Apple Cider Vinegar for Flu

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Mama to Many (TN) on 12/22/2022:
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Over the years my children have not always loved the medicines that I have given. They have generally been pretty tolerant and patient, though slippery elm will always be a hard sell for them. :)

Vinegar Tea has been staple in my home for a long time. And now my oldest son gives it to his kids. My 5 year old grandchild loves vinegar tea. My daughter in law makes a large batch of it to give the kids during the day when they are fighting sickness.

It would be better if I had called it, "Honey Tea" from the start. Here is how we make it:

  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey
  • 6 ounces hot water
  • a dash of cinnamon if desired
  • Mix.

Thats it! Good for cough, colds, flu, sinus infections, stomachache etc.

Pass it on!

~Mama to Many~

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Sara (Long Beach) on 01/18/2018:
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Apple cider is good too, just a tablespoon with water twice a day will cut the flu symptoms.
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John McMann (Kentucky) on 01/14/2018:
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Here is tried and true, southern flu-kicking remedy. Drinking this when I first start to feel sick, kicks the virus out. If taken during cold or flu recovery, helps ease congestion and prevents cough.

8 oz of hot water, 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 jigger whiskey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 shakes of cayenne pepper. Stir and drink slowly. Enjoy.

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Robert (Katy, Texas) on 12/19/2013:
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While I am a firm believer in the healing abilities of ACV, I must admit this time that it couldn't overcome my flu. The flu already had a 3+ day head start, I was taking 2 tablespoons of the highly known brand of ACV, along with a tablespoon of locally produced honey in 6 ozs of distilled water.

While this combo would knock out the side effects for approx. 2 hours, the flu fought back each time to the level of intensity that had been there previously. I did this 3 times a day, same results each time. Finally had no choice but to go to the doctor getting Tamiflu and a Z pack.

While I haven't read thru all the posts, from this experience maybe because I didn't start early enough this was too little too late. I for one will continue with the ACV in the future.

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Josephine (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 01/30/2013:
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I've also been seeing a lot of improvement in my flu symptoms using one teaspoon of ACV in 6oz of warm water with a few lemon, honey, and menthol lozenges dissolved in.
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Karen (Detroit Metro, Mi) on 01/05/2013:
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I am amazed at how good it works. I have been on this site for 2 illnesses and both were cured with ACV. Old school cures do work! There are healing properties in both ACV and raw honey. Why suffer huh? Spread the news to your friends is my new motto.

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Joelle (Dallas, Texas) on 01/05/2013:
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I have not had the flu in years and my first day on vacation I started getting the flu symtoms. I immediately pulled up EC website to find a natural remedy, I started taking 2 tablespoons of ACV 3x a day for 3 days. I started feeling better after the first day. ACV & Virgin Coconut oil are my go to natural remedies . This site is amazing!!!! Thank you so much!!
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Shelly (Castle Rock, Co) on 12/08/2011:
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Wow, I was really sick last week and wish I had found this site sooner. I started feeling ill again this afternoon with nausea, headache and fever/chills. I came home and put on a hot pack and was ready to give up for the day when I found this site. I put 2 TBSP of ACV into some hot apple cider. It helped to put it into the apple cider because it almost disguised the bitter taste (almost). Anyways, less than an hour later I can't even tell you how much better I am feeling. So much that I am starting to question whether I really felt that bad or not. Thanks so much, love this remedy. :-)
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Bart Sniffer (Sydney, Australia) on 06/28/2011:
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Around lunch time I started getting the first signs of a flu... Just in nostril. Post nasal drip, beginning to feel that flu like symptoms coming on. Later in the afternoon some sneezing began.

I took an cotton ear bud, dipped it in ACV then inserted it into my nostril. Made my sneeze straight away. So blew my nose and tried again, this time holding off sneezing while I did both nostrils, and sniffed in, held it and the gave the biggest sneeze.

I repeated the process immediately. its a little un comfortable/irritating. but I felt better almost immediately. Later that night I repeated again twice. Swabbed the inside of each nostril deep with ACV soaked cotton tip. Sniffed in hard, held as long as I could, then sneezed a few times.

The amazing thing is the next morning I work up feeling fine.

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Ruby (Beverly, Ma) on 02/10/2011:
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I've used apple cider vinegar for a cold successfully but for a flu, it did very little if anything. No change really whatsoever. I've had one of the worst strain of flu for about 4 days now and I have taken more ACV than you could shake a stick at and nothing. I've also been taking colloidal silver, black strap molasses, liquid chlorophil and tea with ginger, honey and lemon. The tea has worked the best in stopping the cough.
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