Fire Cider is pleasantly delicious with a wonderful blend of medicinal herbs. The original formula was created by Rosemary Gladstar in the 1970s and contains garlic, onions, horseradish root, ginger root, hot peppers, sometimes turmeric, and often echinacea; all powerful immune enhancers that help ward off infections, colds, flus, and bronchial congestion.
Here the youtube video with Rosemary making her Fire Cider
It’s fun, simple, and easy to make. There are hundreds of variations on this recipe. Here’s our take on the original recipe:
- ¼ cup grated fresh horseradish root (you can buy fresh or grated from KoruKai Herb Farm)
- ¼ cup fresh chopped onions
- 1/8 cup fresh chopped garlic
- 1/8 cup fresh grated ginger
- 1 tsp fresh turmeric root or ½ tsp powder
- 1/8 – ¼ tsp chilli or cayenne peppers or to taste. Better to make it a little milder than too hot
- Optional: 1 tsp Echinacea root (overall immune system), 1 tbsp dried Elderberries (extra immune support), 1 tbsp marshmallow root and/or elecampane root (respiratory support), 1/2 lemon cut into slices, rosehips
Place chopped and grated herbs in a one litre mason jar and cover with enough organic, raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs by at least 5 cm. Cover tightly with a tight fitting lid and shake.
Place jar in a warm place and let infuse for 2-4 weeks. Best to shake every day to help in the maceration process.
After 2-4 weeks, strain out the herbs, and reserve the liquid. A strainer or cheesecloth work well here.
Add honey ‘to taste’ (about 1/2 cup, more if needed). Warm the honey first so it mixes in well. “To Taste’ means your Fire Cider should taste hot, spicy, and sweet. A little bit of honey helps the medicine go down…
Rebottle and enjoy! Fire Cider will keep for several months unrefrigerated if stored in a cool pantry. But it’s better to store in the refrigerator if you’ve room.
A small shot glass daily serves as an excellent tonic or take teaspoons if you feel a cold coming on.
Take it more frequently if necessary to help your immune system do battle.
(Taken and adapted from: http://freefirecider.com/rosemarys-story/)