Fire Cider is one of my favorite daily remedies to help boost my immune system and keep winter illness away. Fire Cider is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, and it’s a great decongestant. Fire Cider also supports digestion and is anti-inflammatory. You can buy Fire Cider already made, but it’s easy and fun to make yourself.
- Garlic - anti-microbial, immune modulating
- Onion - anti-microbial, immune modulating
- Horseradish - anti-microbial, immune modulating, decongestant
- Tumeric - anti-inflammatory
- Ginger - anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, digestive stimulent, decongestant
- Cayenne/Hot Peppers - circulatory stimulant, decongestant
- Rosemary - anti-microbial, circulatory stimulent
- Thyme - anti-microbial
- Citrus Fruits - antioxidant, immune boosting
- Apple Cider Vinegar - supports digestion
How much to use of each ingredient is up to you. As a general guideline I use:
- 1 bulb of garlic chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1/4 cup freshly grated horseradish
- 1/8 cup freshly grated turmeric
- 1/8 cup freshly grated ginger
- 1 cayenne pepper chopped
- 2 Tbs fresh rosemary chopped
- 2 Tbs fresh thyme
- 1-2 pieces of citrus sliced
- Add all ingredients except apple cider vinegar to a clean 32 oz glass jar.
- Add apple cider vinegar to cover ingredients and fill the jar.
- Store in a cool dark place for 4 weeks, shaking daily.
- At the end of the month pour the vinegar into a clean jar, filtering out the other ingredients with a strainer or cheese cloth.
- Add local honey if desired and stir until dissolved.
- Store in the refrigerator.
1 Tablespoon daily diluted in water