Organic Fire Cider Recipe
It’s flu season so our family tradition is to make fire cider and share with friends, family, and our loving community. Today we are making organic fire cider to share with neighbors and boost our community’s immunity. We are only as strong as our weakest member and fire cider is one of the best prevention hacks to staying healthy all year long. Let’s all build each other up! If you’re new to this immune-boosting aid, here are the benefits:
- Horseradish has been found to prevent cancer, strengthen your immune system, treat urinary tract infections, sinus infections. relieve pain and inflammation, regulate your blood pressure, aid in oral health, and digestion.
- Fire cider contains a good amount of garlic which is an antioxidant that helps regulate blood pressure and is said to stave off bladder and kidney infections, yeast infections, strep throat, and ear infections. Garlic has also been found to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, stave off colds and flu, aid in athletic performance, stronger bones, improved memory and skin.
- Onion has potent anti-inflammatory properties and may also help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots. They’ve been found to help fight yeast infections, colds, flus, and viruses. Onions are an excellent source of antioxidants. In fact, they contain over 25 different varieties of flavonoid antioxidants. Onions also contain fisetin and quercetin, flavonoid antioxidants that may inhibit tumor growth.
- Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects. Scientists now believe that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and various degenerative conditions.
- Ginger is warming, helps relieve nausea, lowers cholesterol and wards off cold and coughs; In addition, it has been found to reduce your risk of diabetes, a natural remedy for menstrual cramps, and like turmeric, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Ginger can settle an upset stomach, soothe acid reflux, and curb morning sickness. Ginger has been found to prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer.
- Jalapenos are rich in carotene — an antioxidant that helps fight damage to your cells – as well as folate, potassium, vitamin A, C, K, and B vitamins. Many of their health benefits come from a compound called capsaicin. That’s what makes the peppers spicy making them a natural nasal decongestion aid.
- Cayenne aids in digestion and reducing hunger. The capsaicin in cayenne peppers has metabolism-boosting properties. Cayenne has also been found to reduce blood pressure, relieve pain, improve psoriasis, and reduce the risk of cancer.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving: 4 servings
1 organic large horseradish
1 organic large turmeric root
1 organic large hand of ginger
1 organic onion
2 organic jalapeño peppers
3 heads of organic garlic
1 teaspoon of ground cayenne
First, you’ll grate the horseradish and ginger. Then chop the onions and jalapeño and have a good cry. Next you’ll press the three heads of garlic and sprinkle in the teaspoon of ground cayenne. Put all the ingredients into a large glass jar. Then pour organic apple cider vinegar over the ingredients in the glass jar until it reaches 1 inch from the top. Put the lid on firmly and shake once a day for a week or daily if you’re a rockstar. Place the jar in a cool dark place. Ideally, you want to let it sit for six straight weeks to get the best most potent fire cider. After the six weeks are up, strain the cider and keep the liquid in a tightly lidded container in the refrigerator. Fire cider will last up to 6 months in the refrigerator.