Halal Herbal Vinegar

Recipe for (Halal) Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar


Allah has put blessings in vinegar (…)” ~ Muhammed (a.s)

The issue of Halal is often raised in relation to vinegar due to the process of making vinegar from ciders and wine. The website “My Halal Kitchen” has looked at the issues closer and has written about the different varities of vinegar and what they mean in a Halal context.  http://myhalalkitchen.com/the-vinegar-page/

“Apple cider vinegar can help to fight depression, since it is a great medium to help detoxify the inner organs.”

Many medicinal traditions believe that depression is the symptom of a “stagnant” or tired liver. Apple cider vinegar can help to fight depression, since it is a great medium to help detoxify the inner organs. Over the centuries, Oxymel– a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey – has been widely used to dissolve painful calcium deposits in the body, for arthritis-like pains and for other health problems such as hay fever. I have written down some recipes in a post on ancient Oxymel.

I use vinegar to clean and neutralize odours. As a cook I use apple cider vinegar as my favorite condiment in dips, salads, stews, yoghurt aso.  I favor it for it’s ability to enhance flavors, while adding freshness and a mild acidity to foods. Vinegar has also multiple alchemical secrets, and it has the ability to draw nutrients from plants, preserve and enhance them. You can make great use of this by making your own super-healthy and yummy herbal vinegar.

“Herbal apple cider vinegars are so rich in nutrients that you never need to take vitamin or mineral pills again.”

Preserving fresh herbs, plants, spices and roots in vinegar is an easy way to capture their nourishing goodness and potency and marry them with the goodness of vinegar. It’s super easy to prepare, too.

Basic Herbal Vinegar Recipe
Required Time: Takes 5 minutes plus 6 weeks

You need:
Glass or plastic jar of any size up to 1 liter
Plastic lid for jar, or cork, or waxed paper with a rubber band (vinegar disintegrates metal lids)
Fresh herbs, roots, weeds, spices
1 liter apple cider vinegar

Fill any size jar with cut aromatic herbs. Fill the jar well with your chosen herb, and cut it all into small pieces.
Add apple cider vinegar into the jar. Cover jar with a plastic screw-on lid, several layers of plastic or wax paper held on with a rubber band, or a cork.

Label the jar with the name of the herb and the date. Put it in some place cool and dark. It will be ready for consumption in six weeks.

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a health-giving agent for centuries. Among the many powers of vinegar: it cleanses the liver, lowers cholesterol, improves skin tone, moderates high blood pressure, prevents/counters osteoporosis, and improves metabolic functioning. Apple cider vinegar contains ninety different substances. It also contains important minerals, trace elements and vitamins well acetic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid, enzymes, amino acids as well as roughage in the form of potash and apple pectin. Herbal vinegars are an unstoppable combination: the healing and nutritional properties of vinegar are married to the aromatic and health-protective effects of herbs and roots.

Herbal vinegars are so rich in nutrients that you never need to take vitamin or mineral pills again.

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