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Fire cider is a folk remedy used to increase your circulation, warm your insides, and kick cold and flu symptoms to the curb.


  • 3 large heads of organic garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium organic onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 4-inch piece of organic horseradish, coarsely grated
  • 1 4-inch piece of organic ginger, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic cayenne spice
  • 2 tablespoon organic turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon organic astragalus
  • 3 cups of raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of local raw honey (optional)


  • Cheesecloth
  • 1-quart mason jar


  1. Prepare all ingredients by cleaning and chopping
  2. Layer these in a 1-quart mason jar
  3. Fill the jar with vinegar until the ingredients are completely covered
  4. Use a chopstick to release any trapped air. Cover with more vinegar if necessary, so that all vegetables are completely covered with vinegar
  5. Let this mixture sit for 4 to 6 weeks, at room temperature. Shake daily or as often as you think of it
  6. After 4 to 6 weeks, strain the infused cider through a cheesecloth, being careful to squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the vegetables. Reserve the liquid (feed the merk to your chickens or add it to the compost pile)
  7. To the strained, infused vinegar, add 1 cup of raw honey or to taste


  • If you have to buy the ingredients, purchase organic ingredients, as the vitality of the herbs is stronger when grown organically, on naturally fertilized soil.
  • If you can’t find one of the ingredients you can leave it out or get some from the grocery store.
  • This recipe is just as effective if you leave the honey out but it is quite a bit spicier. For those who do not enjoy the spice, add honey to taste.
  • Rosemary Gladstar recommends taking 1 teaspoon. of fire cider a day during the winter to warm the body, boost the immune system, and enhance circulation.
  • Take 2 tablespoons a day at the first sign of cold or flu, to help your body deal with it quickly.
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