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Homemade tonic for cold/flu


Before the flu/cold season strikes again lets get ready and prepare a powerful home-made remedy to fight nasty symptoms of cold, flu, and respiratory problems. This remedy is also an immune booster, anti-allergy, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti anything that can hurt you. It is very easy to make and it only contains five super powerful ingredients that you will probably be able to find in your kitchen – garlic, horseradish, ginger, hot peppers, onion and apple cider vinegar which is used for the base.


1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves

1 part fresh chopped white onion (or hottest onions)

1 part fresh grated ginger root

1 part fresh grated horseradish root (if you can’t find it then skip it this time)

1 part fresh chopped cayenne peppers or the hottest peppers available, i.e. chili, jalapeno or habanero, etc.

Raw, unfiltered, unbleached, non-distilled apple cider vinegar – you can find it in every health food shop

Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts by volume (i.e. a cupful each) of the above fresh chopped and grated herbs. Then fill jar to the top with raw, unfiltered, unbleached, non-distilled apple cider vinegar. Close and shake vigorously and then top off the vinegar if necessary.

Shake at least once a day for two weeks, then filter the mixture through a clean piece of cotton (old T-shirt, etc.), bottle and label. Make sure that when you make this tonic that you shake it every time you walk by it, a minimum of once per day. Remember that all the herbs and vegetables should be fresh (and organically grown if possible) and use dried herbs only in an emergency.

This tonic is extremely powerful because all the ingredients are fresh. It’s power should not be underestimated. it stimulates maximum blood circulation, while putting the best detoxifying herbs into the blood.

The dosage is 1-2 Tbs, two or more times daily. Gargle and swallow. (Do not dilute with water.)
For ordinary infections, a dose taken 5-6 times a day will deal with most conditions. It can be used during pregnancies, is safe for children (use smaller doses and as a food is completely non-toxic. Make up plenty as it does not need refrigeration and lasts indefinitely without any special storage conditions.

- Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic, destroying both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill off the millions of friendly bacteria that your body needs, Garlic only kills the bad guys and even promotes and increases your healthy bacteria. It is also a very potent anti-viral which really makes it a specific for colds, influenza and upper respiratory infections. Garlic is also a powerful anti-fungal and literally destroys any antigen, pathogen and any harmful or disease causing micro-organism that can hurt you.

- Onion is garlic’s next of kin and has a similar but milder action. Together they are a killing duo.

- Horseradish is a potent herb for the sinus and lungs. It opens up the sinus passages and increases the circulation there, where, most doctors agree, the common cold and influenza often starts.

- Cayenne and ginger are like a nuclear blast to your body’s circulation. This powerful tag team will unblock anything, anywhere!

So just imagine, you have the two strongest herbs to kill EVERY germ known and the three most powerful herbs to blast them around your entire body. It does not get any better.

Source: The University of Natural Healing: Dr. Richard Schultzs’ adaptation of Dr. Christopher’s’ original anti-plague tonic

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Gnanam Says:

January 24, 2014

I searched in the web for an effective remedy for cold and flu. Foud your article really interesting and started preparing the home made tonic with the fresh ingredients. This should be a wonderful preventive medicine for me and family. It is little spicy for children; and some people may not like the garlic smell. A very good tonic for all!