Monday, March 18, 2013

Tonic of Hair Raising Proportions

As I mentioned in one of my most recent posts, I am coming out of hibernation.  Shaking off the dust, knocking the cobwebs out of my head and getting geared up to work in the glorious outdoors when spring finally arrives.

After realizing I was a bit sluggish after the winter I began taking a tonic that I learned about in my Herbal Medicine Class.  I also restarted my exercise and walking routine.  I have seen a big big difference in my energy level.  I have even accomplished a large part of my indoor spring cleaning.

This tonic is good for several reasons.  It is good for the digestive organs.  It kind of resets the gut, which in turn increases the well being of the entire body.  This particular mixture also builds the immune system as well as help in treating a cold or virus after it is contracted.   I personally have noted that it helps me with bladder irritation and I seem to have less bodily aches.  

So here it is.  My Tonic of choice:

Hair Raising Cider

I quart apple cider vinegar
1 onion chopped
1 HEAD of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 Tablespoons of Turmeric
1/4 cup grated horseradish
cayenne
1 cup of honey

Combine the vinegar, horseradish, onion, garlic, turmeric and a pinch or two of cayenne.  Cover and sit in a warm place for 3 to 4 weeks.  (I couldn't wait ..I only let the first batch sit for 2 weeks)

Strain the mixture after it sets for 3 to 4 weeks , add the honey and rebottle.

Refrigerate this and take 1 to 2 tablespoons once a day, preferably first thing in the morning.     Along with this cider, drink lots of water.  It really helps every part of your body to drink water.

(f you develop signs of a cold you can take 1 to 2 tablespoons every two or three hours through out the day until the symptoms subside.  Also drink multiple glasses of water. )


Now if this recipe is a bit much at first, I would suggest making a simple tonic of equal parts apple cider vinegar, honey and water.  Keep it in a jar and drink 1 or 2 Tablespoons  per day, first thing in the morning if you can.   Chase it down with lots of water.


You may not appreciate the taste so much but your body will love this!

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