Fire Cider Tonics are an invigorating blend of Organic apple cider vinegar infused with a power house of healing fruits, roots, and herbs.
Developed by the "Godmother" of American herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar, traditional fire ciders begin with a raw organic apple cider vinegar, fresh horseradish, ginger, onion, garlic, turmeric, lemons, oranges, rosemary and a hot pepper such as a habenero. A touch of raw local honey is added in the end, and helps tie this tonic together as a fiery, pungent, yet slightly sweet concoction, that is intensely invigorating and healing.
Fire Ciders are an incredible and all-natural "food-medicine" way to support and strengthen the immune system. RAW ACV acts as a wonderful probiotic-rich source for extracting healing constituents of each fruit, root, and herbal ingredient. Each ingredient works together to provide nourishment, promote circulation, and may help aide in digestion, as well as provide stimulation to help ease and move stuck, stagnant conditions such as congestion and inflammation.
A typical serving size is a 1/4 to 1/2 ounce pour, and Fire Ciders may be enjoyed as a daily or as needed tonic.
My Elderberry Fairy hand-crafts a variety of Fire Cider Tonics, with Traditional Ingredients, and a few with a Fairy-like twist.
Traditional Fire Cider Ingredients:
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar: known for its antimicrobial activity, improves circulation, supports digestion, regulates pH balance,
Raw Honey: packed with beneficial enzymes, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, aide for sore throats, coughs, and allergies
Horseradish: antibacterial properties, immune support, congestion relief, aides digestion
Ginger: anti-inflammatory, aides digestion, supports immune functioning
Turmeric: rich in antioxidants, as well as vitamin B6 and zinc, and is well supported for its anti-inflammatory properties
Onion: rich in anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidants, Vitamin C,and B vitamins
Garlic: boasts antibacterial and antiviral properties, supports immune function
Citrus: full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties
Habanero: packed with vitamin C, and capsaicin
Black Peppercorn: packed with piperine compounds that promote antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Rosemary: boasts antioxidants, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory compounds