Support your body with a cold and flu remedy; Fire cider recipe!
This is a great recipe to make in the fall just before winter begins, or also in the spring to support your immune system. Take a tablespoon of fire cider daily during cold and flu season to ward off potential illness. If already sick, up the dosage as needed.
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
½ cup fresh gingerroot, grated
½ cup fresh horseradish root, grated
½ cup fresh turmeric root, grated (or use 1 Tbs. ground turmeric)
8-10 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 jalapenos or any other hot pepper, thinly sliced
1 orange, zested and juiced
¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
One handful of fresh rosemary, thyme, or oregano (or use 2 Tbs. dried herbs)
About 4 cups organic apple-cider vinegar, unfiltered
¼ cup raw honey
- Layer all the ingredients in a clean, 1-quart sized mason jar (or similar size glass jar), except for the vinegar and honey. Press gently to allow for at least 1 inch of space at the top of the jar.
- Slowly pour vinegar over the ingredients in the jar, allowing air bubbles to emerge to the surface, until the vinegar reaches the lip of the jar.
- Cut a square of parchment paper to cover the opening of the jar and screw on the lid. Give the jar a shake, and set in a cool, dark place. Shake it once every day or two (or whenever you remember!).
- Let it infuse for 3-4 weeks, strain through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Stir in the honey. Store in a clean bottle with a lid in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.
- Enjoy a tablespoon once a day, or add into drinks, salad dressing, or teas.
Some fun additional ingredients to try:
adaptogens (ashwaganda, astragalus, reishi or chaga mushrooms)
In spring add spring plants like burdock roots and in fall add adaptogens like astragalus roots, Reishi or Chaga mushrooms.