Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a traditional remedy used to ward off colds, flus and sinus infections. At the first sign of a tickle in my throat, I take a tablespoon every few hours. It can prevent a full blown sickness or can help reduce the severity. It's a wonderful natural remedy that you can keep in your toolbox this Autumn.

The key to making Fire Cider is timing. Since it will take at least 30 days to soak, go ahead and get started! Flu season is not that far away. Make as little or as much as you would like. I did not add quantities for the ingredient list but they are listed in order from largest quantity to smallest. Go ahead and make your very own Fire Cider!


  • Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Ginger
  • Horseradish
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Lemon


  • Peel the ginger, horseradish, turmeric and garlic cloves. Then cut into 1/4" cubes.
  • Slice the jalapeno peppers. Be sure to remove the seeds if you don't like it too spicy.
  • Place all roots and vegetables in a mason jar. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the jar. Add the squeezed lemon rinds too.
  • Pour the raw apple cider vinegar into the jar until it is full. Leave 1/4" of space at the top.
  • Close the jar with a tight fitting lid and store in a cool, dark place for 30 days.
  • After 30 days, strain the Fire Cider liquid and discard the vegetables, roots and fruits. Store Fire Cider in the refrigerator.