Fire Cider!

October 28, 2014 lisa63 herbsrecipes

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Well, I promised a Fire Cider recipe a couple weeks ago, but I got sidetracked by pickles and garlic.  So here we go.  Get ready for Fire Cider!!!

What is Fire Cider?

Fire Cider is a traditional recipe rooted in Folk medicine.  Fire Cider, incorporated into your daily diet, will help boost natural immune system processes, stimulate digestion, and warms your insides on a cold winter day. This is a combination of apple cider vinegar infused with powerful anti-microbial decongestant and circulatory movers.

There are certain base ingredients to Fire Cider but many herbalists also add other herbs to the mix depending on what is in abundance that season.

Below I will give the basic recipe but feel free to add other ingredients such as: Rosemary, Thyme, Parlsey, lemon peel, orange peel, jalapeno, etc.

Fire Cider Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup fresh grated ginger root
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated  horseradish root
  • 1 medium  onion, chopped
  • 10 cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • Several sprigs of fresh rosemary or 2 tbsp of dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • organic apple cider vinegar
  • raw local honey to taste

(Note: I use organic herbs that I grow in my garden, but you can use store-bought herbs.  For this recipe, I would go to the added expense of using organic fruits,  herbs, and roots.  It costs a bit more, but the recipe will last quite a while and the health benefits far outweigh the cost savings.)

Place roots, fruits, and herbs in a quart sized jar.  Add Apple Cider Vinegar leaving an inch of space at the top.  Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or use a plastic lid if you have one. The vinegar will cause the lid to rust.  Shake well! Store in a dark, cool place for one month.  SHAKE DAILY.

After 4 weeks, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Squeeze as much of the liquid as you can from the solids while straining. Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.

How to take Fire Cider:

Fire Cider can be taken by the teaspoonful or added to vegetable juice, splashed on a salad with olive oil, or added to fried rice or some other stir fry recipe.

Or take 1 teaspoonful each morning to help boost your immune system.  If you feel a winter illness rearing its ugly head, take 3 tablespoons each day.

Happy health,

Lisa :)

 

 

 

 


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