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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Fire Cider is a traditional cold remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost the immune system, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days.

    Because this is a folk preparation, the ingredients can change from year to year depending on when you make it and what’s growing around you. The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are plenty of other herbs that can be thrown in for added kick. This year I had lots of spicy jalapenos and vibrant rosemary in the garden, so I used those along with some organic turmeric powder in the cupboard and fresh lemon peel.

    Fire Cider can be taken straight by the spoonful, added to organic veggie juice (throw in some olives and pickles and think non-alcoholic, health boosting bloody mary!), splashed in fried rice, or drizzled on a salad with good olive oil. You can also save the strained pulp and mix it with shredded veggies like carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and fresh herbs to make delicious and aromatic stir-fries and spring rolls! I like to take 1 tbsp each morning to help warm me up and rev the immune system, or 3 tbsp at the first sign of a cold.

    Ingredients
    4 cups organic apple cider vinegar
    1/2 cup grated horseradish root
    1/8 cup chopped garlic
    1/2 cup of chopped onion
    1/2 cup of grated ginger
    1 tsp. fresh grated cayenne

    Directions
    Prepare all of your cold-fighting roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart sized jar. If you’ve never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience! Use a piece of natural parchment paper or wax paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake well! Store in a dark, cool place for one month and remember to shake daily.

    After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquid goodness as you can from the pulp while straining. Next, comes the honey! Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #9502
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    freedom
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    Gpysy, My wife can use this but I am not very good with the hot peppers, in a SHTF if I had this I may drink all the water we store. I am bad with the hot pepper or anything hot. But I do agree the virus do not like any of the hot peppers. I can do all the other Ingredients but the wife will make fun of me.

    #9637
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Freedom, I am with you on the peppers. When I make this I do two batches. One without the peppers and one with. The first recipe I ever had of this only had the first 5 ingred, so no worries!!

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

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    tweva
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    I’ve been drinking plain apple cider vinegar in water every day, twice a day for about 10 years thanks to advice from a Romanian friend. Don’t get colds or flu.

    If my nose/sinus ever feels stuffy (usually in high humidity of summer when very dry out) I open a small jar of horseradish paste and take a couple of whiffs! Bingo – issue solved. Gypsy is right about horseradish. If you have a head cold, eat a little Chinese mustard (not the kind comes pre-made in little plastic takeout packages) and your eyebrows and top of your head will sweat shortly. Keep it up and your cold will vanish fairly quickly.

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    Gypsy, That is what I will do around here so the wife will not make to much fun of me.

    tweva, I read so much on how many thing apple cider vinegar does. If you drink this two times a day I can see why the virus would not want to be in your body.

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