Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Natural Remedy: Master Tonic Information and Recipe



Have you heard of Master Tonic? I've been looking up natural remedies for sickness a lot lately. Usually around this time of the year we get lots of colds. We don't usually get seriously sick, but colds come and go like hot cakes. And now with an even younger one in the house it will be great to start treating for these sicknesses' now before they even start. Especially since Avery's in school and she comes in contact with AT LEAST 25 other students every day, she's bringing home a lot more germs.

Master Tonic is a natural treatment for a lot of infections. Mainly it can cure the common cold. It's anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial.

The reason it's so powerful is because of the fresh ingredients and because they are designed to stimulate blood circulation (which is quickest through the mouth) which helps introduce the detoxifying ingredients into your body.


ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS

Garlic- it's an antibiotic that kills bacteria.  Man made antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the bad, garlic just kills the bad and leaves all of the good bacteria that our bodies need. It even increases the amount of healthy bacteria. Garlic is also an anti-viral (colds, flu and upper respiratory infections) and anti-fungal.

Onions- have a potent antibiotic, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown onions to be an effective expectorant, making them useful for infections like the common cold, flu and persistent coughs. Onions have also been shown to  help prevent heart disease by stopping cholesterol from attaching to arterial walls and blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots.

Horseradish- From the same family as mustard and cabbage it is naturally anti-parasitic and antibacterial. Also has expectorant properties. It also stimulates your immune system. It has warming properties, so it's great and potent for sinuses and lungs. It helps open your sinus passages and increases blood flow there, which is where the common cold and flu usually begins.

Ginger- To start off with, this is great for lowering cholesterol, so it's great to add to anything you're cooking with. It's naturally antimicrobial and boosts immune system. It can help with chills, cold and fever. It's also great for an upset stomach, so whether you're pregnant or just feeling sour, it can help. And since it boosts your immune system naturally, it really is great to cook with it often.

Hot Peppers- can boost your immune system, has warming properties and can also is a great natural decongestant.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar- has a lot of amazing properties to it. A natural antifungal and antiseptic, great for detoxifying, digestion and a lot more.


MASTER TONIC RECIPE

Tools and Equipment

  • Gloves
  • Cutting Board
  • Cheese Grater
  • large bowl
  • chef knife
  • large glass jars with lids
  • cheesecloth
  • strainer
  • plate 
  • funnel
  • Amber Bottles
Ingredients
Ingredients MUST be fresh and should be organic as well for the best benefits
All ingredients below are equal parts unless otherwise specified

  • Fresh chopped ginger root
  • Fresh grated garlic
  • Fresh chopped white onion
  • Fresh grated horseradish root
  • Fresh chopped hot peppers (jalopeno, cayenne, etc)
  • Organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (1 gallon preferably)
Instructions
  1. Chop/grate all of your ingredients
  2. Fill a glass jar about 3/4 full with equal parts of the chopped/grated ingredients
  3. Fill your jar(s)  to the top with your apple cider vinegar. Make sure all ingredients are covered
  4. Close the jar(s) and shake to mix everything
  5. Store the jar(s) in a dark place and be sure to shake them ONCE A DAY for at least a couple weeks
  6. Place a colander over a bowl and line the colander with cheesecloth
  7. Place the mixture into the colander and use a plate to press out all the liquid
  8. Pour the liquid through a funnel in amber bottles
USING THE TONIC

Master tonic is STRONG. It's spicy and has a kick!

For daily immune boosting, drink 1-2 ounces, two (or more) times per day. Put it in your mouth, swish it around, pull through your teeth (the mouth is the quickest way to the bloodstream) gargle and swallow. Don't dilute with water or the effect won't be as great.

If you're fighting an infection, take the tonic 4 (or more) times a day. It can be used during pregnancy and is safe for children as well (use smaller doses) since food is non-toxic. 

*Disclaimer- The information in this post is intended for educational purposes and does not replace medical advice. If you're having an issue medically PLEASE get to your dr. ASAP. None of the opinions are meant to  diagnose or treat any disease or illness. 



63 comments:


Gena said...

This is interesting! How do you stomach that, is my question? :) I'll try anything once though!


Mama Luvs Books said...

Very interesting! Love learning about natural remedies!


Ashley Morrissey said...

Awesome! Thank you for the post! I love natural remedies versus using medicine, etc.

:)

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
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meegan whitford said...

