Homestead Fire Cider
Peace, family! As requested, we are back with a few recipes that have helped us on our journey. In this particular download we would like to share some jewels that helped our tribe during these tough times. This recipe is called, Fire Cider. Fire Cider is used as a natural remedy against the flu and common cold. It is said to help relieve nasal congestion, support digestion, warm the body during cold seasons, and boost immunity. **All information is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat. Please consult your physician before trying anything new or discontinuing any medications and treatments.
Fire Cider is an increasingly poplar herbal folk remedy that is a pleasant (if you like particularly hot foods) and easy way to boost natural health processes, stimulate digestion, warmed up on the on cold days. During the cold months, I take some most mornings as a way to steer away colds. I’ve often put some in hot water with lemon and honey, used it in a salad dressings, used in stir fry, etc. Because it is a folk preparation, I find the ingredients shift from year to year, adding and omitting specific herbs and ingredients. However, it always includes apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, and honey. It typically is taken by the spoonful but can be adapted for taste and preference.*
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 to 1 cup honey
1/2 cup horseradish
8 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup ginger
1/2 cup fresh turmeric OR 1 tbsp dried turmeric
1 sliced jalapeño
1 tsp peppercorns
2 whole cinnamon sticks
2 rosemary sprigs
4 thyme sprigs
Prepare ingredients and place them in a sterilized quart-sized glass jar.
Pour the apple cider vinegar and honey in the jar until all of the ingredients are covered and the vinegar reaches the jar's top. I put a fermentation weight on mine, but that is just a preference.
Use a piece of cheese cloth under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake well.
Store in a dark, cool place for a month, shaking daily.
Once down, strain, bottle, and label. this is one of many different ways to make fire cider below are a few other mixes that we hope you may try and find useful as well. there is no one way to make this powerful expectorant below are a few variations that we found useful.