Apple Cider Vinegar History
Apple Cider Vinegar with honey was prescribed in 400 BC by the father of medicine, Hippocrates, for coughs, colds and other ailments. Vinegar has always been used for many reasons, the Romans and the Japanese Samurai used it for an energizing drink and it also helped that it could kill any infectious agents that may be around. It also can speed up the healing process of a wound when you clean it and use it to disinfect. You can also, use this for your digestion to help with clotting but don't store vinegar in iron, copper, lead or lead crystal containers because it can kill you.
Why use Apple Cider Vinegar
"Apple Cider Vinegar is a good disinfectant to eliminate any fungal growth that may possibly be aggravating the infected ear since the acidity of the vinegar is toxic to microorganisms that cause ear infections. Ear drops made with Apple cider vinegar can alter the pH of the ear canal creating an environmental that is hostile for bacterial and viral growth"(7 Natural Remedies for an Ear Infection, dailynaturalremedies.com).
How to Use the Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
In a bowl, mix one part water to one part Apple cider vinegar. Use a cotton swab (I used a piece of toilet paper because I didn't have a cotton swab) and soak it in the mixture then place it in your ear like a plug. Keep it in your ear for 5 minutes. Lay down on the opposite side so it can drain for about 5 minutes. Do this as often as you need it. You can also use white vinegar if you don't have Apple cider vinegar.
While looking up the history of vinegar, I found this interesting tidbit that I didn't know. John Adams, our 2nd President, drank a glass of apple cider vinegar every day at breakfast. He believed that it would make you live longer.
As you can see, Apple cider vinegar is a great product to have in your household. I am constantly buying it because this is one thing that I am always using. I love vinegar and I try to buy the organic when I am using it for a home remedy because it is better for you. I get the regular kind, when I use it for cleaning. In this article, I just wrote about the remedy for an ear infection, it would take many long articles to write about all of its benefits.
The reason for this article is that I have of course have an ear infection, again. I get them all the time and don't like to go to the doctor every time I have them. All they will give me is an antibiotic so I did a little research and found that Apple cider vinegar is good for ear infection. I decided to try it. It has calmed down my pain in my ear and has helped. Of course, if it gets to bad, I will go to the doctor's. But I hope it goes away and soon since I will be on a plane in four days.
I am not saying that this remedy will help or cure everyone but it could help. Just if it persists, go to the doctor's.
Lisa Jane (author) from Maine on December 09, 2017:
It's amazing what you can use Apple cider vinegar for.
Jo Miller from Tennessee on December 09, 2017:
I use apple cider vinegar alot, but this is the first time I've heard of this use.
Lisa Jane (author) from Maine on December 08, 2017:
I am glad that you liked it. For some reason, I just love Apple cider vinegar and figured that I would share this remedy with anyone who wants to read it.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 08, 2017:
Very interesting. We have an organic apple tree and I have been wanting to make my own apple cider vinegar but haven't yet. This gives me even more encouragement to do so. I have been using a drop of rubbing alcohol in my ears. I had not heard of this remedy previous. Great research - thank you.