Today, I made Fire Cider for the first time!
1 diced red onion
1 diced lemon
1/2 grated ginger
1/4 grated horseradish
1 diced jalapeno
1 diced orange
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to cover fruit/veggie mixture with an extra 2-3″
1/4 C Raw honey AFTER the mixture has been strained in 4-6 weeks.
***I split the ingredients between two 1 quart jars. A bit of natural wax paper is used under the lid, so the vinegar doesn’t rust it and leech into the fire cider. The jars will stay in our dark pantry for 4-6 weeks and given one shake a day. When the time is up, I will squeeze all the juice from the mixture using cheesecloth. The juice is the fire cider! Drink 1 oz of this a day to support your body.
Recently, I signed up for The Herbal Academy. Let me tell you, this fills my crunchy mama heart in so many ways! I’ve been wanting to start my herbalist journey for a while now and with the “stay at home” order due to covid-19, I figured now was the perfect time. Plus, the online course is 50% off right now due to covid-19!
There are so many folk medicine recipes and natural ways of healing our body that has been pushed aside ever since big pharmaceutical companies took center stage. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not against western medicine in any way, but if we can take something that has less side affects first-then by all means I say go for it!
It is about continuing to pass the knowledge along to future generations, because one day, we might have to rely solely on the earth for healing.
In the Introductory Herbal Course, I came across Fire Cider and learned about all of its amazing benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting support.
As someone with Hashimoto’s, my focus has always been on food that is nutrient dense and anti-inflammatory. Adding Fire Cider to my “tool kit” helps broaden the variety of ways we all can help support our bodies. During these strange times, while the covid-19 virus is active in our community, we could all use whatever support we can give ourselves.
To learn more about fire cider and see the original recipe I tweaked, click HERE.
Oranges were added to this recipe for some added vitamin C 🙂