Fire Cider Recipe
To Support your immune system
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar: aids in digestion, fights infection, clears the sinuses
Hot Peppers: such as cayenne pepper, habanero increase circulation, boost metabolism, immune system support
Onion and Garlic: antibacterial and antifungal properties, high in antioxidants, detoxifying
Ginger Root: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, relieves indigestion
Turmeric: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Horseradish: antibacterial and antifungal properties, fights infection
Rosehips: high in vitamin C, aids digestion
Thyme: expectorant and antibacterial properties, supports the respiratory system
Citrus: high in vitamin C, reduces inflammation, aids digestion
Raw Honey: antibacterial and antifungal properties, soothes sore throats, use local honey if you can source it
Other Common Ingredients:
Medicinal Herbs: Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Tulsi, Savory, Catnip, etc. I like to use whatever herbs are growing in my garden at the time.
Cranberries: powerful antioxidant properties, contain high levels of manganese and potassium and Vitamins C and A.
Maple Syrup: used as a vegan-friendly replacement for raw honey.
Nettles: anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic properties, supports adrenals and helps protect bones
Uva Usri Leaves (aka bearberry): anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and cleansing properties
Elderberries: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, contain high levels of potassium, folate, calcium and iron, and Vitamins C and A.
How to Make Your Own Fire Cider
Step 1: Once you have all of your ingredients ready, it is very easy. Fill a clean jar with the prepared ingredients, aside from a sweetener if using, and pour apple cider vinegar into the jar to fully submerge the ingredients.
Step 2: Seal the jar with plastic lid and let it sit at room temperature but away from the sun for anywhere from 2-4 weeks. During this time all of the ingredients will infuse into the apple cider vinegar along with all of their health benefits. After this time strain the vinegar through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl.
Step 3: At this point, you can sweeten the fire cider to taste or leave it unsweetened. Transfer the final product to a glass bottle or jar for storage.
How to Store Fire Cider
Store fire cider in a cool dark place away from sunlight. Herbal vinegar’s like this should last for up to 1 year stored at room temperature.
Fire Cider Dosage
Take a shot of fire cider or 1-2 tablespoons daily for a potent punch of immune system support and increase that dosage to 3 times a day to use it as a natural remedy to help fight off common cold symptoms. As always remember to please use caution, do your own research, and consult your medical professional before treating yourself or others.