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This legendary formula dates back to the 5th century when the Western world was in the midst of a terrible plague.

During this pandemic, thousands of people died, and no one seemed immune. Yet the people of one city noticed that the graves of the dead were being robbed. The assumption was that the thieves would soon be dead themselves!

But the graves continued to be robbed and the people became determined to catch the thieves.

Four teens were caught. They possessed only their mother’s herbal remedy which they took liberally to protect themselves against infection. They initially refused to give up the ingredients, but when threatened with hanging, they divulged the ingredients of what is now known as Four Thieves Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar, garlic, lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme & cloves.

It’s easy to make this delicious tonic yourself with simple ingredients:

  • 6-12 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • ½ c lavender buds
  • ½ c rosemary
  • ½ c sage
  • ½ c thyme
  • 1 t ground cloves

Combine all is a wide mouth glass jar. Fill 2-3” past the top of the herbs with organic apple cider vinegar. Cover tightly (plastic or glass lid) and let it brew for 3-4 weeks in a warm spot. Strain, rebottle, label and store in a cool, dark location for up to a year. Take 1-2 T every 4 hours to ward off illness. Great in salad dressings, marinades, etc.

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