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Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Asthma

| Modified on Apr 30, 2022

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 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.


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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?

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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.

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Posted by Joanne (Hawaii) on 04/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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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
5 out of 5 stars

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 Robin (Asheville, Nc) on 04/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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 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
5 out of 5 stars

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 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!


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Posted by Sally (Stanwood, Wa) on 05/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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Posted by Jean (Upper Marlboro, MD) on 06/02/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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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 rajiv (Cairo, Egypt) on 10/22/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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,

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Robert (Clarkston, MI) on 08/03/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.



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