Fire Cider Tonic

Fend off viruses with zesty herbal vinegar. Try a tablespoon as needed when you're feeling unwell; drizzle on veggies for an immune boost.
Whole Living, November 2010
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  • 1/2 cup chopped ginseng root, fresh or dried
  • 1/4 cup grated ginger root
  • 1/4 cup grated horseradish root
  • 1/8 cup chopped garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey


  1. Combine chopped ginseng root, grated ginger root, grated horseradish root, and garlic. Note: Find organic ginseng at online stores like mountainroseherbs.com.

  2. Add cayenne to taste. Pour in enough apple cider
    vinegar to cover the herbs by an inch or two, then seal tightly. Let sit for four weeks.

  3. Strain the herbs from the vinegar. Sweeten with honey to taste.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (4)

  • 20 Dec, 2010

    We make a fire cider with organic garlic, cayenne pepper, onion slices, cilantro, coriander seed and some other seeds... and take a spoonful whenever a cold is coming on. It boosts you right up and kills whatever is attacking your system. I add it to my daughter's rice

  • 18 Dec, 2010

    dang! wish this had been sent four weeks ago!

  • 17 Dec, 2010

    I second cathwren's question, and add:
    In no.2, where should tonic sit for four weeks? Frige? Windowsill? Cool, dark cellar-like place?
    Love the idea, just need clearer instructions...

  • 9 Dec, 2010

    How long is it good for? I assume you keep it in the fridge...