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Wild Roots Apothecary Fire Cider


Fire Cider is a, no joke, traditional medicine: it is so tasty and the combination of vinegar, infused with powerful decongestant oomp for sinus relief 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.

Wild Roots Apothecary Fire Cider


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)

½ cup Pomegranate Seeds or Juice

½ cup Fresh Turmeric (fresh or grated)

1 tbsp Organic Turmeric Powder

1/4 tsp Organic Cayenne Powder

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (to cover)

Raw Local Honey (to taste)


First, prepare your space for making some Fire Cider: which meansventilate or do this outside (the horseradish is a potent sinus cleansing experience).

Gather and place all your roots, fruits and herbs into a Quart Jar. 

Use a piece of parchment paper 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 then taste your Fire Cider and see if it needs more heat - if so, then add a few more spicy peppers and/or more cayenne.

After about four 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 your Fire Cider as a tonic or as a base for salad dressing, you can even try it on your deviled eggs: perfection. Love the idea of this but don't want to take the time to make it? You’re in luck! Check out our Wild Roots Apothecary Oxymel Line:Ruby Fire Oxymel will give you the goodness without the hassle - available online or through ourshop in Sperryville.


Recipe created by Wild Roots Apothecary with inspiration fromRosemary Gladstar, Juliet Blankenspoor ofChesnut Herbal andMountain Rose Herbs.



Colleen O’Bryant is a trained herbalist and not a licensed doctor or registered healthcare practitioner. She cannot and does not claim to diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines. Colleen O’Bryant does not claim that the information and products she provides to Client will prevent, alleviate, or cure any diseases or medical conditions. The information and products Colleen and Wild Roots Apothecary provides is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal products, particularly if you have a known medical condition, allergy or if you are pregnant or nursing. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.

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