Friday, January 2, 2015

DIY Fire Cider Recipe

Yesterday I announced the 365 Days of DIY in 2015.  Just in case you missed it...

If you are interested in guest posting a DIY recipe, remedy or other health-related projects please email me at with the subject "365 Days of DIY."
Today I'm sharing a recipe for FIRE CIDER!
This fiery concoction has been revered for generations as a simple and effective remedy to relieve sinus congestion, ward off colds and flus, aid digestion, and increase circulation.
The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are other herbs that can be thrown in for added kick.  

This should be made well in advance as it is best used after 4 weeks.

Fire Cider Recipe

You can find recipes for Fire Cider all over the internet.  I first read about fire cider in Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health


½ cup peeled and shredded/diced ginger root

½ cup peeled and shredded/diced horseradish root

½ cup peeled and diced turmeric OR 1/4 cup additional ginger and 1/4 cup additional horseradish

½ cup white onion, chopped

¼ cup minced or crushed garlic cloves

2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped

Zest and juice from 2 organic lemons

Raw apple cider vinegar

Raw, organic honey to taste

Add the ginger, horseradish, onion, garlic, jalapeno and lemon juice/zest to a quart-sized jar. Pack them down lightly so that the jar is about 3/4 full. Pour a generous amount apple cider vinegar over the roots/vegetables. You want everything to stay under the liquid to prevent spoilage. Keep in mind that some of the roots will expand a little so top it off well.

If you’re using a metal lid, line it with wax paper so that the vinegar doesn’t corrode it, then put the lid on. Place in a dark, room temperature cabinet for 2-4 weeks. (A month is best)

Some recipes say to leave the mixture out on the counter.  I put my fire cider in the fridge.  I also recommend shaking your mixture vigorously once a week.  I do this with all of my tinctures as well.

How did you like our first DIY Herbal Home Remedy for 2015?  Would you like to share a recipe?
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  1. I've been meaning to try making Fire Cider for awhile! I'd love it if you'd share this at Reviews, Chews & How-Tos for our first Awesome Life Friday Link Up

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you'll come back again this week for Awesome Life Friday!

  2. Fire Cider keeps my family from being sick all winter. I was fortunate enough to get some fresh turmeric root at our local farmer's market recently and adding it chopped rather than in powder form made a difference in the taste. Found you through FollowWho Hop.

  3. Do you put in the fridge for 2-4 weeks before opening or in the cabinet for 2-3 weeks and then the fridge?

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