The recent short-term variation in temperatures and rather warm winters made it ever so easy for bacteria, fungi, viruses to thrive and spread. Hand washing is essential as well as immune boosting diet, and I often use ginger, lemon and honey to keep the bugs away. But a friend of mine recently emailed me a recipe of a tonic, that suppose to kill the bugs. Is this the most powerful natural antibiotics ever? This tonic apparently has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties, strengthens the immune system, increases blood circulation and lymph flow.
Try it yourselves and let me know what you think.
700 ml organic apple cider vinegar
¼ cup finely chopped garlic
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find, finely chopped
¼ cup grated ginger
2 tbsp grated fresh horseradish
2 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 pieces of fresh turmeric root
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the vinegar.
- Transfer the mixture to a glass jar.
- Pour in some apple cider vinegar and fill it to the top. It is best if 2/3 of the jar consist of dry ingredients, and fill in the rest with vinegar.
- Close well and shake.
- Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for 2 weeks. Shake well several times a day.
- After 14 days, squeeze well and strain the liquid through a plastic strain. Squeeze well so the whole juice comes out.
- Use the rest of the dry mixture when cooking.
Keep your tonic in the fridge, it will last for long. Take 1 tbsp every day for prevention, if you have a cold, take 1 tsp of the tonic up to 6 times a day. Safe for children and pregnant women in small doses. You can use the tonic as a salad dressing, add it to your stews and soups.