on 03/03/2007

[YEA]  I have found organic apple cider vinegar to be very helpful with a compost allergy and dry bronchiastis. Two bottle caps twice a day either in sweet apple juice or just cut with water and honey. It's so effective that I have discontinued Flixotide steroid treatment.

Posted by DeeDee (Laguna) on 11/03/2006

[YEA]  I had tried getting off advair and albuterol w/minimal success. Tried a lot "natural" remedies w/o prolonged sucess. I tried acv last week, and haven't had to use advair (a steriod) since. I have had to use my inhaler about once a day so far but not yet today....hopefully I can wean off that too.

Posted by Faye (Roseburg, OR) on 10/10/2006

[YEA]  One tablespoon diluted in water after each meal and at bedtime. Started sleeping thru the night without awakening - from the very first night. However, it made my bowels "overactive", so I cut down the dose. Had recurrent reflux, so gradually increased the dose to the initial level, this time with the bowels cooperating. I have been taking it for 3 1/2 months now and it's nearly perfect. I have only had breakthru reflux if I eat way too much starchy food at dinnertime. An extra 1 T dose fixes that if it occurs I can even eat out at Mexican restaurants and have big helpings, and still do ok. And it's really cheap (especially compared to Prilosec)!!!!! It seems to reduce the pressure in the gut so there is less pressure at the esophageal gastric junction. I don't suppose this will work for everyone. There may be more than one mechanism for reflux. Of course the sphincter is looser as we get older, but increased gut pressure from less efficient digestion may be part of the cause, too. By the way, my asthma is completely gone, too!

Posted by Robert (Clarkston, MI) on 08/03/2006

[YEA]  I have been using the apple cider vineger and honey treatment for 3 days now and last night was the first time, during my martial arts class, that i was able to make it all the way through the class without using tan inhaler. the inhaler didn't always work. my lungs didn't become restricted while breathing heavy and i was able to take normal breaths while running. i am amazed at the effectiveness of this natural cure and have already passed it on to family and friends. it is working great, for me, so far and i will continue to take it and i will not be using my inhaler anymore.

Posted by Jean (Upper Marlboro, MD) on 06/02/2006

[YEA]  I am taking ACV for asthma & sinus problems. Also using it for weight lost, just found that out today. I was glad to try an over-the -counter remedy for my ailments. I hate using prescribed medicine because they don't resolve the problem, instead it just makes it worse. I have being health conscious since I was 16, and surprised when my doctor told me I had developed asthma; which he stated was triggered by my allergies. Before I found your site I had been using a vitamin NAC, Quercetin, fish oil, etc., to keep my asthma at bay; but I had two asthma attacks in April, when everything started blooming. I didn't want to take steroids, so I went on the internet and found your site, since I wanted to do it naturally and not by a prescription. I am very happy to say that ACV has worked for me. I take two TBSP a day straight up, it has also helped with my sinus problem, and allergies. I love it, and just to think I had the cure for my asthma in my cupboard all that time and didn't know it. I'm also going to try the other remedies for losing weight. Will let you know how it turns out.

Posted by Katherine (Las Vegas) on 05/23/2006

[YEA]  2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar in a glass of water cured tightness in my chest and throat due to asthma. When visiting my boyfriend in Connecticut, I had an asthma attack and didn't have my inhaler. After I regained my breath I drank this mixture and almost instantaneously the tightness in my chest and throat relaxed and the wheezing, uncomfortable breathing stopped.

Posted by Beverly (McKinney Texas) on 03/13/2006

[YEA]  It greatly improved my husband and my sinus problems. Plus it has also improved my asthma. I think it also dissolve my husbands kidney stones to a size he could pass without experienceing great pain.

Posted by Donna (Cherokee, NC) on 02/03/2006

[YEA]  Hi; I have just talked with Delena my daughter who has asthma, and she told me that she always wake up stuffy and wheezy and she said she started Sunday and her first dose gave her heartburn but she was ok after that but she stated to me that she doesn't wake up stuffy and wheezy anymore. She is convinced on this and is talking to her husband's parents about the AVC.

Posted by Frank (Summerfield FL) on 11/17/2005

[YEA]  I have had asthma for 28 years adult onset at 42 yrs old I have been on aerobid and singular plus albuterol I have had to use albuterol from 2 to 4 times a day depending on weather, exercise, etc. I have tried all types of remedies and nothing seemed to help. I do cardio work and other exercise to maintain good overall health and I believe that keeps my asthma from becoming worse. My brother then recommended 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey which I take every morning before breakfast, after a week I noticed I was not closing up during exercise and using my albuterol less after several weeks I was not using my albuterol at all and I stopped taking the singular. I have been taking the vinegar for 3 months, and I am now down to 2 puffs of aerobid (inhaled steroid) once a day, I have no breathing problems at night or when I do cardio or exercise workouts. I will cutting out the aerobid this week as a trial peroid and give a comment in about a month on how it is going, I highly recommend it for people with asthma it may be the ticket to getting off medication.