Healthybite has found a recipe “Fire Cider Vinegar,” by Herbalist, Elizabeth Heck, to take as a preventive measure and to help reduce congestion from colds and flu. This needs to be made around 4 to 6 weeks before the winter months set in.
The ingredients are all natural, inexpensive and all you need is a large, glass, screw cap jar.
¼ cup of unpeeled thinly sliced horseradish
¼ cup of unpeeled thinly sliced ginger
1 whole head of peeled and chopped garlic
1 whole white onion
8th teaspoon of Cayenne (this is very strong be careful how much you decide to use).
Apple cider vinegar
Put all the ingredients into the jar and cover with the apple cider vinegar, making sure the vinegar is 1 to 2 inches above the ingredients. Cap it and put in a cool dry place for 4 to 6 weeks.
After this time strain the liquid from the jar into another jar and add honey to taste. A ¼ cup of honey will give a sweet taste, use less if a vinegar taste is desired. If you want to use this as a salad dressing use 1 part of the fire cider vinegar to 3 parts olive oil, whisk up and pour over the salad.
How to Take:
As a preventative take 1 teaspoon daily of the fire cider vinegar. If you feel a cold coming on start taking a teaspoon every hour for two days.
Store: In a cool dry place and it should stay good for around six months.
Enjoy your warming fire cider vinegar in the winter months, it will also boost your immune system to help fight off those germs.