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“Good For What Ails You” Tonic

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Fire Cider, Cyclone Cider, Dragon Water are just some of the names used for this traditional folk medicine cold remedy. I call it “Good For What Ails You” Tonic because it just seems to be good for so many things.

The combination of vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and circulatory movers makes this recipe something that you can incorporate into your diet on cold, winter days. It boost the immune system, stimulates digestion and warms you up.

This tonic can be taken straight by the spoonful, added to organic vegetable juice with some olives and pickles, splashed in fried rice, or drizzled on a salad along with a high quality extra virgin olive oil.



  • Raw Onions

  • Raw Garlic

  • Horseradish Root

  • Fresh Ginger Root

  • Cayenne Peppers

Preparation Instructions:

Mix all of the above ingredients in equal portions and put in a jar. Add raw apple cider vinegar over the top of the ingredients and fill to the top of jar. Let sit in a cool, dark area. Decant off liquid. Compost remaining material. Label and store in dark bottle.

Take to ward off infections or use as an antibiotic formula. If you are sick the dosage is one spoonful every hour or four times a day. For a preventative, take a spoonful once or twice a week.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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