“Detoxification” is a term which is thrown around a lot nowadays and the search is on for foods and drinks that will naturally help people remove waste products and other unwanted substances from their bodies. Because of this latest trend, people tend to think that detoxification is a relatively new method of keeping the body healthy.
The truth is, however, that people pretty far back in history understood that some substances – such as garlic – were able to keep them from getting sick, so such substances were heavily used for medicinal purposes to treat a variety of health complaints. The basic idea for the tonic recipe given below actually dates back to medieval Europe. Read on to find out more about it!
About the Master Tonic
The remedy below is known as the “master tonic” because the ingredients – such as garlic, apple cider vinegar and turmeric – have proven to be effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria and they have powerful antifungal and antiviral properties as well. This tonic also is able to stimulate the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids, thus strengthening the immune system. All this makes it incredibly healthy for the body.
Apart from fighting bacterial, viral and fungal infections naturally, this tonic can increase oxygenation and flow of nutrients to all the cells in the body, thus improving not only immunity but overall health.
Recipe for the Master Tonic
- 3 cups apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup garlic, chopped
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 2 fresh hot peppers
- ¼ cup grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons grated horseradish
- 2 tablespoon turmeric powder
Combine last six ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then transfer to a glass screw-top jar. Pour in apple cider vinegar (add more than three cups if needed to fill jar to the top). Screw the top on then shake jar vigorously. Keep jar in a cool dry place for 2 weeks, shaking it twice a day. After that, strain the liquid through a sieve or piece of gauze. There is no need to keep this resulting liquid refrigerated as it will keep for a long time.
Instructions for Use
Keep in mind that this tonic is hot and very potent: never take it on an empty stomach and when this tonic is started, it is best to take a teaspoonful at a time to allow the body to get used to it. After that, work up to a tablespoon daily. Eat a slice of citrus fruit afterwards to help calm the burning sensation but do not dilute the tonic in water as this will decrease its effect.
In conclusion, tonics like this one, whose basic recipe dates back to the Middle Ages, show that people around the world and throughout time have always been aware that certain potent plants – such as garlic – have the power to help heal humans from disease and boost their overall health.
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