Fire cider is a traditional herbal cold and flu remedy that’s been used since the 1970s when the name was first coined by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. It’s been known to boost energy and kick cold and flu symptoms by restoring and invigorating our systems. While traditionally used to ward off cold and flu symptoms it also aids in digestion! This powerful concoction really packs a punch and does wonders for your overall well being.
And since we’re heading into cold and flu season, this is a recipe I love to keep on hand just incase I feel a slight itch or tickle in my throat.
Fire cider recipe:
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup horseradish
- 4 tsp minced garlic
- 3 tbsp grated ginger
- A few dashes of cayenne
- 1 sliced orange or lemon
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- A sprig of rosemary
- 2 tbsp local honey
- Apple cider vinegar
- Place all of the ingredients in a glass jar and cover with enough apple cider vinegar s the ingredients are submerged.
- Place the lid on the jar. I like to put a piece of parchment between the lid and the jar so it doesn’t get as sticky.
- Place the jar in a cool area and allow to step for 3-4 weeks. The longer you let it sit the stronger the flavour will be.
- After a few weeks, strain the liquid and discard the other ingredients.
- Place the liquid back in the jar or another container and store it at room temperature or in the fridge. it will keep for a few months.
To take the fire cider simply take 1 tbsp a day as a preventative measure or up to 3 tbsp a day when feeling under the weather.
This fire cider recipe really is so simple and only takes a few minutes to put together! The flavour is really strong but honestly, so is every other cold or flu medication so I’m not too mad. You could always add a little more honey if needed. I like to take mine in some juice as well to help ease the taste.
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