With the fall season approaching, we herbalists find this is the perfect time of year to make our traditional brew, Fire Cider, a folk remedy passed down by generations of herbalists. The deliciously spicy and sweet elixir contains ginger, garlic, onion, horseradish root and jalapeño in an apple cider vinegar and honey base.
The idea for the Fire Cider concoction goes back to Hippocrates’ famous motto, “Make food your medicine and medicine your food.” This wellness tonic contains many immune-boosting qualities to help ward off potential illness during the onslaught of the cold and flu season. From easing a sore throat and congestion to general cold season irritations, Fire Cider will warm you back up to health. My fellow herbalists and I have been known to throw Fire Cider parties to make large batches of this stellar concoction. Read more →