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Natural Remedies: Master Tonic Recipe

  • Author: Chrystal Johnson
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Wellness

Ingredients

Tools and Equipment

  • Gloves
  • Cheese grater
  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Large bowl
  • Large glass jars with lids
  • Cheesecloth and colander
  • Plate (that will fit in your strainer)
  • Funnel
  • Amber bottles

Ingredients (fresh and organic preferred)

  • 1 part fresh chopped organic garlic
  • 1 part fresh chopped organic white onion
  • 1 part fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 part fresh grated horseradish root
  • 1 part fresh chopped hot peppers (cayenne, habanero, serrano, jalapeño, etc.)
  • Organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (1 gallon recommended)

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of your ingredients (chop, grate, etc.).
  2. Fill a glass jar about ¾ full with equal parts of the chopped and grated ingredients. You can use big gallon glass jars or smaller quart-sized mason jars like I used.
  3. Fill your jar(s) to the top with your raw apple cider vinegar. Make sure the ingredients are completely covered by the apple cider vinegar.
  4. Close the jar(s) and shake vigorously to mix everything together.
  5. Store the jar(s) in a dark place and be sure to shake them once a day for at least 2 weeks. Mine sat in the cabinet for about 2 months. (You can also place them in a paper bag on your counter.)
  6. Place a colander over a bowl and line the colander with cheesecloth.
  7. Place the mixture in the colander and use a plate to press the moisture out of the mixture into the bowl.
  8. You can wrap the cheesecloth around the remaining mixture to squeeze the rest of the moisture out of it.
  9. Pour the liquid through a funnel into amber bottles (I used 8 oz bottles, but you can use any size you like). I put a secondary filter in the funnel to make sure I didn’t miss any chunks. I ended up with enough master tonic for 18, 8-oz bottles!

Using the Tonic

  1. First, I’m going to warn you – The Master Tonic isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s spicy and it’s potent. You’ll probably feel a sense of shock when it hits your mouth, but the health benefits are worth it.
  2. For daily immune boosting, drink 1-2 ounces, two or more times each day. Just put it in your mouth, swish around, gargle and swallow. Don’t dilute it with water or the effect won’t be as powerful.
  3. If you’re fighting an infection, take the tonic 5-6 times per day. It can be used during pregnancy and it’s safe for children (use smaller doses) since food is completely non-toxic.
  4. You can make a huge batch each time since it doesn’t need refrigeration and it will indefinitely without any special storage conditions.