Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Making Fire Cider - Herbal Folk Remedy

Fire Cider Herbal Medicine & More!
Every year when we harvest our horseradish root, I know that the winter cold and flu season is just around the corner and that means it is time to make Fire Cider!

I am not sure of the origins, but I was blessed with this recipe back in my early teen years from a friend of mine that gave me some for a cold I had. It worked so well for me, I make it every year. I find the hot, tart, tangy, kinda warming, taste to be addictive almost.  It definitely helps me fight back colds and flu as I rarely get sick.

The nice thing about it is that not only is it a medicine, but it also makes for wonderful salad dressings, I drizzle some over chicken and fish, and it adds a little zip to veggies.  :-)  It adds a "zip" that really takes things up a notch.  It's really good stuff that is versatile in its use as well.
I love dual purpose things!

If you don't have the time or just want to buy a bottle, I found it for sale here online.

The recipe is simple:

Fire Cider

1 Quart Mason Jar with plastic lid
1 - large onion (I like the Spanish Onions)
1 - 5" piece of Horseradish Root finely diced
1 - 4" piece of peeled & finely diced Ginger Root
6  - peeled and finely diced Cloves of Garlic 
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried Capsaicin or Cayenne Pepper (From Louisiana is best)
1 bottle of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother 

Place all finely diced ingredients into the mason jar, add the cayenne pepper to taste, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ingredients, put the lid on and shake to mix.  Let this sit on your counter for the next 4 weeks, shaking it everyday.

Once the mixture has set for the 4 weeks, I strain it through a double layer of cheese cloth twice to remove any debris.  I want the final product to be free of any solids.

Honey can be added after straining but this is optional.

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Honey to be added after above ingredients have time to meld for 4 weeks.

I take a tablespoon every day in the morning after breakfast during cold and flu season.

Please Note:  This information is provided for educational purposes only.  I am not giving medical advice, medical treatment or medical care to or for anyone.  Before using or taking anything, one should consult with their own health care professional.  I make no warranty, claim or guarantee as to the effectiveness of any treatment described or found herein.  


  1. I can't wait to try this. I only need to grab some ginger root when I go to the store. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Try it, you'll like it! This really is a good concoction to have on hand for cold and flu season - It will cure what ails ya as they use to say! LOL Let me know if you make it. I'd love to know what you think!