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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 09/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi to all our EC readers from the Philippines!

It's nearly 12 midnight and I can't sleep due to sinusitis and the dreaded headache that accompanies it. So, I went to this site and read through.

I decided, steam inhalation is the best coz it can go to places no one has ever gone before! Hihihi

1/4cup ACV ( braggs wd the mother.)
1cup water

Heated it up in the microwave two min.

Tilted my head over the bowl wd the mixture, got a clean dishtowel n covered my head including the bowl, so the steam will just concentrate on the area I want and not scatter all over the place.( I hope you get the picture) tried my best to breathe through my clogged nose. After a while it slowly cleared. Made sure to breathe deep and while doing that I did those facial sinus massages they do on You Tube.

I did spit a lot of clogged stuff while my sinuses were draining. After about 10 minutes of that, I'd gargle ACV wd warm water n a pinch of cayenne. That got all the mucous in my throat out. What a relief!

Walked a bit to allow gravity to drain away more clogging. I felt my headache just saying goodbye not wanting to come back to me. Good riddance!

I did the whole cycle two times.and after about
30 minutes, my sinuses were drained no headache, happy me!

I can't thank you enough for sharing this!


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Posted by Lisa D. (Hartford, SD) on 04/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Sinus pressure:

A very saturated ACV onto a q-tip and roll inside your nostril sniff back and pressure is gone. Great stuff.


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Posted by Lakesha (St. Louis, Mo) on 12/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

This remedy worked immediately for me. I've known about it forever but just didn't think to do it. So this site reminded me. I immediately drank 2tblsp of vinegar in 1 cup of filtered water then followed that with snorting 1tsp in 1 cup of warm filtered water. I was so stopped up I couldn't even snort it at first. So I used a small bottle cap to pour it in as I held my head back. That cleared it enough that I could blow it out. And for the first time in a week it was looser and more clear. So I snorted when I could and it keeps coming out loose and clear!!! I can breathe!!! It only took a minute of my time. I wish I had done this a week ago SMH


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Posted by Amazed (Rochester, Ny) on 09/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

ACV + Honey + Hot Water for Congestion

WOW. I did NOT believe this would work. Not that I'm against natural cures, but this really, really shocked me. I'm not that sick, just a head cold, but tonight my runny nose turned into a congested one within a matter of hours. So full I had to start mouth breathing. I found the ACV-HONEY-HOT WATER remedy and gave it a try. I also added in a few sprinkles of freshly ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. BAM. Within 30 seconds (NOT KIDDING! ) I was starting to feel open. Within 5 minutes I'm COMPLETELY clear. I went ranting and raving to my husband (who's also sick but with throat stuff not nose-yet). I dont know how long it will last but I will continue drinking it for health. I actually really love the taste of ACV and honey so this will be a treat. TO EVERYONE'S GOOD HEALTH!

*note, the honey and ACV I used were raw/organic.


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Posted by Ted (Tx) on 06/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

ACV sniff for sinus congestion.

It worked for me as well


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Posted by Beagleslways (Lighthouse Point, Fl) on 03/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Have had sinus congestion for 3 days. Just watched the Earth Clinic video using a paper towel saturated with apple cider vinegar and tried it. Started to feel relief! Then made up the 6 oz of water, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar and honey mixture and am drinking it as I write this. Amazing....... I can breath. I was totally clogged before this. Thank you!!


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Posted by L8wman99 (Orem Utah) on 02/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've been congested for two days. NyQuil did not help. Mucinex neither. This actually worked! Hoping to get some sleep tonight.

6 oz. hot water
2 tbsp ACV
1 TBSP honey

Kind of tasted like theraflu to me. Wow!


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Posted by Caroline (Norfolk, Uk) on 12/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Just tried this and within a minute a clear nose, hope it lasts and I can sleep tonight...I'm amazed as I was completely blocked up.


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Posted by Jj (Old Bridge, Nj) on 11/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! I tried taking it first and did not feel relieved. I'm so desperate to feel better. So I tried the other suggestion. I heated some of the ACV and then inhaled the fumes. That worked for me! TIP: close your eyes when you inhale the fumes. It stings. So happy I found this website!


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Posted by Shulie (London) on 05/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I used the recipe on your site, 1/4 cup of ACV to 16 oz of water. My nose is already unblocked and I haven't even finished the drink!! Thank you.


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Posted by Thrilled2pieces (Bella Vista, Ar) on 04/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've been adding a splash of ACV and honey (I mix a cup of each, microwaved to blend, in a bottle) in every glass of water I drink. My husband cannot stand the smell, but I absolutely crave it. I almost always have a stuffy nose--one nostril or the other. I was considering going for the balloon sinuplasty since my eyes feel squinty and small all the time because of the congestion. I was reading about ACV as a nasal wash last night---thought it would burn like the dickens! I took one of those saline nasal-wash bottles--used distilled water and about a teaspoon ACV, plus I added a squirt of the coconut oil I keep in a spray bottle. No burn whatsoever---and voila! I can breathe through both nostrils! My eyes feel bright and wide---sounds incredible, but true.

My husband complains of allergies all the time and has had tinitus for 45 years. He is NOT Mr. Natural--what a shame. I gave up dairy, soda pop and alcohol. I just cannot believe how alert I feel. Go ACV!


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Posted by Jill (Orlando) on 06/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I just read on this site, mix equal parts Apple Cider Vinegar with alcohol. Drip a few drops into clogged ear, while laying on opposite ear. Allow to remain a few seconds then turn over to drain a little then lay back on unaffected ear so the liquid can keep working. My ear had been clogged from traveling on plane 24 hours prior! It was so frustrating! This totally cleared it-finally after taking a decongestant with no results, per the pharmacist!

Jill in Sunshine State


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Posted by Beckie (Windham Maine) on 04/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Holy heck! Been sitting in bed stuffed up so bad and found this remedy.. Figured I had nothing to lose and had the ingredients.. I am not kidding you.. Four sips and I am breathing out of my nose!! It tastes like hell but id rather breathe so I am finishing it.. Anyone know how long the effects last?? I will find out!


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Posted by Paula (Mississauga, Canada) on 02/13/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just got back from vacation in Hawaii and I got really sick 3rd last day. Head and sinus congestion. My eye sockets hurt as well as my teeth. Every bone was sore and I was so stopped up I thought my head would explode. Developed a sore throat than a cough and my ears were plugged. Lots of sneezing, nose blowing And very weak.

I have often taken Apple Cider Vinegar as a health supplement and have taken it on faith it does me lots of good but never noticed anything different. Well, after landing at the airport and 2 air planes later, my voice sounded like it was inside me. The congestion was as bad as I have never experienced. I made myself an Apple Cider Vinegar drink. About 3 tablespoons added to warm water and a little cayenne, a couple of light shakes.

Approx. 1/2 to 3/4 hour later lying in bed, my left stopped up ear was making a sound than all of a sudden it popped clear open. Than all else, other ear, runny nose and phlegm in throat all stopped and I could totally breath again after 4 days of misery. Never had I experienced this before. I always wished I could be one of those people who claimed after consuming Apple Cider Vinegar had a reversal or a miraculous Turn around.

I can now claim such an experience And timing couldn't have been more perfect. I was really suffering.


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Posted by Texascannas (Texas, US) on 09/16/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Tried 5% Apple Cider Vinegar from Walmart; some local produced honey to taste and hot water. I felt congestion relieve in my sinuses within 10 minutes. Thanks for a great tip!



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