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Herbal Vinegar Infusion for Heartburn

Is seems counterintuitive, but vinegar, particularly apple cider vinegar with the mother, often provides almost instant relief for acid reflux, more commonly known as heartburn. The use of ginger and peppermint makes this infusion more powerful as they are also helpful for heartburn.

Yield 1-1/2 c.

1-1/2 c. apple cider vinegar with mother such as Braggs

1/2 c peeled and sliced fresh ginger

1/2 c. fresh peppermint leaves

Combine apple cider vinegar, ginger and peppermint in a pint-sized canning jar. Cover with a parchment covered metal lid (so vinegar will not react with the metal) or a plastic lid. Keep in a cool dark place for 4-6 weeks. Shake daily. Strain. You can add agave or maple syrup 1-3 T. if needed to taste.

Stir 1 T. of the vinegar infusion into a cup of water and drink as needed to help relieve acid reflux but no more than 3 times a day. If symptoms persist for more than 1-2 days, please see your family doctor, or if symptoms persist the first day and do not ease.

This infusion is safe for children 2 years and older using 5-8 drops only three times a day until 12 years old.

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