Fire Cider - Health Tonic & Homeopathic Remedy


Prep Time

30 minutes

Prep Notes

Sterilize 2 quart glass wide mouth canning jars

Depending on the size of kitchen and type of ventilation, grinding fresh horseradish can be a bit strong

Using kitchen prep gloves will prevents hands from becoming stained with strong odors from peppers, ginger and horseradish

Cooking Time

N/A

Yields

Ingredients

  • 1 large horseradish root, about 7 inches (scrubbed very well, cut away any peel that may contain dirt)
  • 1 larger ginger root, about 7 inches long
  • 1 large onion, cleaning, trimmed and skin peeled
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 16 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2-4 habanero peppers, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • raw apple cider vinegar
  • raw honey


Directions

  1. Grate the horseradish and ginger roots.  Roughly chop the onions, lemon, garlic, and habanero peppers.  Stuff them into a half-gallon glass jar with a tight fitting lid or divide evenly between two quart sized wide mouth canning jars.  Sprinkle turmeric on top (dividing equally if using two jars)  Pour the raw apple cider vinegar in over the contents, allowing it to settle through the crevices and adding more so that the contents are submerged.  Lay a piece of parchment paper over the rim of the jar, then screw the lid tightly in place.  Let the mixture sit in a dark, cool place allowing it to marry and infuse for 4 weeks, shaking once daily.
  2. After 4 weeks, pour the contents into a muslin or cheesecloth lined colander positioned over a stable pot.  Let it drain for 30 minutes, then gather the corners of the cloth, twisting and squeezing until you cannot release any more liquid.  When it is fully strained, add honey to the liquid to taste and pour into a sterilized wine bottle or canning jar.  Store in a cool, dark place for up to a year, shaking well before using.

Notes

My husband and I have used this tonic since 2014.  We take a shot 2-3 times a day if a cold or flu bug has started to come on.  From our experience, this natural tonic is powerful for our immune system to fight against viruses.  Highly recommend adding this to your medicine cabinet instead of chemically laden over the counter potions.