The Master Tonic: Natural Flu Antiviral

Master Tonic Recipe

The Master Tonic is a must have remedy for flu season or when traveling overseas.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Sarah Pope MGA


  • 1 part fresh chopped garlic preferably organic
  • 1 part fresh chopped onion preferably organic
  • 1 part fresh grated ginger root preferably organic
  • 1 part fresh grated horseradish root preferably organic
  • 1 part fresh chopped cayenne peppers or any hot peppers seasonally available preferably organic
  • raw apple cider vinegar


  1. Fill a glass mason jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts by volume of the above fresh chopped and grated herbs. Wear gloves when chopping the hot peppers.

  2. Fill jar to the top with raw ACV. Close the lid tightly and shake.

  3. Shake at least once a day for two weeks, and then filter the Master Tonic mixture through a clean piece of cloth, bottle and label.

  4. Make sure that when you make this tonic that you shake it every time you walk by it, a minimum of once per day. Remember that all the herbs and vegetables for the Master Tonic should be fresh and organically grown if possible. Use dried herbs only in an emergency.

Recipe Notes

Use only fresh and preferably organically grown herbs if possible as this will make the most potent and effective Master Tonic. Substitute dried bulk herbs only in an emergency if fresh is unavailable.

If one of the ingredients is not available (fresh horseradish is difficult during certain times of the year), then substitute another hot pepper such as habanero.