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5 Simple Tonic Recipes To Fight Infections

Tonic remedies help in providing faster relief from infection. They blend a variety of herbs, spices and other natural ingredients that nourish and stimulate the immune system. As the ingredients needed for making a tonic for fighting infections are easily available in the kitchen, it is an inexpensive alternative to the over-the-counter medications. Homemade tonics are not only effective in fighting common cold and flu. As they are made with ingredients that are safe for health, long-term intake of the tonic helps in minimizing recurrent infections.

Here Are Some Of The Best Homemade Tonic Recipes For Fighting Infections

1. Rose Hip And Lemon Tonic

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient for maintaining the health and function of the immune system [1] . Your body’s demand for vitamin C increases dramatically during an infection. Rose hip and lemon are the richest sources of vitamin C. A tonic containing rose hip and lemon helps strengthen the immune system. Its antibacterial property helps boost resistance to infections.


500 gram rose hips
One lemon
3 ¼ cups white wine
Sparkling water


Thoroughly rinse the rose hips. Wash the lemon and slice it. In a glass jar, place the rose hips and lemon slices. Pour the white wine and seal the jar. Keep it in the refrigerator. Let the rose hips and lemon slices sit in the white wine for a week. Then strain and dilute with water.

 Rose Hip And Lemon Tonic


2. Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

Apple cider vinegar tonic contains natural antibiotics and antifungals [2] . It supports detoxification that helps in eliminating microorganisms that infect the body. Apple cider vinegar tonic is also known to help in clearing stubborn yeast infections.


One teaspoon apple cider vinegar
One teaspoon honey
¼ cup warm water


Add the apple cider vinegar and honey to the warm water and mix well. With every meal, take this tonic for up to a week or until the infection subsides.

Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

3. Garlic Tonic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic. It helps in destroying the disease causing microorganisms [3] . Garlic tonic is especially effective in fighting respiratory infection. It helps in breaking down the mucus and eases breathing.


One bulb of garlic
One-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar
One-fourth cup of honey


Finely chop the garlic cloves. Place them in a glass jar and add the apple cider vinegar and honey. Stir to mix the ingredients. Allow the garlic to steep in the apple cider vinegar and honey mixture. Three times a day take a teaspoon of the garlic tonic.

Garlic Tonic

4. Almond, Black Pepper And Melon Seeds

This tonic containing almond, black pepper and watermelon and muskmelon seeds helps in boosting the body’s resistance to infections [4] . It helps alleviate cold, cough, sore throat and chest infection.


Five almonds
Five black peppercorns
Two grams watermelon seeds
Two grams muskmelon seeds
One teaspoon raw sugar
One teaspoon clarified butter


Peel and crush the almonds. Warm the clarified butter. Mix all the ingredients well. Take one to two teaspoons of the tonic.

 Almond, Black Pepper And Melon Seeds

5. Horseradish, Ginger, Turmeric, Onion And Garlic Tonic

This is a powerful antibiotic tonic recipe [5] . This is rich in enzymes, probiotics, vitamin C and various antibacterial compounds that help in getting rid of an infection. This tonic is beneficial for people suffering from acute bacterial and viral infections as well as chronic infections.


One piece of one half of a horseradish
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ small onions
Two garlic cloves
One lemon
One ounce apple cider vinegar
One teaspoon honey
Dash of cayenne pepper


Peel the horseradish, lemon, garlic and onion. Pass them through the juice. Add the apple cider vinegar, honey, turmeric, ground ginger and cayenne pepper and mix well. Add water if desired. Take an ounce of the tonic three times a day.

Horseradish, Ginger, Turmeric, Onion And Garlic Tonic