Fire Cider Recipe

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Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider recipe

Fire Cider Recipe

A spicy herbal vinegar that is usually sweetened with honey. Fire cider can help to clear sinuses and support the immune system, it is great for the circulatory system too.

Fire Cider is a much-loved recipe that has been adapted and used by many herbalists around the globe, there are many different versions of the recipe available but below is the one that our Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine Students make in one of their Immersion Weeks.


1 onion, finely chopped

1 whole head of garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoon grated ginger

2 tablespoon grated turmeric

½ orange, sliced

½ lemon, sliced

1 tablespoon each of chopped fresh rosemary, thyme and sage

Enough apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs

1/3 C Honey

Cayenne pepper (optional)


  1.  Sterilise a glass jar and lid
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a jar
  3. Cover the ingredients with apple cider vinegar
  4.  Place in a cool dark place  for 3-6 weeks
  5. Shake daily
  6. Strain then discard the plant matter
  7. Bottle and label
  8. Have 1 teaspoon three times a day or mix with soda water for a pungent, hot and sweet beverage

Adapted by Patrice Kelly for Immersion week – Naturopathy Tutor at Wellpark College

Find out more about the Bachelor of Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine


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