Flu-Buster Tonic

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Recipe by Sharon123

Taken from the book The Balanced Plate by Renee Loux. This is what she says,"This homemade version of expensive tincture formulas sold in natural food stores has quite a kick! It stimulates circulation and really stands up to an assault on the immune system."

Top Review by Michelle_My_Belle

I only used the cayenne (doubled it) and no wasabi but considering my tolerence for spicy that was just fine for me lol. I took two servings last night and i have the rest in the fridge waiting for me to wake up a bit more. It could be a combo of the cold/flu meds (which ive been taking for days) and this but last night i was accually able to fall asleep so this is a five star recipe as far as im concerned. thanks sharon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the vinegar, garlic (if using), and ginger in a blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Pour through a sieve or strainer and press with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
  3. Throw away the pulp.
  4. Whisk in the wasabi, cayenne, and honey.
  5. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  6. Serve 2 tablespoons at a time on an empty stomach.
  7. Add to 1 cup hot water for a warming tonic.

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