This is a great recipe as a preventative and to knock off Colds, especially sinus congestion and sluggishness. If you or your child is prone to colds, try it out! This is an original recipe, but you can throw in bunch of herbs that help boost immune function. It’s an acquired taste and not all Kids will go for it. But it’s a great preventative and will knock off the start in no time.
Thanks to Rosemary Glad star for popularizing Fire cider.
Fire Cider (Kid friendly but has a spicy punch. Good for age 3 and over)
- 1/4 cup peeled and shredded/diced ginger root
- ¼ cup peeled and shredded/diced horseradish root
- 2 TBS diced fresh turmeric
- 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
- 2 TBS minced fresh garlic
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Zest and juice from 2 organic lemons
- Raw apple cider vinegar
- Raw, organic honey to taste
Pack all of the herbal ingredients into a 1-pint mason jar. Cover the herbs plus 2 inches over with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. The important thing is to keep the ingredients immersed in the liquid, so you might need to “top if off” once every few days over the 2 weeks. Place in a dark cabinet away from heat (preferably in a room that is relatively cooler for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 weeks, strain the whole thing thoroughly, and mix in ½ to 1 cup of good quality honey. Put into a clean jar and store in the fridge. It will keep for months.
(Traditionally goes for 4 weeks, but you can change it based on your preferences. Due to higher humidity and heat in this part of the world, 1.5- 2 weeks should be good enough.)
Dose:. Give ¼ to 1 TBS depending on age. Kids can take it right off the spoon or mixed in water or a tiny amount of juice. It can also be taken on a daily basis as preventative measure through food like salad dressings.