Spicy tonic to prevent and treat colds by boosting the immune system.
8 oz. Bottle (strained) $15
Quart Jar (unstrained) $30
Fire cider is full of anti-inflammatory and digestion-stimulating vegetables, herbs, and spices. It is used to prevent and treat colds by boosting your immune system, and it also improves blood circulation and digestion, among other benefits.
Ingredients: raw apple cider vinegar, local raw honey, garlic, onion, ginger root, horseradish root, cayenne pepper, lemon, star anise, calendula flowers, fennel seed, rosemary, rosehips, thyme, and tulsi.
The most common way to use fire cider is to put a teaspoon in some water and drink it, similar to how some people take a teaspoon (or tablespoon) of raw apple cider vinegar daily to stimulate metabolism and aid digestion. It tastes good mixed with warm water and honey to make a warm beverage.
I don't drink it everyday. However, one of my favorite uses is for making salad dressing, in place of plain vinegar, so we do consume it regularly. (See my blog for that recipe.) I also like it in stir-fry, or sprinkled over cooked veggies, scrambled eggs or potatoes.
If I develop a sore throat, or even feel one coming on, I gargle with straight fire cider and then swallow it. The ingredients work pretty well at killing off viruses that might be lurking. I repeat every couple hours until the sore throat goes over. If I feel like I may be getting the flu or know I have been exposed to the flu, I will actively take a teaspoonful every few hours in some form.