Healthy Fiery Elixir (All Natural Fire Cider)

 

It’s been a NATURAL REMEDY BUSY kind of day. First it was the Elderberry syrup, now I’m preparing to make a simple Fire Cider. The main ingredients for Fire Cider are usually horseradish root, garlic, onion and your choice of a hot pepper. Sometimes I decide to use a jalapeno but today I went with the horseradish root, garlic and onion. Today’s Fire Cider is being made because the Sugar Beet coop (my other job) asked me to make a batch for the store and I obliged. Before I get into the recipe, I want to quickly mention the health benefits of each ingredient..

All natural fire cider and ingredients

Horseradish Root: Strengthens the immune system, helps relieve pain and inflammation. It also helps to improve both digestion and your metabolism.

Garlic: Promotes heart health, has characteristics to be cancer fighting. Garlic helps get rid of the common cold due to its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties. Garlic also helps to clear your skin of acne due to its antibacterial properties.

Onion: Fights inflammation and lowers triglycerides which helps to lower cholesterol. Onions also help to reduce high blood pressure and protects against blood clots.

To make this easy, wonderful health elixir you will need:

Makes about 4 cups

  • ½ cup or more fresh chopped onions
  • ½ cup grated fresh horseradish root
  • ¼ cup or more of chopped garlic
  • 32 oz or more unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

Optional ingredients: Turmeric root, echinacea  and cinnamon.

Place the horseradish root, onions and garlic in a half-gallon canning jar and cover with enough apple cider to cover the herbs by at least 3-4 inches. Place some wax paper over the lid of the jar and cover tightly. Store for 3-4 weeks in a dark place(like a cabinet) and lightly shake once daily. Once the 3-4 weeks are up, strain and reserve the liquid in another glass canning jar.

Other tips: You can add honey to taste.

 


Resources:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/horseradish-benefits-4585217

https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/nutrition/health-benefits-of-garlic

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/onion-benefits