Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Becky Striepe1
Food-Based Home Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar Water for Fever
Dealing with a nasty fever? This easy-to-make home remedy just might help!
Holy moly, guys! I am struggling with the most annoying cold/flu/thing right now. My nose is stuffy, my eyes are watery, and I have a fever that Tylenol alone isn’t always managing. Since I’m pregnant, I’m really limited in the medicine that I can take, but fever can be very bad for your baby, so I needed to kick this thing.
We know that apple cider vinegar is great for cooking and cleaning and that it even makes a great winter sports drink, but it turns out that a little ACV is good for a fever, too! And of course, you can’t go wrong by getting more fluids.
I have been using this drink recipe in conjunction with regular strength Tylenol, and the combo seems to be doing the trick much better than Tylenol alone! Not that this was a magic cure-all for my cold/flu/thing, but at least my fever is staying below 100!
Home Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar Drink for Fever
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 2 teaspoons organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- liquid sweetener, to taste (optional)
- In a large glass, combine the water and ACV, giving it a stir, so the vinegar doesn’t settle to the bottom.
- Taste your drink, and if you feel like a little maple syrup or honey would make it more palatable, add it 1/4 teaspoon at a time until you have it tasting how you want.
You can drink this as often as you like! I’m aiming for 2-3 glasses per day.
I found that the diluted vinegar wasn’t strong enough to need sweetener, but I’m pregnant and craving vinegar these days, so you might not have the same experience.
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