In today’s health-conscious world, we’re always on the lookout for natural remedies that can help boost our immune system and keep us feeling our best especially during the winter months. Enter Elderberry Fire Cider, a powerful concoction with a mix of potent ingredients designed to help fend off colds and flu.
Every year late in the summer the wild elderberry starts showing up on the roadsides near our farm. As we get the mail, and go for walks down the dusty, gravel road we watch it mature. First tiny little seeds, then they grow larger and green up, and eventually, they turn into a plump little deep purple berry. Once this happens, we have to act fast because it’s not just us, who is watching these little berries develop. So are the birds!
We harvest up as many as we can fit in our baskets and bring them home. We love making Elderberry Syrup, and immune-boosting Elderberry Gummies for the kids (and the adults love them too) and we even save a few to add to our fall batch of Elderberry Fire Cider. You could make fire cider without them, but I love the deep purple color it turns and the added antioxidants!
I make sure to grab what’s left out of our garden in the fall to quickly make up a batch before cold and flu season hits because this needs to brew for a few weeks before it’s nice and ready.
Elderberry fire cider is a traditional herbal tonic that combines a variety of immune-boosting ingredients, such as elderberries, garlic, onion, ginger and more which then are infused in apple cider vinegar. We make this powerful concoction to help strengthen our family’s defenses against illness during the colder months. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, this cider is known to support digestion along with providing immune support.
How to make your own batch of immune-boosting fire cider with elderberry.
Every ingredient works together to benefit your overall health!
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Incorporating this into your daily routine.
We take a small shot (about 1-2 tablespoons) of our cider daily to help boost your immune system, especially during the cold and flu season. You can also mix it with water, just or even use it in a salad dressing, marinade, or soup!
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Absolutely! The honey adds a hint of sweetness but is optional and can be omitted if you prefer not to sweeten your fire cider.
f stored in a cool, dark place, it can have a shelf life of several months, if not longer.
Elderberry fire cider contains potent ingredients, so if you have allergies or health concerns, consult a healthcare professional to gain professional medical advice before consuming.
We use our cider and it’s immune-boosting properties as more of a preventative measure before any symptoms come along. However, if there are some sore throats around your house or you yourself start dealing with cold or flu symptoms, continue taking this cider regularly. It has been found to ease symptoms.
Elderberry fire cider is a fantastic natural remedy to help fortify your immune system. With this easy-to-follow recipe and our answers to some common questions, you can start making your own batch of this powerful cold-fighter to keep you feeling your best year-round. So, gather your ingredients, get brewing, and boost your immunity with homemade fire cider!
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