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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2007, 05:08:14 AM »
Does anyone know if ACV is safe during pregnacy?  If it is no,t why?

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2007, 06:19:02 AM »
we have successfully used it for treating ringworm, eases SEVERE morning sickness when adding 1/2 tsp to water and sipping throughout the day, I am currently adding it to my bath water to hopefully keep GBS at bay, (I'm 37 weeks 2 days pregnant).  I add to my food, and I eat it on salads with a little olive oil. 

As long as you don't just sit and gulp it, it's by experience with this pregnancy, to be fine.  I have also got my daughter using it slightly diluted to help with her acne on her forehead.

I have a book with all sort of vinegar rememdies in it that has been helpful.

My hubby had developed high blood pressure a few months back and instead of goin on meds, he opted to drink 1/2 tsp to 10 oz of water  whenever it went up and it regulated it within 20 minutes.   his bp was stress related, but it beat going on meds.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2007, 06:49:37 AM »
"Honey,Garlic & Vinegar Home Remedies" by Dr. Patrick Quillin (got mine for $.50 at a tag sale!)
"One of the reasons ACV is so healthy is that it helps to rectify the unhealthy acidic environment found inside most Americans , from our poor diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle...The very important but confusing aspect of eating an acidic food , like vinegar or lemon juice, is that it creates an alkaline environment in the body. What happens is the acid gets to the small intestines, where the pancreas detects acid in the gut, then releases a bicarbonate buffer into the bloodstream. "
"Mother-of-Vinegar is the mass of sticky scum which forms on top of cider when alcohol turns into the vinegar. Mother is formed by the beneficial bacteria which creates mother. These bacteria are a major reason why vinegar is so good for your health. These bacteria are not found in regular commercial distilled vinegar.
For cleaning. " to vinegar add:
Baking Soda to absorb odors, deoderize,and stop the growth of mold.
Borax to disinfect,deoderize, and stop mold growth.
Chalk for a mild nonabrasive cleaner.
Oil to preserve and shine.
Pumice to remove stains or polish surfaces.
Salt for a mild abrasive.
Washing Soda to cut heavy grease.
Wax to protect and shine."

For congestion relief, inhale the steam from boiled vinegar.
Crayon stains erased by moistening a soft toothbrush with vinegar and rubbing out from fabrics or soft surfaces.
Massage full strength into scalp for dandruff before shampooing.
Add 2 tsp to glass of water to reduce indigestion.

The list goes on and on!!

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2007, 06:36:17 AM »
I'm not sure if this was the vinegar or not, but I thought I would pass it along.  Yesterday at church, someone pulled me aside and said her elderly aunt was on the phone.  She had been bitten by a "big, black spider" and now the spot was "getting red and sore."  (We live in northern Indiana, so it shouldn't be a black widow.)  Of course she didn't have plantain or anything else I could think of, so about the only thing she had that sounded like it might do something was ACV.  She filled a bowl with cold water and ACV and plunked her foot in it.  I made my friend call and check on her after the service, especially after she told me her aunt was diabetic!  She said the redness had gone down and was almost gone.  Anyone have any guesses as to whether or not the vinegar helped, or was it just the cold water?

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2007, 11:52:33 AM »
Has anyone made their own vinegar? If so, any tips, and if not, why not?

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2007, 04:24:22 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find information on a vinegar book.  I read a post that talked about a book that had all sorts of uses for vinegar (food, and house cleaning)  I can't find the post now.  I read so much here.  I guess I should just stop and write things down.  I have tried the search and haven't had much luck finding anything.  Thanks.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2007, 05:05:53 AM »
I just bought the book Herbal Vinegar by Maggie Oster.  It looks really good.  The Bulk Herb Store recommended it.  It has recipes for making your own, cleaning recipes and gift ideas.
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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2007, 04:45:11 PM »
If you drink Kombucha do you need Apple Cider Vinegar too?
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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2007, 06:11:37 AM »
Has anyone made their own vinegar? If so, any tips, and if not, why not?

I would also like to know how to make apple cider vinager. I buy acv at my health food store and it says it still has the "mother". I wonder if you can use  like a starter to keep making it like kefir grains, sourdough, ect.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2007, 11:14:44 AM »
Has anyone made their own vinegar? If so, any tips, and if not, why not?

I would also like to know how to make apple cider vinager. I buy acv at my health food store and it says it still has the "mother". I wonder if you can use  like a starter to keep making it like kefir grains, sourdough, ect.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kombucha.htm
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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2007, 01:32:41 PM »
Thank you, HB! I was going to get around to looking that up one of these days and now I don't have to.

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« Reply #41 on: May 29, 2007, 02:02:05 PM »
BUMP!  ;D
Has anyone made their own vinegar? If so, any tips, and if not, why not?

I would also like to know how to make apple cider vinegar.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kombucha.htm
Now I see that there's an ACV thread and this one. This one referred to making it, so here I am...:)

Does anyone make their own ACV differently than Don's site?  I will have so many apples available this fall, and it's been helpful externally.  TIA.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2007, 12:50:44 PM »
I have lots of basil in my garden and wanted to make an herbal vinegar infusion. Do I just put basil in a glass decanted and fill it with acv - or would it be better with olive oil? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2007, 06:58:19 AM »
I've tried it with olive oil and fresh oregano - the oregano molded  :P :P. Not sure how they make those pretty jars of olive oil you get at specialty shops or ROSS.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2007, 08:12:56 AM »
that's what I was wondering how do they do that - I have some glass decanters I owuld like to fill -they would serve a practical purpose and also be decorative. Anyone know how to do this?

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« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2007, 09:47:28 AM »
You know what, I bet if you used a dried herb in vinegar it wouldn't mold. Or olive oil. Can you cut a sprig of basil and dry it still on the stem so it's pretty? Or do you still have your basil - depends on what part of the country you are in I guess. I guess if it didn't take me 4 months to read my "show replies" folder I would have seen this earlier.

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Re: Vinegar: The Frugal Wonder
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2007, 04:11:35 PM »
While doing some google searching I came upon this one ladies natural healing forum and herbal articles several times. She seems to have some good info that often times coinsides with what I have learned on this forum as well.

Here is a vinegar tincture recipe and instruction site for using vinegar. It has 3 pages  and you have to scroll down to click in pages 1, 2 or 3 and then a page with her vinegar tincture making notes. It list some herbs that are good to use in vinegar.

http://www.yougrowgirl.com/use/recipe_herbalvinegar.php

So far on her sites and forum I have not come upon anything pornographic or dirty. But IMO it is not a Christian site but not a dirty one either so take the good and leave the bad. It contains lots of good info. I have been skimming around on her forum/articles for a little while.