Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

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Posted by Brian (Madison, Wisconsin) on 09/03/2008
1 out of 5 stars

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.


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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.


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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.


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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!!


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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.


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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.


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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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Posted by Joanie (Norton, Ohio) on 03/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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) :)


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Posted by Peggy Su (USA) on 01/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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! :)


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Posted by Nick (Halifax, NS, Canada) on 12/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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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!


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Posted by Rebecca (Somerset, Ohio) on 09/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!


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Posted by Louie Louie (Los Angeles, CA) on 09/28/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!


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Posted by Yarra (Copley, Ohio) on 09/12/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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Posted by Stephanie (Tooele, Utah) on 08/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!



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