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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
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.
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