Master Tonic or Fire Cider as it is often called is a great immune booster as well as an amazing cold and flu home remedy.
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Since there is an ongoing legal debate over the rights of the name Fire Cider, I am just gonna try to remember to refer to it as Master Tonic in this post. At home we call it both.
This amazing bottle of goodness is always in our refrigerator. Many people just keep it around during cold and flu season in the winter months, but we are ready for anything anytime on the Happy Homestead.
You never know when a cold can hit. Summer colds are the worst! We want to be ready just in case.
Mr. Happy has a tendency to get sinus infections and seasonal allergies bother him a bit in the spring and at harvest time, so having Master Tonic on hand all year round is a must at our house. This stuff will certainly open up your sinuses!
It lasts a long time in the refrigerator since it’s made from apple cider vinegar.
Master Tonic is so easy to make, it’s ridiculous. The hardest part for me is finding good horseradish root. I plan on planting some this spring and see if I can grow my own.
All Master Tonic recipes call for onions, garlic, ginger root, horseradish root and cayenne or some kind of pepper with a bit of a kick. That’s the basic recipe.
But, I promised Master Tonic Fire Cider with a twist, didn’t I? Well here it is…
My recipe has St. John’s Wort and Rosemary herbs for added immune boosting power and Turmeric powder for its overall health and anti-inflammatory properties.
The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to infuse all that goodness for a few weeks and remembering to give it a gentle shake every day or two.
Here’s my recipe for Master Tonic…
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