How to make a simple tincture using eggshells and apple cider vinegar as a remedy for acid reflux or as a natural source of calcium and magnesium.
You pay good money for those local free-range, pastured eggs, so why in the world are you throwing out the eggshells?
Some folks say to use the shells for compost. Another school of thought says this isn’t such a great idea as eggshells don’t break down that easily.
If you don’t want to compost them, what is a good way to make use of all that calcium and a bit of magnesium in those excellent quality eggshells?
My Mother-in-Law, who is a holistically-minded nurse, makes a mineral-loaded tincture with crushed eggshells. She’s been using this remedy and natural supplement for decades. It’s very easy to make, but you must use quality apple cider vinegar and the best eggs.
How to Make Eggshell and Apple Cider Vinegar Tincture
It is best to use apple cider vinegar made yourself, but if this isn’t possible, then buy only raw, unfiltered ACV packaged in glass. ACV in plastic will leach toxins into the vinegar!
It is also important to only use fresh eggs. This easy water test for old eggs will ensure the optimal safety of this apple cider vinegar remedy.
How Much of this ACV Remedy to Take?
Use 1 teaspoon mixed into an 8 oz glass of filtered water up to three times per day as a mineral boost and digestive aid. It is also helpful after meals as an acid reflux remedy for those who are susceptible.
Eggshell and Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
Easy recipe for apple cider vinegar remedy using eggshells to use as a calcium and magnesium supplement or to remedy the symptoms of acid reflux.
- 12 eggshells pastured and organic
- 16 ounces apple cider vinegar raw, unfiltered, preferably organic
Remove the inner membrane from each cleaned, cracked and used eggshell and crush lightly in a mortar and pestle. You don't need to crush the eggshell into a powder, just into small pieces.
Place eggshell bits in a one quart mason jar and add 1 pint of cider vinegar and close the lid. Make sure you use a one quart mason jar as the mixture tends to foam up so you will need the extra room in the jar.
Soak for at least a week, then use as desired.
Leave eggshell tincture on the counter or in the pantry. No need to refrigerate.
Why does the inner membrane to be removed. That’s also very nutritious right?
I’ve had eggshell in ACV in a jar for maybe two years, but it’s maybe only halfway broken down, including sediment on the bottom. How do all those videos on YouTube show eggshell dissolving in just day’s worth of time?
This is a really cool idea. We have our own pasture-free range chickens. They get some grain (soy-free). Our pigs enjoy the older eggs, shell and all.
If i made fire cider, could i throw some egg shells into it for yet another nutrient?
Oops-my question should have read “how long do I soak the shells”
I made this recipe yesterday. How do the shells need to soak before it’s ready to use and do I strain the shells out of the tincture?
When is the remedy ready to consume? I want to use it but not sure how long it takes
I would like to know that as well. Thank you.
Not all the eggshell dissolved in the vinegar. Should I strain the vinegar or leave the remaining shell?
Yes, just strain the bits of eggshell that didn’t dissolve out.
How much calcium and magnesium are in 1 tsp prepared as you suggested, do you suppose?
It depends on the quality of the eggshells used. There would be a wide variation! Get the best your budget allows.