FIRE CIDER TONIC
A popular herbal folk remedy full of anti-inflammatory and digestion-stimulating vegetables, herbs, and spices.
8 ounces / $12
Ingredients vary depending on my mood and what may still be available for wild-gathering.
My currently available batch contains:
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Local Raw Honey, Garlic, Onion, Ginger root, Horseradish root, Serrano Pepper, Turmeric (fresh), Lemon, Rosemary (fresh), Burdock Root (fresh), Rosehips, Thyme
DIRECTIONS AND TIPS
1. 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.
2. It tastes good mixed with warm water and honey to make a warm beverage.
3. 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 eat it regularly. See my blog for that recipe.
4. I also like it in stir fry and sprinkied over cooked veggies or scrambled eggs or potatoes or...
5. If I develop a sore throat, or even feel one coming on, I gargle with straight fire cider and then swallow it. The garlic and onion and, well, everything, will work pretty well at killing off viruses that might be lurking. I will do this every couple hours until the sore throat goes over.
6. 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.
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT FIRE CIDER
Oxymels, like Fire Cider, have been used for centuries. In fact, the origination of Fire Cider has been credited to Hippocrates’ vinegar-honey oxymel nearly 2500 years ago
For more information (that I find interesting) and the base recipe that I use - so you even have an option to make your own - check out the fire cider section in my blog or click here.