I want to share this simple recipe, as it seems there are alarming number of people now coming down with cold, or flu. Maybe you can help yourself, by making this healthy drink: Fire Cider. I love the folk remedy, do you?
"Let food be your medicine." (I was not the first one to say that, I know)
Thank you Hippocrates.
- 32 Ounces RAW apple cider vinegar
- 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 heads garlic, peeled and chopped fine
- 1 and 1/2 cups grated horseradish
- 4 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 1-2 spicy chilis, sliced (any spicy chili will do OR you can add a pitch of cayenne powder)
- Honey (to taste)
Place all ingredients into a LARGE mason jar, pack down slightly, and pour apple cider vinegar on top. Give the jar a little shake to remove any air bubbles. Cover with tight-fitting lid.
Place into a dark, cool place for at least 2 weeks, a month is better. Carefully strain out herbs, add honey to sweeten it slightly, and bottle your tonic. Discard the strained ingredients OR try adding them to a stir fry.
Store in fridge. I have heard that this lasts anywhere from 1 year to indefinitely.
NOTE: Be careful when handling these ingredients as they can be irritating to hands and eyes.
How to Take Your Fire Cider
As a daily tonic, sip a tablespoon or 2 a day to boost your immune system.
At the first sign of feeling sick, take 1-2 tablespoons several times a day until you are feeling better.
Be adventurous. Add fire cider to your salad dressing, soups, steamed veggies, etc. It’s super yummy!
Credit goes to this wonderful site: www.savorylotus.com