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Fire Cider

A potent folk remedy used to boost the immune system!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 days
Total Time 30 days 30 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 40 teaspoons


Basic Ingredients for a half pint mason jar

  • Ginger Root one large knob, peeled and grated or chopped
  • Horseradish ¼ cup grated
  • ¼ Red Onion peeled
  • ½ Orange cut into eighths
  • Hot Pepper of your choice cut into rings
  • Honey 2 Tbsp to ¼ cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar to cover

Any combination of the following can be added to boost or change flavor or healing properties (info in parentheses note what the item helps with):

  • Ginger for nausea, digestion, circulation, cramps
  • Garlic for lungs, colds, heart, gut
  • Horseradish for sinuses, mucus, anti-microbial
  • Red Onion for inflammation, antioxidant, digestion, gut
  • Orange for immune system, cholesterol, stress
  • Jalapeño for circulation, heart, cholesterol, fever
  • Turmeric for joints, anti-inflammatory, liver, allergies
  • Rosemary for heart, digestion, brain, memory
  • Thyme for coughs, cramps, digestion, lungs
  • Sage for sore throat, digestion, anxiety, stress
  • Peppercorns for circulation, heart, cholesterol, fever
  • Elderberries -- immune system anti-viral, heart (will add sweetness to your mixture)
  • Hibiscus Flower, dried or powder for blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol
  • Cloves for heart, antioxidant, blood sugar, anti-inflammatory
  • Cinnamon antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart, memory, brain
  • Honey anti-microbial, allergies, sore throat



  • Fill your jar about 2/3 full of your choice of ingredients.
  • Add 1/4 cup honey on top to balance the acidity, if desired.
  • Top with apple cider vinegar and cover with a plastic top or use parchment paper to create a barrier between the vinegar and your metal top.
  • Shake and store in a cool dark place for 4-6 weeks.
  • After at least 4 weeks use a strainer or cheesecloth and press out as much liquid as you can into a clean jar.


Fire Cider is a potent folk remedy used as a tonic to boost the immune system, digestion, work as an anti-inflammatory, and more. Most folks take one or two teaspoons of fire cider each day as a tonic to help prevent colds, flu and improve gut health.
Fire Cider recipes are flexible and can be shifted based on your palate. Feel free to add other herbs and edible flowers, based on preference. Allow your fire cider time to steep to get the most benefit.
*Fire cider should taste hot, spicy and sweet. Some people use their fire cider in salad dressings and hot toddies.
Keyword Garlic, Honey, Horseradish, Red Onion

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