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Fire Cider

Yields30 ServingsPrep Time15 mins

After trying a few publicly available fire cider recipes, we combined them to make our own that works well for us. Good for helping with illness and general health. Just one tablespoon per day for general use or double the dosage for helping with minor illness. Be sure to consultant a qualified physician before trying any daily regimen, or medicinal alternative.

Fire Cider

 1 Lemon, chopped (with peel)
 1 Orange, chopped (with peel)
 1 Medium Onion (Yellow or Red), chopped
 10 Cloves Garlic, crushed
 0.50 lb Ginger Root (fresh), grated
 0.50 lb Horseradish Root (fresh), grated
 2 Medium Cayenne Peppers (fresh), chopped [or 1 tsp ground dried]
 6 tbsp Rosemary (fresh) [dried is 1 tsp to 1 tbsp fresh]
 0.25 lb Turmeric Root (fresh), grated [or 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder]
 32 oz Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
 5 tbsp Raw Honey (local is best)

In a large glass jar, combine all of the ingredients, except the vinegar and honey. The order of ingredients is not important, they'll be mixed up shortly.

NOTE - Use a Glass Jar. Metal should not be used and plastic is not recommended.

Fire Cider Combined Ingredients


Fill the jar with the Apple Cider Vinegar, being sure that the ingredients are completely submerged.


Across the top of the jar, put a layer of wax paper or plastic wrap; then close the lid. The wax paper or plastic wrap helps ensure the jar stays sealed and that the ingredients do not deteriorate the lid.

Shake the jar to mix the ingredients.

Set it aside for 3-4 weeks. It helps to mark the date on a calendar.

Fire Cider combined and sealed


Every day, shake the jar. It is fine to shake a few times a day, but it needs to be shaken at least once every day.

The image shown here is two weeks of rest with daily shaking. It is gaining a lovely orange coloring.

Fire Cider after Two Weeks

After 3-4 Weeks

Strain the solution to remove all bits and debris, leaving just the liquid. Squeeze the solid ingredients to recover as much solution as possible.

Straining can be done with unbleached coffee filters, cheesecloth or paper towels.
Sediment will often clog the pores of the straining medium; be prepared to change the filtering material multiple times.

Strained Ingredients


Stir the honey into the liquid until it dissolves. Add more honey as needed, or omit honey entirely, depending on your personal preference.


Bottle the solution in multiple bottles and store in a cool, dark place to help retain freshness.

Glass bottles with plastic (or plastic lined lids) are highly recommended. The fire cider will corrode metal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tablespoon

Servings 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g

Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 50mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g2%

Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g

Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.