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.

Fire Cider Tonic

Source: Whole Living, November 2010


  • 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

  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.


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