Ok I need some filler material for my site so I decided today to write about something that is beneficial to all.
I couldn’t really have timed it any better either, as many of you are sick with a cold or sinus infection right about now. Who wouldn’t be sick around these parts when its 70F one day and 16F the next?
Ok so what I would like to chat with you about today is an old folk remedy that works really well.
It wasn’t too long ago that my wife was sniffling a lot and had severe head congestion. Should blew her nose often, took lots of drugs and could not get relief. I don’t want to sound too gross right now, but you can tell alot about the stuff that comes out of your nose just by noticing the color.
To put it simple, there is green snot and yellow snot. Mucus is normally clear, so when it turns to a thick yellow or green, odds are you are on your way to a sinus infection which she now had.
Now when she told me on a Friday afternoon that she had a sinus infection my first thought was to go to the doctor and get a shot. You know, one of those shots that gets rid of most things, decca something… anyways since that wasn’t happening untill probably Monday, I went to the internet to see if I could find some form of relief for her until she could visit the doctor.
I found out about a remedy that had been used for years to thwart such things as this and many other ailments.
[ad#largeblock]Its apple cider vinegar! I know I know the word vinegar sends chills down everyone’s spine, but hear me out.
I read that if you mix about a tablespoon to 16 oz of water and sip on it all day you would be good to go. However I don’t think I can stomach that. I read a little deeper and found out that if you wanted to, you could get a coffee mug and mix some Alpine Spiced Cider Original Apple Flavor Drink Mix from the packets, and add 2 teaspoons, maybe 3 of the apple cider vinegar to it and drink it down.
Is it good? Well I have weird tastes but I have to say……..yes!
It stinks a little, but the hot apple cider masks it pretty good and its very tolerable.
She drank a cup, maybe two and by Sunday she was right as rain, her sinus troubles were gone.
I have to admit that I had a stopped up nose and one sip made it open up. I drank 2 cups and I have not had any trouble.
This is not something you will have to do every day. Just when you start to feel like you are getting sick, or simply want to get over something faster.
I have mentioned this to many, and all have thanked me.
You too can thank me later if you wish by leaving a comment below.
Here is a little more detail about the old folk remedy…..
Apple cider vinegar is an old folk remedy claimed to be beneficial in treating a long list of ailments. Proponents say that it can cure arthritis, guard against osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent cancer, destroy infection, assist in digestion and weight control, maintain memory, and protect the mind from aging.
Vinegar is said to have been used for medical ailments for at least 10,000 years. The Babylonians first converted wine into vinegar in 5000 BCE using date palms, grapes, and figs, and believed vinegar had exceptional healing properties. Hippocrates is said to have used vinegar as an antibiotic. Samurai warriors supposedly used a vinegar tonic for strength and power. During the U.S. Civil War, soldiers used vinegar to prevent gastric upset and as a treatment for various ailments including pneumonia and scurvy. It was used to treat wounds during World War I.
I believe this is the actual link I stumbled upon when I was looking for a cure for wifey.
BEST REMEDY: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is our favorite remedy for stopping sinus infections. We wish more people knew about this amazing home treatment. The idea is to take apple cider vinegar before the sinus infection occurs, which for most people is at the start of allergies, colds, flu, etc.
We have found that when apple cider vinegar is taken either as a daily tonic or at the first sign of an allergy or cold (i.e., sinus headache, stuffy nose, watery eyes), one can completely stop the histamine response or allergic reaction.
There are a couple ways you can drink apple cider vinegar (“ACV”). One way is to put 1/8 to 1/4 cup ACV in 16 oz of water and sip it throughout the day. The other method is to gulp 2 TBSP of ACV in 8 oz of water all at once.
If you have an existing sinus infection, keep drinking a mixture of ACV and water throughout the day for several days.
Please remember — the key to success is to use apple cider vinegar before a sinus infection appears (i.e. during the first stages of a flu or allergy attack, or after you’ve eaten a bowl of ice cream).
Question: Why does ACV alleviate sinus congestion so quickly?
Answer: ACV thins mucus almost immediately. One of the first things you will notice after drinking apple cider vinegar is that the color of your mucus goes from white or green and thick, to thin and clear. The thinning of mucus is the key to kicking your sinus infection. Once you have thin mucus, you can clobber the infection with one of many remedies from this page. Wild oregano oil is one of our favorites for bacterial infections, but grapefruit seed extract is also very potent. Whatever remedy you try, remember to keep up the apple cider vinegar throughout the day for several days and drink lots and lots of water.
Hope this helps you all.