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Use Apple Cider Vinegar For A Healthy Digestive System

Updated on September 16, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most useful products for treating a variety of ailments. It is not only a wonderful remedy, but will also replenish you with a lot of the vitamins and minerals missing from our diets that are needed to maintain health.

The common dosage when treating ailments is to drink an Apple Cider Vinegar tonic 3 times a day. The tonic ingredients are one 8-ounce glass of water mixed with 2-3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Honey can also be added to improve the flavor.

Note: If you drink the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic between meals or before going to bed make sure to rinse your mouth to avoid any prolonged vinegar contact with the enamel on your teeth. Acidic food or drink such as citrus, cola, and Apple Cider Vinegar can erode tooth enamel if it is allowed to stay in contact with the teeth for prolonged periods of time.


The Apple Cider Vinegar tonic is also very effective when treating colitis.  Drink the normal Apple Cider Vinegar tonic with a squirt of honey 3 times a day.


It is a common thought that by not eliminating your bowels regularly could lead to other illnesses and diseases. The logic behind this thought is that if your body holds onto waste for longer than nature intends, your body may begin to absorb some of this waste (toxins) back into its system.

There are a number of reasons why people get constipation, but one of the main culprits is lack of dietary fiber. As we grow older our bodies also stop producing as much digestive acids and enzymes needed for a healthy digestive system.

The best remedy for this is to drink the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic 3 times a day to increase your daily fiber intake. Apple Cider Vinegar contains pectin, which is a source of fiber. It is also good to include more fruits and vegetable in your diet for added fiber.


Diarrhea can occur for many reasons.  Sometimes diarrhea is necessary, so the body can rid itself of harmful substances that were ingested.  As noted above Apple Cider Vinegar contains pectin, which is fiber.  Taking fiber is a great way to form bulk, since it is water-soluble and swells up in the intestines.

The pectin in Apple Cider Vinegar is also very helpful as the natural intestinal flora can transform it into a protective coating.  This protective coating will soothe the irritated lining of the colon, and will provide some relief from the pain of diarrhea. 

The regular dosage for diarrhea remedy is to drink a large glass of water with 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.  Drink this tonic 3 times a day while the symptoms persist.

Digestive Aid

As we grow older it is quite common to produce less stomach acid (hydrochloric acid). This can lead to digestive problems, and drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic is a perfect remedy. Drink the tonic before each meal, and the Apple Cider Vinegar will enhance the action of your stomach's acid and digestive enzymes.

To learn more about Apple Cider Vinegar's affect on metabolism and weight loss go to:

Keep Your Metabolism Efficient With Apple Cider Vinegar

Food Poisoning

Apple Cider Vinegar is known for its ability to fight off harmful bacteria and to neutralize toxins.   Due to Apple Cider Vinegar’s natural disinfectant qualities some people who have suffered from a mild case of food poisoning have had great success using this tonic.  However, if you suffer from violent symptoms, and suspect serious food poisoning please contact your medical practitioner immediately.

Heartburn (Acid Reflux)

It may seem odd to drink something acidic to get rid of heartburn, but Apple Cider Vinegar is actually a great remedy. It appears that the acid content in the Apple Cider Vinegar triggers the stomach to stop producing more acid, thus relieving the acid reflux.

You can drink the regular Apple Cider Vinegar tonic 3 times a day before meals. Alternatively, you may want to split it so that each glass of water you drink is half before the meal and the other half after the meal.


There are countless folk remedies to get rid of hiccups, and some don’t work at all.  Next time you have hiccups try this simple remedy and be amazed with the results.  You can drink one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.  You can also try sipping on a warm Apple Cider Vinegar tonic consisting of one cup of water with one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.


Beans are a major contributor to having gas after a meal.  The gas is caused by incomplete digestion of the beans.  Soaking the beans in Apple Cider Vinegar before cooking them can minimize gas resulting from eating beans.


A controlled study published in the Japanese Journal of Pharmacology1 indicates that vinegar may start the body’s own defensive mechanism. This study shows that by drinking a weak vinegar solution that it could provide over 95% protection from alcohol-induced ulcers.


1 - Dr. Earl Mindell's Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar By Earl Mindell page 59


The information given in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

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      Doctor 3 years ago

      There is no fibre, nor any other mineral or vitamin content in Apple cider vinegar. NoNE. NO FIBRE, VITAMINS A OR K, NOT EVEN ANY FAT OR SODIUM.