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Spicy Cider Recipe – Natural Cold Remedy

Fire Cider natural remedy for colds, flu and sore throat

first discovered a recipe for “fire cider ™” A few years ago when I got a copy of book Gladstar medicinal herbs Rosemary sharing this recipe and many others.

is a traditional recipe that contains garlic, onion, ginger, pepper, vinegar and raw honey. The original recipe horseradish, but usually replace echinacea root.

Fire Cider ™?

I recently discovered that a small company has registered the term fire cider ™ and production and sale of the same. This has a lot of small sites herbal remedies at war, because it is a very old recipe that has been used for decades. From my understanding, this means that this product could not sell pre-made, but does not limit the ability to do it at home.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ll call this recipe “spicy cider” from now on.

spicy cider harnesses the beneficial properties of the onion, garlic, ginger and herbs, vinegar and raw honey over to an immune stimulus and nutritious drink with a little kick.

what does it taste?

judging by the ingredients of the recipe, you may not expect very good taste. I did not and I very pleasantly surprised by the taste. I’ve even tried in salads as a dressing and has a mild flavor and sweet pepper vinaigrette.

In the winter months, sometimes take a teaspoon or less of this a day or use it in salads. If disease hits, I’ll take that dose every few hours or add a tablespoon of hot water or herbal tea a few times a day until I feel better.

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For children, reducing cayenne or leave and they do not mind the taste too as honey helps balance the vinegar taste.


  • 1 medium, peeled and chopped onion raw
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and rough chopped
  • 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried echinacea root (optional)
  • apple cider vinegar (organic with “mother”)
  • honey organic raw
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper powder


  1. Place the onion, garlic, ginger and echinacea root in a quart canning jar.
  2. Add the apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs.
  3. top and leave the bottle for 2-3 weeks, preferably in a sunny or slightly warm.
  4. Strain and discard the herbs.
  5. mixed with equal parts of raw honey and add the cayenne powder.
  6. stored in the refrigerator and take 1 teaspoon daily as needed or when sick. I’ve taken as much as 1 teaspoon an hour during illness until I felt better.

What is your best natural remedy for colds and flu?

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