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)
- 1-quart mason jar
- Prepare all ingredients by cleaning and chopping
- Layer these in a 1-quart mason jar
- Fill the jar with vinegar until the ingredients are completely covered
- Use a chopstick to release any trapped air. Cover with more vinegar if necessary, so that all vegetables are completely covered with vinegar
- Let this mixture sit for 4 to 6 weeks, at room temperature. Shake daily or as often as you think of it
- 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)
- 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.