Today, I’m interested in discussing Apple Cider Vinegar. I’ve used ACV a little before (in the No ‘Poo method of hair washing), but recently I saw my doctor about my seasonal allergies, and she recommended I try taking 1 tsp ACV twice a day to ward off the sniffles, sneezes and congestion that plague me every spring and fall. I’d never heard of doing such a thing, but I thought I’d try it. I stopped my Claritin and gulped town my tsp that evening.
Usually at about this time of year, I’ve lost my voice and am having constant sinus headaches. My eyes get itchy and watery… the typical symptoms of seasonal allergies. But in the last week since starting with the Apple Cider Vinegar, the worst I’ve had is very minor congestion (which I’m prone to year round). Yeah, it tastes gross, but ACV comes with a host of other health benefits (as opposed to Clartitin’s potential side effects), so I don’t mind a couple small spoons of the stuff per day. It’s not so bad if you chase it with a swig of water.
The other option is to take ACV in pill form. I haven’t tried this myself, but it seems like a great idea. Have any of you had good experiences with Apple Cider Vinegar pills?
So, does Apple Cider Vinegar help relieve seasonal allergy symptoms? I say yes. And as I take it, I know my body is receiving a multitude of additional benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar can:
- Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
- Balance high cholesterol
- Cure skin conditions such as acne
- Protect against food poisoning
- Fight allergies in both humans and animals
- Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
- Strengthen the immune system
- Increase stamina
- Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
- Improve digestion and cure constipation
- Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
- Prevent bladder stones and urinary tract infections
- Remedy bad breath
- Kill cancer cells