This drink is hands down the absolute best health drink, EVER! Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerful health tonic and relieves just about any ailment you can think of. It is easy to make and has been around for 1000′s of years! The list of benefits are endless.
Bees have been around for 120 million years and raw honey has been used by humans since the beginning of time. The healing benefits of Raw Honey are also endless. You must only consume raw organic honey because pasteurized or cooked honey has been dangerously altered in the heating process and is carcinogenic.
Cinnamon is touted as one of the most powerful healers on the planet! There was a time when cinnamon was more valuable than gold and for good reason. Studies show that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells!
Here is a recipe that my family has used for years. I remember my grandmother drinking this every morning and what a powerhouse she was! I have studied Holistic Medicine for over 20 years and I have never come up with anything better so drink up and enjoy the benefits!
8 oz warm distilled or purified water
2 tsp Raw Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp Raw Unfiltered Organic Honey
1/4 tsp Organic Cinnamon
Mix well and sip like tea.
Below are some of the benefits of this healthy drink separated by ingredient. You may drink this up to 3 times per day for optimum benefits.
Benefits of Raw Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
The versatility of Apple Cider Vinegar is legendary. Egyptians as far back as 3000 B.C. benefited from its healing properties. The Babylonians used it as a condiment and preservative, and Julius Caesar’s army used apple cider vinegar as a tonic to stay healthy and fight off disease. The Greeks and Romans kept vinegar vessels for healing and flavoring. It was used in Biblical times as an antiseptic and a healing agent and is mentioned in the Bible. Apple Cider Vinegar contains powerful enzymes and vital minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, natural organic fluorine, silicon, trace minerals and pectin. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Provitamin beta-carotene, and Vitamin P (bioflavonoids). Assists as a digestive aid, releives nausea, and assists in better absorption of minerals found in the foods you eat. Promotes weight loss, and its vital enzymes aides in digestion, relieving stomach aches, constipation and nausea. Apple Cider Vinegar can even provide relief from migraines. Cures yeast infections and dandruff. Improves skin conditions and cures acne. It reduces bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and helps to control blood sugar levels in those with Type 2 Diabetes. Helps to prevent osteoporosis and its powerful anti-inflamatory agents can reduce or cure arthritis, relieves muscle and joint stiffness, cures gout, and relieves pain. It is anti-inflamatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant. Cures sinus infections, fights allergies, strengthens the immune system and is the perfect gargle for sore throats. Topically it will provide relief and cures for sunburn, skin irritations, and relieves itching from insect bites, stings, and allergic rashes. Is a wonderful skin toner and can lighten freckles and age spots.
Benefits of Raw Organic Unfiltered Honey
Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic, anti-cancer and anti-anemic. It balances blood sugar, fights diabetes, harmonizes the liver, lowers cholesterol, neutralizes toxins, regulates blood pressure, relieves pain, wipes out toxins that cause diarrhea, and calms the nerves. It is an expectorant, a laxative, and a sedative. It reduces fever, cures ulcers, cleanses the liver, and reduces inflammation. Fights against colds, sore throats, laryngitis and pharyngitis. Relieves bladder infections, aids digestion, promotes intestinal health, fights indigestion, stomach ulcers, upset stomach and bad breath. Cures acne, contains high levels of protein, boosts endurance, reduces muscle fatigue and arthritis. It’s even supposed to be able to reduce hair loss, male impotence and female infertility. It can be applied directly to eczema, canker sores, bleeding gums and wounds. It can be used in the place of Neosporin and because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties it is more effective. Raw honey contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, and phosphate. Because of its immune-boosting antiviral properties, it is used in the treatment of ulcers, diarrhea, bronchitis, and gastrointestinal issues, and is excellent in treating chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, chronic rhinitis, and sinusitis.
Benefits of Cinnamon
Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal of Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon reduces the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells and has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. It is a natural food preservative as it inhibits bacterial growth and when added to apple cider vinegar the cinnamon magnifies vinegar’s ability to fight bacteria growth.
Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices. Studies have also found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. Cinnamon lowers your bad cholesterol (or LDL), treats Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increases insulin production. It is a very powerful anti-fungal agent and can kill candida. Cinnamon provides relief for headaches and migraines, stablizes blood sugar, lowers blood sugar in people with diabetes, reduces inflammation, is an antioxidant, and fights bacteria.
In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Results from studies have also indicated that cinnamon has antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties. Cinnamon has been found to be effective in fighting vaginal yeast infections, oral yeast infections, stomach ulcers and head lice. It has natural anti-infectious compounds. In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.
Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain. It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility. Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.
Cinnamon now has medical proof that it boosts memory and holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and meningitis according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, @ The University of Texas. Their research also shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.
So there you have it, the best health drink in the world hands down. If you would like to know more about its wonders get a copy of Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis, M.D. A well known doctor in his day, who did extensive research on the subject of honey and apple cider vinegar with his patients with great success. It is unfortunate that doctors today are not aware of this medicinal beverage. It is far superior to many of the harmful prescriptions that they prescribe.
Thank you for reading my post. I welcome any feedback from anyone who tries this elixer. Give it time and welcome its benefits. And remember to always breath in love and breath out gratitude!