Fire Cider - The Only Cold Remedy You'll Need This Winter

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Fire Cider truly is a magical potion!

Fire Cider is a traditional remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost the immune system, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days.

The Mountain Rose Blog has the best recipe for Fire Cider (on the next page).

Be sure to make it now because it takes a month to mature!

Recipe for Fire Cider


½ cup peeled and shredded/diced ginger root

½ cup peeled and shredded/diced horseradish root

½ cup peeled and diced turmeric OR ¼ cup additional ginger and ¼ 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 ¾ full. 

Use a fermenting weight to hold down the veggies/roots, or place heavy roots at the top so that they will weigh down the herbs and jalapenos (which float). 

Pour a generous amount apple cider vinegar over the roots/vegetables. You want everything to stay under the liquid to prevent spoilage.

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 (1 month is best).

When the cider is ready, shake well and then strain the roots/veggies using a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve. 

Add honey to taste and store in the fridge.

(See more uses for Fire Cider and watch a helpful video on the next page.)

More Uses for Fire Cider

- As a wellness shot– Put about 1 oz. in a shot glass to drink straight up.

- As a tea– Breathe in the steam as you sip the juice to relieve congestion.

- For kids– It’s best to serve a small amount mixed in orange juice or lemonade.

- As a marinade or salad dressing

Ideas courtesy of FitLife

Another Fire Cider Recipe by Rosemary Gladstar

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