There’s a reason many herbalists rave about Fire Cider come the fall and winter months. This folk remedy has a reputation for being able to stop a cold or flu in its tracks, if not prevent it entirely. This tonic is packed full of immune-boosting goodness, boasting anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties while acting as a decongestant and digestion stimulant.
The recipe for Fire Cider changes depending on the crafter, but it’s all relatively similar. I first learned about it from studying Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs book. It’s best to prepare this in the fall so it’s ready for the cold and flu season. However, this year I made it a day late and a cold short, but it’s still good to have around.