I have never heard of this but sounds interesting I may have to try this I am around my niece and nephews alot so this would really help out when they are cycling thru their colds from sitter and school


GeorgiaBeckman said...

Thank you for sharing this. I pinned it so I'd be able to find it again quickly. Fall is approaching & the sniffles will soon be starting.


courtney erickson said...

i will definitely be trying this! with the new school year comes lots of germs. sure would be nice to have more healthy days this year. thank you!


Mindy Cole said...

It sounds like it will cure any sickness you have


Lindsay Diallo said...

Interesting!


Rebecca Parsons said...

I have heard about the hot peppers remedy for boosting your immune system. Well I just caught some kind of cold so I am going to give it a try. It helps I love hot anything.


Remus said...

Thank you for this. I am trying to use more natural remedies, so I will definitely have to give this a try


Starbucks Addict said...

YES! I love all things natural. The other day I had a cold and it was gone within days thanks to garlic. Definitely be making some master tonic for the WHOLE family!


Kymberly Pray said...

I usually only get a cold once every 3-5 years, but when I do it makes up for the lag. I will concoct a batch of this the next time I feel one coming on, as it sounds quite effective. It sure has a great mix of some potent ingredients, though I'm not sure if it cure the ills or *scares* them away :)


Jeanine B said...

Some really hot stuff there. I don't think I could stomach a couple of ounces of this. How did you get your kids to take it?


Pam Halligan said...

I like trying natural remedies. Apple cider vinegar is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.


Kayla Lampson said...

Wow! My fiance wasn't too keen on trying this when I read him the recipe but it sounds pretty awesome to me! I'd rather drink a small amount of this than sickly sweet cough syrup. This is very cool, can't wait to try it..


Laura Ann said...

I've heard of stuff like this before. But it sounds ghastly. I think I would puke. haha


JJ Caraway said...

Wow, I have never seen this before but am very interested in trying it, I don't know how it will taste but I don't like being sick or having to go to the doctor. Thanks so much for the recipe, I will definitely be pinning this one.


Sara Bara said...

I love learning about all natural remedies. Sometimes going the ways of our Grandmothers does the trick!


Christina Howell said...

I have never heard of this before. How do you stomach it?? I wonder if I could even stomach it.


Tammy Woodall said...

I've been doing research on home remedies to help my Mom with some ailments. Most of my research has stated that Garlic, Peppers, and Ginger were in just about every remedy recommended - which is on your list of ingredients. I didn't know about the Apple Cider Vinegar, but I'm definitely adding that to my list. Thank you so much for this information.


Alexia Abby said...

I have not heard of this master tonic before, although I have heard of some of the ingredients being used to treat ailments. This is very interesting and I think I may have to try it. Thanks for the share!


Taylor Schell said...

never heard of this before but thank you for bringing it to my attention ! doesn't look very appetizing but i would totally use this everyday as I hate being sick and I'm a ftm sahm who doesn't have time to be sick! thanks!


Natasha said...

WOW! Interesting I never knew exactly how to make this or how to take it! Thanks for sharing!


smilekisses said...

I would certainly try this, but I do not think my kids would.
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Kerri Hebard-Massey said...

I used to scoff at natural remedies, but then I realized that fennel tea worked far better and faster than the drug my doc had given me (and without the slew of side effects). Maybe that was a lesson to be a bit more open minded!


Marcia Lee said...

I'm going to have to hope that the Elderberry Syrup works on what I might catch, because I don't think I could handle the master tonic.


Terri said...

Wow, this sounds like a great remedy and I will try it soon. I always knew onions and garlic were good for colds and I make Chicken soup and put lots of them in it, always feels like it helps speed up the recovery. This looks like it would pack a kick!


Marcia Lee said...

I'm ready to try the Master Tonic. Lots of colds and bronchitis are going around and I can't afford to get sick. Thank you for the post and for your recipe.


Taylor Schell said...

I'm so interested to try this! thanks for the recipe. I an a little weary of the taste but I can stomach quite a bit :) I bet it works great!


Douglas Houston said...

Thank you for the Master Tonic recipe, if nothing else it would be a great marinade for chicken.


Tabitha Cagle said...

Hmmm sounds stinky! Lol but I'd definitely give it a try. I really hate medicine and like to try natural first! Thanks for the recipe!


Shan said...

That sounds strong! I'm not sure if i could drink that. It defiantly sounds interesting


Melissa Marinho said...

