Fire Cider To Help Fight Illness

There is a fabulous concoction that is all natural and organic, and is often used during allergy season and flu and cold season. It’s called fire cider, both for the spicy taste and the bright orange hue. What exactly is it and what is it for? Keep reading to learn more about this healing drink.

What Does Fire Cider Consist of?

As with many other natural concoctions, the recipe changes based on the person, their preferences, where they got the recipe, and what they have on hand. But in general, it tends to include:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Ginger root or ground ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Horseradish
  • Hot peppers or other hot ingredients
  • Additional herbs and spices

We looked through multiple recipes, and found that these were similar ingredients used very often. As you can see, the fire comes from the spices and herbs, while the cider comes mainly from the apple cider vinegar. The good news is you likely have many of these ingredients already in your home.

Simple Recipe for Fire Cider

You can look online and find a wide range of recipes, but here are a couple options that we really love:

From Eating Bird Food:

This recipe uses ginger root, horseradish root, onion, garlic, jalapeno, lemon, rosemary, turmeric, and cayenne, along with your apple cider vinegar and raw honey. It is as simple as combining all the recipes into a large glass jar, such as a mason jar, then pouring the apple cider vinegar in, and shaking it.

From Foodie With Family:

Jessica uses very similar ingredients, though she added an orange that is not peeled, and switched up the spice with some habanero peppers. As with the previous recipe, you want to store it in the refrigerator for about 4 weeks, strain it, then it can be used.

How to Use it

Not sure how and when to use fire cider? It is super simple. When you make it yourself, you want to give it a good amount of time in the fridge first before straining it. At this point, you can drink it at your own discretion. Many people just take little shots of the fire cider as needed, while others do this every day as more of a preventative measure.

It can also be added to other drinks and foods if you prefer not to drink it straight due to how spicy and strong it can be.

If you try it, let us know your thoughts!

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