Fire cider is a medicinal concoction that has been used for many generations to support healthy digestion, keep away seasonal infections, boost circulation and get rid of sinus congestion.
It is essentially a collection of health-boosting herbs and vegetables, which are mixed together and soaked in vinegar over a period of time. The vinegar acts to draw out the active medicinal constituents of the plants.
The result will be antibacterial and antiviral, helping to provide potent antioxidants and warming spices to support robust immunity and digestion
Ingredients In My Fire Cider
All ingredients are Fresh and Organic
Horseradish is known to be effective against the flu and common cold, tonsilitis, respiratory disorders, urinary tract infections, and pathenogenic fungus.
Ginger is used to treat arthritis, muscle pain, upset stomach (motion and morning sickness and general nausea), gas, upper respiratory tract infections, and cough.
Onions are used to boost cardiovascular health, bone and connective tissue benefits, and as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Garlic is used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, asthma, building the immune system, help level blood sugar, and is used topically to treat fungal infections.
Habanero peppers boost your metabolism, and offer sinus, headache, and arthritis relief as well as releasing endorphins.
Limes The nutritional benefits of limes do not differ very much from those of lemons. They are both excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.
Limonene have anti-cancer effects and help increase the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens.
Skin Care: Lime juice and its natural oils are very beneficial for skin when consumed orally or applied externally. It rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections and reduces body odor due to the presence of a large amount of vitamin-C and Flavonoids
Turmeric is pretty much the be-all and end-all of health foods. It’s known to delay liver damage, reduce carcinogenic compounds in other foods, make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiation, inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma and breast cancer, alleviate arthritis symptoms and skin conditions. Research says:
Advanced Experimental Medical Biology in 2007 states that, “Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic illnesses.”
Raw apple cider vinegar (not plain old cider vinegar!) is known to be a good source of acetic and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), mineral salts, amino acids, and other key components of good nutrition, but it is also a well-loved folk remedy thought to ease digestion, fight obesity and diabetes, wash toxins from the body, kill lice, and reverse aging.
Raw honey (locally produced) is a fantastic, all-natural fighter of seasonal allergies. Because bees collect pollen from flowers in your area and then convert it to honey to feed their hives, eating raw, local honey is like a tasty allergy shot. It’s also full of vitamins and minerals, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and makes a great, non-narcotic cough suppressant and throat soother.
I’ve started to drink a tablespoon (or more!) every morning to maintain health or after a large meal. When you feel ill, take a slightly larger dose to help boost your immune system. Word has it on the street that it’s an extremely effective hangover cure.
10 recurring health benefits I found as I analyzed the ingredients above:
Supports immune function
Supports digestion due to:
natural enzymes contained in raw fruits, vegetables and ACV
Anti-cancer and chemo-protective
Supports and boosts brain health
Supplies key essential vitamins
A few suggestions for using Fire Cider
At the first sign of a cold: Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of fire cider right away, and continue using it every 3 to 4 hours until the symptoms start to improve.
You can also take a spoon or two daily as a preventative measure during the winter.
Mix with beverages: Add a little fiery flavor to your lemonade, orange juice or tea, or use it to add kick to a martini or Bloody Mary.
Add to cooking: Use some of your homemade fire cider in salad dressings (a personal favorite), homemade condiments and marinades. You can also mix it into sautéed vegetables, soups or chilis.
Fire Cider is one of my favorite health promoting products I’ve ever come across. It’s on a whole different level at this point.