With cold and flu season upon us, it’s time to make a secret weapon with a few ingredients we should have in our kitchens. Master Tonic, also known as Fire Cider, is a DIY, homemade cold, flu, and virus boosting tonic that is packed with beneficial ingredients to help boost our immune systems in times of need. “The Master Tonic is believed in folklore to help fight off plague and diseases and has evolved into modern-day households keeping a batch on hand to strengthen immune systems in order to fight the cold, flu, viruses, or other sinus ailments. Some believe it may help with fluid circulation in the body, think digestive fluids, lymphatic fluids, and blood. Others think it may help with depression and candida” ( Willamette Transplant).
The list of potential benefits and uses of this secret weapon are endless. One of the most common uses is as an immunity booster. At the early onset of cold or flu like symptoms, users can take a shot (1.5 – 2 ounces) of Master Tonic. Once the cold/flu has arrived, users can increase to 3-4 times a day until symptoms lessen and homeostasis is regained. Many users add taking a shot of Master Tonic to their daily routine for health maintenance. Please remember, every human body is different and a remedy that works for one person may have a different effect on another. Master Tonic can also be used in salad dressing, tossed in with cooked vegetables, or dip a piece of bread in it. Some users will add a few teaspoons to a small glass of water 30 minutes before a meal as a way to tell the body that food is coming in order to kickstart the digestion process. Master Tonic is easy to store and the shelf life lasts a very long time. After separating the vegetable matter from the liquid, the Master Tonic can be stored in the pantry indefinitely. Keep in a dark place such as the pantry or cupboard in a glass mason jar with a non-metal lid.
There are many varieties of Master Tonic using similar ingredients that are chopped and steeped for 2-4 weeks and shaken daily.
Our recipe consists of the following main organic ingredients:
- White garlic
- Black garlic
- Turmeric root
- Ginger root
- Horseradish root
- White onion
- Black pepper
- Jalapeno pepper
- Apple cider vinegar
We always have Master Tonic available or you can make a batch of our very own and store it in your pantry or cupboard to use as needed – a daily shot or as needed to boost your immune system to aid the cold, flu, and viruses. We are not making any claims on this but it has helped multiple people get over COVID quickly. This combined with CBD and/or THC will do wonders for your body.