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Wild Roots Apothecary Fire Cider

Colleen O'Bryant

traditional fire cider recipe wild roots apothecary

Fire cider is a no joke traditional medicine.  It’s tasty and infused with the powerful decongesting oomph for sinus relief and a spicy circulatory mover The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful decongestant and spicy circulatory movers makes this an easy go-to for winter wellness.  It works with your natural health processes by stimulating digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on harsh days or when you feel a little under the weather.

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh chopped organic ginger root

1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root

½ cup fresh grated daikon radish

1 medium organic onion, chopped

10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped

2 organic habanero or serrano peppers, chopped

Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon

2 clementines, sliced up

½ cup of pomegranate seeds or juice

½ cup chopped or grated fresh turmeric

1 tbsp organic turmeric powder

1/4 tsp organic cayenne powder

organic apple cider vinegar

raw local honey to taste

Directions for making:

Prepare your space for making some fire cider -- which means ventilate or do this outside.  The horseradish is a potent sinus cleansing experience.   Prepare all your roots, fruits and herbs into a quart jar.  Use a piece of parchment to make sure the vinegar is not touching the lid or a plastic lid.  Shake well!  Store in a cool dark place and shake often.  After about 2 weeks taste it!  See if it needs more heat and then add a few more spicy peppers or more cayenne.  

After about a month to six weeks use a cheesecloth and strain out all the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar.  Squeeze it to get as much herbal goodness out of it as you can  Next add the raw honey ¼ cup at a time and stir until incorporated.  Taste and cap!  Enjoy as a tonic or as a base for salad dressing or try it on your deviled eggs.  Perfection!

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