UPDATE: Wow. Now that I followed the link back, I have to agree with Patrik and others.. their claims at that website are too dramatic and overblown.
Also a little disturbing is the fact that the linked website talking about the 'Master Tonic' has the whole 'Master Race' vibe and reeks of white supremacy.
This creeps me out and disturbs me.
Interesting. When I follow the recipe back upstream in the web to https://www.herbdoc.com/, the website of the originator of this tonic(Dr. Richard Schulze, as referenced in the link above), he does not call it the 'Master Tonic' he describes it and sells it as 'SuperTonic'...
I have to wonder at what point in the copy and forward game that is part of the Internet did it get renamed.
At his website, Schulze makes only
- KILLS harmful micro-organisms on contact, especially during winter
- NATURALLY supports clear and open sinuses and lungs
- STARTS working immediately
Herbal Ingredients: Fresh Habanero Pepper, Garlic Bulb, White Onion, Hawaiian Yellow Ginger Root, Horseradish Root (what liquid/solvent it is suspended in is not listed)
That is MUCH saner for claims of efficacy. Don't you think?
YES. This mix would have some beneficial effect.
I may need to make a batch for fun and health.
When I'm not sure if a medical idea has any heft to it, I turn to
PUBMED and see what a quick search reveals.
fresh chopped garlic cloves (antibacterial,antifungal,antiviral,antiparasitical)
3422 results - including papers that support all of the above listed effects
fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available
(similar properties to garlic) 1548 results - including papers that support all of the above listed effects
fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the
extremities) 1290 results - including papers that support all of the above listed effects, also strongly proved to be gastroprotective and a strong anti-nausea drug than modern ones.
fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the
head) 22438 results - but many of these have to do with Horseradish Peroxidase being used as a biomarker....
ummm, wow. I did not know about this medical effect, but here is one that is interesting
:::: Osmotic opening of the blood-brain barrier. Rapoport SI. Ciba Found Symp. 1978 Mar;(56):237-55.PMID: 97064
fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos,
Habeneros, African bird
peppers....any combination of the
hottest peppers available ::: OK, this has to be about capsaicin so I searched on that. 10193 results - including papers that support asthma cures, pain relief, and immunostimulatory results
Braggs Raw ACV (heh, this one I take now) 60433 results - including the medical benefits of acetic acid
Here is my quick favorite for Apple Cider Vinegar have a beneficial effect.
Pak J Biol Sci. 2008 Dec
1;11(23):2634-8. Apple cider vinegar
attenuates lipid profile in normal and
In this study, the effect of apple
cider vinegar on Fasting Blood Glucose
(FBG), glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
and lipid profile in normal and
diabetic rats was investigated.
Diabetes was induced in male Wistar
rats (300+/-30 g) by the
intraperitoneal injection of
streptozotocin (60 mg kg(-1) of body
weight). Both normal and diabetic
animals were fed with standard animal
food containing apple cider vinegar
(6% w/w) for 4 weeks. Fasting blood
glucose did not change, while HbA1c
significantly decreased by apple cider
vinegar in diabetic group (p<0.05). In
normal rats fed with vinegar,
significant reduction of low density
(p<0.005) and significant increase of
high density lipoprotein-cholesterol
(HDL-c) levels (p<0.005) were
observed. Apple cider vinegar also
reduced serum triglyceride (TG) levels
(p<0.005) and increased HDL-c
(p<0.005) in diabetic animals. These
results indicate that apple cider
vinegar improved the serum lipid
profile in normal and diabetic rats by
decreasing serum TG, LDL-c and
increasing serum HDL-c and may be of
great value in managing the diabetic
PMID: 19630216 [PubMed - indexed for
In addition, it should be noted that vinegar acetic acid (ethanoic acid) is a great solvent for the bio-constituents listed above.
ALSO SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegar#Medical_uses