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I’m really excited to try something new this year for cold & flu season… fire cider! If you’ve never heard of fire cider, you’re not alone… it’s been around since the 70’s (and probably before that) but seems like it’s becoming more popular!
I saw it popping up last year but never got around to making it or trying it. I decided to make a DIY recipe for fire cider this year and I have my fingers crossed that’s as amazing as I’ve heard!
If you have no clue what I’m talking about… read on!
What is Fire Cider?
It’s a blend of veggies, herbs and spices that are supposed to help prevent and reduce the symptoms of cold and flu – it’s Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) based, so kind of an amped-up ACV drink. Combined, fire cider is supposed to have major anti-inflammatory benefits.
As a note – my family also follows traditional medicine (ie flu shots) but I’m hoping to add to our immunity by also using fire cider this year! Another note – there’s not a chance my kids will drink this :).
What are the benefits of Fire Cider?
Fire cider is supposed to be immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral – that’s a lot of anti! Hoping it helps keep us healthy this fall.
What’s the Recipe for Fire Cider
I’m following my friend Lindsey’s Fire Cider recipe… you can definitely tweak and modify ingredients as you see fit/what you have on-hand.
Fire Cider Ingredients
This recipe will make two 12 oz mason jars full.
- 2 fresh jalapeños – including seeds, chopped
- 5 cloves fresh garlic
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 4 tbsp fresh ginger root
- small handful each of fresh rosemary, thyme and oregano
- Braggs Organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 lemon squeezed in each jar
Place all ingredients in a sterilized jar and cover with a square of parchment or wax paper. Cap jar and store in a cool dry place for 4-6 weeks. Shake the jar daily. When fermented after the 4-6 weeks, strain, add raw local honey to taste and store in the refrigerator.
Fire Cider Supplies
What’s the Dosage?
Take 1-3 tablespoons daily, depending on needs. It can be added to water or any other food or beverage.
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