Fire Cider - Cold and Flu Tonic

Fire cider

Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy for coughs, colds and sore throats made from onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemon, herbs and apple cider vinegar. 

We use this as a tonic mixed with honey in the cooler months to prevent and fight off colds when they strike.

The original recipe is made with horseradish which can be hard to find unless you grow it yourself so you can substitute daikon, regular radish or leave it out completely. If you can get a hold of horseradish I would highly recommend adding it in as it takes the flavour to a whole new level and is extremely delicious!!

You can also add in chillies or jalapeΓ±os to give it an extra kick but I opted to leave them out this time to make it more kid friendly.