In this time of uncertain weather patterns, I like to take charge of my body and make my own medicinal remedies. For the sniffly cold symptoms, I’ve touched upon a Ginger Honey Lemon remedy before but recently learned about Fire Cider and how it can kick the healing up a notch.
These powerful ingredients will take on your sinuses big time. I’ve seen several variations on the recipe (including various herbs like horseradish or cinnamon), but I’m a big fan of fresh turmeric and love the look of the little orange Habeneros peppers.
1/2 yellow Onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh Turmeric, grated
1 tbsp fresh Ginger, chopped
1 Garlic clove, chopped
4 Habenero Peppers
Apple Cider Vinegar (to cover the herbs)
Combine all the herbs in a jar and cover with vinegar. Store in the refrigerator for at least a month, then strain out all the solid bits so you just have the infused cider leftover. Add in a tablespoon or two of honey to sweeten it up. You can imbibe in two ways. Either sip by the spoonful as a healing tonic or add it to warm water and drink as a tea. Just be prepared for the spicy!
Adapted from Reading My Tea Leaves