Apple Cider Vinegar for Food Poisoning

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Posted by Bwray (Florida) on 09/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Woke up with stomach cramps. 3 hours later discovered the apple cider suggestion. Drank about 2-3 oz diluted by about 6oz of water (Diluted until it was just tolerable to drink). Within 10 minutes cramps were gone and was able to sleep. Woke up feel pretty good, just a little tightness, or more accurately stomach muscle fatigue from all the cramping. Great home remedy! Makes complete sense when you think about it!

Posted by Yasmin (Montreal) on 08/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I dont know if this is true about Apple Cider Vinegar but I just drank 2 tablespoons of it in water after having food poisoning since yesterday. The cramps are the worst I have ever had in my life ( and I have had bad ones). After drinking it my cramps seem to have calmed a bit but still feel the pain somewhat in my stomach. Hope this works and thank you for all the info on this site. It is so useful!

Posted by Garry (Crawfordville, Fl) on 07/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Started using ACV & honey (1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar +1tsp wild honey) 2 x daily for acid reflux. 2 weeks later reflux gone. Got off my regimen and 2 months later got salmonella, more than likely from contact with my rabbits, ducks, or chickens. 2 days of misery and 15 lbs lighter, I remembered the ACV & honey. Within 20 minutes I was feeling better, 4 hours later I still had gas, but safe to pass! Now I take my medicine every morning and my BM's are regular, strain free, and so non messy? that it only requires 1 piece of paper to do my "paperwork" I now give the ACV to my critters daily too. (Sorry guys, no honey) Wonder if others have had similar results. Thanks for your most helpful site.

Replied by Jim

Vinegar has helped so many. I thank you, Gary.

Just want to mention to those who might also dose their fellow animals with ACV -- be careful to alkalize the little ones'mouths afterwards as the vinegar remaining in their mouths will soften/rot their teeth. Myself, I would add baking soda to the vinegar until the mix quit fizzing; then dose with that.

That said, perhaps the best way to supply adjuncts to a critter's diet is to add a bit to their drinking water.

Posted by Jamie (Texas) on 06/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Tonight I think some meat was bad that I cooked. Within a couple hours I felt like death. I wasn't sure whether to sit on the toilet or lean over it, if you know what I mean. I just felt like I needed to puke it up but couldn't. Luckily I had just bought some raw organic apple cider vinegar. I drank 2 Tbs with water and literally within minutes I puked all of my contaminated dinner up and I now feel so relieved I could run a marathon. I believe Apple Cider Vinegar does just what your body needs it to do. Seriously a miracle cure right here.

Posted by Jj (Orlando, Fl) on 05/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had food poisoning symptoms for roughly 48 hours (initial nausea, diarrhea) and while it was not getting worse, it was not getting better. I finally stumbled on this website, took 2 tablespoon of organic ACV w honey and am starting to feel the tide turn already (2 hours later). I will update to the extent this trajectory changes, but thank you SO much all for the tip...I was starting to go a bit nutty!

Posted by Margaret (New York) on 05/09/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Apple-Cider vinegar did work for food poisoning! My stomach pains went from a level 10 to a level 4 in about 10 minutes. I diluted two tablespoons in warm water and put a little honey in it. I was able to sleep during the night and woke up with no pain at all.

Posted by Klarkie (London) on 05/02/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've just taken my second dose of apple cider vinegar for food poisoning in an hour and I don't mind telling u that I wish I found this site 12 hours ago. If this don't work for u just go to this hospital because nothing will.. First time trying it and so far it's a 9 out of 10. The only way it would be a 10 out of 10 is if it could uncancel my birthday party that should have occurred last night but I was too ill.. I'm just glad the nausea has stopped and the gagging is over. It works.

Posted by Jbud (Camarillo, Ca) on 05/02/2016
5 out of 5 stars

ACV worked! Both my boyfriend and I got food poisoning, my lymph glands were very swollen so I started the apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons 3 times a day. Not only did it help the swollen glands my stomach issues and all that comes with food poisoning went away as well. Now the boyfriend 3 days later has just given in and said I'll try anything give me some, as he never would try it before. Maybe now he will believe!

Posted by Lynn (Florence, Al) on 04/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar works. I had a severe case of food poison lasting 2 1/2 weeks. Severe stomach pain, fever, chills, body aches severe diarrhea and I went to a medical doctor and a digestive disease specialist both confirming food poison one prescribed high dose of antibiotics the other saying to stop antibiotics and let it run its course. After 2 weeks of on and off illness I decided to try the apple cider vinegar by taking 2 tbsp straight undiluted . Later on I had a horrible bowel movement but I felt like it was the bacteria coming out. The next day I took another dose but diluted with warm water and honey. And the sickness disappeared!!

Posted by Kelsey (Westminster, Md) on 02/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Re: Food Poisoning - We all know that gurgling, acidic, unsettling feeling in our stomachs that is quickly followed by the thought "Oh no, I'm about to be sick". Then comes the nausea and stomach cramping. I read the reviews here and went to the nearest store and bought organic Apple Cider Vinegar immediately.

I added 2 teaspoons to about 4 ounces of cold water and sipped on the concoction over the course of 15 minutes. Within 15 minutes of finishing my drink, I immediately felt better! The hot, sweaty feeling went away, my nausea was stopped in its tracks and my stomach settled pretty quickly. Within an hour I was hungry again and was able to eat a light lunch with no problem. This stuff WORKS!

