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I first heard about this old-time cure-all remedy from The West Ladies a few years ago and it’s been on my to-do list ever since. You may also see it called “Fire Cider” or “Master Tonic”.
I love trying natural remedies instead of traditional medicine when appropriate and this one really intrigues me because it’s made with just 6 common ingredients. It’s full of antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and is sure to give your immunity a good kick in the pants!
1 part onion
1 part hot pepper of choice
1 part garlic
1 part ginger
1 part horseradish
enough apple cider vinegar (with mother) to cover
Step 1: Roughly chop all ingredients.
Step 2: Process in food processor with enough cider to cover until pieces are small and uniform in size.
Step 3: Place in clean jar and add enough cider to cover all ingredients. Cover with clean lid.
Step 4: Keep in cool dry place for 2 weeks, shaking periodically.
Step 5: After two weeks strain liquid and store in refrigerator.
How to Use:
Mix 1 tbsp with 8 oz water daily to keep illness at bay or take 1 tbsp straight.
(You may want to add honey)
Take as needed when sick.
May be added to soups, salads, beans, casseroles, etc. to boost flavor.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Please do your own research before taking home remedies. This is not intended to replace a professional opinion. Also, if the tonic looks or smells off in any way you should discard it immediately.
Have you ever heard of this tonic? Would you consider taking it for cold & flu prevention? I’d love to know!
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