Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Liz (Scranton, PA) on 04/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Atlanta, GA) on 04/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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. :)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Michael (Albuquerque, NM) on 03/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joleen (Kingwood, texas, USA) on 03/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda (Erlanger, Ky) on 02/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tony (Tacoma, WA) on 01/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My step sons girl friend had allergies. He found this site, and she used ACV for very short time (about 1 week). she does not have allergies for about 3 months now. The first side effect she noticed, was a lot more energy! Like never before, and no dark circles under her eyes. she does not drink it any more!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jo Jo (Ojai, CA) on 01/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by K (Chicago, IL) on 12/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rosamaree (Sydney, Australia) on 10/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sela (Huntsville, Alabama) on 07/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sam (Bernalillo, NM) on 06/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Ive 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 college 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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joe (Greenwood, Indiana) on 06/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mark (Vancouver, Canada) on 05/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joshua (Houston, TX) on 05/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Heidi (Liberty, SC) on 03/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.



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