Master Tonic

This is NOT a result of my genius but rather a tonic that has been used for generations. I teach and am exposed to countless runny noses, sneezes, and sticky fingers. I have viruses and bacteria flying at me from every angle. I have a very strong system due to 14 years of being exposed, well I thought. This year I took a position at a new school school. New kids, new viruses, and I got bronchitis for 8 weeks! It was horrible and I had no energy and a terrible cough. I felt myself slipping into depression from the lack of any motivation and the need to find some for my job and my own kids.

I decided to put together a master tonic.

You will need:

Large bottle of Bragg Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 32 ounces (save bottle)

3 inches of horseradish root

3 inches of ginger root 

two large onions 

2 heads of garlic 

2 jalapeños peppers

1 habenero or scotch bonnet pepper

Personally I did not want to chop and dice this all so I took out my food processor and chopped it all small but NOT into a paste. I want to be able to strain it easily after two weeks. In a large bottle or mason jar that you can lid ( not the original apple cider vinegar jar since it will not fit) mix in all the chopped goodies and the entire 32 ounces of apple cider vinegar. Put a lid on it and put in a dark spot. Shake the mixture at least once a day. After two weeks you can strain out the chopped goodies. You can use the chopped goodies to add to salads or soup but keep in the fridge. I used my original apple cider vinegar bottle to store the tonic. You do NOT need to refrigerate. I take a half ounce to an ounce daily. If I feel like I might be coming down with something I take it 3-4 times a day. It tastes like super strong salad dressing. I always follow my master tonic with a glass of warm water. If it is too strong for you liking you can water it down or use it as a salad dressing mixed with oil or add to your cup of broth, soup, or warm water.

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