I was lucky enough to meet and learn from Julie James in person a few days ago. I wanted to share one of her recipes to boost immunity and prevent the common illnesses of the coming winter season – cold, flu and other frequent respiratory infections. You may have heard about Fire Cider or Cyclone Cider, this is her version of this famous remedy.
“Fire Cider” Recipe
Grab equal amounts of the following, all fresh:
Roughly chop them up and pack into a canning jar, leaving a few inches at the top. You may also add some Cayenne pepper and/or Turmeric. Cover with organic raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Cover the top of the jar with a square of waxed paper before placing lid on, then seal. This is to stop the acid in the vinegar corroding the metal lid.
Shake well and leave on your kitchen counter, out of direct sunlight. Every time you walk by that jar, give it a good shake. Do this for two weeks and at the end of two weeks, pour it through a kitchen strainer, wash your canning jar out well, and return the liquid to the jar. You may want to add, at this point, a few tablespoons glycerin (which will give it a pleasant sweetness, a nice foil for the hot, tart taste) or honey. If you add honey, you’ll need to refrigerate it, but glycerin requires no refrigeration.
It will help to boost immunity, fight infection, soothe the throat, open the sinuses, stimulate circulation and energy, and generally improve health.