I've just made my first batch of "fire cider." I'd never heard of it until this year when a friend posted about it on Facebook. It grabbed my attention so I sourced all the ingredients and brewed up my own batch and have just decanted it tonight. I had a taste and there are so many flavours! I'll definitely be having some every day with some hot water.
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Fire Cider for Severe Allergies and Sinus Headaches
I used to use ACV alone but then discovered Fire Cider!! We've suffered from severe allergies since moving to TX 5 years ago and Fire Cider has made an incredible difference.
Fire Cider is a home remedy that has been used forever. Because it was home-made, the recipe is not set in stone. The mix varies with the maker and what they have at hand. Fire Cider is essentially ACV infused with medicinal roots and foods. This synergy helps to clear phlegm and support the immune system.
You can find all kinds of recipes online, but don't worry if you don't have one or another ingredient. ;)
I make it by the gallon using onions, garlic, ginger, horseradish, peppers, cinnamon, oregano, basil... It really is a "kitchen sink" kinda recipe! While I always try to include horseradish, which really helps me, what I don't have, just doesn't go in that time.
Once decanted, I'll keep it in the fridge as is and refill a 4 oz dropper bottle I keep just for this purpose. This is when I add sweetener (about a Tb to the 4oz) I use local honey to add to the allergy benefits, but you can use other sweeteners, as some posts have shared. Just remember, it's sweetened to make it palatable when taken as medicine, but it's not a sweet product.
As for dosage, I take it depending on how I feel. I'll use it by the dropper-full, by the teaspoon, by the tablespoon, by the shot glass... my body reaction tells me how much is enough. This is natural medicine and can take a min to work..... just ALWAYS dilute it!
Last but not least.... it's also a great seasoning for meats, soups, salads, stews, beans, sauces … it is food :)