Fire Cider is an old-timey remedy and tonic that was named by Rosemary Gladstar in one of her books decades ago and is a much older formula than that (ask your great-grandma what she used to keep her family well in the winter and it is likely similar to this recipe).
Fire Cider's recipe varies from herbalist to herbalist, but ours contains antimicrobials, immune boosters, and circulatory enhancers. The effect is a great dark times elixir that helps with cold hands and feet, fighting illness, and keeping well. (A tablespoon for adults, a teaspoon for kids).
We currently have two varieties of Fire Cider available. Our original delicious recipe, plus a Tom Kha version.
Tradition, not trademark! Read more about the fight to preserve herbal traditions and not allow profiteers to destroy access to the people's medicine here at Free Fire Cider.
Fire Cider comes in 8 oz. or 16 oz. bottles- great as a daily tonic. Fire Cider is perfect for the dark times of the year. We recommend doing a shot as part of your morning routine to stay well, all winter long. To read more about tonic herbalism, click here.
Ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible.
Original: Apple Cider Vinegar*, Raw Local Honey*, Thyme*, Onion*, Garlic*, Horseradish Root*, Turmeric Root*, Ginger Root*, Burdock Root*, Rosehips*, Hot Peppers*, Lemons* (*organic).
Tom Kha (only seasonally available in late fall/early winter): Apple Cider Vinegar*, Raw Local Honey*, Lemongrass*, Red Onion*, Garlic*, Galangal Root*, Turmeric Root*, Ginger Root*, Limes*, Thai Bird Chilies* (*organic).
We work with local growers to source for our formulas. This not only supports the local economy, but allows our herbs to be the most potent/fresh and reduces reliance upon fossil fuels. We prefer herbs that will grow here to herbs from the Amazon rainforest or African savannas. Oftentimes, those herbs when discovered by Americans are taken in an unsustainable way and local people do not have access to their native medicines any longer. Bioregional herbalism is where it's at!