Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy

Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy

Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy is a formula that I have been making for years whenever I have a cold or flu. I found that this formula speeds up recovery time and really boost my immune system.

Nature's Penicillin

What Is Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy?

I first heard about Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy when a natural health speaker Thomas Jackson of Meet Ministry demonstrated it at a health presentation. Here is the original recipe.

This potent antiviral and antibacterial drink full of powerful antioxidants will surely boost your immune system and put it in high gear.

It is especially good for influenza, colds, headache, and other respiratory conditions. All the ingredients are found in your kitchen.


  • 1 orange
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ onion
  • ¼ inch ginger 

Additional Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In the blender:

  • Peel orange, grapefruit, and lemons – cut in small pieces and place in blender.
  • Peel and chop onion and ginger – Blend thoroughly (you may need to add a little water to get things moving along).

For adults – Take 1 tbsp periodically throughout the day, taking a total of 1 cup.

For children – take 1 tsp periodically throughout the day, taking a total ½ cup.

Store in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

If symptoms persist or worsen, please consult a physician.

Ingredients For Nature’s Penicillin-Homemade Remedy

  • Oranges– contain high levels of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and beta-carotene along with calcium, magnesium, folic acid, and potassium.
  • Grapefruit– High in Vitamin C and potassium, removes the poison from the system. Aids in weight loss. It contains lycopene, a potent antioxidant known to prevent free radical damage in the body.
  • Lemons – contain Vitamin C to strengthen the immune system and potassium which is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Lemons are antiseptic.

Studies have shown that lemon contains powerful antibacterial properties. Lemons taste acidic and have an alkalizing effect on the body- it is known that disease doesn’t thrive in alkaline blood.

Lemons assist the liver in eliminating toxins from our blood. Check out The Amazing Benefits of Lemons!

  • Garlic – A powerful natural antibiotic, proven by scientists. Unlike conventional antibiotics, the bacteria don’t build up forming super-resistant bugs, rather garlic may be taken over long periods.

Garlic is a good source of Vitamin C, B6, selenium, manganese, and calcium. It helps to get rid of toxins from the body and cleanses the blood.

  • Onion– Contain Vitamin C, B6, iron, niacin, chromium, and calcium. Onions have been used throughout history to treat asthma, as they contain a compound that helps the muscles to relax.

They help loosen mucus from the body. It also contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties and helps fight against tuberculosis, bronchitis, and urinary infections.

It also causes increased circulation, therefore increasing sweating, which is helpful in reducing fevers.

  • Ginger – is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties, treats digestive problems, such as nausea, morning sickness, which may lower cholesterol levels, may help prevent cancer. The active ingredient in ginger called gingerol fights infections. Read More.

Other Homemade Remedies To Try

Loquat Tea
Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
Detox Tea Recipe
Cucumber Detox Water
Green Smoothie Detox Recipe

*Note: The above statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This recipe is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. When in doubt, always consult your physician or healthcare practitioner. This formula is to provide you with information to maintain your health.

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Please Leave a Comment and a Rating

  1. Michelle Blackwood
    April 11, 2012

    I hope you enjoy!

  2. Michelle Blackwood
    April 11, 2012


  3. Michelle Blackwood
    April 11, 2012

    I’m so sorry to hear about your symptoms and I hope that you’ll get better soon

  4. anna
    April 11, 2012

    Started last night with cold symptoms – I am heading to the store to pick up the ingredients. Thanks Michelle for the recipes.

  5. Michelle Blackwood
    March 10, 2012

    Nicole, if you find that the garlic taste too strong, use 1 or 2 instead. You will still receive the immune system building effect. My children loved it with the 3 but I use lots of garlic on a daily basis so they are quite used to it. I always put at least 3 cloves in my salad dressing.

  6. Nicole
    March 8, 2012

    This had an over powering taste of garlic. I’m pretty sure my kids hate me for making them take it. Is this normal or did I do something wrong??

