Honey and Vinegar (Switchel)

D C Jarvis,  a doctor from Vermont(1881-1966), wrote a book in 1958 called 'Folk Medicine'.  In the book he promotes the health benefits of natural honey and unprocessed vinegar.  There was some controversy a bit later when some organizations that were promoting a brew called 'Honegar', were shut down by the US Food & Drug Administration because of claims of its healing properties.  'Honegar' and 'Switchel' were names given to the concoction made from the honey and vinegar.  The US Food & Drug Administration does not like people other than doctors claiming to be able to heal or cure.  Same goes for Health Canada - the equivalent organization in Canada.  So, in my book, it is worth a look.

Honey has been used for healing for centuries - long before the existence of either of these entities.

If you want to try it, the basic recipe is: 1-3 tablespoons of unprocessed apple cider vinegar in water with (again, unprocessed) honey to sweeten.  I usually warm up some water, melt the honey(about the same amount as the vinegar I'm going to use) and add the vinegar afterwards.  Half a cup of warm-hot water, stir in the honey and vinegar then top up with cooler water.  Unbelievably good in very hot weather.  Can completely revitalize you.

Remember that honey is anti-bacterial.  If you are eating it every day and it is going through your system(body), it may kill off harmful bacteria.  No downside on this.

Get the book here D C Jarvis - Folk Medicine