Fire Cider is another one of those folk remedies that has a million different versions and everyone has their own special blend. The primary components of a Fire Cider are apple cider vinegar, onion, some variety of hot pepper, horseradish, and garlic. After that there’s a lot of room to be creative.
The premise behind Fire Cider is that the ingredients are all known to rev up your metabolism and immune systems.
I like my Fire Cider to have some heat, but also some sweet and herby flavors. As with many natural home medicinals you want to use organic and raw ingredients as much as possible. You can swap out (or add) other hot peppers for the habanero. You can swap out (or add) rosemary for the thyme. You can enirely leave out the honey or any other ingredient that doesn’t suit your tastes.
- 1 quart apple cider vinegar (raw and unpasteurized)
- 1 whole onion (chopped)
- 10 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
- 20 sprigs thyme
- 3 Habanero chiles (stems removed)
- 1/2 cup horseradish (chopped)
- 1/2 cup ginger root slice (peeled)
- 2 Tablespoons ground turmeric
- 1 cup honey (raw)
- Add all ingredients to a half gallon mason jar (or other large, nonreactive, resealable container)
- Shake to combine.
- Shake daily and leave to infuse for up to one month. At that point strain and store. Should last up to a year with out refrigeration.
- Take 1 Tablespoon daily as a tonic.
You can take your Fire Cider straight up by the spoonful, mix it with your favorite oil as a dressing, or even mix it in to orange or tomato juice. It’s great splashed on to and in to dishes while cooking. I add a tablespoon to soup to add extra complexity.
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