Fire Cider is a traditional remedy passed down through the ages of folk medicine. This tonic is revered for its ability to boost the immune system and help prevent colds and flu. Apple cider vinegar is infused with roots, fruits and herbs, to create a powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory tonic.
Fire Cider is an essential for the home pharmacy during the winter months. Given the cider needs a month in a cool, dark place, to work its alchemical magic, now is the time to prepare! It is suggested to take 1 tbsp per day as a preventative or if symptoms arise, take 1 tbsp three times a day. You can also add Fire Cider to tea, lemonade, and salad dressings.
1/2 c Ginger, peeled + diced
1/2 c Horseradish root, peeled + diced
1/2 c Burdock root, peeled + diced
1/2 c Onion, diced
1/4 c Turmeric, fresh + minced or 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
1/4 c Garlic, minced
2 Jalapenos, de-seeded + minced
Juice of one lemon
Zest of one lemon
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Place all ingredients in a quart size mason jar.
- Fill the jar with apple cider vinegar, completely covering roots, fruits and herbs as they will expand over time.
- If using a metal lid, line the lid with wax paper to prevent the apple cider vinegar eroding the metal.
- Give the jar a good shake, place in a cool, dark place for one month.
- After one month, shake jar vigorously, then strain through a cheese cloth.
- Add 1/8-1/2 cup of honey to the liquid, depending on your taste. Fire Cider should taste hot, sweet and spicy. You can use the roots, fruits and herbs in a stir fry or discard.
- Storing Fire Cider in the refrigerator will allow the cider to last for one year or more.