Apple Cider Vinegar for Respiratory Problems

 If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any period of time, you know how beneficial apple cider vinegar has proven to be for various ailments. Today we’ll be discussing apple cider vinegar for respiratory problems.

It’s important to note right off the bat that not all apple cider vinegar bottles you see in the store are the same. To reap the benefits of apple cider vinegar for respiratory problems, be sure to purchase ACV that is organic, unpasteurized, and contains the mother of vinegar. We highly recommend Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar as one of the pioneer brands of apple cider vinegar.

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In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss three different respiratory problems that apple cider vinegar can help relieve: COPD, asthma, and bronchitis.

Apple Cider Vinegar for COPD

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), any natural remedy that can help manage COPD symptoms is highly sought after. This is where apple cider vinegar comes in.

Apple cider vinegar contains many natural compounds that have antioxidant properties. The most potent of these compounds is acetic acid. The reason why these antioxidants are so beneficial is because they protect cells from free radicals that cause damage to cell DNA. These compounds in apple cider vinegar convert superoxide and other harmful free radicals into less harmful oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.

Additionally, apple cider vinegar thins and virtually eliminates mucus build which is common with people who suffer from COPD.

The Apple Cider Vinegar for COPD Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 8 oz warm water

Squeezed the juice from 1/2 lemon and combine with the apple cider vinegar and warm water. Drink this twice per day and enjoy the difference in how you feel!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Asthma

It might seem silly to you that ingesting vinegar would have anything to do with your ability to breathe, but apple cider vinegar is also a common remedy for acid reflux, a symptom of GERD, which is closely related to asthma in many cases. Airways in your esophagus may trigger to close because of acid and other symptoms of GERD including asthma-like hoarseness and chronic cough.

It is estimated that more than 75% of patients with asthma also experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People with asthma are twice as likely to have GERD as those people who do not have asthma. Of those people with asthma, those who have a severe, chronic form that is resistant to treatment are most likely to also have GERD.

The acidity in apple cider vinegar helps hydrochloric acid, or stomach acid, do its job which may be why apple cider vinegar relieves acid reflux, and therefore relieves asthma.

The Apple Cider Vinegar for Asthma Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Combine apple cider vinegar and honey in warm water. Sip this mixture when in you feel an asthma attack coming on.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Bronchitis

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and probiotics that help cure bronchitis by balancing the pH levels in the body, therefore reducing inflammation and swelling.

Adding honey to your apple cider vinegar drink is also beneficial. Honey is a natural demulcent that soothes the cough that occurs with bronchitis. Additionally, the antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of honey help reduce the swelling of the bronchial tubes.

An apple cider vinegar and honey concoction work as an incredible expectorant to reduce the thickness of the mucus and expel the phlegm, thus relieving bronchitis.

The Apple Cider Vinegar for Bronchitis Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups of water

Combine the apple cider vinegar, honey, and water in a pitcher and stir until all ingredients are dissolved. Drink daily until your bronchitis symptoms are relieved.