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Fire Cider

Immune Boosting Tonic

Natural Remedies

Fire Cider

Fire Cider

What is Fire Cider?

Fire Cider was first made by the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the 1970’s. It’s a warming, decongesting tonic that can be taken daily to aid digestion, warm the system and clear the sinuses. It is a natural remedy for staying healthy by boosting the immune system and keeping colds and flu at bay. Warming to the body, the pungent taste, kindles the digestive fire, and improves digestion, absorption, and elimination. Energetically, it is stimulating and invigorating, it increases circulation, encourages sweating, cleanses the blood and the muscles, and opens the internal channels. It is typically taken as a shot or mixed with water or juice as a daily tonic. Fire cider is also a popular ingredient in cooking, adding a spicy and tangy flavour to salads, marinades, and other dishes.

What does the “Fire” in the name mean?

Fire refers to the taste, it is tangy, spicy, zesty, and pungent. Add some honey per your taste to sweeten things up and reap the antibacterial benefits of the honey.

100% Natural

One year shelf life

Vegan friendly

Ingredients and Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (Unfiltered)

Several studies have shown that apple vinegar is very rich in organic acids, phenolic compounds, tannins, flavonoids, and carotenoids, which gives it antioxidant and antibacterial capacity against many pathogenic agents. (Kelebek et al.)

Black Pepper
Black PepperPiper nigrum

Black pepper has an affinity for the respiratory tract (Khalsa, 2010) & is considered rejuvenating for the respiratory system. Herbalists sometimes include small amounts of black pepper in formulas for cold & flu, where it serves as a diaphoretic to stimulate sweating, especially in those with chills or feelings of coldness (Frawley, 2000).

Garlic
GarlicAllium sativum

Garlic is an excellent remedy for the first stages of a cold or flu. It has 18 known antiviral & antibacterial substances (Gladstar, 1993). The volatile oils in garlic are excreted through the lungs, & the antimicrobial nature of these oils make it particularly helpful in the case of respiratory infections (Hoffmann, 2003). It is an expectorant, helping the body to thin & efficiently remove phlegm. (Tilgner, 2009).

Ginger
GingerZingiber officinale

Ginger is a carminative & digestive aid. By warming the stomach, it improves digestion, bile secretion, fat digestion, & movement of food through the digestive tract, reducing stagnation, irritation & gas (Wood, 2007). Ginger is a warming herb with a fiery nature. By stimulating circulation & energy, it enhances the "fire" in the body that supports digestion, heart health, immunity, and reproductive system vigour and balance.

Horseradish
HorseradishArmoracia rusticana

Horseradish is high in Vit A & C, iron, calcium, magnesium, & potassium & also has antioxidant activity. Herbalists appreciate horseradish as a stimulant that increases metabolism, circulation, & heat in the body (McBride, 2010). This is related to its diaphoretic action, & it is commonly used in influenza & colds to peak fevers in a manner similar to cayenne (Capsicum annuum) (Hoffmann, 1998).

Lemon
LemonCitrus limon

The antibacterial & antiviral actions of lemon can be partly attributed to its acid content (Tierra, 1988). The vitamin C content of lemons contributes to its ability to help the body fight infections (Lim, 2012).

Onion
OnionAllium cepa

Contains a high concentration of folic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, potassium, & phosphorus as well as vitamins & minerals. It is widely used as an antimicrobial agent. Onions have beneficial effects on the digestive, circulatory, & respiratory systems, as well as on the immune system.

Orange
OrangeCitrus sinensis

Consumed all over the world as an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a powerful natural antioxidant that builds the body’s immune system.

Chilli
Red ChilliesCapsicum annuum

Traditionally, cayenne has also been taken to ward off the common cold. It is a strong moving & potentially heating herb by dispersing blood to the periphery & encouraging sweating. Cayenne can be cooling when the environment or body temperature is hot.

Turmeric
TurmericCurcuma longam

Turmeric is a blood purifier & digestive tonic, soothing to the respiratory system. Traditionally this root is often used in an ayurvedic approach to soothe inflammation of the throat and tonsils, & as an anti-inflammatory herb for many other aches & pains including muscle aches, back pain, cramping, & joint pain.