Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic


Just about everybody knows by now that good old apple cider vinegar and garlic are both good for health. This fantastic practical and time saving recipe is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and combines those two ingredients.

Recipe ingredients proportion: Vinegar 50%, garlic 50%.

In this recipe all you will need is a one-liter bottle of vinegar and 5 heads of garlic (the recipe can be cut by half or more for smaller portions, as long as the correct ratios are maintained).

  1. Peel off the garlic skin and crack the garlic.
  2. In a large glass bowl, add the garlic to the vinegar, mix it up, pour concoction in glass jars.

Keep in a dark place for at least two weeks before use.


For health maintenance: Take one tsp after each meal. You may mix it with salad or put it into food, such as noodles, but do not cook it at a high temperature because this would destroy the garlic’s medicinal properties.

For Obesity (Adiposis) – Take 2 to 4 Tbsp after each meal.

Common cold & cough –  Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and drink on an empty stomach, 3 times daily. Repeat until the cold and cough are gone. Make sure to get enough rest and keep warm.

Fatigue & Stress  – Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and 1 tsp of honey; take 3 times daily.

Heart disease – Mix 2 Tbsp with warm water and drink it on an empty stomach 3 times daily. Also, you can use it externally.

Put a towel on the chest area where the pain is and pour the vinegar garlic juice on the top of the towel to make a poultice. Leave it for one hour, once a day. You may combine with gentle massage by kneading the chest. If there is any skin irritation, put some olive oil on the skin.

External injury, swelling caused by sprain, arthritis with fever and pain – You can use it for external application same as above.

Hemorrhoids – Take a half cup of the juice after each meal until the hemorrhoid improves. Then cut down to the maintenance dosage of 1 tsp after each meal.

Viral Hepatitis – Use the same way as for Hemorrhoids. In case of fatigue syndrome, you may add 1 tsp of honey until symptoms improve. Get plenty of rest during the recovering period.

Pulmonary Tuberculosis – Use the same way as for Hemorrhoids. Add intake of fresh crushed garlic, 3 to 5 cloves after each meal. Chew it and swallow with warm water.

Tumour – Same as Hemorrhoid.

Intestinal parasites – Same as Pulmonary Tuberculosis, until the condition clears.

Bacillary Dysentery – Same as Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Below is a look at the role of garlic and vinegar based on the TCM concept and modern medical information.


Gordana Smith

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