Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Sinus/Cold Remedy

Posted 1/21/2014.

I thank Kristin Prevallet for bringing this excellent zesty brew to my attention. She takes it at the first sign of a cold or flu. It’s also helpful for relieving sinus congestion from any cause. Kristin Prevallet is a poet, essayist, lecturer, performer, change worker, translator, and certified hypnotherapist (excellent, BTW) living in New York City. You might also want to check out her interesting site:  Trance Poetics.
The recipe and image are from Lizzie Fuhr’s FitSugar site.

 1 serving

See the notes below on the health benefits of the ingredients in this brew.


1/4 -3/4 cup filtered water

1/4 cup Bragg unfiltered apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon honey
, preferably raw

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 wedge lemon


1. Bring water to a boil.

2. Combine hot water and apple cider vinegar in a small glass or mug.

3. Add honey and cayenne pepper. Stir well. Top off with a squeeze of lemon.

4. Take a deep breath of the mixture and start sipping.


Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is organic, raw, unpasturized, unfiltered, naturally gluten free, and certified non-GMO.  It contains the amazing ‘Mother of Vinegar’ which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.
Its health benefits include:
  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Relieves muscle pain from exercise
This vinegar is a prebiotic food. Pectin, contained in the fermented apple cider, promotes healthy digestion by encouraging the growth of good probiotic bacteria in our guts. For more information, see Is Apple Cider Vinegar a Probiotic?


Honey has been used for at least 2,500 years by cultures around the world for its medicinal properties: It is an antioxidant; has antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties – making it good for wound healing; is a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, calcium and iron; converts easily into glucose; helps digest stored body fat; rejuvenates hair and skin; boosts athletic performance. And of course it tastes deliciously sweet. For more information see Health Benefits of Honey.


Cayenne pepper has long been used for its health benefits: It has anti-irritant properties; is an anti-viral age