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Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Asthma

| Modified on Apr 30, 2022

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Loretta (NC) on 12/17/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have asthma and I use ACV mixed with water myself on days I feel like I can't breath well. It helps!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jay (Melbourne, Australia) on 03/05/2018

Hi, so did it help in the long term, or was it just luck?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Blessed9 (Glen Ellyn, Il) on 11/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have had chronic acute asthma since I was a child but in the last 2 years it has worsened (moved to the blurbs, more trees=major allergies). Recently I had bronchitis for 5 weeks, then 2-3 weeks later (now) I have an upper respiratory infection. I have not slept in a week due to coughing up foam every hour throughout the night and horrid wheezing. I have been on prednisone, Advair 500, Singulair, clarythomiocin, as well as doing nebulizer treatments 2X a day. My infection cleared but I was left with worsened asthma attacks this week. I was out of Advair as of last night (I take it in the am and on before bed) and could not yet get a refill.

I took 2 cap-fulls of ACV with the mother, mixed with 6 oz of water before bed last night. It was the first night that I was able to sleep through the night. I did not wake once due to a coughing fit or due to lack of air and having to try to cough to get foam out. I could not believe it!!! I am still in shock this morning! My lungs feel clearer, I have better airflow and I'm not wheezing or coughing up foam!! Miraculous!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Val (New York) on 09/24/2017

It's clearing the mucus from your bronchial tubes. That's why you feel it in your throat. It's actually a good thing.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Virginia (Co) on 04/23/2017
4 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I just started using Apple Cider Vinegar and notice is helps with my asthma but it seems like I'm clearing my throat alot. Does the Apple Cider Vinegar clean out your lungs? If so how long does this take?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Robin (Asheville, Nc) on 04/12/2016
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I came across this post while I was looking for natural help for my asthma. I hate using my rescue inhaler because of how shaky it makes me. I started the apple cider vinegar about 2 weeks ago and have felt much better! I haven't had to even think about my rescue inhaler. I take it whenever I want. You can take it on an empty stomach or with food. Once I had an upset stomach and took it anyway because I was determined to see if it helped with my breathing. Surprise!! It took my stomach pain away. I got to reading about it and many people use it for upset stomach. Who would have thought?? Good luck!


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Posted by Josephine (Philippines) on 03/29/2016

Can I ask how to drink apple cider vinegar, is it before meal or after meal?. To the person who have asthma... becouse my father suffer difficulty of breathing, and I am interested to know about this! .. pls. anyone can answer my question?... Thanks and godbless


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Atia (Canada , Toronto) on 02/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar is amazing for asthma control .I was serious patient of asthma, after drinking apple cider every morning my asthma is gone. Its really good for asthma patient.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joanne (Hawaii) on 04/10/2014
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I have been looking for a natural cure for my asthma and came across the posts about apple cider vinegar. I started taking organic ACV about 2 months ago and my breathing has definitely improved. I have had fewer and fewer asthma attacks and no allergies!! I take 2 teaspoons in a small glass of water (no honey) once, sometimes twice a day. Hope this helps.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Apple (Phoenix,az) on 08/09/2013

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carley (Stone Mountain, Georgia) on 01/10/2013
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Hi, I have suffered with asthma (especially with excercise) for over 20 years. Not long ago I attempted to hike up a small mountain (1.6 miles up) which I had climbed many times before and had to use my inhaler 3 times and only made it 1/2 way up. That night I found some comments by others on Earthclinic, about how Apple Cider Vinegar helped their asthma. I just wanted to share that I began taking 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with mother in the AM and again in the PM. I put it in about 8 - 10 oz of either apple juice or apple cider to cut the sourness and avoid stomach discomfort. The next day I went to climb the mountain again and I made it all the way up! Not only that, I climbed that mountain almost every day for 6 months!! (I think I did it just to make sure I could :) )

As an added bonus, I noticed that the usual aches and pains I usually experienced had disappeared. Now I hate to miss my vinegar. It is my miracle tonic. I have only used my inhaler a couple of instances during all this time and that was only because I was exposed to pet dander and on the other occasion, old dusty paper. Otherwise, what an improvement. Thank you for Earth Clinic so that we can share our successes.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Fruitbox5 (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 08/14/2012
5 out of 5 stars

It has come to my attention that refined sugar triggers an asthma attack for me. i find that a spoonful or two of apple cider vinegar can nip it in the bud.

fyi!!! :) jeanne


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Posted by Dorett (Lima, Ohio) on 06/09/2009
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I also have had severe problem with asthma, I had to be hospitalized several times for days at a time. On one ocassion i was rushed to the emergency room, from the parkiing lot my husband had to pick me upand carry me like a baby because I was unable to walk, I know that I was getting ready to leave this world, but I believe the Lord was on my side. Anyway I found out about apple cider vigenar. I Went to the health food store and get a bottle, I was using it for some other ailments I had, but low and behold the asthma was cured, and also the acid reflux problem and idigestion problem I was having..

I am a firm believer in this regemen.I took 2/tbs apple cider in a 8 ozs. water two to three times a day and that did it. I still take it for maintaince. Thank you so much for this site you guys, I have been telling everyone I know about you. Thanks again.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by James (Henderson, NC, USA) on 01/11/2009

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 www.mercola.com 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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ellie (Charlotte, NC/USA) on 12/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Les (Naples, Florida) on 08/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beverly (McKinney Texas) on 03/13/2006
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Donna (Cherokee, NC) on 02/03/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Frank (Summerfield FL) on 11/17/2005
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jane (OH) on 08/16/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I started using acv. It has helped me with my asthma, started using tabs will see if it works as good, haven't used my advair or inhaler in week and half.



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