Pat Robinson from Health Thyself shared the Master Tonic Recipe a while back. It is an extremely powerful formula made of fresh ingredients. Dr. Schultz designed this formula as a fresh herb alternative to Dr. Christopher's plague formula.
This formula contains pungent herbs that we use in our ABC of healing. First you want to give the body an energy boost to help it push the irritants out of the system. This is A for Activation. You also want to help the body get rid off the irritants by opening the different elimination channels in the body. This is C for Cleansing. As you start to feel better you want to replenish the nutrients in the body that were used up in fighting the disease.
The Chinese have an energy system they call wei qi which protects the body from disease. The energy pushes outward on the surfaces of the mucus membranes lining our lungs, digestive tract and our skin.
Herbs with a pungent taste, such as capsicum, horseradish, ginger etc help generate this wei qi energy. When you eat spicy food your eyes water, your mucus clear from your throat and lung, your nose runs and you start to perspire.
Pungent herbs activate the energy that helps the body discharge whatever it is irritating it. Make them your best friends during a cold. As soon as you feel a cold coming on, stop eating, start drinking lots of fluid and start taking some of these pungent herbs.
I normally use NSP's HCP-X or CC-A with Yerba Santa for my activation in addition to using these pungent herbs in my cooking during the flu season. Luckily, I came across the Master Tonic Recipe. This recipe can be used as a prevention as well and added as topping on food. Be aware! It is spicy! I had to go to Whole Foods to find horseradish but a good grocery stores should carry it.
1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitical)
1 part fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic)
1 part fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities)
1 part fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head)
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros,
African bird peppers….any combination of the hottest peppers available
· Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts of the above fresh chopped and grated herbs. Then fill to the top with raw unfiltered, unbleached, nondistilled apple cider vinegar.
· Close and shake vigorously and then top off the vinegar if necessary. Begin this formula on the NEW moon and strain and bottle on the FULL moon, (approximately 14 days). Filter the mixture through a clean piece of cotton, bottle and label.
· Make sure that when you are making 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 should be fresh (and organic if possible), and to use dried herbs only in an emergency.
Strain liquids from solids through muslin cloth or strainer into a 8oz. Glass. Note: the solid ingredients retain almost the same potency as the liquid ingredients; therefore, these solids can be puréed to use with other ingredients like honey and lemon to make a salad dressing or to marinate meats of all sorts. For example mixing to taste with Peanut
oil makes a great sauce to roast chicken. This formula will not spoil unless mixed with new ingredients.
1/2 to 1 ounce, two or more times daily, gargle and swallow. I hear it is not only the cure for the common cold but every other disease of
Store your tincture in a dark place as light will deteriorate it. You can put the jar in a paper bag for the brewing and shaking process.
“Tinctures last indefinitely, while herbs can lose potency within a year. Also, tinctures enter your system in seconds, as compared with dry herbs in capsules which have to be digested first.” Advised Schultz.
Unfortunately my camera cord is missing so I can't upload any photos. For more information about the Master Tonic go to the forum Heal Thyself and check out Pat's post and pictures of the Master Tonic.
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