Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by Zoey Sky
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a popular superfood ingredient for beverages, salad dressings and pickled foods. It is also often used as a natural ingredient for non-toxic cleaning solutions.
This winter, you can also use apple cider vinegar to make a natural remedy that offers several health benefits, such as promoting digestive health and boosting your immune system.
Detailed below is a recipe from herbal medicine educator Erica Kuo, who shares that taking the apple cider vinegar mixture can help you boost your immune health this winter.
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple juice. ACV is a popular ingredient for natural health remedies.
According to Kuo, apple cider vinegar contains yeast that can help suppress appetite. Combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, incorporating apple cider vinegar into your routine can help you achieve your weight management goals. (Related: Prepper essentials: The many survival uses of vinegar.)
During winter, use superfoods like honey, apple cider vinegar and warming spices and herbs to create an immune-boosting tonic.
Below is Kuo’s personal recipe for a spicy apple cider vinegar mixture.
How to use:
Combining raw apple cider vinegar, which offers unique health benefits, with other superfoods like honey, is a great way to enjoy the benefits of both.
You can also make ACV oxymel to extract and ingest supportive herbs, especially pungent ones that aren’t always pleasant to take on their own.
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) promotes gastric acid secretion and appetite. When a cold or fever sets in, horseradish can help induce sweating and improve respiratory and urinary infections.
Chili pepper supports heart function, especially irregular or weak heartbeat, poor blood circulation and cold limbs. Chili peppers also help invigorate the body and can promote gastrointestinal digestion and increase gastric secretion.
Ginger warms the stomach and intestines, promotes blood circulation, improves cold hands and feet in winter, enhances immune health and strengthens the body’s anti-inflammatory function.
It can also help induce sweating, reduce fever, and relieve nausea caused by certain food smells. Additionally, ginger can promote healthy bowel function.
Onions and garlic are rich in beneficial flavonoids and polyphenols, of which allicin is the most important component. Both have antiviral, antioxidant, immune health-boosting and anti-inflammatory effects.
American or Korean ginseng can help activate blood circulation and enhance the body’s resilience during stressful situations.
Aside from the ingredients used in the recipe above, some herbalists may recommend adding other medicinal herbs such as rosemary, thyme or turmeric.
Rosemary can help stimulate healthy blood circulation and support optimal brain function. Because it promotes intracranial blood circulation, recent studies suggest that rosemary, like sage, can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, memory loss, loss of smell and vision loss.
Rosemary also helps boost digestive health and relieves flatulence, dizziness, headaches and fever.
Thyme can boost your immune system and has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects.
Turmeric is a natural “cleansing” ingredient that can purify the blood, aid metabolism and promote liver health. The spice can also help relieve fever, cramps and menstrual pain.
Kuo warns that if you have low blood pressure, you should reduce your consumption of garlic and onions.
If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), add cinnamon to spicy apple cider vinegar to boost its flavor and sweetness. Cinnamon and garlic can prevent blood coagulation, so skip the cinnamon and garlic if you are taking anticoagulants.
If you don’t have horseradish, replace it with turmeric.
You should avoid apple cider vinegar if:
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