Make a Cold Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Edited by Nerissa Avisado, Lynn, Eng, DeleteQnA

Apple cider vinegar, also known as "ACV", is a basic mix of vinegar from apples and cider. It has the characteristic color of amber. It contains a lot of essential minerals and trace elements vital for a healthy body. These include calcium, chlorine, copper, fluorine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, and sulfur. It is regarded as a highly effective natural bacteria-fighting agent to remedy illnesses. One beneficial use of ACV is for treatment of upper respiratory illnesses one of which is the common cold.


A typical application is through preparation of simple homemade drinks to soothe the ailing person or as an adjunct to other food recipes. Learn how to make a cold remedy using apple cider vinegar.


Preparations for a cold remedy

A drink to remedy cold, cough and sore throat


  • 1 spoonful of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 spoonful of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ginger, crushed
  • Warm water


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    Simply mix 1 spoonful of apple cider vinegar, 1 spoonful of honey and 1 tablespoon of warm water
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    Add a little pounded ginger to the mixture to enhance its medicinal properties.
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    Drink 1 spoonful of this mixture three times a day for the relief of congestion, cough and puffy nose.
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Fire cider

This is a pleasant, tasty mix of ACV with other ingredients


  • ½ cup ginger root, freshly grated
  • ½ cup organic horseradish root, freshly grated
  • 1 medium organic onion, chopped
  • 10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed
  • 2 organic jalapenos chopped
  • 1 organic lemon, squeezed
  • Sprig of fresh organic rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. organic turmeric powder
  • Organic apple cider vinegar
  • Raw local honey, to taste


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    Put all the cold-remedy ingredients - roots, leaves and fruits - inside a 1-quart jar.
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    Pour in all the liquid ingredients and turmeric.
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    Before closing the lid, cover the opening of the jar with parchment or wax paper
    This prevents leaking of the ACV.
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  4. 4
    Shake well.
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    Store in a dark and cool location for about a month, but shake it every day.
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    After 1 month, the preparation is ready for drinking
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    Strain the content using cheesecloth over a clean jar
    Try to squeeze all the liquid from the pulp.
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    Then add ¼ cup of honey and stir
    You can add more for a sweeter taste.
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Aside from this, you can include ACV on regular meals by many easy ways.

  • Use ACV as a dressing for your salad.
  • Use for making pickled fruits and vegetables.
  • Use for marinating fish, beef, lamb and pork.

Adding this vinegar as a base ingredient in your marinade, in combination with assorted herbs and spices, not only improves flavor and tenderness of meat, but also supplies a variety of nutrients to the diet. This is a subtle way to make the person with colds take in the ACV.

What are the side effects of apple cider vinegar?

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    Moderate use of ACV has no known side effects
    However, regular intake of vinegars, acids and even lemon juice can cause a weakening of teeth enamel. The teeth appear yellowish and become intolerant to heat and cold. To avoid this, dilute the vinegar with water or add a dash of baking soda to decrease the level of acidity.
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    Too much ACV intake decreases blood potassium levels resulting to hypokalemia
    It can also lead to low bone mineral density. Some people are allergic to apples, so they should avoid taking ACV. The ACV, if rubbed on the skin, may result in burning or scarring. Excessive dosage in animals results in damage of the stomach, liver and intestines.
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Tips in buying ACV

  • ACV can be bought in almost any health or nutrition store, or through online shopping. Look for ACV with a pH level of 5-7. If you have difficulty taking it because of the strong sour taste, you can buy it in capsules. The capsule form removes the disagreeable sour taste that comes when you take it in the liquid form.

Can an apple a day really keep the doctor at bay? And what if it is an apple cider vinegar? It is for you to find out. The regime can be done in a jiffy. All it takes is to make a mix of 2 tablespoons of ACV and 2 tablespoons of honey in a glass of water. Try this and sigh with relief from cold.

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Categories : Physical Health

Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Nerissa Avisado

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