Why Herbal Fire Cider?
Fire cider is a popular herbal remedy used during the fall and winter months to help aid in the body’s resistance to seasonal illness. Originally invented by Rosemary Gladstar in the 1980's, it has become a staple in herbalist's medicine chests ever since. This spicy tonic is packed full of herbs that have traditionally been used to help bolster the bodies natural immunity.
32 oz apple cider vinegar
1-2 organic yellow onions, chopped
7-10 cloves garlic, smashed
(1) 2-3 inch knob horseradish
(1) 2-3 inch knob ginger
2-3 cayenne peppers
2-3 sprigs rosemary
3-4 sprigs thyme
Optional: raw honey to taste
Chop all the ingredients, add to a ½ gallon mason jar, and pour apple cider vinegar on top making sure that the ingredients are submerged under the liquid. Seal with a lid and place in a dark place for one month, checking on the vinegar regularly and shaking to help with the extraction process. After one month strain out the herbs and pour into decorative bottles. Best used within six months, and stored in the refrigerator
How To Use It
Fire cider can serve as an immune tonic during cold and flu season. It can be taken on its own as a daily part of your wellness ritual, at the onset of an illness, or as a preventative when exposed to germs.
Looking For More Holiday DIY Recipes Like This?
Check out the holiday edition of Edible East Bay for a variety of other herbal inspired recipes for the upcoming holiday season, including the fire cider recipe above. Each recipe comes with its own downloadable gift tags, making for the perfect DIY herbal gift.
Note:The information on this site is for educational, historical and research purposes, and is not be used medical advice. If you have a medical concern please seek out a qualified health care professional, and always consult your physician before adding herbal supplements into your diet.