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Recipe: Fire Cider
Adapted from a recipe by Rosemary Gladstar. See book review in this issue.

Making fire cider
Making fire cider

Fire cider is said to restore and invigorate, and many claim it has benefits that include boosting energy, warding off colds and flus, easing sinus congestion, lowering blood sugar, curbing cravings, and aiding digestion. If you'd like to try this home remedy for yourself, see the recipe below.

You will need:

1 onion, peeled and chopped (antibacterial properties)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (antibacterial properties)
2" x 1 1/2" ginger root, chopped (powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and aids digestion)
1 tsp powdered turmeric (anti-inflammatory properties and digestion aid)
1 Tbsp dried rosemary (to boost immunity)
1 tsp burdock (powerful antioxidant)
1 lemon with peel, sliced with seeds removed (to boost immunity)
1/4–1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (to boost metabolism and immunity)
1/4–1/2 tsp dried horseradish (aids decongestion)
1 cinnamon stick (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and reduces blood sugar)
6 whole cloves (antioxidant, maybe help reduce blood sugar)
2–4 Tbsp honey
3–4 cups apple cider vinegar (antibacterial and antioxidant properties)
1 quart jar with a plastic or other non-reactive lid

Put first eleven ingredients in glass jar and fill with apple cider vinegar to cover. Put lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 4–6 weeks. Shake occasionally. Strain liquid into another container and discard all but the cinnamon stick. Place stick back in liquid, add honey and stir well. For best results, store in a cool place. Keeps for two months.

To use as a tonic: Take 1 tablespoon undiluted, 3 times daily to ward off a cold. This can temporarily clear congestion. It also supports the immune system.

As an after-workout pick-me-up: Add one tablespoon to water. Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium, a necessary electrolyte. Ginger warms the stomach, allowing it to absorb the water.

Use as a dressing: Drizzle a little or a lot on vegetables, greens or salad.

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