This recipe calls for turmeric, ginger, garlic, onion, horseradish, apple cider vinegar, and peppers. All of these ingredients have great properties. They have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help settle the stomach and improve general functioning. This tonic gives your immunity a much-needed boost. Take about a tablespoon a day to experience these results.
We all need a little pick me up when cold and flu season comes around. No one wants to be stuck at home with the sniffles. We’ve got a preventative all-natural medicine that will boost your immunity and fight any invading bacteria and germs that cause infections. Here’s why these ingredients are so great for your health
Ingredients For Master Tonic
Turmeric is a spice that is widely used in Asian cooking. And for good reason. Ayurvedic medical tradition loves turmeric its health benefits. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin. It is anti-inflammatory and also gives your immunity a big boost.1 It’s seen to have a positive effect for those suffering from asthma and other allergies as well.2
Turmeric is an anti-microbial. That means it will attack both bacterial infections and viral infections and destroy both. It is particularly effective in treating illnesses of the respiratory system, it has shown to prevent and stop the growth of prostate, breast, skin, lung and colon cancer.
Ginger shows significant anti-inflammatory activity just like turmeric. It also shows antioxidant activity which means that it prevents cell damage. It has antimicrobial properties too which means that it will fight any invading bacteria that wants to wreak havoc in your body. It even helps to protect your liver from toxin-induced damage. It is also a great antidote for an upset stomach as it helps to settle any gastric problems.3
Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea caused by HIV/AIDS treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.
Freshly crushed garlic has a compound called allicin which is another miracle compound. It’s got antimicrobial activity, antifungal activity, antiviral activity and even helps fight parasites.4 It’s the best bet you’ve got to protect your body from any kind of germ activity.
Garlic contains compounds that help the immune system fight germs, allicin is the main active ingredient in garlic, Allicin contains sulfur, which gives garlic its distinctive smell and taste. However, allicin is unstable, so it quickly converts to other Sulphur-containing compounds thought to give garlic its medicinal properties.
Onion also contains the same compound, allicin. It’s been seen to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause diseases like cholera.5 Along with garlic, onions were seen to increase the level of white blood cells in rats.6 This means that onions could have a big role in improving immunity as well.
In addition to high levels of vitamin C, onions contain numerous nutrients and phytochemicals, many of which offer potential benefits for your immune system. Prebiotic. Onions contain fructans, a group of complex carbohydrates that provide soluble fiber. Anti-inflammatory and Immune Effects. Anti-Cancer. Detoxifying.
Horseradish and wasabi are seen to stop the growth of bacteria that cause things like food poisoning.7 Combined with ginger they could help settle any uneasiness or nausea in the stomach. They also show antioxidant functions as well just like the ginger.8
Some of the compounds found in horseradish are excellent natural antioxidants which can help stimulate improve the body’s white blood cell supply and protect us from illness. Horseradish also contains a high level of Vitamin C which is also known to boost the body’s immune function.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which is said to be a great anti-bacterial ingredient. It’s often touted to be a great way to clean down kitchen counters and cutting boards to stop the spread of bacteria and prevent cross contamination. Apple cider vinegar is also seen to have antifungal properties as well.9
Raw apple cider vinegar (sometimes called ACV for short) has been praised for centuries for its medicinal properties. Drinking a small amount of this yeasty, fermented goodness daily can offer a huge host of health benefits, most notably, boosting and aiding the function of your immune system
Peppers contain a compound called capsaicin which gives them their fiery flavor. Capsaicin has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps maintain kidney function. It’s seen to help heal gastric ulcers as well. It’s even seen to be a good painkiller.10
According to research from 2015, the serrano pepper is among the types of peppers that help boost the immune system due to the high-antioxidant levels. In particular, the carotene is beneficial against all types of disease, including chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Recipe For Tonic
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 24 oz apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup finely chopped garlic
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 fresh peppers, finely chopped
- ¼ cup grated ginger
- 2 tbsp grated horseradish
- Combine all the ingredients except the vinegar in a bowl.
- Put this mixture in a jar that has a tight fitting lid
- Find a jar that fills up about two-thirds of the way with the amount of dry ingredients that you have.
- Fill up the remaining third with vinegar.
- Close tightly and then shake well.
- Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for about 2 weeks.
- Shake well several times a day.
- After 2 weeks, use a strainer with gauze cloth over it to filter the mixture.
- Squeeze well to make sure to get all the liquid.
Note: Make sure to get organic, raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves when handling the peppers because they need to be the hottest peppers you can find to maximize the amount of capsaicin.
Take 1 tablespoon of this mixture daily to boost your immunity. You can increase your amount every day until you can take about a shot glass of the tonic. If you do fall sick, take 1 tablespoon of the tonic 5-6 times a day.
To avoid falling sick and staying at home, give this tonic a try to boost your immunity and fight disease.