Here is where I show how to make a homemade Quinine. Quinine is very close to Hydroxychloroquine and recommended as a drink to protect against “Co/vid’ symptoms such as a cold or flu… and/or treat any shedding from the Co/vid jab.

Preparing the lemons

I start off with 3-4 lemons. It’s good to use those with a think skin. Mine here were not as think as I like them to be.

Squeeze 3-4 lemons

Squeeze out all the juice…

Strain the juice

Then strain all the juice, throwing away just the seeds and any pith left.

I freeze the juice in ice-block trays

I use little silicon trays to freeze any excess lemon juice which I love to drink every morning in my cup of tea.

And then save them in a container

This is what they look like once they are frozen and have been emptied into a container. The blocks shown here are some ginger juice that were already in the freezer. I add that to my morning cup of tea as well. 🙂

I took out the pith (maybe not necessary)

Preparing the grapefruit

Now I don’t know if it’s necessary to pull out the pith. I had heard this is what you should do, but I don’t really know why… maybe next time I’ll skip this step.

Cut open 3 ruby grapefruit

Now let’s prepare the grapefruit. I prefer to use ruby Grapefruit but I’m not sure it matters.

Remove the flesh. Either squeeze first for juice, or remove in chunks

I squeezed one here for juice but the others I just pulled the flesh out in chunks. Just depends what you want to use it for… to drink or eat.

Lemon and grapefruit skins ready to cook

Cooking the homemade Quinine

OK, all the skins are now prepared and ready to be cooked.

Add about 2.5 litres

You take a large saucepan and add about 2.5 litres of filtered water.

Add all the peels

Add in all the skins. I pushed them under the water but at this stage they still rose to the top again.

Simmer and cook

Cover with a lid and do not open it again throughout the whole cooking process. This is because they say that if you lift the lid the Quinine will escape in the steam. I can’t prove that, but decided to follow the instructions!

Leave until it’s completely cool

Turn it down and leave it to simmer for about 3 – 3.5 hours. Once the time is up, and without lifting the lid, leave it to completely cool down.

Bottling the homemade Quinine

homemade Quinine very similar to Hydroxychloroquine
Bottle and keep in the fridge

Tip it into a bottle and store in the fridge. Because there is quite a lot of Quinine, I’m thinking I may freeze it as I’m not too sure if it will stay good for as long as it takes to use it up.

Finding further use for the skins

I decided to see if the strained skin would make a marmalade

I looked at all those nice skins and wondered what I could do with them. Ahh… maybe I could make a marmalade out of them.

With no idea if it would work or not, but I thought… what the heck, here’s for trying!

I sliced them all up, added water and sugar and boiled it. Not liking to use much sugar, I decided to go ahead with the exercise anyway.

Yep… not perfect, but still pretty good!

It actually turned out ok! My husband was doing a rave… he loved it!

So cool really as I ended up with no waste whatsoever by using the whole fruit.

Dosing with your homemade Quinine

Remember, this mixture is supposed to be very close to Hydroxychloroquine. Not everyone has access to Hydroxychloroquine and if you love to make your own tonics… this is definitely for you:

Quinine homemade
Add 15ml

The tonic we have made up is pretty strong and bitter. Maybe some people can drink it straight, but I prefer to add about 15ml to a glass…

homemade Quinine
Then add Tonic Water

And then add Tonic Water. BTW… if you are using store-bought Tonic Water, as this above shows, please make sure it doesn’t contain Aspartame. That for sure, will pull down your health rather than build it up!

We simply sip the tonic and find it really enjoyable.

I’m planning on trying it with homemade soda water, but haven’t done so yet. If it’s good, I will not be buying anymore Tonic Water.

Tonic Water itself contains a certain amount of Quinine.

So what are the dose instructions?

For prevention we take the tonic 2 – 3 times a day.

If you have symptoms of shedding, you may need to up your doses… and include Pine Needle Tea.

Homemade Quinine is not hard to make and it makes a lot in one go, so why not give it a try?

