Updated: Dec 30, 2021
I started my Fire Cider for the winter season back in late September of 2020. I started mine a little later than a more experienced herbalist probably would because this was my first year learning about the great benefits of making this immune-boosting powerhouse concoction.
I learned about Fire Cider from an herbal group I joined on Facebook. You have to let all the ingredients sit for at least 6-8 weeks, however, it is optimal if it can sit for 2-4 months. So my first usable batch wasn't complete until the beginning of November. I made a second batch by just keeping all the ingredients from my first batch in the mason jar, and adding more apple cider vinegar. The second batch I just strained off this week after letting it sit for 2 and a half months.
If you are new to Fire Cider, it was originally popularized by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, back in the 70s. Fire Cider is known for its immune-boosting properties. You use it the same way you would use Elderberry Syrup.
My family has been taking both Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider, alternatingly all winter. I am proud to say no one has been sick this entire winter thus far, for the first time in years! I definitely recommend this immune-boosting powerhouse as a staple in any family's herbal medicine cabinet.
For additional info on all the great properties of Fire Cider and a recipe, check out this article.
Stay well friends!