Posted by Michelle (Canada) on 05/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

You all saved me last night. As I was laying in bed, clenched in fetal position - a position I've been in for a day and a half after food poisoning - I realized I couldn't take the stomach cramps any longer. I read on many sites that I needed to go to the doctor in case I have infected my intestines due to my food poisoning experience. I was so bloated that when I stood (even standing strait up was a challenge) in front of the mirror from the side, I looked pregnant, for the record, I am not. I thought I was going to have to go to emergency because the cramps were beyond tolerable. Then I found this site. Since I already had organic apple cider vinegar handy for my sinus issues that come and go, I thought why not give it a shot, what do I have to lose. About an hour after taking 2 teaspoons strait from the bottle, no water added, the cramps subsided. I was so grateful for this site at 4:00am this morning. I took a couple more teaspoons a couple hours later. What's better...! It also helped to get the bowels going. Thank you to all!! I'm starting to feel like myself again.

Posted by Jenn (Toronto, Ontario CA) on 02/08/2015
5 out of 5 stars

The Stupid:
Last night I cooked dinner for my husband and I. One of the chicken breasts was significantly thicker, and even after putting it back in the oven briefly, it seemed a bit questionable. Stupidly, as I was starving, I decided it was fiiiiine, and gave my husband the well-cooked breast.

I took one bite of mine, and the slightly rubbery texture was enough to have me spitting it back out and deciding to forgo the rest.

The Pain:
Regardless, I woke up at 3 am with sharp pains in my stomach, and an extremely active digestive system. Gurgles, rumbling, and diarrhea. Looks like one nibble was enough bacteria to get me down. (Great.)

Tried to get back to sleep, but my constantly active/upset stomach left me googling for any solutions. Most traditional medical sites said "keep hydrated, it'll resolve in 4-7 days." (Again. Great.)

The Game-Changer:
But THEN I stumbled across suggestions of Apple Cider Vinegar, which I just happened to have on hand as a podcast recommended it for a variety of uses. (Always listen to your podcasts, kids.)

I drank 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of cool water (surprised at how easy it was to drink, as I'm a picky person and my stomach was not well...) and felt my stomach quiet before I finished the glass. Placebo effect, I wondered? I fell into an easy sleep (finally). When I woke up in the morning, my stomach/digestive system was quiet, and I felt fairly normal.

I still have a touch of diarrhea, but the other unpleasant symptoms have definitely died down. I started this morning with another glass of water with ACV, and intend to take it today before I eat and if and when symptoms act up.

THRILLED with my new miracle cure! :D

Replied by Tami

Does it have to be organic apple cider vinegar??

EC: Hi Tami,

From our experience over the years, any kind of ACV works very well for food poisoning and does NOT have to be organic.

Replied by A

Same goes for me. Geez I was feeling dizzy the movement I woke up still went to the gym figured just over slept. Oh boy then I had lunch and wam. Had the runs felt like puking but couldn't. I took oil of oregano first that didn't do anything. Then I googled and found this. Had some at home. Within 10 mins of taking I threw up a lot and I mean a lot. I still got the chills and a mild fever but seems to be getting better. Don't trust lukewarm food. Well done from now on.

Posted by Jonathan (Noosa, Australia) on 02/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My wife was writhing on the bathroom floor in agony with food poisoning when I got home last night - 10 pm. Huge debilitating stomach cramps, eventual vomiting, cold/hot sweats and tingling hands. Slippery elm and psyllium husks precipitated vomiting, which was cleansing, but the excruciating pain and cramping did not settle until two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar had been ingested. Second vomit was nearly dry retching, so stomach was virtually emptied. This was followed by another two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Now nearly midnight - she settled and slept with a full recovery by morning. Thank you apple cider vinegar and all those who led me to the remedy.

Posted by Mariluz (Westchester, Ny) on 02/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

It worked! My husband came back from a dinner at a friend's house and arriving after 40 min at home started with stomach pains, then he threw up, however at first we thought it was because of the too many martinis. Anyway, in the middle of the night he got up vomiting again and also had diarrhea and stomach cramping. I thought oh oh this is looking like food poisoning, he got up couple more times vomiting and in the morning still cramping and vomiting.

I went to look for natural remedies on my favorite site Earth Clinic and found that the same remedy I am taking for my sinus was good for food poisoning.... And maybe that is why he got sick and I did not despite eating same food. the minute he wasn't throwing up I gave him 2 TBSP ACV in 1/2 cup warm water, added 1 TSP manuka honey for better tasting, he took 1/2 and then shortly after he threw up again, but even like that cramping subsided inmediately. I made him drink the other half and he kept it down and he felt so much better almost inmediately and felt asleep like a baby. Thank you earth clinic and all of you who have contributed with their experiences, thank you!!!

Posted by Sindee (San Diego, California) on 10/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I ate just one Taco Bell burrito on Sunday evening and was driving home when my tummy began making noises and cramping about half hour later. I had another hour to go so I prayed and kept going (a little faster than speed limit), and kept myself occupied talking with my grandchild. I literally had to run into my home when we arrived feeling like I was going to collapse and puke or worse. Immediately I took 2 tbsp AVC in 1/2 glass water. The diarrhea-cramping and nausea lasted five days but I tool ACV with raw honey every morning and afternoon in water and now all symptoms are gone. I ate a hearty dinner last night and am good to go. I have used ACV and charcoal on a previous occasion of deliberate food poisoning by someone from my-in laws. I was given this remedy by a 93 year old American lady at that time in 1993. One must be diligent to take it like medicine and see the amazing results. I keep a gallon of ACV in my kitchen at all times. Organic ACV with Mother works best!