Monday, November 8, 2010

Flu Tonic

Its that time of year again. Time to make the flu tonic. A killer combo of all that's hot. It seems to scare the virus out of you and appears to be effective on a host of other viral, bacterial and fungal invaders.

Its fairly easy to make too. I made mine this weekend.

In a large glass jar, combine equal parts of the following:
Fresh chopped, hot white onion
Fresh chopped, garlic
Fresh chopped, horseradish root
Fresh chopped, ginger root
Fresh chopped, cayenne pepper(or other hot pepper like habanero or scotch bonnet)

All of these should be fresh and organic if possible. You can use dried, but only as a last resort. I use my food processer to make this quick and easy and usually use a cup of each ingredient.

Place all of the ingredients in a large jar. The jar should be about 3/4 full. Pour raw, organic applecider vinegar over the ingredients until completely covered. Place a plastic lid on top(metal will corrode) and shake. Add more vinegar up to the top, making sure the liquid is completely covering everything. Set in a cool, dark place.

Every day, shake the jar well. Do this for two weeks. Then strain the liquid through a piece of cotton muslin or thick cheesecloth. Bottle and label the tonic.

For ordinary infections 1 dropperful(2ml) 5-6 times a day is adequate.

Dosage for flu is 1-2 T two or more times a day. Gargle and swallow. Do not dilute.

This is spicy-hot and powerful and is completely non-toxic. No food dyes and chemicals that you need to worry about. It is safe for children although they don't need as much. If you look at the properties of the ingredients, you can see how it would be effective in helping your body clear out the germs. I have read that some refer to similar combinations as a natural antibiotic. I can attest to the fact that garlic and onion are number one on my food list when there is an illness in the house.

Remember it is always smart to do your own research on anything you make and plan to take as medicine. Let me know what you think!

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