Guest writer for Wake Up World
Your first line of defense against any virus or infection is your own immune system, and there has never been a better time than right now to learn how to support your immune system naturally.
Combining 7 antibacterial and antiviral ingredients, the basic formula of this ‘Master Tonic’ dates back to medieval Europe. It is a super cleansing natural antibiotic, destroying both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is a potent anti-viral and anti-fungal/yeast formula, and can increase blood and lymph circulation in the body. It is also known to be effective for treating colds and the flu, as well as Candida.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
ACV contains high levels of acetic and malic acid as well as vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids. Some of ACV’s active ingredients are soluble fibers in the form of pectin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, lycopene, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and beta-carotene. It also contains other minerals like sodium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. All of these powerful substances work together and make ACV very effective as an antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal tonic. (Learn more.)
Garlic has been used for thousands of years to help fight a vast number of illnesses. Garlic produces a chemical called allicin, which is what gives it its powerful smell and makes it effective as an antibacterial and antiviral food. A scientific study of 146 adults showed that taking high doses of Allicin for 12 weeks reduced the chances of catching a cold by 64%, and if a cold did set in, the symptoms were reduced by 70% in the study group. (Learn more.)
Ginger is a very powerful and aromatic root. The aromatic smell comes from essential oils and phenolic compounds such as gingerols and shogaols in the root. Gingerols increase the movement of the gastrointestinal tract. It also has analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. (Learn more.)
Horseradish has been shown in laboratory tests to be antibiotic, active against a variety of bacteria so this can benefit a sinus, intestinal, bladder and skin infections. It has a high sulfur content, which may contribute to its antibiotic properties. It is also used as a successful vermifuge, helping kill and expel parasites from the system. It is an important immune stimulate which is also known to increase the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. It’s is also a powerful antioxidant, helping counteract the effects of stress and pollution in the environment on the body. (Learn more.)
For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. A powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play a significant role in preventing cancer. Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing your risk of developing gastric ulcers. The phytochemicals in onions improve the absorption of vitamin C by the body, which leads to improved immune system activity. (Learn more.)
Habaneros are one of the spiciest foods on the planet, and it is the heat that makes them so beneficial to your health. Habaneros contain a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin stimulates the blood flow throughout the body, which can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold and sinus infections. They also contain significant amounts of vitamin C, even more than citrus fruits! (Learn more.)
Turmeric has been called the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. This root has been widely studied by science for its incredible healing properties. It has very powerful compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level, blocking certain molecules from entering and disrupting proper cellular function. (Learn more.)
The Master Tonic
To make the Master Tonic at home, click here for the recipe.
If you do not have time or can’t find the ingredients to make this tonic yourself, you can order it from my store here: www.earthiemama.com/store. I have mastered the recipe and infuse every bottle with love <3 It’s 100% Organic, laboratory tested and clean of heavy metals.
Cheers to your health!
Alex, Earthie Mama
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About the author:
Alex is a True Earthie Mama, helping others tune into their most natural state while bringing harmony and balance into all areas of their lives in order to thrive. Alex has a well known blog on health, wellness, conscious parenting, green living and getting off the grid to self sustainability: earthiemama.com. She also has an MA in Psychology, and is a registered Yoga Instructor, environmentalist, conscious mother, green living expert and birthing expert. She also sells all natural products and her ebooks through her website.
Please note: This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.