The herbal vinegar is also known as thieves vinegar is a healing elixir that can prevent many different illnesses including the black plague.

The story behind the black plague is about the robbers that were stealing from the sick in the Middle Ages when the black plague had struck the people.

They did this all without catching the plague of themselves. In order to be released from the sentence, they had to give the recipe that made them immune to the black plague to the authorities.

The legend says that after the authorities got the recipe from the thieves they put it up on a wall so that everyone can see it and make it for themselves. 

As it goes with every legend, spreading through word of mouth the story was changing and the recipe as well. But in every version of the story healing herbs were mixed with white wine vinegar, left to soak for days. 

This recipe is based on the legendary story of a band of thieves from the 18th century. 

Three reasons why the Thieves Vinegar is a healing elixir:

  • It is a strong natural bug repellent, the reason why the plague was widespread was that of its transmission by fleas.
  • It is antiviral, antiseptic, and antibacterial.
  • It boosts the immune system, the ingredients of the thieves’ vinegar are full of nutrients and minerals.

This vinegar can be used for treating various health conditions. Namely, you can use this natural elixir to prevent infections, lower blood sugar levels as well as improve insulin sensitivity. 

You can consume this vinegar to aid you in the weight loss process. The ingredients in the recipe of this elixir can help with the fever treatment, relieving symptoms of poison ivy, but also in treating seasonal allergies. 

Try also using this thieves vinegar recipe to help you if you struggle with dandruff.  

Following, the recipe for this natural elixir. You can easily make it at home. 


Ingredients of Thieves Vinegar:

  • ΒΌ cup dry lavender, 
  • Sage, 
  • Lemon balm, 
  • Rosemary, 
  • Peppermint, 
  • Sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua), 
  • Two tablespoons chili peppers, 
  • 8 cloves minced garlic, and
  • Some organic apple cider vinegar.

How to make it

Add to a quart-sized mason jar dry or fresh herbs, chili peppers, and minced garlic, then you have to add enough apple cider vinegar to cover the contents of the jar without reaching the top. 

After one day, fill the jar to the top after the herps have absorbed some of the vinegar. Leave it for at least four weeks in a cool, dark place. 

After that strain and press the leaves of any vinegar and dispose of them. You should take a tablespoon daily to prevent illness.

Uses of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been known to help with numerous health problems. Apple cider vinegar is a well-known tonic that has been used for fighting against colds and infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis. 

Apple cider vinegar can be used for dandruff problems, sore throat, foot odor, gas and constipation, heartburn, sunburn, skin tags, moles, and warts, for burns and bruises, as a post-shaving treatment and it can even clear sinuses.