9 amazing Health benefits of fire cider- immune system powerhouse
If you are one of those people who gets sick a lot and you feel that you have weak immune system and trying to find a way to jump start your immune system then FIRE CIDER is one the most effective natural tonic around.
Fire cider is stacked with so many immune boosting and powerful active ingredients that it’s incomparable to other supplements and drugs that claim to boost the immune system.
If you are really serious about not only strengthening your immune system but the body as a whole then you really should give fire cider a try.
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The birth of FIRE CIDER
Fire cider is a sweet, spicy and vinegary homemade tonic that has been used for many decades to prevent and fight off colds and flu, boost the immune system and so many other amazing health benefits of fire cider that I will cover today.
Fire cider was first introduced in the early 1980s by Rosemary Gladstar, a well-known herbalist that taught her students and the community this amazing tonic to educate and help people to realize that raw foods and herbs are the foundations for a healthy lifestyle.
Her mission was to build a bridge between medicinal herbalism and your kitchen pantry and that’s what made me really curious about fire cider.
Fire cider vs over the counter supplements
Nowadays, there are so many immune system boosting and flu and cold tonics and supplements that are so hard to know what’s in them and how they are made and are impossible to make at home.
Fire cider is made from raw, simple, and powerful ingredients that we use to cook with every day.
What’s really amazing is that you can use them to make an amazing and healing tonic that is at least 10x more effective than the over the counter supplements.
There’s no comparison between fire cider and over the counter supplements, the reason behind that is that the active ingredients in the over the counter supplements have been tampered with, damaged and lost most of their efficacy and potency and that’s before you get your hands on them.
Fire cider is one of a very few medicinal herbal tonics that can be easily made in anyone’s kitchen using nature’s most powerful ingredients to get one of the most effective herbal remedies and tonics that the whole family can reap its amazing health benefits.
Fire cider is made from immune boosting herbs and roots such as:
- Hot peppers
- Apple cider vinegar (Bragg organic apple cider is the best apple cider out there)
These are the base ingredients that make cider fire and the one that was introduced in the 80s.
Fire cider is very versatile and there are so many other herbs, roots, and peels that you can add to the above ingredients to get the desired taste and strength.
Some people like it very spicy and others like it less spicy and sweeter, so don’t hesitate to experiment till you get your preferred taste and spiciness that you can tolerate.
Remember that the whole point is to make something that you are going to like and eventually it becomes part of your daily lifestyle.
Fire cider is very easy to make and takes almost no time to prepare.
- 1 horseradish root
- 1 ginger root
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic head
- 1 turmeric root or 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric
- 2-4 habanero peppers
- Apple cider vinegar
- Honey (added after the fermentation process is done and fire cider is strained to balance the spicy taste)
- I usually start by grating ginger and horseradish roots and chop garlic, onions, and hot peppers and place them in a tight lid jar.
- It’s recommended to do the grating and chopping in a well-ventilated area if you can’t tolerate the strong smell and fumes, especially when you are grating horseradish root and onion
- Add apple cider vinegar to the jar and make sure everything is submerged and shake well.
- Screw the lid tightly in place
- Place the jar in a dark, cool place and let it sit for 2-4 weeks and don’t forget to shake it every day.
- After 2-4 weeks strain the fire cider and transfer the liquid part into a tight lid container and discard the herbs and veggies.
- Remember to keep the lid tightly sealed when you are not consuming it, so it stays fresh potent for longer
- Store fire cider in the fridge at all times. Fire cider has long shelf life and can stay good for up to 1 year.
What is the best apple cider vinegar to use?
Hands down, the best apple cider vinegar is BRAGG ORGANIC/ RAW CIDER WITH THE MOTHER.
It’s rich in enzymes and minerals and it’s unpasteurized. It’s the foundation for successful fermentation process so the active ingredients get extracted and fully infused together to get the best possible fire cider.
When and how to take fire cider
The wonderful thing about fire cider is considered a remedy and tonic at the same time. If you are feeling you are getting the cold or flu, it has been advised to take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.
As a tonic, you can take 1 tablespoon daily to boost your immune system and to prevent you from getting sick.
For people who don’t like it hot and spicy, you can add honey and that should balance the spiciness.
Fire cider can be enjoyed by itself or can be added to salads or other foods as long as it’s not used to cook with or exposed to any heat. In general, fermented foods are best consumed cold because that’s when they keep their healing properties and health benefits.
Adverse effect of fire cider
Fire cider is a very strong tonic and it’s best to not take it on an empty stomach, especially people who suffer from stomach ulcer should take extra caution and preferably to be taken with meals.
There is strong evidence that horseradish can lead to miscarriage especially in early pregnancy. I strongly advise consulting your doctor before you take this tonic or any other remedy or tonic that contains horseradish.
Consult your doctor, If you are taking blood-thinning medications. Many of the ingredients in fire cider can interfere with these medications.
The amazing Health benefits of fire cider tonic
1- antibacterial and natural antibiotics
Garlic, horseradish, and ginger have very strong antibacterial properties and to have them all combined and infused together will make a fire cider that is very powerful antibacterial tonic and remedy.
3 of nature’s most robust and amazing healing foods give bacterial infections no chance against this antibacterial powerhouse.
Fire cider is really effective against strep throat, chest infections, coughing, and congestion.
