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It’s fire cider season, guys!
If you don’t know what fire cider is, it is a sweet and spicy infused vinegar, packed full of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This traditional folk remedy is wonderful to have on hand this time of year because not only is it an immune booster but acts as a decongestant, digestive stimulant, and helps with circulation throughout the body.
I first learned about fire cider from Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes For Vibrant Health, and this is an adaptation of her recipe. This recipe is just a suggestion and the way I prefer to make it. There are a ton of different recipes of fire cider all over the web and in books, and that is because of the massive impact and wellness support this remedy provides.
My Personal Fire Cider Recipe
1 cup minced yellow onion
1/2c grated horseradish
1/2c minced garlic
1/4c grated ginger
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
several sprigs of fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme
32 oz raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 c honey
1/2 gallon jar
- Place ingredients except for the honey in a half gallon jar and cover with apple cider vinegar.
- Stir well to make sure you get rid of any air bubbles.
- Cover and let sit for 2-3 weeks. Shake once a day.
- Strain ingredients into a clean jar.
Sitrin the honey. Store in the fridge and use within a year.
How To Use
Fire cider is extremely versatile and is used in so many ways.
- Sip a shot glass daily for wellness support during the winter months.
- Mix with olive oil for a quick and easy salad dressing.
- Add a tsp to some apple juice to support little immune systems.
- Make a tea by adding 2-3 TBSP to hot water.
Related: Lemon + Ginger Infused Honey
This information is for educational purposes only. PNW Pixie makes neither medical
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