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Kid-Friendly Fire Cider

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When cold and flu season comes along, my family and I like to be equipped with lots of immune-supporting home remedies. This Kid-Friendly Fire Cider is powerful. Seriously, it really packs a punch!

Make this remedy well ahead of time as it takes 2 weeks to mature. This recipe is modified from the spicier and more intense version of fire cider, so the kids can take it as well.

My kids enjoy making it with me and playing around with the ingredients to make their favourite combo. The following is the one that my family and I enjoy, which has helped us stay healthy. 


Kid-Friendly Traditional Fire Cider



1/4 cup shredded horseradish root

1/4 cup shredded ginger root

2 Tbs. diced fresh turmeric

2 Tbs. minced garlic

1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped

2 Ceylon cinnamon sticks

Zest and juice of 2 organic lemons

Raw apple cider vinegar (to cover herbs)

Raw organic honey (to taste)

Adults Only - Add a pinch of cayenne pepper - or more if you can tolerate it!  



1. In a 1-pint mason jar, pack all of the herbal ingredients. Cover the herbs

plus 2 inches over with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Over the 2-week maturing period, you may have to “top it off” to keep the ingredients immersed in liquid.

2. Place the mason jar in a dark cabinet, away from heat for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, strain the herbs out and mix in 1/2 to 1 cup of honey into the liquid. Pour your fire cider into a clean jar and refrigerate. It will keep for months.



For kids 3 years and over. Give 1/4 to 1 Tbs. depending on age. Kids can take it right out of the spoon, or mixed into a little bit of water. Expect funny faces at first, as this remedy is an acquired taste! It’s used as a preventative, and at the onset of a cold, to knock it out in no time!


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