Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

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Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jay (Melbourne, Australia) on 03/07/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I am trained as a scientist (PhD Psych.) and am skeptical and suspicious of the placebo effect, which is real and can be quite powerful.

Three days ago I was about to book in for my third nasal polyp surgery because I couldn't breathe through my nose for the last few months, due to polyps, chronic sinusitis, diagnosed allergies to dustmite and grasses, and severe adult onset asthma.

Oral steroids, steroid sprays, antihistamines, steroid inhalers and ventolin were all still not managing my infections and inflammation. I'm 37 and over the last two years felt like I was pretty much dying.

Two days ago I heard about research showing acetate (acetic acid in vinegar - any kind) treats asthma in rodents. And I learnt that there is a scientific explanation for this effect, which might prove true for humans too. High fibre diets are crucial for gut bacteria, which lead to 'short chain fatty acids', which in turn moderate inflammation. Vinegar is full of these acids and so it is potentially a medicine which can be clinically effective, not just anecdotally through history etc.

So two days ago I started having 2 tablespoons, three times per day. It seems like a miracle, but I have had a clear sinus, with airflow through both nostrils, for two whole days now. It's amazing how dynamic polyps can be. Furthermore, I have clear or very little infected discharge. And before that I was ready for surgery... I didn't even take my steroid spray today - I can't believe it. Asthma is now under control.

I hope that this effect will continue and become a long term treatment for me, and you too if you are reading this. I only give it 4 stars because it is early days. If this continues to work, I will reclaim my life. The only other thing I would ask for is to reclaim my sense of smell, which has been missing for over a decade.

All the best!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kd (Mumbai, India) on 04/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi....

I really don't know where to begin...but here goes...I have had severe cold allergies for almost 3 to 4 years and nothing worked except allopathy (which I was not too keen on)...However I once stumbled on your site and from then on have treated it like my daily mantra. So my miracle has been APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (with the "mother)!!!

I started taking it about a month and half ago:

1 teaspoon of ACV with 1/4 cup boiled water ( I heat the water in the micro for 30 secs), and use 1 tsps of organic honey. I drink it like green tea, first thing in the morning and at night half hour before my dinner.

My allergies have disappeared!!! My skin is clearer, my indigestion is better and I've even used it (diluted) for a very very severe case of PINK EYE!! (1 drop in each eye every 2 or 3 hours)!!

Its nothing short of a miracle worker and I thank earth clinic for this information!! Now when I have any problem I first check earthclinic and only the consult a doctor!!!

THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR BEING "MY" MIRACLE!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wellspruce (Ak) on 08/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, it's imperative I take a minute to encourage those with allergies~~APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WORKS. At age 65 I've never been allergic to anything to my knowledge. THEN I adopted a male kitten from the pound and oh boy, sneezing, sinus irritation, upper respiratory congestion that would go into infections, itching eyes so on fire and red I couldn't wear makeup. But, I wasn't about to give up my Moses. I was desperate and researched remedies and have used Flonase close to 9 mos and while the steriod worked, a side affect of exhaustion hits me so I rarely used it so I suffered with the cat allergy a lot. Yesterday out of desperation I researched on here and began sipping throughout the day ACV (1T in 2 cups water); I got a small bit of relief during the day but it was so small I was disappointed~~but TODAY, though I had light itching in sinuses and eyes this morning, it didn't accelerate into my usual reactions to the cat. I've continued to sip ACV today and I can say at 3:30 in the afternoon I am without ANY signs of allergy~no itching, no burning in sinuses, eyes, upper respiratory.

Here's hoping YOU are given the gift of being allergy free!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rakesh (Singapore) on 08/31/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant.

Apple cider vinegar really works for allergies and raw and organic brand is the best by far. Helped me control Sugar and bad throat


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pamm (Birmingham, Alabama) on 09/09/2011

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!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gena (Nebraska) on 12/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I decided to try apple cider vinegar for nasty allergies and sinus congestion I have been having since September. I started to feel better the next day. I am on week two of daily app cider and my allergies are gone plus I feel fantastic with lots of energy. I put about two teaspoons of organic acv in my sports water bottle and sip it throughout the day. I am pre-diabetic so honey is a big no no for me.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lynde (South Africa) on 10/03/2020

I am in the same situation with steroids, nasal polyps and asthma. I have recently found that I am also allergic to coconut oil which worsens my asthma. I use about a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a bottle of water and have found so much relief for asthma and runny nose.

What I would also like to mention is that nattokinase made a dramatic difference to my polyps and may be worth a try for your polyps as well. The only problem is if you have old operation scars it might affect them which is why I stopped using it. I am now considering using lumbrokinase as it also breaks down fibrin but unlike nattokinase builds it up again where needed.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Konica (New Zealand) on 05/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jen (Los Angeles) on 01/20/2017

Why did you stop getting your allergy shots? And how long were you getting them?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Melanie (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 08/31/2012
5 out of 5 stars

We have a mug of vinegar tea every morning and it actually tastes delicious -I put 1 Tbs raw ACV in a mug, then half fill it with hot water. I add 1 teaspoon of raw honey and mix it up. Then I top it up with cold water and finally, the part that makes it taste delicious, I add a dash of ground cinnamon! It makes it taste like apple crumble in a mug! And we never have allergy issues because we start every day off with this drink. Highly recommend it to anyone!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Juliana (Fresno, Ca) on 03/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Charley (Pinellas Park, Fl, Usa) on 04/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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 %.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mesem (France) on 08/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Silly I forgot to check out Earth clinic. I've been suffering from irritated eyes and inflammed sinuses for a while. I tried ACV last night and this morning and its true, the change was dramatic! Someone said perhaps my allergies were to do with pH so coming here it seemed obvious to try. I hope this is not a chance coincidence.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kat (Auburn, Alabama, Us) on 06/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dan (Myrtle Beach, Sc, Usa) on 08/16/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natalie (Evans, Georgia) on 10/31/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kim (Phoenix, AZ) on 04/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lovebucket (Florida) on 03/31/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!



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