Friday, April 26, 2013

Master Tonic

     Have any of you ever made or tried a master tonic? Sometimes they are called plague tonics because they are believed to cure everything, mainly colds & flu. So I thought I'd give it a shot. I made this one back in February. We haven't had the need to use it here in our family.

This spicy little jar has a combo of  fresh onions, garlic, jalapenos, ginger root, horseradish & unfiltered apple cider vinegar.  This mix can be used by drinking a few teaspoons when you feel sick.

Use fresh ingredients:

1 part onions                                              1 part ginger root
1 part garlic                                                1 part horseradish
1 part jalapenos or any hot peppers        Unfiltered apple cider vinegar

Wear gloves!!
Start by chopping up all the veggies & roots. Pack them in a jar that will seal. Cover the veggies with vinegar and tighten a lid on. Let this mixture set for 2 weeks, shaking it once a day. After the two weeks is up strain all the goodies off and keep in a cool place out of the light. I have mine stored in a cabinet.

To use: gargle, swish & swallow a teaspoon once you feel cold like symptoms coming on. Several times a day. Now remember I've never tried this so I have no idea if it actually works!

Hopefully we won't ever need this but just in case...