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How to make Fire Cider. This is base for further exploration.

Ingredients

  • Onion- 1
  • Garlic- 1 tsp
  • Ginger- 1 tsp
  • Chillies- To taste
  • Orange- 1
  • Lemon- 1
  • Red wine vinegar- 1/2 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar-1/2 Cup

  • Step by step method - Observe good hygiene practices

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    Chop Garlic as small as possible

    Garlic "Allium sativum" is a nutritious herb but not loaded with calories. Its a herb that's in almost every household and has documented usage going back thousands of years.
    Uses: respiratory ailments, urinary tract infections, digestive disorders infestations, skin eruptions and much more...
    Actions - Amoebicidal,Anthelminitic, Antibiotic, Antimicrobial and much more...


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    Chop Ginger as small as possible

    Ginger "Zingiber Officinale". Used a domestic spice and remedy for thousands of years, especially in the east. used for rheumatism , bacterial dysentery, toothache, excess mucus and Diarrhoea and many more ...
    Uses:
    Actions Analgesic, Anti-oxidant, Antiseptic, antispasmodic and many more ..


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    Chop onions as small as possible

    Allium cepa- Onion. Now who doesn't know what an onion is. But did you know its health benefits?. Cultivated all ove the world mainly for culinary use. However in some countries the essential oil is widely used. Onion was highly extolled by The schools of Galen and Hippocrates. Packed with minerals and vitamins A, B, C and many beneficial properties closely related to garlic. Uses:
    ActionsDigestive, Diuretic, Antiseptic, Mildly bacterial and much more


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    Fill chosen vessel with chopped herbs

    At this point we fill our chosen vessel with our herbs, fruits etc. I chose a small jar as I already had a batch and used this only for this tutorial. Sterilise the jar.Don't fill the jar too full as sometimes the matter inside expands as it takes up liquid.


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    Add red wine vinegar

    Powerful antioxidants, heart health. Includes several key vitamins and nutrients. Vinegar is widely used in tinctures as a solvent for those abstaining from alcohol. Vinegar tinctures are seen by Spagyric medicine as to treat fixed ailments. Longer term disease's and problems. This is mainly because of its less volatile nature as opposed to ethanol. Alcohol Spirit, is many times more volatile.


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    Add the apple cider vinegar, leave a gap

    Antibacterial, antioxidant, evidence it aids weight loss and improves digestion. Apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice of apples. Its reputed to reduce weight gain, in tandem with a good quality diet and exercise. Reduce cholesterol and reduce blood sugar levels. It is reputed that the live colonies within are beneficial in aiding the intestinal flora. Apple cider vinegar has been effective in reducing the ring worm rash on the skin. Also rogue yeast infections in the gut can be balanced by using live vinegars. Apple cider vinegar gargled with salt and honey can help alleviate sore throats.


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    Use unbleached paper to prevent vinegars eating into lid

    Placing an unbleached piece of paper, here we used an unbleached coffee filter to cover the inside of the lid. Vinegars can be harsh and eat into the lid, causing rust and corrosion. As a last resort a small piece of plastic bag can be used instead. We should always be observing the materials we use when we make our herbal preparations.


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    Label and store for two weeks to one month

    Its usual to store our prepared tinctures in a warm place. Warmth helps the conversion of the vinegars to extract the benefits of the chosen herbs.

    Dose

    The dose is 1tsp to 1blsp per day mixed with distilled or bottled water. However one can customise the dose to suit the individual. Be mindful lots of hot chillie can cause acid to rise and upset the stomachs gentle acid alkali balance.

    Other uses for apple cider vinegar

    * Used as an organic cleaning solution. Be careful some surfaces may react with it.

    * Facial Toner - Place some on a cotton swab and gently rub over face before bed.

    * Used for poached eggs - Helps the yolk and white to bind easier.

    * Used to wash vegetables in as a mild disinfectant.

    * Great as a hair rinse to keep hair vital and shiny.

    * Used to kill weeds in the garden. The mild acid can unbalance the weeds constitution.


    Frequently asked questions

    Yes .. Many like black pepper.... horseradish, Basil, Dill, Lemon Balm, Tarragon, Sage, Mint, Rosemary. The thing is to research any herbs before adding. Then use the above recipe as a base.
    No ! If one wishes one can use heated vinegars and this will cut down the maceration " time to extract the goodness ". It is always best though to leave them at least a week for better effect in extraction. Leaving it stored in a warmer temperature can help also.
    Yes ! Just about anything can be pickled in vinegar from flowers to vegetables like cucumbers. Blended vinegars can be sprinkled on our salads. Salad dressings, marinades, browning meats and softening vegetables. Lavender vinegar is popular. Pickled horseradish can be one of the main ingredients in the above recipe and is widely used.