Day 65: Fire Cider – Herbal Medicine for coughs, colds, flu and other viruses (TYOH, Aug 2021)

Day 65: Fire Cider – Herbal Medicine for coughs, colds, flu and other viruses (TYOH, Aug 2021)

It looks likely that this winter is going to be filled with coughs, colds, flu and the coronavirus. The social distancing, mask wearing, extra hand washing and of course lockdowns meant that last year many of the usual seasonal viruses such as flu and respiratory syncytial virus were low in circulation. Scientists are predicting that they will all be back this year, perhaps in higher numbers than usual. 

 

So I’m starting to get prepared by making herbal remedies to give the immune system a boost. One of my favourites is Fire Cider. You need to make it 6 weeks in advance of wanting to use it. 

 

You can find the ‘original’ recipe in Rosemary Gladstar’s book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health (although of course that certainly wouldn’t have been the original recipe as a version of this has been made for generations).

 

 

Here’s how I make mine:

 

Fire Cider Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 organic white onions, peeled – about 100g
  • 2 whole bulbs of organic garlic, peeled – about 100g
  • 100g fresh horseradish root, peeled
  • 50g fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 50g fresh turmeric root, peeled
  • Several sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Several sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 500ml organic raw apple cider vinegar

 

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients except the apple cider vinegar into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Alternatively you could chop everything by hand.

  2. Place all the vegetables and herbs into a large sterilised jar (sterilise by washing on a hot dishwasher cycle).
  3. Cover the vegetables with the cider vinegar.
  4. Put the lid on the jar and leave for 4-6 weeks.

  5. After this length of time strain the fire cider to remove the vegetables.
  6. Store the vinegar in the fridge and drink a shot glass daily.

 

What is Fire Cider Good For?

 

Fire Cider is a traditional cold and flu remedy containing anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory herbs and vegetables.

 

How Should I Take It?

 

In the winter months you can take a shot glass of this each day, or you can use it as a substitute for vinegar in salad dressings. If you come down with a cold or the flu you can take this remedy several times a day until you feel better.

FREE August Recipe Book

 

I’ve been putting together a few seasonal recipes in a book for you to download.

 

You can get it by visiting my online store.

 

 

 

I have lots of other freebies there too.

 

Until tomorrow,

 

Chloe x

 

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Hello, I’m Chloe. I’m a nutrition and health coach and I’m on a mission to inspire & support women so they can go from feeling fatigued to feeling fabulous! 

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