Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

apple cider vinegar for treating allergies

Popular home remedy Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) notably is used for treating several health problems such as maintaining blood sugar levels, helps in weight loss, maintain high blood pressure, and many more. It is also popular for reducing allergy symptoms as well.

What is an Allergy?

An allergy is the reaction of immune system of human body to usually risk-free substances, like foods, house dust mite, and pollens. Those who have problem of allergy, there bodies identify the substances as danger and makes an unsuitable reaction.[1]

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, approximately, 50 million Americans endure different kinds of allergies i.e.1 in 5 people. [2] According to Dr. William E. Berger, in his report at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology over 30% of all patients having allergy consider that their allergy medications are useless. [3]

Researchers then started to study on natural treatment alternatives for allergies and they introduced apple cider vinegar to be one of the effective home remedies for allergies.

How does ACV works?

Apple Cider Vinegar contains the natural antibiotics which can kill bacteria, viruses as well as protozoa, preventing them from returning. Apple cider vinegar also holds beneficial substances like acetic and malic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, and several others. Therefore, Apple Cider Vinegar can maintain the pH (potential of Hydrogen) level of your body and it prevents you from allergies. These nutrients also improve the immune system. [4]

How much ACV to use for allergies?

Healthy amount of 1 to 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar two times every day. Taking diluted form will help you consume ACV easily.

Apple Cider vinegar recipe for allergies

Ingredients

  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Raw honey - Half a tablespoon
  • Warm water - 8 ounces

Steps

  1. Mix apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and raw bees honey in water.
  2. Drink three times a day.

Which ACV to use for treating allergies?

Use raw, unpasteurized, unfiltered ACV that includes the ‘Mother’, a ruddy-colored substance floating around in the bottle.  Notice small floating strands, the living enzymes that fight off infection and maintain pH level of our body. [5] It actually holds the natural set of the beneficial enzymes, pectin and minerals that makes Apple Cider Vinegar good for you.

Caution

  • ACV may be allergic for a number of people and may result in rashes, itching and swelling. [6]
  • Drink Apple Cider Vinegar only after diluting. According to MayoClinic.com, undiluted ACV can result in burns and irritation in the esophagus, mouth, as well as throat or it may be the reason for stomach upset, tooth enamel erosion, ulcer irritation etc.[7]