Recipe: Fire Cider All Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

You can make up your own homebrew like the famous fire cider for colds that can prevent many health problems from earaches to colds and flu. Homemade remedies have been used for years and they work.

You can make up your own fire cider tonic that can prevent many health problems from earaches to colds and flu. Homemade remedies have been used for years and they work.

What is Fire Cider?

As a renowned herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar developed this savory, spicy, infused vinegar recipe in the late 70’s. She  gave us the lowdown of its benefits hence the combination of flavors on this recipe had gained mainstream popularity particularly in the herbalist community.

Fire Cider is a combination of spicy, sour, pungent, and sweet ingredients with the amazing balance of tangy ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) but not only does it taste good, it’s also easy to make and uses common herbs that you can get from your backyard or local market.

There’s actually scientific reasons for their efficiency at fighting everything from the common cold to a huge array of other diseases. In some cases, the ingredients are antimicrobial, antibacterial and even anti-fungal. In other cases, the ingredients boost the immune system to help your body fight the infection.

Today, many old wives tales are proving true. Studies today show that many natural ingredients help keep you healthier. While the creators of these recipes, hundreds of years ago, may not have known why they work, they did notice improvement and added the ingredients to their list of remedies.

fire cider benefits

Here are some scientific reasons many of the ingredients in this magical Fire Cider Tonic help you to stay healthier and fight off colds and flu.


  • Horseradish

Horseradish is for more than just making a great sauce for steak or roast beef. It’s a superfood and we eat the root, but the leaves are edible and taste a bit like arugula. It’s been used in the Western world primarily for food but is renown in the East for its medicinal use.

Today we know that it contains high amounts of nutrients that can give your body a boost, such as Vitamin C, folate, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese and magnesium.

Horseradish also contains a substance called sinigrin, which is a glucosinolate. Glucosinolates are also found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and known for their cancer-fighting potential.

They also boost the immune system, which helps you fight off infection. Horseradish is also known to have antibacterial qualities that can help defeat infections, including listeria, E. Coli and Staphylococcus. The pungent odor can also clear up congestion from an upper respiratory infection.