Super Tonic / Master Tonic
This is a wonderful and potent old fashioned tonic recipe to help ward off anything from the common cold to supporting and boosting your immune system! Once you taste the finished results you will understand the potency of this formula. You will understand why it is such a powerful master tonic, after reading all the health benefits of the ingredients used.
Take equal parts of the following herbs and vegetables:
Horseradish ( anti-microbial, natural antibiotic, expectorant, warming- assists with circulation, anti-parasitic, improves digestion, anti-cancer, boosts immune system)
Yellow or White Onion (anti-inflammatory, heals infections, free radical scavenger, rich in antioxidants, boosts immune strength, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, assists with digestion, helps to regulates blood sugar, boosts heart health)
Garlic (anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, boosts heart health, boosts immune strength, anti-cancer, helps to regulate healthy blood sugar levels)
Habanero Pepper (or other hot pepper variety-the hotter the better)- (natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, warming-assists with circulation, improve digestion, anti-cancer, supports healthy metabolism, helps to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol)
Ginger Root (anti-microbial, warming-assists with healthy circulation, improves digestion, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-nausea, supports healthy blood sugar levels, immune booster)
Turmeric Root (if it’s available) – (anti-inflammatory, potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, natural pain reliever, cholesterol regulator, assists with healthy blood sugar levels, assists with health in the digestive system, has been shown to assist with skin conditions, immune booster)
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (helps to balance pH in the body, aids in healthy weight management and metabolism, immune booster, detoxifies the body, blood sugar balance, anti-fungal)
You will need a large glass Mason Jar or large gallon glass jar to place these ingredients in.
*Check at your local grocery store’s deli counter. Sometimes they have large empty pickle jars that they’re happy to give away or charge a small amount for.
*Wear food grade kitchen gloves to protect your skin when working with hot peppers.
Grind all of these veggies up in a food processor and place into a large glass jar. The jar should be about ½ to ¾ full with raw veggie/ herb pulp. Fill and top with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. Shake or stir and close lid. Store in a dark cupboard for 2 weeks or more if desired. Try to shake or stir this mixture daily if you can. After 2 weeks, strain the solids – I use a cheesecloth in a strainer to make sure I get all the liquid out. You should wear kitchen gloves to protect your skin from the hot peppers! Take the strained liquid and bottle in tightly capped glass containers or bottles. Keep out of the sun.
*Traditionally this formula was made on a New Moon and harvested on Full Moon, 2 weeks later. Preparing herbal formulas on New Moon is a sign for new beginnings and it is also when the moon’s gravitational pull helps to extract powerful healing elements from the herbal ingredients.
Dosage: Take 2 TBSP daily - you can place it in water and drink it or put it over food that needs some spice. If you feel like you’re getting sick or coming down with something, or exposed to something, take 1-2 TBSP 3-4 times per day. I love to make a salad dressing with it! The salad dressing is a powerhouse in itself! The recipe is below. Enjoy!
Salad Dressing with Super Tonic
- ½ cup Super /Master Tonic
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Coconut Palm Sugar, Rapadura, or Sucanat
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder (can order from www.organicindia.com or healthworks.com)
- Salt and pepper to taste