I made a Master Tonic for the cold and flu season as I have seen it all over the place lately, and I am all about natural remedies for uncomplicated sicknesses. I regularly do “health shots” with J anytime we feel a cold coming on – a small glass of water with echinacea and oregano oil – and rarely get sick anymore (if you don’t count the shingles I just had, but I think that was beyond oregano oil remedies which is why I say “uncomplicated sicknesses”)
Master Tonic is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral liquid remedy and can be taken like oregano oil or echinacea when you are feeling under the weather or want to boost your immune system. Ever hear those old “wives tales” about grampa eating a clove of garlic every day and living to 110 years old? I imagine this ties into that somehow. 😊
Master Tonic, also known as Fire Water, is made using apple cider vinegar, turmeric, garlic, onions, ginger, and hot peppers. You can also use horseradish, but oddly enough that was where I drew the line for this nearly indigestible but very good for you health drink.
Start by cleaning a large mason jar with lid. Fill the jar 3/4 full with apple cider vinegar and add equal parts of all other ingredients (chopped or grated). Seal the top and let it sit on your counter for 2-4 weeks. Give it a shake a few times a day if you can.
When it is ready, strain out all the pulp and save the disgusting but beneficial liquid in the jar. Start taking it a teaspoon at a time to build up tolerance, then behold the effects of your immune system boost! WOOO IT IS SO SPICY. 🌶