Vinegar and honey may seem like an odd combination –certainly less palatable than the honey and cinnamon cures I have also described on this site. However, the combination of honey and vinegar has been used for making all kinds of home remedies.
Well, I don’t know! With regard to vinegar, apple cider vinegar in particular is thought to have a number of benefits, and seems to have quite a following.
Certainly, honey is an excellent source of energy, and if you're feeling unwell, it must surely provide a boost. You can view a basic outline of honey nutrition here.
However, there's a more comprehensive look at the nutritional content of honey (including vitamins and minerals), and I recommend you check this out on my page about honey vs sugar.
However, back to honey and vinegar remedies - I’m genuinely not sure about how good these mixtures would be for your teeth!
After all, some of these remedies are to be taken frequently, and consist of a high (albeit natural and wholesome) sugar ingredient (the honey), with an acidic one – of course, the vinegar.
Certainly, I recommend that you seek advice from a medical practitioner if you have an illness or need some kind of treatment.
However, here are some of the most interesting vinegar and honey
recipes I found - note, you have to use certain types of vinegar!
This has reportedly great results: take 2 teaspoons of honey, and 2 of cider vinegar in a glass of water before going to bed at night. I wonder what kind of dreams you have when you’ve taken that stuff?
Sore Throats and Tickly Coughs
Of course, honey is well known for use in colds and sore throats, but I have heard that vinegar can actually make your throat feel worse! However, here are the mixtures:
Make a gargle mixture using 1 tablepoon of apple cider vinegar. Combine this with a tablespoon of honey, and a little water. Don’t swallow the mixture (would you want to anyway?), and ensure you rinse your mouth out with plain water afterwards. Gargle every hour.
You could use smaller quantities of this mixture (say, 2 teaspoons of
each in a small glass of water), to help deal with a tickly cough. Keep
it by your bed and sip as required.
If you don’t want to use the vinegar, maybe you should try a little fresh lemon or some orange juice instead – especially if you have a cold. The levels of vitamin C in the body decline when you have a cold, so the citrus fruit will help you replenish your system.
Take 2 teaspoons each of honey with cider vinegar mixed with water, 3 times a day. It is said to treat colitis.
This mixture is said to dissolve deposits of uric acid that may form in the joints! Drink a mixture containing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with 2 teaspoons of honey, 3 times a day.
Of course, you may also have heard of the vinegar and honey diet. It is thought that combining the two can act as an appetite suppressant, and help break down fat. However, I think this merits a little more explanation than a few lines here, so why not take a look at my link about honey and weight loss.
For more information about honey, check out the links below:
How Many Calories Does Honey Contain?
A short overview about the energy value of honey.
What exactly is honey anyway?
Find out more about honey and its different presentations.
Honey is precious.
Bees make honey to feed their colonies over winter. Find out how bees make honey here.
Honey bee deaths.
Learn about the problems currently faced by honey bees on this link.
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