I love love love this!! This is getting bookmarked! Luckily our household made it through cold and flu season without anyone getting sick. CRAZY with a 7 year old! I am extra concerned about it now that I have an infant. I am going to make this and have it on hand just in case!!! Thanks SO MUCH for the post!


Diane Cooper said...

I have known for some time the natural healing properties of most of these ingredients, and I am asking myself - why didn't I come up with this on my own?! Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar has been a staple in my home for many years!


lil_lady_dz said...

The ingredients sound kinda harsh when all mixed together, but I will try anything once to see if it works.


sheila ressel said...

I love finding natural remedies for what ails you. I'll give anything a try when it comes to them. Thanks for this.


Jeanine B said...

I have heard of this and I know there are a lot of benefits to natural medicine but I've heard it's pretty nasty stuff. Were you able to handle taking it?


Shannon said...

I have never heard of this, thank you for posting.


Debby said...

I use all of those ingredients, but never thought to make a tonic with them!


Charlene S. said...

Thanks for posting this. I love natural remedies & this is easy to make :)


Sonia Mishra said...

I haven't heard of it 'til now. I do know the ingredients listed are very beneficial to health; not so sure about the horseradish.


meg frazer said...

I had heard about this before and forgot all about it! Thanks for reminding me and canlt wait to to make it and give it a try! Heard great things and I should have no problems since I love spicy!


April Farley said...

This is very similar to the "Tonic" my grandmother would have me drink at the start middle and end of each season. Said it cured what ailed ya and warded off any thing that was headed towards me . The ingredients smelled awful but it sure did work. Good to see you posting this up! Very kind!


Melissa Storms said...

I have never heard of Master tonic, I am going to have to try making it this year though.


Trippy Cusp said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing these! My husband is super paranoid about using any over the counter medicine and is much more open to natural remedies....these will come in handy for the future!


Sara said...

Sounds like awful tasting but powerful stuff!


Tannis said...

I've heard of master tonic before, and this looks like an easy to follow recipe. Definitely something to put on the to do list before winter is here!


Melissa Sly said...

Great post. I'd like to give this a try. There are way too many chemicals in the over the counter remedies. Tthanks!


Marti Tabora said...

This definitely sounds interesting and I do believe in home remedies, but I would imagine this would be hard to get down.


Monica Eff said...

Thanks for the natural remedies - especially the cold ones. Keep them coming!


Robyn Donnelly said...

The tonic would be great to have around to use, but the ingredients would be strong to taste.


Christina said...

I've never heard of a master tonic before. I like the idea, but how do you handle the taste?


Beth R said...

I never knew that ginger was good for lowering cholesterol


Linda Bradshaw said...

I have heard some of the ingredients help with things. I am new to all of that. This sounds interesting.


MaryJo Tsitouris said...

Seems like a pretty wild concoction, but if it works, it's worth a shot! Thanks for sharing!.


Michelle Tucker said...

I get so tired of adding more medications to my body. If I can just not do that and add something natural to it instead to get over things like colds, I'd be much happier, and I think my body would too. Thanks so much for posting this.


Wendi S said...

My Mom and Grandmother always had homemade remedies for everything. I remember lots of them. Thanks for the tonic recipe.


Lisa Queen said...

I am just now getting into all these natural and homemade remedys. Started off with essential oils. This sounds like what we need around our house too! I am going to give it a try!


Marnie Ward said...

I love the Master Tonic Information and Recipe. Who knew these ingredients together could be so helpful to our health. I am going to use this. Thank you very much.


Pam Gurganus said...

I've been looking for a D.I.Y. recipe just like this! I can't wait to try it. This will be awesome to keep on hand. Thanks for the recipe.


Marnie Ward said...

I can’t believe that a natural remedy like the Master Tonic Recipe can fight so many illnesses and be so good for your body at the same time. I never knew that garlic, onions, and Horseradish would be so powerful and had so many uses. Thanks for the recipe and information on the ingredients that will do so much and help so much in our bodies.


Elizabeth Alfaro said...

I have a tip that might be useful. Put Master Tonic in a small amber glass spray bottle like you can get at health food stores. Spray it into your mouth throughout the day when you are coming down with something. Someone gave me some like this years ago and I was shocked and thrilled at how well it worked. I cannot wait to make my own! It was from a friend of a friend of a friend that lived out of town, so I never figured out what it was or how to get more until now!


Amber Ludwig said...

Oooh this sounds amazing!! I can imagine how it gets rid of most ailments, the smell alone probably sends them running for the hills ;) I pinning for later!! Can't wait to make it!!