Make this up every autumn and through the winter until spring is here.
You will need fresh garlic, onions, ginger and red hot chilli – organic if possible especially the onions and garlic. If you can find some, Horseradish can also be included.
Chop it all up roughly – be careful with the chilli I wear rubber gloves and be prepared that your eyes will water.
This all goes into a glass topped container.
Pour a bottle of apple cider vinegar with mother over the top and store in the fridge for 24 hours. Strain and remove the herbs and then bottle up the vinegar to store in the fridge.
Hooch is a fantastic weapon against bugs and literally kills on contact.
I take a tsp. of the infused vinegar daily throughout the winter.
This will last a few months in the fridge and you can make it as strong as you like by adding more vegetables especially garlic.
I also make it less strong and use the vinegar in my daily salad dressings as a wonderful preventative measure.
Garlic is THE MOST powerful herb for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Stephen Buhner says, ” No other herb comes close to the multiple system actions of garlic, it antibiotic activity, and its immune-potentiating power.”
Ginger is antibacterial, an antiviral, a circulatory stimulate, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-clotting, carminative, antiarthritic, analgesic and antitussive.
It really helps with coughs. It is an expectorant as well, and helps thin mucous so you can move it up and out. It also helps with respiratory infections. Ginger relieves pain, stimulates immune activity, reduces inflammation and stimulates sweating, which is how it helps with fever.
Cayenne is the preferred species of Capsicum for medicinal use. Very high in Vitamin C. Specifically helpful in cases where weakness or long-term debility is preventing the body from completing the fever cycle. The fever usually stays low and dry, and there are feelings of exhaustion and being slowly drained by the process. There is also typically impaired digestion, achy joints and an overall sense of structural weakness, especially in the muscles. There may be inflammation but it will be of the low-grade, consumptive sort. I don’t recommend its use in excess or active inflammation.