A lot of people when they start to feel a cold or flu coming on, go for the DayQuill, nasal sprays and other drugs. It's easy right? You pop a few capsules and in a short amount of time you feel the relief kicking in. But more and more people these days are looking for natural solutions which are not as hard on the body's system but still promise to give your immune system the powerful kick it needs to fight germs. Enter Fire Cider...
As you might have guessed from the name, Fire Cider subscribes to the old-school philosophy that for remedies to work, they have to cause a little pain and suffering too. Made from a brew of strong and fermented spicy things which on their own make most people tremble and perspire in fear, we make and bottle our Fire Cider ourselves after developing the recipe by testing it on helpless family members. But for all the complaining and moaning I've done about this (which is a lot) Fire Cider works! I've made a habit of drinking it whenever I feel sick and have managed to stay healthier and fight off colds faster. While this is definitely not a substitute to conventional medicine, especially for serious illnesses, Fire Cider is an incredible compliment to any healthy lifestyle, even though you will have bad breath after taking in.
If you are hardcore enough, Fire Cider can be taken straight as a shot. And, just as with a shot, we recommend a chaser because this has the kick of really rough moonshine. For people with a more delicate constitution (such as myself) mixing about 2tbsp of this concoction with a good amount of hot water and honey, makes for a sort of strong tea which can be sipped with relatively little anguish.
Here is what we make our Fire Cider with:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Ginger root
- Horseradish root
- Lemon juice & zest
- Rose hips
So give your immune system the boost in needs and pick yourself up a bottle of our locally brewed, mildly volatile Fire Cider! Available in-store and online.