Fire Cider For Sinus Issues


During winter I try to use herbs and fresh foods in ways to ward off colds and allergy issues.  Rosemary Gladstar has a number of beneficial recipes including this - Fire Cider.  This is one of the concoctions that I discovered a few months ago and love.  It's not for the faint at heart - it does pack a punch, but if you try a small amount of it with warm water and honey initially, you just may enjoy the benefits it offers. 

I have sinus/allergy issues pretty much all year, but during the winter, when colds are at their peak, I tend to be more prone to sinus infections.  I use this to not only try to ward off illness, but to help clear the congestion if it does set in.  A pantry staple.



Fire Cider

1 part chopped onion
1 part garlic
1 part horseradish root (peeled and chopped if fresh)
1/2 part peeled and grated ginger
Enough apple cider vinegar to cover 
cayenne pepper, to taste (add just a pinch)
honey, to taste
Combine enough of the first 4 ingredients to halfway fill either a pint or quart jar, depending on how much you want to make.  Add apple cider vinegar to cover and add a pinch of cayenne.
Let the mixture sit in a cool, dark place, for 3 weeks or so.  Strain and discard all solids and add honey to sweeten slightly.
Drink it plain, make a tea with it, or use it as a salad dressing or to top steamed veggies or rice. 
It's strong, so taste just bits of it until you are used to it.  Ingredients can be adjusted to your taste.


6 comments:

The Little Acre that Could said...

Oh my! That sounds potent!

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I am definitely trying this. I have recently started suffering from allergies, so am looking for ways to help fight it other than the doctors just telling me to take another pill. now, just to find horseradish root!

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I am definitely trying this. I have recently started suffering from allergies, so am looking for ways to help fight it other than the doctors just telling me to take another pill. now, just to find horseradish root!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love Rosemary so I know she's right on with this, so I'm gonna make some to have on hand! Thanks for the reminder!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, it really sounds like it packs a punch! I bet you do clear right up after drinking some of this!

Asifur Rahman said...

nice