Herbal Sore Throat Remedy Fire Cider Recipe

Winter bugs and sore throats are a given - but there is a stimulating yet simple store-cupboard ingredients remedy you can knock up that can last up to 1 year in a cool dry place.

This warming liquid can be added to a little hot or cold water or mixed with honey & water to gargle if your throat is on fire.

Fire cider is a traditional remedy for improving circulation, stimulating digestion and is handy for coughs. But note - it's a fiery one so its not for the faint-hearted!

Ingredients:

1 small onion, sliced or coarsely chopped

Few sprigs of rosemary, thyme and sage

5 chillies

1 teaspoon cayenne / chilli pepper

10cm piece of fresh ginger root, finely chopped

5cm piece of fresh turmeric, finely sliced or choose pre-powdered options from shop.lifebyequipe.com

5-10cm piece of fresh horseradish root, finely sliced

1 whole head of garlic, peeled and crushed

1 unwaxed lemon, sliced

1 litre raw apple cider vinegar

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1. Layer all of the ingredients in a large glass jar (big enough for all ingredients + 1 litre of vinegar).

2. Pour over the apple cider vinegar and leave to infuse for 2-4 weeks, then strain. It can be taken within a few hours of infusing but for best results, infuser for a few weeks.

3. Bottle the strained liquid and add a label for the expiry date (1 year if stored in a cool dry place). Simple!

4. To use, add 1-2 teaspoons of the strained liquid in a little hot or cold water. For sore throats , mix 1 teaspoon with 1 teaspoon of honey in 4 teaspoons of water to gargle and swallow.

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