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Fire cider is a time-honored herbal remedy tonic that has people talking. It’s easy to make and you can use it as a preventative measure against colds, or as an immunity-boosting tonic when you feel one coming on. But what herbs should I add? We break down the list of ingredients for fire cider, so you know exactly which ones are worth adding – and why!

What Is In Fire Cider That Makes It So Healthy?

– horseradish root – is a great way to get nutrients from horseradish. It’s known as having anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, so it helps boost the immune system and can help fight off colds!

– garlic cloves – Garlic also has lots of vitamins that your immune system needs, making it great for fire cider. It’s also antimicrobial and antifungal

– onion – Garlic is good, but onions are even better! Onion has lots of nutrients that fight colds

– ginger root – fire cider with fresh ginger gives your body a boost in vitamins C and B12 as well as magnesium

– tumeric -gives your immune system a boost in its antioxidant levels, and also has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help fight off colds as well as other types of infections!

– rosemary leaves – Rosemary is another herb that’s great for fire cider because it protects against free radical damage from the cold and flu virus.

– thyme leaves – is great for keeping your immune system healthy, but it’s also good at fighting bacterial infections like strep throat or staphylococcus aureus!

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– lemon – gives you the vitamin C that keeps colds away, and when combined with apple cider vinegar, fire cider is even better!

– apple cider vinegar – gives you a boost in vitamins K and C, but when combined with lemon it’s even more potent. It also helps break up mucous so your body can fight off infection.

– jalapeño pepper – is great for fire cider because it contains capsaicin, which helps decrease inflammation and makes it easier to breathe.

– honey – fire cider gives you some antimicrobial benefits with honey.

– cayenne pepper – lowers your blood pressure and helps break up mucous! Cayenne is great for fire cider because it can help lower cholesterol levels in those with diabetes or high blood sugar too.

Fire cider gives you a boost in vitamins C and B12 as well as magnesium.

This natural tonic is great for keeping your immune system healthy, but it’s also good at fighting bacterial infections like strep throat or staphylococcus aureus!


How Often Do I Take Fire Cider?

Rosemary Gladstar recommends taking 1 to 2 tablespoons at the first sign of a cold, and then repeating every 3 to 4 hours until symptoms subside.

How Long Should I Infuse My Fire Cider?

Your Fire Cider is ready to use after infusing for 4 weeks. 

Strain off all of the solids mix in honey to taste and store in fridge for up to 6 months.

You can buy premade Fire Cider from health food stores and even off of Amazon if you do not want to make it yourself. You can buy large bottles, daily 1 oz shots or variety packs.

How Do I Make Fire Cider?

Really there is not right or wrong answer here. Fire Cider is potent with any combination of the listed ingredients. It is all a matter of personal flavor preference and ingredient availability. 


After the fire cider has brewed for a minimum of 4 weeks. Strain solids, bottle and store in a cool , dark place or refrigerator for 6 months.



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