Fire Cider is still one of the most profound remedies for people to have in their kitchen pharmacy. It's an easy, understandable herbal formula that contains identifiable tastes and recognizable ingredients (for the most part). With all that is happening in our world, Fire Cider is even more important to know how to make and then share with our friends and neighbors. With easy to find ingredients, you can make this Fire Cider from your grocery store produce, and/or add the extra immune herbs to build your defenses up.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Fire Cider Recipe
- Apple Cider Vinegar (at least 24 ounces)
- ½ cup grated fresh horseradish root
- ½ cup or more fresh chopped onions
- ¼ cup or more fresh chopped garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1 bunch of fresh thyme
- ¼ cup or more fresh, or dried, grated ginger
- Chopped fresh or dried cayenne pepper “to taste”. Can be whole or powdered. “To taste” means it should be hot, but not so hot you can’t tolerate it. Better to make it a little milder than to hot; you can always add more pepper later if necessary.
- Optional Super Immune Herbs: Turmeric, hibiscus, rosemary, cinnamon, licorice, astragalus, kudzu, Rhodiola, Elderflowers, Reishi.
- Place herbs/produce in a half-gallon canning jar and cover with enough raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs by at least three to four inches. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Use a plastic lid or protect the metal from oxidation with wax paper.
- Place the jar in a warm place and let for three to four weeks. Best to shake every day to help in the maceration process.
- After three to four weeks, strain out the herbs, and reserve the liquid.
- Add honey “to taste”. Warm the honey first so it mixes in well. Your Fire Cider should taste hot, spicy, and sweet. “A little bit of honey helps the medicine go down……”
- Rebottle and enjoy! Fire Cider will keep for several months unrefrigerated if stored in a cool pantry. But it’s better to store in the refrigerator if you have room
- **24 HOUR ALTERNATIVE:** Put all ingredients, 24 ounces of Apple Cider Vinegar, and 1 cup of water in a crockpot, and keep on low overnight. Strain in the morning.
DOSAGE: A small shot glass daily serves as an excellent tonic, or take a few teaspoons more frequently if you feel a cold coming on to help your immune system do battle.