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 out all the juice…
Then strain all the juice, throwing away just the seeds and any pith left.
I use little silicon trays to freeze any excess lemon juice which I love to drink every morning in my cup of tea.
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. 🙂
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.
Now let’s prepare the grapefruit. I prefer to use ruby Grapefruit but I’m not sure it matters.
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.
Cooking the homemade Quinine
OK, all the skins are now prepared and ready to be cooked.
You take a large saucepan and add about 2.5 litres of filtered water.
Add in all the skins. I pushed them under the water but at this stage they still rose to the top again.
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!
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
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 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.
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:
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…
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?