News — winter
So what is Fire cider? It's a herbal tonic made by brewing apple cider vinegar in a variety of herbs and spices for about 4-6 weeks. I first learned about it in one of my recipe books by Rosemary Gladstar, who has been making it and sharing the recipe since the 1970s. It's a wonderful winter tonic that helps fight off colds and flus and help add natural probiotics to your gut to keep you healthy. The recipe or I should say recipes have been around for ages with variations here and there based on local flora and herbal inclinations.
Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Elderberries have been touted for years by herbalists to help the immune system fight off a cold a bit faster and reduce the symptoms you feel during a cold or a flu.
Why does it work? Elderberries contain a flavonoid called anthocyanin, which has antioxidant and immune boosting properties. They’re also a good source of vitamin C, betacarotene, vitamin B6, and iron. All important nutrients needed by the body especially during an illness.
Check out the rest of the blog post about more amazing properties of elderberries and a recipe for Elderberry Syrup.