From my research it’s been called several things, I call it a tincture, some call it a tonic while others call it an elixir, some call it Fire Cider, some say Master Tonic while others yet call it Cyclone Cider no matter the name you give it, it should be in your medicine cabinet! You can make it yourself or you can buy it at most natural food stores. If you live close to us, give us a holler and we’ll sell you some!
Vic’s Cider Brew started between 11/15-3/16
I made this up oh I guess a couple of years ago and Vic pretty much took over the chore of fixing up new brews when needed. So why do we make sure it’s in our medicine cabinet and why should it be in yours? because it is amazing stuff!! It cures just about everything from colds and flu to inflammation like arthritis I’ve actually been using it the last 2 days to cure Strep Throat. I’ve never heard of not taking an antibiotic for Strep but, I think its working I’m not 100% but even went on a hike today! I’ve never done that when I was sick. (update- Fire Cider took care of that Strep Throat in oh- 3 days!!!! WOWZA!!)
So what makes this stuff so good you might be asking? Maybe it’s all the goodies in it. There are some basic ingredients that I’ve seen in everyone’s recipes and then there are things that we’ve added to ours that you might not see in others’ or likewise. Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Hot Peppers of some sort and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
Ginger-It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.It inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Horseradish Root– As a medicine horseradish root has many curative properties: strong antibiotic, expectorant, bronchodilatator, antibacterial, coronary vasodilatator, it increases the blood pressure, it heats up the body, stimulates the body’s immune system, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antianemic, antiscorbutic, diuretic. It can stimulate the appetite. It has a cardiotonic effect and is recommended to the people that suffer from high blood pressure. Also it is known that horseradish has aphrodisiacal properties.
Onions-Onions have amazing medicinal qualities and replace a lot of drugs! The main constituents are vitamins C, E, B6, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, sodium, iron, sulfur, iodine, silicon and others too. Also it is low calories (100 g = 38 kcal) and helps burn fat. Those who consume it on a regular basis are less exposed to heart disease, colds and rheumatism. Valued for its therapeutic tonic and anti-infective virtues, onion is a major health and longevity factor.
Tumeric-Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic
Hot Peppers-Fights inflammation, Pain Relief, Weight Loss, Circulation, Boost immunity, Clear Congestion
Garlic-Great for fighting common cold (high in vitamins), Can help reduce blood pressure, It can improve cholesterol levels, has antioxidants that may help fight against Alzheimer’s, It may help detoxify heavy metals in body and many other helpful things for the body.
Citrus (Lemon, Orange, Lime etc.)-Citrus fruits have the advantage of containing several different antioxidants that may help prevent a range of health concerns, from cardiovascular disease and cancer to skin damage from sunlight. Different types of citrus fruits have similar nutrients but in slightly different amounts. In addition to fiber and vitamin C, citrus fruits supply calcium, potassium, folate and vitamin A.
Rosemary-Anti-Inflamatory, Enhanced memory and concentration
Raw Apple Cider vinegar– May lower Blood Sugar, Is Antimicrobial, can kill some bacteria, may help with weight loss, may help to protect against cancer, may be heart healthy.
It is worth taking a some time to look up information on each ingredient, listed above is just some of the valuable information about what each ingredient can do for your body.
So, for making fire cider, take all of the above ingredients (except the vinegar) and peel, cut up and place in a high-powered blender (or peel, and very small dice/shred each) cover all raw ingredients with your Raw Apple Cider and puree (if in the blender). Pour into Large mason jar (s) and cover for at least 4 weeks. (6-8 weeks is even better) Store in dark cabinet and make sure to shake mason jar(s) daily.
After 6-8 weeks take lid off Mason jar and pour everything through a cheese cloth into a container (sometime we pour through the cheese cloth several times) and then pour the vinegar back into jar. Add Raw Honey to taste. Do not heat up honey and vinegar as it will take away the medicinal properties.
When feeling well, take about 1 tablespoon per day, when you feel like a cold or sickness is coming on go ahead and bump up intake to about 3-5 tablespoons each day until you start feeling better. I have read you can also use the vinegar as a topical as well like on your chest covered with a warm rag when you have a cold. I would think the same hold true for your feet although I haven’t tried either way myself.
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