If you are looking for an antibiotic that is 100% natural and safe and as effective as antibiotics then you have no choice but to try fire cider.
2-Antifungal and candida buster
Fire cider possesses strong antifungal properties because of garlic, onion, and ginger in particular.
Garlic and onion have a sulfur-containing compound called ALLICIN, which makes garlic and onion very effective antifungal, especially against candida.
The active ingredients in ginger (gingerols and shoagols) do not only have antifungal properties but they help the liver to halt the candida overgrowth while the body detoxify itself.
What you are really getting here is the powerful active ingredients of these wonderful and healing roots and herbs in a one easy and convenient serving.
3-Antiviral and natural flu destroyer
Garlic, ginger, onion make fire cider a unique and one of a kind natural antiviral.
Garlic and onion belong to the allium family and these foods are sulfur-rich which makes fire cider one of nature’s most powerful antiviral remedies.
There are numerous laboratory studies have proven the antiviral healing properties of garlic. Allicin and other sulfur compounds in garlic and onion have shown to be very effective against common cold and flu viruses.
The difference between eating garlic or ginger by themselves and drinking fire cider is that fermenting these roots and herbs in apple cider vinegar for a long time allows all these active and powerful ingredients to be extracted and make them readily bioavailable and easy to digest.
4-Keep your heart young with fire cider
The other amazing health benefit of fire cider is that you are strengthening and protecting your cardiovascular system by taking a shot of fire cider every day.
Garlic and onion are proven to help with
- lower high blood pressure
- Remove plaques from arteries
- Raise HDL cholesterol
- lowers blood cholesterol
Ginger, on the other hand, is also been found to prevent atherosclerosis, lowers cholesterol, and prevents the oxidation of LDL (low-density cholesterol).
Horseradish and habanero peppers are very good at improving blood circulation and energizing the body. If you want to energize yourself in the morning and also thinking about quitting caffeine then fire cider might be the solution.
5-Jump start your immune system with fire cider
Allicin and sulfur compound in garlic and isothiocyanate and sinigrin in horseradish are proven to possess immune system boosting and strengthening properties and also found to stimulate and increase white blood cells.
The ingredients in fire cider like garlic, horseradish, onion, ginger are very high in vitamin C, which is another reason why fire cider is undeniably one of the best immune system boosters.
6-Antioxidants to halt cancer
Let me list the number of antioxidant compounds in fire cider and I’ll let you decide for yourself
- Allyl cysteine
- Allyl disulfide
- Vitamin C
These are some of the antioxidant compounds that you will find in fire cider. All of these antioxidants are proven to be very effective against cancer.
You can see for yourself that fire cider has the ultimate defense system against free radicals, which are responsible for cancer growth in our body.
7-No more Arthritis and joint pain
Fire cider is one of a very few natural tonics and remedies that cover the whole nine yards when it comes to arthritis and pain, and this is how.
Fire cider is very effective against autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and other pains and inflammations that are related to age or sports injuries etc.
Individuals who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis where the body’s immune system attacks the synovial membranes in the joints and that leads to pain and inflammation.
Arthritic joints tend to have less sulfur than in healthy joints. Sulfur plays a vital role in collagen production where collagen is needed to make cartridge tissue and that used to protect and support the joints. Garlic and onion which are rich in sulfur can be very effective and helpful for people who suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders.
Ginger and turmeric in fire cider can be a blessing for pain sufferers too. The active ingredients in ginger and turmeric (curcumin and gingerols) have been found to reduce joint swelling, soreness, and inflammation related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
8-Digestive aid powerhouse
fire cider can really help with digestive disorders like bloating, upset stomach, nausea, heart burn, indigestion and so much more.
Apple cider, garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric, and hot peppers, you can see from just mentioning these wonderful foods, you instantly know that you have a digestive aid powerhouse.
You can take fire cider before meals to stimulate the digestive juices like saliva, gastric and intestinal juices or you can take it after meals to aid with digestion.
9-Energizer and caffeine substitute
Fire cider is an amazing immune booster and energizer. Whenever you feel tired take a tablespoon of fire cider.
Some people with see results instantly with fire cider and some of us our bodies will take a longer time to respond, so I urge you to stick to it for a considerable period of time to see the desired effect.
other natural immune boosters
1- fermented/non-fermented cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is one of the best naturally occurring immune booster out there. It’s combination of
- High quantity of vitamin D & A
- Omega 3 & 6
These naturally occurring chemicals in cod liver oil has been shown to be very effective in boosting the immune system and also maintaining its well being.
The cod liver oil that I use are:
I always try to my supplements in liquid. You basically will get more for your buck buying them in liquid.
Kefir is another immune booster that is made by a natural fermentation process.
It’s has more than 30 immune boosting friendly bacteria and yeast strains.
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Fire cider tonic is one of those rare homemade remedies that is:
- Immune booster
- Powerful antioxidant
- and much more
I don’t know about you but I can’t think of anything that comes even close to a homemade tonic that is so powerful and yet very easy to make and very safe with no side effects.
Finally, the health the benefits of fire cider are truly limitless and definitely worth trying to experience for yourself its health benefits.
Don’t hesitate to share your own experiences with us and let us know what do you think of fire cider and if you have any questions or inquiries you know what to do.