Natural ways to protect ourselves

14 Thoughts to “Homemade Quinine / HCQ – Easy Steps To Make Your Own”

  1. Jeffrey

    Thanks, Marilyn. I have made my home made quinine on 26 June and have taken some of it. Much of it is still in the refrigerator. I see sine white ball-like residue at the bottom of the container. Wonder what are those?
    The quinine is giving me some gastritis. Not sure if I should continue with it or not.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Jeffrey!
      Good on you! I’m so proud of you going the extra mile!
      No, the quinine is actually doing you good and allowing your body to rid itself of unwanted substances. But, you need to back off the amount you are taking.
      My first batch of quinine also gradually had the residue on the bottom. I think it’s just a gradual separation. I got to use about half of the batch before it went off. I have since made another, stronger batch and simmered it a bit longer so that it is a bit more syrupy than the first batch.
      How much are you taking? My current dose is 1 stonger batch 15mls and then add bought Quinine (be careful about the ingredients as some contain aspartame). I would fill the glass, but just enough so that it becomes more palatable. In my first batch I began to take 2 15mls spoon fulls.
      Whatever you are taking, but it in at least half, or even more in necessary. Once your body comes right gradually up the dose.
      Let me know how you get on. 🙂

  2. honingbij

    Hello Marilyn:

    Thanks for this post and the great pictures that accompanied it!

    I’m making my first batch right now.

    Question: Can the juice be frozen into ice-cube trays and not lose its effectiveness?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Honingbij!
      I’m glad you found the post helpful… that’s great.
      I cannot see why not. If it was left in the freezer for a long time then yes, it would lose its nutrient value, but I don’t think it would last that long!
      I regularly juice ginger and squeeze excess supplies of lemons and freeze them in ice cubes. Just makes sense to me. 🙂

  3. Janet

    Can you make this quinine in the insta pot and take and

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Janet… Unfortunately I’m not familiar with the insta pot. You can use anything that simmers the mixture slowly for 3+ hours. I’m not sure what else you intended to ask. Sorry.

  4. Pamela

    How do you make tonic water ? I got your lemon and great fruit rec. for flu. Can I just put the lem.,great fruit 15ml in an 1oz of distilled water or does it need to be tonic water? And what’s brand of essential oils do you recommend. I’m concerned time is running out for us.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Thanks for contacting me. You certainly can add the lemon/grapefruit mixture into water… it’s a matter of taste. I just find that when we add it to Tonic Water I look forward to the drink rather than swallowing something down as best I can! It’s up to you.

      There are recipes around for making your own Tonic Water… I haven’t gone into that yet. It’s something I thought I should do… At the moment we buy a good quality Tonic Water as I find the cheap ones use ingredients I’m not so happy with.

      As for what brand of essential oils? I use doTerra because they are of such high quality. You can see the brand I use here:
      Yes, it is good that we consume these various products at a time like this. Anything to keep the immune system ‘up there’ as best we can. Of-course along with this, eat good, drink good… lots of veggies, wholesome fruits etc… and cut down on sugar consumption.

      On another note, doTerra have been donating money to the rescuing of children long before all of this horror came to light. That is the very first thing that attracted me to this company… they are actively involved.

  5. Kevin

    Do you bring the water, grapefruit and Lemons peels to a boil then turn it down to simmer for 3-4 hours? What temp do you simmer it in for the time needed?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Kevin!
      I boiled the water in my jug first and then tipped it over the grapefruit and lemon peels while it sat on the cooktop. I needed to boil the jug twice.
      Once the water comes up near boiling again I switched it right down so that it simmered gently. My cooktop doesn’t tell me what the actual temperature is.
      You will start to see the liquid reduce and become a little more syrupy.
      Make sure you leave the lid on tight once the time is up. I have since heard that if you lift the lid too early it allows the Quinine to escape. I don’t know if that is true or not but thinking it’s what I will always do in future, just in case.
      You’re welcome. 🙂

  6. Clay

    Hi, Just made a batch and worked really well. Wondering if one couldn’t waterbath can the liquid to preserve it?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Clay!
      I’ve been thinking about what you said and I can’t see why not. Could be a good idea if you have what it takes. Good thinking!

  7. Paula

    Show long can it be kept in the refrigerator?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      I’m not exactly sure Paula. I made a batch to begin with and I know I had to throw about half of it out, but I do think it was in the fridge for maybe a month… which is a long time.
      The next batch I made I froze half of it into ice cubes and the first half lasted with no problems until it ran out.
      I would do one of two things… make a smaller batch or freeze the 2nd half of it. As has been suggested, it could be canned as well.
      It also depends how many people are using it too. In my case there are two of us at the moment, using 15ml each per day. If we had symptoms we would up that of-course.
      Just have to see what works for you.

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