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Popular Winter Tonic

There are several recipes for this longstanding winter tonic. I could not find fresh horseradish this year (darn), so I added some fresh turmeric and a couple fresh rosemary sprigs. Nice! This particular recipe packs a punch but if it holds at bay the wintry​ colds and flu it is well worth the effort of making and taking​. Typically at the first sign of a cold, take 1 to 2 tablespoons every 3 to 4 hours until symptoms subside. I've become accustomed to using fire cider on an almost daily basis over the years throughout the fall and winter seasons. It is a DIY tonic I always have in my refrigerator this time of year you, should try it. Fire Cider is truly an herbal legacy product. Enjoy.


1/2 cup fresh grated ginger root

1/2 cup fresh grated horseradish root

1 medium onion chopped

10 cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped

2 cayenne peppers chopped

1 lemon chopped

unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup raw honey (to taste)

Optional Ingredients:

several springs of fresh rosemary

l orange chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh turmeric


Prepare all of the ingredient​s and place them into a quart size jar. Cover all ingredients with apple cider vinegar. Use a piece of natural parchment paper or wax paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake daily. After 3-4 weeks use cheesecloth to strain. Next comes the honey. Add 1/4 cup honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add honey until you reach the desired sweetness.