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Apple Cider Vinegar for Flu

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Robert (San Diego, CA) on 01/25/2007:
5 out of 5 stars

Right on new years eve i was stricken down with some sort of sickness where it was a combination of a terrible sore throat and throwing up!!! To top it off i have suffered from acid reflux for quite some time. In the past i would juice some cabbage to take away the pain when it became unbearable.

This time i was so weak i could not make it to the store to buy any!!! so i took some thera flu and wouldn't you know it things went from bad to worse. the acid reflux was the worst i have ever experienced in my life. I really don't know how i made it here to earthclinic.com.... but it was then that mine eyes have seen the glory or shall i say the hell of otc medications. i have since thrown all of them away. I read some feedback about acv and somehow got the strength to go to the store and get some "mothers" acv and some cayenne pepper powder as i read that it would cure a sore throat.

My throat was really raw from retching and the reflux so i was a mess. needless to say these 2 work better then any other otc medication ever made...i have told as many people possible about the cures and this website!! now i can simply laugh when i see the advertisements for otc meds on tv and such.That was last week, now i seem to have a awful running nose. let me just say i have made severe adjustments to my diet. no more red meats and my one weakness CHEESE i am trying to eliminate. I just read tonight on the vapor/steaming powers of acv with water and tried it. Really quite strong, even more so then drinking it i thought. when i drink it i would have it with some organic apple juice so the taste was quite pleasant. The steaming effect seemed to open up my sinuses quickly and i will continue until all symptoms are gone!! WOW!!!like so many others i am so thankful for this website!!! please keep up the good work and let me say the feedback from others is a true testiment to the effectiveness of the remedies offered here.

p.s. im almost out of acv!!! its a great energy drink I've found... and i will continue to drink it as long as i live

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Maria (Orlando,FL) on 06/19/2006:
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking ACV on a regular basis after reading about its health benefits on this web-site. I found it very helpful in relieving my nausea caused by, what I believed, a stomach flu (which my daughter and husband already had gone thru several days ago). When I felt the symptoms myself, I googled some cures and that's how I came across the information about ACV. I've been taking - for three weeks now- on and off- 1tsp ACV diluted in 1/4 cup of water, three times daily. I noticed though that if I don't take it I start feeling nauseated. The nausea doesn't go away until I sip another dose. Yesterday I took a Zantac pill which helped me in 20-30 minutes. My questions are: Does taking ACV on a regular basis cause any adverse effects? Is it possible to get accustomed to taking it and have difficulty stopping later?
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Ed (USA) on 04/08/2006:
5 out of 5 stars

Whenever I feel like I'm about to come down with flu or cold, I drink apple cider vinegar diluted in water and usually in an hour or so I feel much better and I, best of all, do not have flu after that. Before I started doing this, I would always fall sick whenever I felt those flu jives coming around but with this method it always works. THANK GOD for that! and thank you for sharing this valuable information :)
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Nancy (Arlington, TX)
5 out of 5 stars

I have been real sick with a viral infection and flu my neighbor fixed me some Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Equal parts of each. It has worked wonders. It cuts the phlegm in your throat and helps with all that was ailing me. I am so glad to find out about this. I also heard that cinnamon with it works wonders as well. Just a teaspoon or so. Thank you and God Bless.
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SF Lee (Penang, Malaysia)
5 out of 5 stars

I have had heartburn, indigestion, flatulence & etc., all in all, I have bad stomach. However, I got to know about apple cider vinegar few years ago through my pharmacist friend. Since then, my stomach condition never felt better! Then, I began to be my own doctor. Whenever I have sore throat or infection (tonsillitis), I gulp down ACV. Well, I strongly think that the vitamin C in ACV helps me a lot during fever or flu. I always recommend to my friends although most of them fail to appreciate or admire the goodness of ACV because of the taste & aroma. Can't blame them!
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M Fazlic (Hull)
5 out of 5 stars

Normal vinegar can be a useful cure to the common flu. Although it's not a miracle cure and takes about 2 days to clear up the flu, it's very effective since most people with flu are ill for just under a week while taking medication. When I was a child and an adult I soak a cloth with vinegar and wrap it around my feet. Hoping to extract the heat from my feet hence lowering the temperature and curing flu.
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Mark T (Kingston, Tn)
5 out of 5 stars

When I was a young kid, one day my sister came home and said that she had the best snack at a friend's house on the way home from school. She said that she would find out exactly what it was and that she would make us some one day. Her friend's grandmother had taken garden fresh cold thinly sliced cucumber slices and thin slices of sweet vadalia onion, sprinkling a fair amount of salt and pepper and then covering them with White House Apple Cider Vinegar(5% Acidity) letting them soak for ten or fifteen minutes.

The girls used little wooden skewers to stab the sour & tangy vegetable concoction and used a small round soup spoon to sip the sour vinegar juice - they also had it served with an ice cold 6 oz bottle of Coca-Cola over ice (Talking about the acids, lol!!!).

I had always has a taste for sour things like pickles, mustard, sauerkraut, and plenty of ACV on my turnip greens. After having this concoction once I soon developed a craving for it. It seemed whenever I was sick and had a fever, sore throat, ear infection or just about anything I would always crave the sour taste of these cucumbers, onions, salt, pepper, and plenty of fresh apple cider vinegar and would start out nibbling on them slowly until after ten or fifteen minutes began feeling better.

No sooner that I would finish them it was no time until I was feeling so much better. Even before I heard that ACV was really good for you in my mind and my heart I knew that there was something really special about apple cider vinegar because every time I consumed it I seemed to get over what was ailing me in no time and was heeled and it sure did make a believer out of me. It just works and I began to swear by it to all of my family members and to anyone else that I could testify too because I wanted them to get the same fast relief from ACV that I had received..

My sister that had turned me on to this supposed snack that turned out to be a healing remedy already liked this concoction and it didn't take much to convince her that it ! was a powerful aide in healing just about anything that ailed you. My sister and I still have the cravings for this vinegar concoction and my niece has also taken up liking the concoction also. I know that it's not for everyone because there are some out there (like my fiance) that can't stand the thought of eating or drinking anything with ACV on or in it.

Good luck to all of you that are willing to try this powerful anti-oxidant, it will change your life.

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