Fire cider: the recipe for the “bomb” herbal tea that will help increase your immune defenses

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Fire cider is a popular natural remedy for boosting immunity, promoting digestion and keeping warm during the winter

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Some drinks can help strengthen our immune system, among these you may have never heard of the so-called "fire cider", a real "bomb" made up of different ingredients and perfect for warming up even the coldest winter days. .

First of all let's clarify one thing: nothing we eat or drink can prevent you from contracting the coronavirus, but there are still foods and drinks that, more generally, help us strengthen our immune system and consequently reduce the possibility of finding ourselves. struggling with seasonal ailments.

The "Fire Cider" is one of them. It is a natural remedy that has been particularly popular since the late 70s to early 80s, conceived by the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

It is a real tonic for the body based on onions, garlic, spices, vinegar and more, useful not only for the immune system but also for stimulating digestion and warming up on the coldest days.



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The recipe for fire cider

First you need to get the following ingredients:

  • Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (about 2 cups)
  • Ginger (1/2 cup)
  • Turmeric (1/2 cup or a teaspoon if it's the powder)
  • Lemon (1/2)
  • Orange (1/2)
  • Pepe Jalepeno 2
  • Peppercorns (1 tablespoon)
  • Thyme (4 sprigs)
  • Rosemary (3 sprigs)
  • Garlic (1 head)
  • Onion (1/2)
  • Horseradish (1/2 cup)
  • Cinnamon (2 sticks)
  • Honey (optional for those who want to sweeten the drink)

There are several variations and there are those who also add other ingredients or omit some. A famous recipe is that of Martha Stewart, American TV host.

How to prepare it

We recommend slicing, shredding (or grating) all the ingredients, placing them in a sterilized, airtight glass jar to be filled with apple cider vinegar (so that it covers and exceeds all spices and herbs by an inch or two) . After about a month, the liquid obtained is filtered and a sweetener is added if necessary. At that point it is ready to drink.

 

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How do you assume

There are many different ways to take this natural remedy: you can take a couple of tablespoons in the morning or add it to tea or hot water (even with lemon) to dilute its strong taste. There are also those who add it to salads or other foods that they eat daily.

However, if you dare to taste it, you really deserve immunity!



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