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Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Cures---not really

Updated on January 23, 2011

You Can Catch More Flies with Honey

…add a little vinegar and you’ll calm that nagging cough

I wouldn’t say apple cider vinegar cures anything, but…it might help a lot.

Vinegar and honey has long been heralded as an all-around home remedy.  Here are some:

  • Calm the Hic Hups
  • Increase circulation
  • Sooth a sore throat
  • Ease arthritis joint pain
  • Calms discomfort of gout
  • Relieve growing pains (leg cramps in children)
  • Relieve symptoms of the common cold

Photographer: Graeme Weatherston
Photographer: Graeme Weatherston | Source

So How Do You Take It?

  • 2 Tbsp of raw honey to 1 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar.


  • 1 Tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar with 1 Tbsp of raw honey


  • 2 Tbsp or raw honey with 2 Tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar

"Buying ‘raw’ and ‘organic’ does make a difference.

I like mine mixed in hot water. The hot water dissolves the honey and combines the flavors into a wonderfully refreshing drink. (Let it cool down just a little so it wont burn your insides.) Take it cold to help detox and ease joint discomfort caused by arthritis.

Way back in 400bc Hippocrates, known as the 'father of medicine', used vinegar and honey to cleanse and energize the body.

I know you have probably heard all this before. ...This is just a little reminder that vinegar and honey is still as good for you today as it was in the past. With of all the quick and simple drugs that are said to do the same thing we might forget what we already know.

The thing is, ...most drugs only mask the problem that is causing our discomfort. Drugs don’t heal the body, only the body itself can do that. And it will heal faster without the addition of additional toxins… which (toxins) are usually the reason for our illness in the first place! But, don’t be deceived with all this talk of ‘raw’ and ‘natural’. Often our bodies do need help to correct our health issues and modern medicine has preformed miracles when compared to the past.

But, can we not benefit from wisdom from the past AND modern medicine?

Take it more than once

The trick of using vinegar and honey is to drink is several times a day. It isn’t concentrated like a pill. It takes a lot to make a difference. Honey and vinegar is much like food. You can’t get your daily requirements by just eating once in the morning.

BUT, as with food, don’t take too much. Like food, too much will make you fat and add to your problems, honey and vinegar can be ingested in an overdose---nothing lethal mind you, but, none the less, not good for the system. ---two or three times a day seems to be the best when suffering with discomforts, while once or twice a week is sufficient for time of health.


Vinegar and Honey Detox Remedy

Organic apple cider vinegar and raw honey has long been knows as a gentle detoxifer.

Often times inflammation is connected to a toxic condition. Arthritis inflammation is often associated with toxins.

The "The Arthritis Bible," reports that there is no scientific explanation for why vinegar and honey works, but some people have reported looser joints and less pain when they started taking honey and vinegar.

The recommendation is:

  • 8 oz. warm water
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar

To begin with, drink this mixture every day. Increase to two or three time a day if you feel you need it, then decrease to once a day or once every other day, when you feel better.


Common Cold and Cough

Raw honey and organic apple cider vinegar can be mixed with something other than water. Try it yourself.

Common Cold

A wonderful, soothing, non-alcoholic, hot toddy that can treat symptoms of the common cold, such as congestion and sore throats.

  • Heat 8 oz. lemonade (do not boil)
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Drink while warm.  Take every couple of hours as needed (or wanted).

Cough Syrup

This makes a strong-tasting syrup. Good for persistent coughs that accompany chest colds. Ginger is  a natural anti-inflammatory.

  • 2 tbsp. hot water
  • 1 tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger

Dosage: Take 1 tsp. every two to three hours.


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    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      my vest really like apple cider vinegar with honey..but i never tried this one..great info.

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      HealthyHanna 5 years ago from Utah

      Thanks ako. I take it you have taken it yourself. That is the only way to 'believe' the benefits.

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      ako 5 years ago

      what the much needed information it should be spreading like cough virus amazing!!

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      HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

      Thanks All. I really appreciate your comments. Let's all drink vinigar and honey. :)

    • rojocaro profile image

      rojocaro 6 years ago

      Excellent, great information

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      Sorin 7 years ago

      I'm a great fan of natural foods and I enjoy to see people like you

      promoting healthy way of living ... God bless you !


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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Great information. I'm going to try this drink. Thanks for the information.