This is a super potent, hot, spicy and sweet remedy for boosting your resilience. This common folk remedy has been used to ward off the common cold and other viruses for generations. Warning! This recipe is extremely spicy. Taste at your own risk. Try a small amount and increase as tolerated. ☺ I adapted the recipe from the Fire Cider recipe on the Mountain Rose Herbs Blog.
- Assortment of fresh herbs: 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 2 sage leaves and 1 sprig each of stevia, lemon balm, parsley, peppermint, oregano, pineapple sage and tarragon.
- Juice from three oranges
- 1/4 cup fresh grated organic ginger root
- 1/4 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 10 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon
- 1 TBSP turmeric powder
- Organic apple cider vinegar (add this last to fill up the jar)
- Raw local honey to taste (add after straining)
Directions: Place the herbs and other ingredients (except honey) in a quart sized mason jar. Add enough apple cider vinegar to fill the entire jar and cover the rest of the ingredients. Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake well. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for four weeks. Be sure to shake the mixture daily.
After about one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar mixture into a clean jar. Next add 1/4 cup of honey and stir. Taste your cider and if desired, add another 1/4 cup honey until you reach the desired sweetness.
Many people like to take a shot of this tonic daily or as needed when feeling run down.