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Fire Cider Recipe: Immunity Tonic That Supports Seasonal Allergies

May 24, 2019 | Graduate Spotlight, Recipes | 0 comments

Fire Cider Recipe


Fire Cider Recipe by Tracy Bosnian, CH, NTP, CFSP  
Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy that may boost immunity, helps relieve sinus congestion, support digestion, and increase circulation. It’s not for the faint of heart, but this Fire Cider Recipe works! I always have some fire cider in my fridge. It is perfect for those colds and flus that manage to sneak into your home or you can mix with some olive oil and make a salad dressing. Fresh Horseradish is a must, the bottled type will not have the same results. Please note that this recipe is just a template. There are so many different versions of Fire Cider. I love adding Hibiscus, not only for its beautiful color but it’s medicinal properties as well. A food processor makes quick work of all the grating involved in making Fire Cider. 


Fire Cider Recipe


  • + 1-quart organic apple cider vinegar
  • + ½ cup horseradish root, grated
  • + ½ cup of garlic, chopped
  • + ½ cup of onion, chopped
  • + ½ cup of ginger, grated
  • + 2 small cayenne peppers (or more to taste – I do like mine spicy)


  1. Place all ingredients in a quart jar and cover with apple cider vinegar. I heat my vinegar before pouring it over the herbs, but it is not necessary. Cover tightly.
  2. Steep for 8 weeks, in a cool dark place. Shake the jar whenever you think about it. While it’s not necessary, I do like the energy it adds to my potions.
  3. Strain into clean jar and store in the refrigerator. It will keep for a VERY long time if stored properly.

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Tracy Bosnian

Tracy Bosnian, CH, NTP, CFSP has been an herbalist since she was 14 years old, which makes this her 51st year of the practice. Her love of herbal medicine has only grown in that time. To this day, she continues to study and learn.  Medicine making is a passion, one that she has nurtured. Her years teaching herbal medicine as well as working in their pharmacy at NUNM the Naturopathic College in Portland Oregon (formerly NCNM) still brings her joy and a smile to her face, as does being able to pass on this honored tradition.





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