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Ailment: Cough

Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.

Comment posted by Ann of Sumter, SC, USA on 5 June 2018 at 14:36       5023

I had asthma for about 20 years. Thank God I came across apple cider vinegar and honey after searching for home remedies. I been coughing day n night none stop and I could not breathe. I been to the hospital many times and I spent thousands of dollars on medications. This is the first time I felt this good yes I can breathe. Thanks for sharing this remedy and blessing is with you.

Comment posted by Luckyslm of Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines on 5 May 2016 at 4:20       4046

Hi, thank you so much for this site. Me and my son had suffered of colds for some weeks now and had flu clogged in my both ears. I tried many home remedies and took cough and flu medicines but it didn't work until I found this site. I prepared and followed the instruction of one of the comments here with apple cider vinegar, a lemon, cayenne pepper, ginger and honey. First I boiled the sliced lemon, chopped ginger and cayenne pepper for about 5 minutes and let it cool down and added apple cider vinegar and honey. Immediately we feel better and my son said that the heat in his body just gone. I feel better too. Again thank you so much.

Comment posted by Athena of Kutztown, PA, USA on 21 April 2016 at 3:53       4017

This has been a family remedy for many years, but without the cayenne pepper. Just the vinegar and honey, equal parts, seem to work well and we've just used it by the teaspoon without mixing it with any water. Incidentally, when my dog had kennel cough, for which there is no option other than to let it run its course, in desperation I gave him a spoonful and it was the first night we all slept without his coughing waking us all up. No clue if it's recommended for dogs, but I'm here to say it worked fine.

Comment posted by Paul of Kapiti, Wellington, New Zealand on 30 June 2015 at 17:34       3541

Had a bad cough for a few days and decided to trawl the net for a natural alternative. Read this site and got almost instant relief. Forget quantities. I just sliced a lemon, glug of ACV, dollop of powdered ginger and a heaped teaspoon of cayenne pepper added water and honey to taste and warmed it on the cook top. Drank it in a small shot glass three times an hour. Cough gone in 3 hours. Miracle!

Comment posted by miguel of davao, del sur, philippines on 16 April 2015 at 15:15       3410

I have been using ACV for losing weight, but the side effect of tooth corrosion made me stop. Now I will use ACV again because my cough is coming back again, I have blood on my mucus every time I spit and it makes my lungs hurting so bad and my head is also hurting so bad that i feel my lungs and brain is going to explode. But for the record, I guarantee ACV to be very effective in losing weight or cough remedy.

Comment posted by Oma of Ashland, PA, USA on 27 March 2015 at 10:47       3374

To the 70 yr. old with a chronic cough. I am 68 and have the same exact cough for over 30 yrs. I have tried 2 tbs. vinegar, 2 tbs honey and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. It worked and it is great for my cough. Steroids, nasal spray and cough medicine never worked. Thank you for your letter and remedy!

Comment posted by annie of sumter, SC, USA on 11 December 2014 at 15:47       3089

I am 69 years old. I been coughing for about 6 years. Been to so many Drs and so much medications nothing help. I Spent many nights sitting up because I COUGH so bad. I found out about acv and baking soda also acv and cayenne pepper sometimes I use acv with baking soda and sometimes with cayenne pepper. It works Thank God I Feel 100% BETTER

Comment posted by Oma of Ashland, Pennsylvania, USA on 22 October 2014 at 6:35       2974

To Leila of Honolulu (Acid reflux), my story is almost identical to yours. Recently denied a much needed hernia surgery because of my violent coughing spasms. Dr said I would only tear stitches because of my coughing. I started using the apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and honey 3 days ago and I can't believe how good I feel! After 35 years of asthma , allergy diagnosis, steroids, and non stop coughing they say I might also have COPD.
Suffered for 35 years of horrendous coughing and within 3 days of using the acv, honey and cayenne pepper , I feel like a new woman. I would get so upset when I would have these coughing fits in public because of people looking at me like I was contagious. Was always hearin..what a terrible cold you have. No, I don't have a cold, just a bad cough! Have seen all kinds of Drs. and never given anything that would stop the coughing. Also, like you, prednisone helped but so many side effects.
I can't thank you enough for this remedy! Three days of being cough free is nothing short of a miracle! I feel great not having coughing spasms ten or more times a day. Thank you. Thank you! For the first time in all these years I don't hurt from constant coughing. Forever greatful! Your drink has been a lifesaver for me! Please, if you have unexplained severe coughing, please try this ! Again, thank you!

Comment posted by Leila of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on 15 July 2014 at 12:28       2700

If you are a chronic cougher and sick and tired of coughing your lungs out day and night, if coughing has taken over your life, if you are a victim of it, YOU MUST READ MY STORY! This is a TRUE STORY! IF IT CAN HELP ONE PERSON, I WILL BE PLEASED.
I am 70 years old. I've been coughing since I was a young child. My parents did not know what to do. They took me to see one doctor after the other, spent plenty of money that should have gone to buying groceries for the family or paying the rent. All year round, doctors kept feeding me cough syrup, one bottle after the other. The only difference was the flavor. Strawberry to cherry to raspberry..... Did it work? NOPE! I am actually angry as I write this. My parents did not know any better. Weren't we all trained to believe that doctors know best? That they should know how to cure a simple cough? And if they didn't know, wouldn't they think to consult with pharmaceutical professionals in the field to learn how? Well, they kept pouring those cough drugs down my throat.
As i became an adult, doctors were no different. They just had more choices of cough syrups and allergy tablets like Allegra, Loratadine, Benadryl, the list goes on. And then I was soon treated with prednisone, a steroid, but you can't take this for long as it starts harming various organs in your body. But the prednisone helped but could only do so temporarily. Continuous use of prednisone prescriptions has caused me health problems that I am dealing with today. Next, doctors told me my problem is asthma and allergies. I was shocked.
My back and diaphragm are sore every day from coughing. My throat is sore. I've coughed out blood from throat irritation. Lots of headaches.
A few days ago, with a prayer in my heart, I searched and found a website, a number of them in fact, that suggested taking a mixture of 2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 T. raw honey, and 1/4 t. cayenne pepper, three times a day. Stir it into a glass of slightly warm water (not hot). I took my first dose three days ago. Guess what? I am feeling better already. The coughing has lessened dramatically. In fact, just an occasional clearing of the throat with a slight cough. No loud booming coughs like your lungs are turning inside out that makes people start turning their heads to stare at you. Well, I'm watching closely the next few days. For someone who has coughed almost all my life, for the first time I am feeling great relief already. Maybe I don't have asthma, as the docs say. Imagine all the asthma nebulizers, inhalers, medications throughout my life.
Well, we shall see how things go from here. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right, maybe it's too early to tell, maybe I'm imagining it to be the right, long-awaited remedy. BUT HERE I AM, THREE DAYS LATER, AND MY LUNGS ARE HAVING A GOOD REST! I'm going to sleep well tonight. About time. I've waited for this almost all my life! And I believe I have found the remedy. For those chronic coughers out there, don't give up. By the way, I use Braggs apple cider vinegar. A few websites suggested adding fresh grated ginger or ginger powder. If it works for you, come back and share a comment. There are thousand of people still out there who can't stop coughing. Help them.

Comment posted by lovinjourney of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 14 December 2012 at 11:42       3904

Reply to Chantelle of Brooklyn,comment 841:
Please seek medical attention it sounds like you have TB (tuberculosis) a very serious condition that can cause death! You may be able to fight a cough with ACV, however the cough will come back eventually and by then possibly spread to your other organs. If this post can help anyone else landing on this page then it was worth the comment.

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