We’re kickin’ it old school to talk about an easy to make tonic recipe you could *probably* make with the items in your kitchen right now! It’s commonly known as Fire Cider!
With all these new super bugs, and an unexpectedly rough 2018 Flu Season, we wanted to share an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) infusion of roughly equal parts: garlic, horseradish, turmeric, ginger, onion, & hot peppers, stirred daily for at least 2 weeks.
So easy peasy, and unbelievably effective to ward off colds! Fire Cider was actually considered a first aid kit of sorts in the Medieval Times, used as an antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic elixir. It tastes hot, pungent, sour, and sweet all at once. Fire cider is certainly not for the faint of heart but it can be revered as a simple and effective remedy to relieve sinus congestion, ward off colds and flus, aid digestion, and increase circulation.
There is no single recipe to create Fire Cider so have fun and create your own fire cider according to your tastes and available ingredients.
Try adding spices like cinnamon and cardamom or ground cayenne or dried chiles rather than fresh habaneros or jalapeno.
How To Use:
Straight up – 3 big tablespoons a day, undiluted for easy and quick effectiveness.
Other Ways To Use Fire Cider:
- Drink with lemonade or orange juice
- Mix with hot water and extra honey to make a tea
- Use in place of vinegar in salad dressings and condiments
- Drizzle on steamed vegetables or sautéed greens
- Use in marinades for meat, tofu, and tempeh
- Add to soups and chilis
- To spice up a cocktail