Made fire cider today, for myself and to give to some friends. This is the third year I’ve done this now.

the recipe I use is:
Horse radish, ginger, onion, garlic, cayenne (or other) pepper, all diced and in equal parts. I additionally add diced turmeric on the top, a lemon wedge, and yarrow (these parts considered more optional, and you could choose other herbs. I include yarrow because I feel an affinity towards it). Then fill the jar with apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 4-6 weeks, some also suggest to bury it on the full moon and unbury it on the next full moon if that’s your preferred way to keep track of time.

Then strain the liquid, and drink a small shot each morning. Its spicy and it wakes you and your immune system up. You can also use the strained material (the mark) to cook with.

Many people report that they stop getting sick after working with it. There’s also an interesting back story behind it. Continued in next post (out of characters)

a company in the US tried to patent the name Fire Cider, got sued and lost. It’s a traditional folk recipe, widely popularized by the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

I appreciate that it’s a medicine you can make yourself from common ingredients, and share with friends, and it seems like a healthy practice to me on a number of levels.

Sharing in case it inspires someone else to make a batch. There’s lots more info on it too if you search around.

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