Staying healthy is important. We try to take precautions to stay healthy which means less trips to the doctors. Years ago a good friend sent us this recipe for The Master Tonic. We made a batch, whenever we felt like we were under the weather we would take a dose. Coincidence or not we managed to stay very healthy that year! I even had several friends who asked for the recipe!

NOTE: The picture below was taken before the mixture was strained through cheesecloth. Once the mixture is strained only the liquid will be left.

Preparation warnings:

Do not rub your eyes when chopping hot peppers and be sure to wear gloves!

Powerful fumes are released when chopping fresh horseradish.

Master Tonic: A Natural Antibiotic

Probiotic: antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitical.


Chopped garlic cloves (anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral anti-parasitical)
Chopped white onion, hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic)
Grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities)
Grated fresh horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head)
Chopped fresh Cayenne Peppers, or other hot peppers such as Habanero, African Bird, or Scotch Bonnets (A great blood stimulant)
1 bottle raw, unfiltered, unbleached, non-distilled apple cider vinegar

If possible make sure all the vegetables and herbs are fresh and organically grown, use dried herbs only in an emergency.

hot peppers, horseradish, garlic, ginger, vinegar


Use a ½ gallon glass-canning jar and add a one cup of each of the above ingredients. The jar should be filled ¾ of the way with the peeled, fresh, chopped or grated herbs. Fill the rest of the jar to the top with raw, unfiltered, unbleached, non-distilled apple cider vinegar. The mixture should look milky. Each day for the next two weeks shake the jar. After two weeks filter the master tonic mixture through a clean piece of cotton or cheesecloth. Bottle the tonic and label your bottle.


The master tonic stimulates maximum blood circulation while putting the best detoxifying herbs into the blood. It strengthens the good guys (probiotic) in your system that helps defend against infection that broad-spectrum pharmaceutical antibiotics kill. This formula is not just for the sniffles; it has helped to turn around the deadliest of infections.

The dosage is ½ to 1 ounce, two or three times daily (1-2 Tbsps. a time), gargle and swallow. Don’t dilute with water. For ordinary infections, a dropperful taken 5-6 times a day will deal with most conditions. I am not a doctor so if you are really sick don’t hesitate to see professional advice from your primary care physician!

Make up plenty; it does not need refrigeration and lasts indefinitely without any special conditions.

(The friend that shared this recipe with me got it from The University of Natural Healing, Dr. Richard Schultzs’ adaption of Dr. Christopher’s’ original anti-plague tonic)

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