The Cold and Flu Season is upon us here in New Jersey! To help prevent and/or combat illness in our house, one of my favorite herbal remedies is Fire Cider! It's spicy, warming, a little sweet, and it literally kicks butt!
My Go To Recipe is as follows: (I don't really do measuring so its all a rough estimate!)
Red Onion - diced
2 heads of garlic chopped
1 Jalapeno - halved
Horseradish - grated
Ginger - grated
Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg's)
*Raw Local Honey * saved for later
Place veggies, herbs/spices in a large glass Mason Jar and cover with ACV.
Use a piece of parchment paper between the ingredients and the metal lid to avoid corrosion from the vinegar.
Place jar in a warm, dry, dark spot (I like to place mine on top of the refrigerator) and leave to ferment for 4-6 weeks.
Give the brew a shake once daily.
After 4-6 weeks:
Strain liquid through cheesecloth into another glass jar.
Whisk in Honey to taste.
Seal with lid.
Will remain shelf stable in cabinet up to 1 year.
Take 1 tsp. daily to boost your immune system for prevention.
If sick take 1 tsp. every 4-6 hours.