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Fire Cider

I made a big batch of Fire Cider today and I’ve got to say that I love the old, economical medicines the best.   Fire cider is an oxymel, meaning that it is made with vinegar and honey. Its a great tonic to warm the body and boost immunity, particularly useful during cold and flu season. It’s got quite a bit of garlic which is known for its antibiotic qualities. Allicin — the major biologically active component of garlic — exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties and is used in medical treatment and studies You really need base the amount of ingredients you use with the size of your jar/vessel. To give you an idea, I used about 20 gloves of garlic for a jar of this size (about 2 quarts). Ingredients you will need: Garlic (lots of it), minced Citrus (oranges, lemons) Ginger, grated Turmeric Horseradish,  freshly grated or minced Onions, roughly chopped Some sort of pepper (I use jalapenos) Apple cider vinegar, with the mother Honey rosemary (optional extra)You’ll want to peel your garlic, horseradish, …