I love natural remedies.
If I could only pick one germ-busting, cold-kicking, yucky-killing remedy, it’d be Fire Cider.
I first started making fire cider a few years back when I learned about it from Mommypotamus. Now I just make my own with whatever ingredients I feel like incorporating.
To learn more about the benefits of fire cider, click here.
Caveat: You’ll notice my list of ingredients doesn’t have specific measurements. Fire cider is very forgiving. You really can’t go wrong.
Let’s get to it!
What you’ll need:
A glass jar.
- Raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
- A whole red onion (any onion will do)
- A lot of garlic (3 heads or more)
- Fresh horseradish
- Fresh turmeric
- Fresh thyme and/ or rosemary
- Jalapeno peppers (any spicy pepper will do)
- Cinnamon sticks
- A lemon or orange
- Raw honey
- Chop all ingredients and place in a glass jar.
- Fill the jar with enough apple cider vinegar to cover all of the ingredients. Make sure they are fully submerged to prevent it from spoiling.
- Cover with a lid. If you’re using a metal lid, line it with parchment paper so that the vinegar doesn’t cause it to rust.
- Here’s the hard part: Place in a dark cabinet and let it sit for at least 3 weeks. I like mine to sit for 6 weeks to get all the yummy goodness from all the ingredients.
- Check on it every couple of days to make sure everything is still submerged in apple cider vinegar.
- After it’s done steeping, give it a good shake and strain all the liquid using a nut bag or cheesecloth. Pour into a glass bottle.
- You can take this straight, but I like to add some raw honey when I’m ready to take a swig.