Flu Fighter

Brew up some fire cider to keep colds and flu at bay. Prevention is far better than cure and simple pantry ingredients mixed up into a potent tonic promise to keep you 'cold free'.

 

Brew up some fire cider to keep colds and flu at bay. Prevention is far better than cure and simple pantry ingredients mixed up into a potent tonic promise to keep you 'cold free'.

DOSAGE:

  • Prevention: 1-2 tablespoons throughout winter as a preventative measure or a tot a day as a wellness boost
  • Cold symptoms: Every three to four hours to get rid of flu symptoms
  • Healthy kids: Add a tablespoon to freshly-pressed orange juice, or rooibos tea
  • Sore Throat: Mix half/half fire cider and honey and take a tablespoon every hour
  • Allergies: Take 1 tablespoon daily to prevent allergies
  • Congestion: For lung and sinus congestion add a spoon to tea or bone broth. Or add a tot to boiled water and sip as tea breathing in the steam helps with congestion
  • Digestion: Take a spoonful before you eat
  • Low energy: Stimulating spices will boost your circulation and make you more energised.
  • With meals: You can also use it in salad dressings, sauces, marinades, soups and stews, stir fry, in tea, or spooned over veggies

USE IT FOR:

Bronchitis, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, digestive upset, colds hands and feet, fever, and all forms of colds and flus.

TO MAKE:

You need:

a large glass jar with a lid

wax paper

TIP: Fire cider is best used a month after you make it so make sure you brew it early on before winter starts.

INGREDIENTS:

(makes approx. 1 litre) 

  • 1 cup peeled and grated ginger root 
  • 1 cup peeled and grated horseradish root (if available)
  • 2 Tbsp powdered turmeric
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • Grated zest and juice from 2 organic lemons
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp raw, organic honey (add more if you like)

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS:

  • Herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley, dill, marjoram, basil, oregano, coriander seeds, mustard seeds
  • Orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit peel
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Peppercorns
  • Ginseng root
  • Hibiscus or rosehip flowers

METHOD:

  1. Add the ginger, horseradish, turmeric, onion, garlic, cayenne and lemon juice and zest to your jar.
  2. Pack everything down tightly to fill the jar up to a 3/4 mark.
  3. Use a weight to keep them down.
  4. Pour a generous amount of apple cider vinegar into the jar until everything is covered.
  5. Be aware that some of the ingredients may float so that's why you might need a weight to keep them down. If they aren't covered they might spoil.
  6. If your lid is metal, put a layer of wax paper between the lid and the jar so the metal doesn't corrode from the vinegar.
  7. Keep it in a dark place at room temperature for between 2 to 4 weeks.
  8. Shake the jar periodically.
  9. Once it's ready, shake well and strain the roots with a mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  10. Add honey to taste and store in the fridge.

 

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