One of my favorite uses for ACV is as a natural way to help control seasonal allergies. Studies have shown that asthma and allergy sufferers tend to have low levels of acid in the stomach. Also ACV acts as a natural antihistamine. Take 1 tablespoon 3x a day can help relieve your symptoms.
Making apple cider vinegar is not only cheap but it is easy too. Here is a simple recipe that I use.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
- 6 sweet apples (organic)
- 2 T. raw apple cider vinegar with the mother
- 2 T. raw honey
- chlorine-free water to cover apples
- 2 qt. wide mouth glass jar
Now place this in a warm place for 2 weeks. The top of the refrigerator is a good place since the frig throws heat. After 2 weeks, strain the liquid from the container into a glass canning jar. There should be almost a quart of liquid. Cover the jar again with the cheesecloth, and return to a warm spot. Check the liquid about a couple of weeks by tasting a small amount. You’ll know when it’s vinegar. Mine usually sets for 4 to 8 weeks, A SCOBY may form on the top, which is great. You may use the SCOBY to make a new batch of vinegar. Stop the fermentation by covering your jar with a lid and placing it in the refrigerator.
That's it. You now have your own homemade Apple Cider Vinegar...