Rosemary Gladstar's Immune and Heart Tonic Recipe

Get the medicinal value of garlic in this tonic which, in addition to promoting heart health, can also build immune system strength.

January/February 2017

  • Garlic

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  • Garlic

Boost your immune system with this healthy beverage. 


• 1⁄2 cup fresh grated ginger root
• 1⁄2 cup fresh grated horseradish root
• 1 medium onion
• 10 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped
• 2 cayenne peppers, chopped
• 1 lemon, chopped
• Several sprigs fresh rosemary (optional)
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh turmeric (optional)
• 1 orange, chopped (optional)
• Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
• 1⁄4 cup raw local honey, or to taste


1. Combine all of the ingredients except honey and apple cider vinegar, and place in a quart-sized Mason jar. 
2. Cover all ingredients with vinegar. Use a piece of natural parchment paper or wax paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, and affix lid. Place in a cool, dark place for 3 to 4 weeks, shaking daily. 
3. Strain through cheesecloth. Add 1⁄4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste and add honey as needed to reach desired sweetness.

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