Fire Cider, Naturally Boost Your Immune System

Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.

Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.

Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn’t the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.

Recently I came down with a wicked cold. Being 5 months pregnant and being completely infatuated with natural living, I started my search on Pinterest to find natural remedies to battle the bug. I even found immune system boosting gummy bears in my search!! 

Among the list of elderberry syrups, honey pops, and garlic tea, I found recipes for fire cider.
Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.

Fire cider has been around for hundreds of years. It isn’t a new Pinterest fad. In each fire cider batch is a plethora of natural immunity boosting, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients. A concoction of raw apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, turmeric, citrus, and raw honey.

Here are some of those key ingredients and their natural super powers –

Pretty bold, right?! These are just some of the medicinal ingredients in this fire cider. Ginger is known to be an anti-inflammatory and raw apple cider vinegar creates an alkaline environment helps kill bacteria and viruses.

The best part, you don’t have to wait for your cold to surface before you start getting this goodness in to your body. You can use fire cider as a preventative and immune booster, especially this winter season.

However, your batch will take about 4-6 weeks to brew. So I suggest you start working on yours now!!
Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.

You can also purchase fire cider if you don’t have time to make your own. I have seen this brand, Fire Cider at my local health food store. There are also homemade brands you can find on Etsy. So there’s no excuse as to why you aren’t enjoying some now.
Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.One last thought, you can take your fire cider like a shot each morning. About 1 ounce or so a day. More if you feel a sickness coming on. If that’s too powerful for you, add your cider to salad dressing mixing it with equal parts olive oil. You can also make a savory tea out of it or add it to a sweet glass of lemonade.

No matter how you enjoy it, I suggest giving it a go!

The recipe I used for our fire cider is below! Cheers!!

Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.
Immunity Boosting Fire Cider
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Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.
Immunity Boosting Fire Cider
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
Prep
  1. Wash all produce
    Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.
  2. Onions - Peel and cut onions in to medium sized chunks. Small enough that they will fit through the opening in the jar.
  3. Jalapeños - remove the stem and cut in to 1/2" rings. Do not remove the seeds.
  4. Garlic - Peel the garlic and remove the peel from each clove. This was the most time consuming for me. **Tip: to easily peel the clove, put the clove under the flat blade of a chopping knife and press down. This will remove the peel from the clove**
  5. Roots - Peel the ginger, turmeric, and horseradish root so that the thin outer skin is removed. Chop the roots in to 1/2" pieces. **FYI: the turmeric WILL stain your fingers yellow.**
  6. Citrus - carefully cut just the citrus peel away from the fruit. You will only use the citrus zest.
Combine
  1. Combine all of the produce ingredients in the jar as you chop them. After all of the ingredients are in the jar, add the apple cider vinegar. **Do not add the raw honey. This is for later when you serve the cider** You will want to make sure all of the ingredients are submerged in the apple cider vinegar.
  2. If your jar has a metal lid, put 2 layers of wax paper on top to keep the mixture from coming in contact with the metal and rusting.
  3. Store the jar in a dark place for 4-6 weeks. I am keeping mine in the pantry.
    Cure colds, fight the flu, calm allergies, and boost immunity. Nope, it isn't the newest vaccine your doctor is pushing, it is fire cider! Like you (probably), I had no idea what fire cider even was until I read about it on a blog.
  4. After 4-6 weeks of brewing time, strain the liquid from the solids using a fine metal strainer. It might take a couple strains. Strain the liquid in to a large glass bowl.
  5. You can save the veggies for a stir fry, if you would like.
  6. Once all of the solids have been strained from the liquid, pour the liquid in to a medium size jar. Store the jar in the fridge. If the jar has a metal lid, use a piece of wax paper to keep rust from forming.
  7. Take one Tablespoon or 1 ounce shot of fire cider daily. If you have a cold or flu, take 1-2 Tablespoons twice or three times a day until symptoms subside.
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