Apple Cider Vinegar for Food Poisoning

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Posted by Dan (Sacramento) on 10/02/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the info. I think I undercooked my chicken last night. Not quite sure if the inside reached 165. Within a few hours my husband and I had sore throats and my stomach was ever so slightly irritated as well. At first I drank some diluted organic ACV, then had some liquid cal-mag-zinc, but then after reading that the acid kills the bacteria, and knowing calcium is a buffer, I downed more diluted ACV passed the moment it made me feel like gagging. The stomach ache was different now. I think I drank too much ACV, but at least it probably killed most of the bacteria to bring it to a safe level.

Posted by Mooshka on 06/26/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, apple cider vinegar helps ease the stomach. At first, when I searched for food poisoning remedies on earth clinic and I read ACV as the top remedy, I thought, "no way! " How could an ACID help your stomach?! But, it does. I mixed 2 tablespoons in water, and just a few minutes later the cramping, bloating and nausea slowly disappeared. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose!

Posted by Minkxy (NY, USA) on 04/08/2013
5 out of 5 stars

my friend called me last week. She Had food poisoning. She was on the second night, a seriosly dehydrated. Couldn't even keep water down. I had her mix a spoon of ACV in a cup of water. She swallowed a spoonful. The quarter of a second it was in her stomach was all it took. Thank God and earth clinic. Within the hour she turned the corner. 2 hours and she drank water ate soup. Thanks all.

Posted by Sarah (Toledo, Ohio, United States) on 02/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Per the recommendation of EC I tried drinking ACV at the onset of food poisoning (ate bad chicken). It worked! I was doubled over in pain for two hours before I tried 1 tablespoon of ACV in cold water. I vomited an hour later, but the pain came back. This time I downed another Tablespoon in a glass of hot water. Same deal. I vomited an hour later. Finally I drank 1/4 cup ACV straight. It was very difficult to keep down, but I managed. An hour later I vomited again and slept through the night. I woke up feeling better and didn't get sick again. I think the ACV needs to be undiluted to work. Thanks for the suggestion!

Posted by Relieved! (Glendale, Arizona) on 11/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

What an outstanding remedy! I was awoken from a deep sleep experiencing strong stomach pains. I suspected food poisoning from a Thanksgiving dinner, hours before.

After coming across this blog. I've tried 2-Tbls of ACV and water. After sipping it, noted the pains had started to subsided after 10-minutes. For good measure, I finished the drink.

I now feel comfortable, and ready to climb back into bed. Thank you all for contributing. The Internet is awesome!

Posted by Jezi (Ny) on 11/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Acv for food posioning: Wow! I am in India, ate something and within 30 minutes intense abdominal cramps. I took a 1/2 glass full of ACV straight and although I had one more bathroom attack, felt immediately better. Now its 3 hours later and I am fine...Thanks to all those that posted and encouraged me to take the plunge.

Posted by Cleanstep (Los Altos, Ca) on 06/20/2012

I can assure you that water and vinegar are excellent at knocking out food poisoning, one of the fastest remedies around. I use 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup apple vinegar (usually stronger than most) if available or any vinegar if not. The ascetic acid in the vinegar kills the pathogens that are making you sick in a very short time period, faster than antibiotics for me. Usually witin 2 hrs you are good to go. I always use vinegar and oil on salads when traveling in developing nations, and eat the salad last so the vingar has time to penetrate the lettuce and veges and it will knock out Ecoli, Salmonella, etc., within 20 min and you will not get sick.

Posted by Sensitive Creature (Baytown, Texas) on 04/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I am pretty sure that I was on the verge of food poisoning last night. The moment that I started feeling bad I started taking ACV and Honey. I always get an Elevated Heart Rate when I get a fever and/or virus. This is my experience after eating supper:

Sick: 4-9-11

Right after supper my stomach got bloated and hard and started cramping (pretty intense). Quickly, I took some ACV and honey. It helped with the bloatness and cramping. Not 100%, but better. Started getting chills and fever 99.2

11:40 pm. Fever 100.4 fixing to take more ACV heart rate up.

12:00am tried to have a bm but couldn't. Heart rate shot up and I had to lay down immediately.

12:45am fever 100.7 and elevated heart rate. Going to try to take some vinegar and honey. (got it done)!

Hr: 1:00am=102

1:30am fever=99.9 Hr still up. Worse when I have to get up.

Keep urinating and still bloated but not bad cramping as earlier. (drinking water only)

2:07 am. Feeling better except for my pounding elevated hr. And some pressure still in abdomen. I'm tired and sleepy, but this heart rate is keeping me up. Think I'll try some Gatorade now. Hr=95

2:30 am temp. =99.0 hr=93

Drank more Gatorade and water

5:30 am. Hr=75 temp=97.8 Woke up sweating and needed to go urinate. Tummy still somewhat bloated and uncomfortable, esp, when using muscles in that area.

10:00am hr=69 temp=97.9 feeling pretty darn good!!

Just a little tummy pressure and sleepiness.

Thanks ACV and Earthclinic! I know that it kept me from getting soooo sick!

Posted by Crazygood (Yukon, Oklahoma, Usa) on 09/01/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I love my ACV. I started using it for my menstrual migraines which were usually twice a month- very short episodes of aura followed by a couple hour long medium sized headache. Occasionally, I would get a real bad one, or one from the weather. About two months ago, they had evolved to week long episodes of migraines with aura. Anyway, I saw the ACV cure, and started taking the ACV every day, and if I felt one coming on. I just keep mine cold, and take a couple of spoonfuls of it when I need to. I like the taste, so, straight works fine for me.

