Late September and early October is when we start to feel the changing of seasons. The temperature drops, the leaves start to turn, and the sniffles usually make an appearance. I used to turn to over the counter cold and flu medications and lozenges, but over the past few years, there has been a change. The turn towards more natural alternatives, from toothpaste to skincare (of course!), to immune boosting recipes. I learned about Fire Cider, which is a traditional folk remedy full of decongestant and spicy circulatory moving ingredients. It’s meant to boost your natural health processes, stimulate digestion and warm you up.
I followed this recipe and have been using it all winter. It seems to be doing the trick and keeping those illnesses at bay, whenever I start to feel the sniffles come on, I take some of this (along with other immune boosting things like elderberry syrup, garlic infused honey, vitamin D and lots and lots of ginger/turmeric/honey tea).
Have you tried Fire Cider?