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Nutrition Facts

Calories 22
  Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 1mg
(1%)Potassium 40mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(0%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Flu-Buster Tonic


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1-2 cloves garlic (optional)

  • 1/4 cup finely shredded ginger

  • 2 tsp wasabi powder, or to taste

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 2-4 Tbs raw honey

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.


  • In a blender, combine the vinegar, garlic (if desired), and ginger and blend until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer and press with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard pulp.
  • Whisk in the wasabi, cayenne, and honey.
  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Serve 2 tablespoons at a time on an empty stomach. Add to 1 cup hot water for a warming tonic.

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