Fire cider has been touted as a folk remedy for generations, said to combat the flu and even the common cold, among other things, including aiding digestion and boosting the immune system.
Last year was the first year I made it, and while it was time consuming slicing and dicing, it was worth it. I swear by it as an immune booster and drink extra when I’m starting to feel like I’m coming down with something.
The ingredients in fire cider provide a host of benefits.
Ginger — helps with digestion, infections, and nausea.
Turmeric – It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve depression and arthritis symptoms. Read my Turmeric Blog
Horseradish — helps alleviate sinus congestion and headaches. Even chopping or grating horseradish has this effect.
Garlic — a secret superpower with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Onion — has similar properties to garlic but is also great for preventing (or recovering from) colds and the flu.
Jalapeño – helps relieve sinus congestion and headaches.
Cayenne Pepper — helps move blood through your cardiovascular system. Blood circulation = healing.
Apple Cider Vinegar — has so many benefits, but my personal favorite is that it’s a digestive aid.
There are many ways to enjoy this elixir
Take a shot (about 1-2 Tablespoons) straight up.
Dilute the fire cider tonic with warm water, juice, or apple cider.
Swap vinegar in a salad dressing for fire cider.
Add to soup or chili.
Use in Bloody Mary’s — alcoholic or not.
Use as a hangover cure from the Bloody Mary’s you just consumed.
Fire Cider Recipe
Enjoy the recipe!