The fire cider is one of the best remedies that can help you to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. There are some differences in the recipe but the most used ingredients are apple cider vinegar, roots of ginger, turmeric, horseradish, onion and garlic, jalapeno, peppers, lemon, and cayenne powder.

The mixture of these components contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial benefits. It works by decongesting, firing up the circulatory system and warming up the body.

Fire Cider Recipe


  • ½ cup ginger root
  • ½ cup horseradish root
  • ½ cup turmeric root
  • 1 onion
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  • 32 oz bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar


Put everything except vinegar in a food processor, and chop into little pieces (1/8 – 1/4 of an inch). Place all the ingredients into a glass jar or another glass container (do not use plastic or metal) and pour apple cider vinegar on top. Shake well and store in the fridge for one month (shake once every day). After one month, strain the pulp and pour the finished product into a clean jar.


The general recommendation is taking one or two tablespoons of fire cider three times a day after the first symptoms of a cold or a respiratory infection. If your stomach is sensitive to spicy foods, lower the dosage to one teaspoon once a day and then up the dosage until you find what works for you.

The benefits of the main ingredients in the Fire Cider Recipe

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has anti-histamine benefits, and it also contains acetic acid, which is a strong antimicrobial, it can kill the bacteria in the whole body.

If you feel like you are getting sick, you could take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.

  • Ginger

Ginger has antimicrobial benefits that can fight against strep throat. Furthermore, ginger can be used for fighting infections because of its antibacterial effect. It also has therapeutic value against runny noses, coughs and even respiratory tract symptoms.

  • Turmeric

The main ingredient in the turmeric, the curcumin is used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral benefits. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant which cannot only fight against colds and flu, but it can also boost the immune system to prevent colds.

  • Horseradish

It can be used for treating respiratory infections. Horseradish has antibacterial, antibiotic, and mucus-clearing properties.

  • Onion

Onion has been used for years for relieving coughs and fighting infections.

  • Garlic

The ingredients of the garlic such as sulfur and bioflavonoids are the ones who help the body to fight against diseases and infections. It can also fight against the bacteria that are resistant to many medications.

All these ingredients are really important for our health. They contain some antibacterial and antibiotic benefits that can help our body and our immune system to fight against diseases and infections.