  7. Michelle Blackwood
    January 10, 2012

    That’s great news Nia, I’m so happy that you and your grandmother are doing better. I like the idea as a marinade, will have to try! hmm

  8. Nia
    January 10, 2012

    This remedy is so wonderful! I made it for my grandmother and myself and it worked right away! I think it would make a great tofu marinade too.

  9. Administrator Account
    December 20, 2011

    Mona, if you are concern with garlic and onion, please substitute with 1 inch of ginger and you will have the same benefit.

  10. Administrator Account
    December 20, 2011

    Wayne, can’t go wrong with superfruits- lots of super antioxidants!

  11. Wayne
    December 18, 2011

    Interesting. I haven’t needed a remedy like that since I put myself and family on (M)MUN but I will definitely make a note.

  12. Food Blog Events
    December 16, 2011

    Delicious looking & a healthy recipe….

  13. Vegmom
    December 14, 2011

    Thank You, Thank You!! The taste was almost too much for me to handle, but I managed to get down several doses, at the first sign of a cold yesterday, and it was gone by morning.

    I’ve watched this same cold last weeks in other people, I’m so thankful to have it gone in 24hrs! THANK YOU!!! Not even a sniffle right now.

  14. Administrator Account
    December 14, 2011

    This is awesome, I’m so happy for you and guess what? No side effects.

  15. Administrator Account
    December 13, 2011

    Thanks Ame for your comment, I’m so happy you tried it. I just love the great therapuetic benefits I’m receiving!

  16. Administrator Account
    December 13, 2011

    Hello Sandy, why not add a piece of fresh ginger to the recipe. Way to go!

    • Tara fisher
      November 18, 2016

      I’m so thankful my friend turned me onto this recipe. I have take two days now and it has helped me recover from a horrible flu. I had a real hard time eating it this morning because the onion flavor is so strong. Can it be a smaller amount or even omitted. My daughter (7) would eat it yesterday, but today wouldn’t go near it.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        November 18, 2016

        I’m happy that you like it Tara, you can leave out the onion.

  17. Administrator Account
    December 13, 2011

    Christie, if you cannot eat grapefruit go ahead and leave them out. It is important to note that some individuals may have a negative reaction when they consume grapefruit while taking medications such as lipitor, viagra, zoloft, valium, tegretol, prednisone and others. Please consult your physician if you are on medication
    before having grapefruit.

  18. The Eye Of Love
    December 11, 2011

    I’m going try this! Thanks for posting this.

  19. Mona
    December 11, 2011

    Question to those that have tried this drink….is it by any chance have a strong garlic taste. The onion is it essential to use? Please give me some feed back. Thanks

  20. ame
    December 11, 2011

    I tried this. The grapefruit really makes it — not the greatest of tastes, but not the worse, either. Keeping from getting a cold is important sometimes! Thanks for the tip!

  21. jackie
    December 9, 2011

    Thanks for the recipe! Can’t imagine what this will taste like, but it sure is a wiser choice than taking a toxic flu shot!

  22. Sandy
    December 8, 2011

    Interesting. I’ll have to give this a try next time we have colds. I drink a lot of ginger tea for a natural immune booster and that seems to help with preventing colds…so far.

  23. Christie Cottage
    December 8, 2011

    The grapefruit look so good! Can’t eat them, but want to!

  24. Administrator Account
    December 8, 2011

    I hope you’ll get well soon!

  25. Tisha
    December 8, 2011

    Wonderful! I’ve gotta fix me some to fight this awful cold I’ve had for several weeks.

    December 7, 2011

    I love this natural remedy! I’ve had to use it for myself and others on different occasions.

  27. Tricia
    December 8, 2011

    I like the looks of that I’ll try it.

  28. Administrator Account
    December 8, 2011

    Thank you Veronica.

  29. Administrator Account
    December 8, 2011

    Thank you Franklin!

  30. Veronica Williams
    December 8, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful remedy with us. Bless you and your Ministry.