- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- Herbs & Weeds as required & available:
– PARSLEY (Petroselinum Sativum): Rich in blood enriching chlorophyll and the antioxidant rich Vitamin C. Parsley builds blood because it is high in Iron, Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, Potassium and Vitamin E, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, Iodine and Copper. Its level of Potassium content is very high, making it valuable together with its Iron content for transporting oxygen to the cells. Research shows that cancer cells cannot live in a Potassium rich environment. Parsley is such a valuable herb for the whole body that it should be consumed daily by everyone. (Do not use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding). Parsley may be added either fresh or dried to your vinegar brew.
– CHICKWEED (Stellaria Media): Fresh is best with this weed and most folk have this growing as a common garden weed. Chickweed is in fact a nutrient dense food that has been eaten for hundreds of years as a salad vegetable, it is a soothing, healing herb for the entire digestive system, a metabolic balancer and seems to assist the thyroid in regulating itself more effectively.
Chickweed is rich in Vitamins A, B and C. High in Iron, Calcium, B-Complex, Vitamin D, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Chromium, Silica, Molybdenum, Potassium, Sulphur, Magnesium and Phosphorus. Virtually a multi-vitamin, mineral rich powerhouse, but needs to be included in your vinegar as a fresh plant for best results. This is a very safe herb for all age groups and one of the best tonic weeds.
– STINGING NETTLE (Urtica Dioica): One of the planets most useful herbs, having been in use for many thousands of years. For food, medicine, beer, animal fodder, garden fertiliser and thread. History abounds with stories of its many amazing uses. Nettle is the source for chlorophyll extraction, being the richest plant source available. Research shows that chlorophyll is an absolutely superb blood builder, the herb is also extremely high in Iron and Vitamin C (important used together) it is also rich in Vitamin A, E, F and P, Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium and Silica. It contains high levels of protein and is an excellent source of Vitamin D and its Calcium content is second to none. Nettle’s alkaloids neutralise uric acid build up and is therefore effective in reducing arthritic pain and other inflammatory problems. Nettles also have an antihistamine effect and assists with allergies like hay fever and asthma. Nettle stimulates circulation and enhances immunity. Nettle tea is a wonderful blood tonic and is most useful for treating anaemia naturally because of its high Iron and Vitamin C content. It may be added to your vinegar either fresh or dried in whatever amount you have available.
– ROSEHIPS: High in Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids, Rosehips are rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, Niacin, K, E, Polyphenols and artery friendly pectin. Helpful for fatigue, anxiety, vertigo, dry skin and hair – all signs of deficiency of the blood. Rosehips are excellent as a blood tonic and anti-inflammatory (do not use sprayed rosehips)
– GARLIC (Fresh & NZ Grown Only): An effective immune system strengthener , garlic is a natural antibiotic, high in Vitamin C, Selenium, B1, B6, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus and Copper. It helps protect our body against inflammation and oxidative stress, assisting the body’s processes in maintaining healthy blood vessels and heart health. New research shows that garlic may assist the body’s production of Iron and help to keep it in circulation throughout the system.
– CAYENNE PEPPER (Dried): A very good source of Vitamin A which is important for the health of all epithelial tissues (these are the tissues that line our cavities such as the respiratory, reproductive tracts and our gastrointestinal system). Another excellent and potent antioxidant that also protects arteries and the health of the heart. It may be useful for arthritis pain and inflammation, headaches and mucous congestion, where it helps mucous membranes to drain more effectively.
– APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (Organic): Used in the following manner the vinegar to which the above herbs are added (as and how you have available) acts as a tincture extracting and concentrating valuable minerals from the chosen herbs. These may be used fresh or dried, although the resulting brew will be much more active if using fresh plant material. The only herb that should be added dried is the cayenne pepper and then add only as much as you are comfortable taking. With the other herbs, fresh is best, adding as much as you have available of each. Place the herbs into a glass jar, ensuring the lid is not metal as this will corrode with the vinegar. A preserving jar is excellent to use for this – 1/2 full the jar with your herbal mixture and cover with the apple cider vinegar to fill the jar making your ratio 1 to 2. Put the lid on the jar and shake the brew daily for 4 weeks before using. Take daily in a glass of water, or mixed with a little honey if need be (adult dose is 2 teaspoon x 2 daily). Daily ingestion will boost and maintain immunity to bacteria and viruses and other nasties that you may come into contact with over the winter months. See below for further health benefits related to apple cider vinegar.
~~ Apple Cider Vinegar (ORGANIC – not the distilled supermarket version). Recent research shows apple cider vinegar has a positive and beneficial effect on blood glucose levels, assisting with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. It helps with indigestion, acid reflux, leg cramps, fungal and yeast infections, circulation, skin problems, acne, bronchial problems, sore throat and much more. It is a well known treatment in helping to relieve arthritic pain and joint swelling, due to the Potassium content which helps to prevent Calcium build-up in joints. ACV is high in Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Chlorine, Sulphur, Copper, Iron, Silica, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin P, Pro-vitamins, Beta-carotene and Pectin it assists with weight loss! ~~