Anyway, I had a gall bladder attack a couple weeks ago, and took a couple spoons. Ten minutes, pain gone. Then I had a really gassy day- took a couple spoons- gas gone in ten minutes. I'm loving it, right?

Well, today I went to Subway and got a Spicy Italian sub. Ate it at 2, and by 6 I'm suffering from a case of screaming runs. Stomach was cramping, bloated with gas, nausea but no vomiting. I'm miserable. Thank god for phone games is all I have to say. I sat there for about an hour. Anyway, I decide to take some ACV. Two spoonfuls, the runs slowed then stopped. Couple hours later, I'm still feeling bloated and gassy so I take two more- now my belly no longer feels swollen like it's gonna pop and the gas and cramps are gone. This is the second time I have gotten sick from Subway- first time was about six years ago, and it was ten times as bad as this. Anyway, not the point. There is lots of conflicting info about the ACV- but all I can tell you is that

1) Migraines are significantly reduced- and one started the other day and I took some ACV and it aborted.

2) Worked for the gallbladder attack.

3) Worked for gas and food poisoning. It may not work for everyone, but for me, all I can say is I will never ever ever not have a couple of bottles in the house. Oh- additionally- I have used both the ACV with and without the mother, and have not noticed a difference in what kind I use.

Posted by Lr (Naperville, Il) on 08/07/2011
2 out of 5 stars

I have been a loyal follower of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) for 15 years or so. It is remarkably effective. I won't be without it at home! Even my once doubting husband became a believer. It's the best natural remedy going. Take 2 tsp in a glass of water (i just pour 2 capfuls). If you can't hold anything down the best way to take it is by the spoonful. Just keep sipping a spoonful every 3-5 minutes, or as often as you can handle, and it will stay down. Very quickly it will take effect. Usually in 30-60 minutes it will stop the vomitting by killing the bacteria, which causes such sickness.

Posted by Ashlyn (Arlington, Va) on 07/22/2011
5 out of 5 stars

A few days ago, I came down with a mild case of food poisoning- nauseous, sweaty, crampy and bad diarrhea. It had been going on for several days, forcing me to largely sit out my boyfriend's birthday dinner. I experienced no relief from Pepto, and was becoming incredibly dehydrated because of the bad heat wave going on right now.

Eventually, I remembered Earth Clinic (which I first used when looking up natural asthma remedies- go MSM! ). Anyhow, found an overwhelming positive response to ACV, so decided to get some (with the mother). Took 4 tbsp in a big glass of water. Although relief was not immediate, within an hour, the cramps were largely gone. By the next morning, although not 100% still, my symptoms had pretty much subsided- enough for me to eat something for the first time in days. Today I'm sipping on an ACV/water mix, continuing to feel better, and hoping I'll be well enough to maybe hit the pool this weekend after all. Thanks Earth Clinic for this simple, wonderful remedy!

Posted by Brian (Rockville, Maryland) on 07/01/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I made some salmon for dinner around 7pm, and it seemed underdone when I was eating it but I didn't care (I was hungry! ). I'm not going to make that mistake again. I woke up at 5:00 with my stomach in a knot and I knew what was going to happen. I first threw up at 6, then felt much better, but about 30 minutes later I started feeling sock again. While I was sitting/laying on the bathroom floor waiting for the inevitable.

I did a quick search and found this site on my phone. I have to say that I was pretty skeptical about Apple Cider Vinegar but when I looked at all the success stories I thought I should give it a shot. I took two swigs from the bottle and thought I was going to vomit, but I didn't. In about 10 minutes I could feel my stomach starting to feel better. It's been 2 hours now and I just took one more swig, for good measure, and I'm slowly eating some wheat toast and sipping water on the couch in confidence. Thank you all for posting, this remedy is truly remarkable.

Posted by Hip Hop Abs (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 06/21/2011
5 out of 5 stars

ACV works great for food poisoning, but it can also be taken with water BEFORE you eat. This will help acid reflux, digestion, and help prevent food poisoning.

Posted by Hanah (Great Falls, Mt, Usa) on 06/08/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I had terrible food poisoning all night and after calling every doctor in town with no chance of getting in anywhere (apparently food poisoning isn't that big of an ailment here! ) I turned to the internet in hopes of finding something I could use that was in my house. I swallowed two undiluted tablespoons of ACV and followed with some water. Almost immediately I felt relieved, but about 10 minutes later I threw it all up (throwing up acid is terrible). I feel better, but it didn't cure me.

Replied by Lisa
3 out of 5 stars

Didn't cure me either :(

made me throw up violently within 15 minutes of taking it all 3 times which I suppose is good for getting the bugs out. I was hoping for the cure all .. Just have to wait it out ..

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc


So sorry about your food poisoning! I've had a few bouts also and many stomach / intestinal infections. ACV has worked ... oh, 95 percent of the time. May I ask... how did you take it? I have a friend that takes it Straight! If I did that, I'd convulse for sure. I put a tablespoon in a glass of water and drink and usually add a third teaspoon of baking soda to the ACV. I think that makes for a better stomach healer.

Posted by Wife (Winter Park, Fl) on 05/22/2011
5 out of 5 stars

A miracle! My husband was sooo sick last night after food poisoning. He threw up 5 times and was miserable. I searched the web and found this site. I gave him ACV (which he said tasted horrible) but was immediately (within 15 min) feeling much better and slept through the rest of the night. Thanks! Amazing!