Fire Cider for Cold and Flu Season
by Purple Herbal
Tonight, I’m making Fire Cider: a fiery blend of garlic, onions, horseradish, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne steeped in apple cider vinegar that people have used for hundreds of years to ward off colds and the flu.
This powerful health tonic taken internally has an incredible warming effect on the body. The circulatory system is stimulated, as well as the digestive system. This promotes sweating, which releases toxins. Fire cider is also an expectorant, so it clears up congestion. Needless to say, it is a very useful remedy to have at home for colds and the flu.
How to Make Fire Cider:
1. Assemble ingredients.
Here is what I used to make my fire cider:
1/2 large onion chopped
Whole head of garlic peeled and chopped
1/2 cup of grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup of grated fresh horseradish
2 tbsp. of powdered turmeric
1 tsp. powdered cayenne
2. Chop/Grate ingredients.
3. Put all of the ingredients into a jar.
I used a 2 quart jar.
4. Pour in apple cider vinegar.
5. Cover jar and let sit in a cool, dark place for 3-4 weeks.
Once my fire cider has sat for a month, I will strain it into a bottle and add 1/2 cup of honey to taste.
Proper dosage is to drink one teaspoon per hour at first onset of symptoms until symptoms subside. Or drink 1 tsp. daily to prevent illness.