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Honey and vinegar.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Honey and Vinegar
From: tfosson.amug.org (Tom Fosson)
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 1995 22:06:48 GMT

Jim Monroe (jmonroe.execpc.com) wrote:
: I am interested in finding any information on the health aspects of honey and vinegar.

Years ago, I read of the healing and preventative qualities of honey/vinager drinks. The instructions, as I recall, were to blend 1 part honey, 1 part filtered water, and 1 part *apple cider* vinegar. The reason given in the article for using apple cider vinegar as opposed to the other vinegars is that the apple cider vinegar retains all the nutrients from the apple. The mixture tasted like apple juice, if I remember correctly and was a delight to drink. I may start drinking it again, now that I remember it. Good luck.


From: elfcandle.aol.com (Elfcandle)

An old wives tale has it that honey and vinegar are also good for the complexion if applied to the face... My roommate in college and I used to do a nightly ritual, and it really does make the skin feel lovely : )


From: diorio.netaxis.com (Sharon DiOrio)

(Elfcandle) wrote:
> An old wives tale has it that honey and vinegar are also good for the complexion if applied to the face...

Both honey and vinegar are acidic. The skin should be slightly acidic. Soap (which most people use to cleanse) is alkaline. By using any of these remedies, you're restoring the skin's natural PH.

This also works on hair. Vinegar (diluted in water) is a wonderful hair rinse. I dilute the vinegar (1 part distilled appled cider vinegar to 3 parts water) add a dollop of glycerine and some essential oils to cut the "salad smell".

I also make a honey water skin tonic. 1 Tablespoon honey to 1/2 cup water (add 1 tsp. glycerine if desired). Shake well. Apply with a cotton ball. It isn't sticky! Really!

Face oil (for maturing/dry skin): 20 drops rose oil, 15 drops frankincense, 10 drops tea tree, 20 drops jojoba oil, diluted in 1/4 cup almond oil. Shake well, bottle. Apply to your face every night after cleansing.

Heheh, while we're at it. A grandmother's recipe: 1/2 cup rosewater to 2 tablespoons glycerine. Shake and bottle. Makes a wonderful hand tonic.

Any more?


From: Sharon Saroff <sindara.moose.erie.net>

Jim Monroe (jmonroe.execpc.com) wrote:
> I am interested in finding any information on the health aspects of honey and vinegar.

Honey and vinegar are both ingredients in two historical drinks, Sakanjaban and Switzel. The former is a middle eastern drink containing mint. The other was served to soldiers during the American Revolution. Both are well noted for quenching thirst and restoring depleted electrolytes. I can vouch for both of them. I decant syrup of both and make up large batches whenever I go camping or when it is very hot outside.



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