The usual story declares that a group of thieves during a European plague outbreak were robbing the dead or the sick. When they were caught, they offered to exchange their secret recipe, which had allowed them to commit the robberies without catching the disease, in exchange for leniency. Another version says that the thieves had already been caught before the outbreak and their sentence had been to bury dead plague victims; to survive this punishment, they created the vinegar.
Being an apple company, we decided that we needed to have a high quality, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar made with local apples. We didn't stop at that, though - we didn't want just an average ACV, we wanted an epic ACV. Most of the recipes that you find these days for the Vinegar of the Four Thieves - or V4T - calls for Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Lavender, Mint and Garlic in a white or wine vinegar, steeped for several days and then strained. Here at Oak Creek Apple Company, we decided to take it a step further - and use more of the truly original ingredients that were in the real Vinegar of the Four Thieves that was developed in Medieval times. Our recipe includes not only the basics listed above, but also Horehound and Holy Basil, in our raw, unfiltered organic Apple Cider Vinegar instead of white or wine vinegar. The V4t comes in a 16 ounce sealed jar. We always use only the highest quality organic herbs in our vinegars, resulting in a superior product in efficacy, quality and taste. This is a very powerful blend of ingredients, and there are many ways to utilize the benefits, such as:
Add a tablespoon to any drink
In addition to our proprietary V4T, we also offer several unique blends of infused vinegars that use the V4T as their base:
Adrenal Support - Black Pepper Thai Basil V4T
Immune Support - Wild Fire V4T ~ Jalapeno, Onion, Horseradish and Cayenne
Brain & Thyroid Support - Wild Woods V4T ~ Chaga Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom and Maitake Mushroom
Heart & Arterial Tree Support - Cranberry Clove w/ Cinnamon V4T
Anxiety & Bladder/Urinary Tract Support - Highlands Heather Honey V4T - Scottish Highlands Heather, Lavender, Holy Basil and Honey
New medical research suggests that apple cider vinegar use can help cure acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, and support weight loss.The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from it’s powerful healing compounds which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes.Acetic acid has the ability to kill dangerous “bad” bacteria, and at the same time to foster the growth of beneficial “good” bacteria. Because acetic acid kills unwanted bacteria when it comes into contact with it, it essentially acts as a natural antibiotic. This means apple cider vinegar naturally provides numerous benefits related to skin, digestion, and immunity health without any side effects.Additionally, apple cider vinegar is a good source of polyphenols. Research supports the role of polyphenols in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Make sure when buying apple cider vinegar you buy it raw and with the “mother” which means it still contains the beneficial compounds including probiotics.
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