This amazing immune booster recipe, known as Master Tonic has been around forever if you’re old enough your grandmother probably had some in her cabinet! Most of the data to corroborate the claim that it boosts immunity is anecdotal but trust me when I say there is something to the claim. Me, personally, I swear by it, my daily shot of Master Tonic Immune Booster wards off even the most virulent strains of the flu and viruses.
Check out the list of ingredients they pack a powerful punch when it comes to your immune booster:
These are all you need to create the Master Tonic Immune Booster!
Horseradish Root: From the same family as the mustard and cabbage family and has anti scorbutic and expectorant properties. The root reportedly cures tonsillitis and is a natural treatment for rheumatic and respiratory disorders. Horseradish is also known to increase circulation to the head. The root is also laden with a potent amount of vitamin C and B complex, minerals, potassium, calcium and iron as well as enzymes. It is a natural antibiotic which can kill bacteria in the throat that cause bronchitis. Horseradish heats up the body and has a cardiotonic effect (strengthens the heart). The glucosinolates found in horseradish are thought to increase resistance in humans to cancer. These glucosinolate compounds are only found in plants which are in the mustard family such as horseradish, mustard, broccoli and cauliflower. They have powerful anti-oxidant properties. It is interesting to note that a study in 2005 showed that glucosinolates increase the liver’s ability to detoxify and eliminate carcinogens. Horseradish contains an enzyme that aids in the breakdown of the glucosinolates which makes it easier for the human body to benefit from its therapeutic properties.
Ginger root: The ginger root is actually an underground stem. It may have blood thinning properties and cholesterol lowering properties. Compounds found in ginger known as gingerols have analgesic, sedative, anti-pyretic (lowers fever) and anti-bacterial properties. They also have anti-fungal properties that supposedly are effective against even athlete’s foot. Ginger contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, choline, folic acid, inositol, manganese, pantothenic acid, silicon and a small amount of vitamin B3. Ginger has good properties for menstruation problems, increases circulation to the extremities and many say that it is good for settling and upset stomach.
Garlic: Garlic contains antiseptic properties and it helps to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, is an appetite stimulant and is good for the hair! Garlic is known to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitical and anti-spasmodic as well as a blood purifier. There are recipes for treating tuberculosis, whooping cough, rheumatism, ringworm, pneumonia, wounds and ulcers, parasites, asthma, high blood pressure, digestive problems and acne. A cut garlic clove rolled on pimples several times a day will make the blemish disappear without a scar. Rubbing garlic over ringworm will burn out the infection. The skin falls off leaving healed skin behind. When cooking with garlic, by chopping or crushing the garlic clove and letting it rest for a few minutes before adding it to the dish you are cooking gives the anti-cancer properties a chance to form so that they are transmitted into the food even after it is cooked.
Onions: Onions contain phytochemicals called flavanoids. One flavanoid called quercitin may inhibit tumor growth and keep colon cancer at bay. A newly discovered compound in onions may actually inhibit bone loss in menopausal women. Onions contain vitamin C and chromium, B6, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B1 and K, and healthy sulfur compounds as well as enzymes. They also have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic properties and are a source of fiber.
Peppers: Red peppers contain lycopene which protects against cancer and heart disease. Peppers contain large amounts of phytochemicals that have antioxidant capabilities such as chlorogenic acid, zeaxanthin and coumeric acid. Hot peppers also stimulate blood flow in the body, but cayenne pepper is also good for helping to stop bleeding. I have applied some to a cut finger before, and it helped stop the blood flow.
Raw apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apples in a wooden barrel. It contains calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, malic acid, acetic acid, pectin, potassium. Pectin is good for the colon, regulates blood pressure and also removes bad cholesterol. Malic acid is good for fighting infections, as it is anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.
Immune Booster Master Tonic
- 1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves
- 1 part fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available
- 1 part fresh grated ginger root
- 1 part fresh grated horseradish root
- 1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros, African bird peppers….any combination of the hottest peppers available
- Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs Organic)
- Fill the jar 3/4 of the way with your ingredients then add Braggs organic apple cider vinegar. Let that sucker marinate for 2 weeks in a dark closet with daily stirring/shaking.
- Strain liquids from solids through muslin cloth or strainer into another glass container. Note: the solid ingredients retain almost the same potency as the liquid ingredients; therefore, these solids can be puréed to use with other ingredients like honey and lemon to make a salad dressing or to marinate meats of all sorts.
- Dosage: 1/2 to 1 ounce, two or more times daily, gargle and swallow.
Don’t worry about nasty bugs or bacteria growing in it, although I did at first nothing could live in it, trust me! And yes once you strain it keep it in your closet.
Thanks to Heal Thyself.com for the original recipe and a wealth of information on healing your gut!
Bottom line antibiotics have harmed more guts than they have helped. The past 30+ years, antibiotics have been given out like candy at Halloween. ‘Knock, knock. Here are some antibiotics.’ Try master tonic you might just be surprised!
NOTE: If you suffer from IBS please make sure you check with your doctor or homeopath.
Article republished with permission: Article originally posted on HealthyHolisticLiving.com
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