With winter weather, inevitably comes the Common Cold. One of our Favorite natural remedies to ward off colds and flu and shorten the length of illnesses, is to mix up a big batch of Fire Cider.
What is Fire Cider?
Fire Cider is a name first made popular by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the 1970’s. Fire Cider is a blanket term to describe any number of herbal preparations involving vinegar, honey, and spices. Almost always raw garlic, onion and ginger are used along with cayenne pepper. We like to add Fresh Turmeric when we have access to it for its bright flavor and anti inflammatory properties.
Because we Care what goes inside
Here at Madison Earth Care we spend the majority of our time in the presence of and caring for plants. It is our love of plants and the environment that has lead us on the path to providing completely natural and organic landscape care and maintenance to may of our clients. We feel that it is important to treat our bodies the same way. Just like using natural products to manage plants, we love finding natural remedies for us, as well.
But being natural isn’t enough though, it also has to work.
We first started making Fire Cider here a few years back at some of our first herbal winter workshops and we’ve been hooked ever since. The seemingly simple combination of onions, garlic, spices and herbs packs a powerful punch when infused with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Local Honey.
The resulting tonic is both Spicy, Sweet and effective. We like to keep ours at hand all winter. A bottle stashed in the desk drawer and one on the kitchen counter.
How is Fire Cider used?
Fire Cider can be taken by the dropper, shot or sip. It can also be used in the place of regular vinegar in salad dressings and marinades.
Please Join us
Make your own custom jar of Fire Cider at our “Make Your Own” Class here at The Garden Center on January 29th at 6 p.m.
You will go home with:
- 1 Pint Jar of your Own Custom Blended Fire Cider
- Recipes and use instructions
Class Fee $30
Please pre register with us as class size is limited. Call or email to sign up.