Fire cider - a spicy, zesty, immune-boosting tonic of apple cider vinegar and powerhouse herbs like horseradish, onion, garlic, ginger and cayenne - is an old-time remedy that's gaining a new generation of fans. Best-selling author and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has created a compendium of recipes for making and using these cider vinegar tonics.
For more than 30 years, best-selling author and popular herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has been touting the health benefits of fire cider - a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar, onion, ginger, horseradish, garlic and other immune-boosting herbs. Her original recipe, inspired by traditional cider vinegar remedies, has given rise to dozens of fire cider formulations created by fans of the tonic who use it to address everyday ills, from colds and flu to leg cramps and hangovers.
Fire Cider! is a lively collection of 101 recipes contributed by more than 70 herbal enthusiasts, with energising versions ranging from Black Currant Fire Cider to Triple Goddess Vinegar, Fire Cider Dark Moonshine and Bloody Mary Fire Cider.
- A swig a day keeps the doctor away! Apple cider vinegar has long been touted as a home remedy with powerful immune-boosting qualities. When the vinegar is infused with herbs, the healing properties are even stronger.
- Contemporary herbalists share their favourite cider vinegar tonics. At the invitation of best-selling author and leading herbal teacher Rosemary Gladstar, 77 contributors from the herbal community share favourite recipes for making many variations on fire cider and offer different ways to use it.
- Features multiple recipes for fire cider, a popular herbal remedy. Since Rosemary Gladstar first shared her own formula for combining onion, ginger, horseradish, garlic, and other immune-boosting herbs with vinegar in the 1980s and coined the term "fire cider," hundreds of people have developed their own versions. One commercial maker recently trademarked the name "fire cider," which sparked a campaign spearheaded by the herbalist community to reclaim the right to use the term, drawing attention to the remedy's long-established place in folk medicine.
Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide and Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, which draw on her 40-plus years of experiences studying and teaching about the healing properties of herbs.