Super Tonic

Well Being Super Tonic

In a blender combine:

1 bulb of garlic-crush each clove
1-2 inches horseradish root-cut up
1-2 inches ginger root-cut up
1/4 cup white onion
1 small hot pepper-as hot as you can find

Add 2 cups raw apple cider vinegar and pulse a couple of times, just until it’s chopped into pea sized pieces. Pour into quart glass jar. If using a metal lid, cover top with wax paper before putting on lid because of the corrosive effect on the metal of the vinegar.
Store in a dark place and shake once a day for 2-4 weeks.
Remove from glass jar, strain, save the liquid and compost the rest. Store in a dark bottle.

Take 2 droppersful 1-3 X per day either straight (Yumm!), or in 2 oz water.

It’s best to use organic ingredients, but sometimes that isn’t possible, so do the best you can. This is a very flexible recipe. Each batch tastes a little different. Feel free to add more or less of anything. Here’s a little guide as to the benefits of each one.

hot pepper/cayenne-circulation
horseradish-lungs and respiration
apple cider vinegar-excellent for arthritis, ph neutralizer, cleansing
onion-also antibiotic properties

Honey Pine Throat Syrup

It’s time to make honey pine throat syrup!

Quick, grab a quart jar and pack it with the bright green new shoots off your favorite pine tree. There may be the occasional ant or spider hitching a ride, so dump it out into a colander to check.

Next, get a jar of yummy local raw honey and put a little in the bottom of your jar. Now, pack the pine back in, and slowly pour in as much honey as you can. Use a table knife down the sides to get out the air bubbles. When it’s as saturated as it can get, put the lid on, rinse the jar, and put it on a fence post in the sun. Put some wax paper under the metal lid to prevent rusting.

I turn my jar every few days to make sure the honey is getting everywhere. Let it set outside in the sun for 3 months (yes, months!). You need to ‘burp’ it now and then to release the pressure created as the mixture ‘works’. Don’t just let the lid sit on loosely, as ants are very fond of it.

At the end of 3 months, drain off the syrup and store it in dark glass bottles. I keep it in the fridge because when I have a sore throat, the cold syrup feels the best, although this isn’t necessary, as honey is a natural preservative. I always have some available in a dropper bottle & usually use 2 droppersful. Let it trickle down your throat to coat. It is excellent for soothing a tickly throat and stopping the urge to cough. You can use it as often as you like. The recommended dose is 1/2 teaspoon every 15 minutes until the urge to cough is gone. Honey is not recommended for children under two.

This dynamic duo combines the antioxidant qualities of pine with nutrient rich, antibacterial honey for a simple home remedy that is not only powerful, but delicious as well!

You may find yourself sneaking it even when you don’t need it!

Honey is not recommended for children under one year of age.

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Power!

You will need the following:

  • 1/2 c dried elderberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • about 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 c raw honey – preferably from a local source


Place elderberries, cloves, cinnamon stick, and ginger in a sauce pan, add water. Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes until liquid is about half gone.

Remove from heat and strain into glass measuring cup with a spout. When the solution has cooled down from hot to warm, stir in honey until it is fully dissolved.

Pour into glass jar and label with the date 30 days from which the syrup was made. It will keep in the refrigerator until that time.

Dosage: Adults – 1 Tablesoon 1-3X/day

Children – 1 teaspoon 1-3X/day

This syrup is so delicious and enjoyed by young and old. My granddaughters LOVE Grammy’s medicine!


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