How to use Fire Cider as a Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

Fire Cider has been a popular herbal recipe among healers and herbalists for many, many years. And while Shire City Herbals has unethically gained trademark of Fire Cider, it remains a cultural folk recipe that you can concoct in your own kitchen, and enjoy it's spicy, sweet, and zesty medicinal properties. 

With its antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and circulation stimulating properties, Fire Cider is very versatile.

Some ways you can use Fire Cider:

A daily immune boosting tonic, taking 1 tsp daily
Rub it directly on sore muscles
Mix with more honey to make a couch syrup
Soak a cloth and place on chest to break up congestion
Mix with oil for a zesty salad dressing
Add to soups for tang and heat
Use for pickling pickles

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To craft your own Fire Cider:

Each herbalist has their own recipe, so these ingredients are simply my suggestion. You can be flexible in how you make your fire cider.

1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 cup ginger root, diced or shredded
1/2 cup turmeric, shredded
1/3 cup horseradish root, shredded
2 heads white onion, chopped
2 heads of garlic, chopped
2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 lemons with peal, diced
Raw apple cider vinegar
Raw honey to taste


Place all ingredients into a quart jar and add apple cider vinegar until all ingredients are in vinegar. Close jar tightly and store in a dark, dry place for 6-8 weeks. Strain into clean jar.

Will taste tangy, sweet, and firey.