Homemade Turmeric Fire Cider

Homemade Turmeric Fire Cider is a great winter immune tonic and digestive aid. Its potent (and I think delicious) taste and smell help to clear up sinus and respiratory congestion. It stimulates circulation, improving the immune response and helping keep you warm!

It can be taken regularly as a dietary supplement or as prevention or treatment for a cold or flu: Take 1 teaspoon every hour at the onset of sickness, then 1 tablespoon 3–5 times per day until symptoms have cleared. It can also be taken as a warming winter digestive aid: Sip 1 tablespoon of fire cider in 4 ounces of warm water before meals. Recipe makes about 1 cup fire cider.

¼ cup horseradish, freshly grated

¼ cup garlic, chopped

½ cup onion, chopped

¼ cup ginger, freshly grated

¼ cup turmeric, freshly grated

Cayenne, to taste

About 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar (enough to cover all the ingredients)

Honey, to taste

Combine all ingredients, but vinegar and honey, in a pint jar. Cover with apple cider vinegar. Vinegar will corrode metal so, for this recipe or any other vinegar tincture, use a jar with a plastic lid, with a cork or ceramic top, or place a layer of wax paper between the lid and the vinegar mixture. Let the mixture sit for 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, strain and sweeten to taste with honey.