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Master Tonic

Master tonic is the perfect winter drink. It will help you work through any current ails!
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Yield: 1 jar


  • Different varieties of hot peppers including habanero, jalapeño, chilies, cayenne, Hungarian wax etc. I used 12-15
  • 1 cup horseradish root diced
  • 1/2- 1 cup ginger root
  • 1 cup garlic cloves
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 1/2 lemon in slices
  • 3-4 pieces turmeric root if available
  • 32 oz bottle Apple Cider Vinegar Braggs recommended


  • On a large cutting board, slice all hot peppers being careful not to touch the inside of the pepper, or wear gloves.
  • Chop ginger, horseradish, turmeric, garlic and onions.
  • Slice lemon. You can leave herbs on the stems.
  • Arrange everything in a large glass jar or mason jar.
  • Pour the ACV over everything, until it just covers the top.
  • Place a label with date on jar.
  • Place in a dark place in a pantry or cabinet.
  • Let set up to 6 weeks.
  • Once a day give it a shake.
  • After the 6 weeks strain, and keep in a jar in the fridge.
  • I like to pour some in a smaller jar and add a couple tablespoons of local honey.
  • I  take 1 tsp daily, or 2-3 tsp when not feeling well.


  • *for more like this check out Homemade Vitamin C
  • Large amounts of ginger should be avoided during pregnancy.