Fire cider is a home remedy that has been made by herbalists for years to boost the immune system in the face of colds and flus. There are many different recipes out there, but from the ones I saw, they all look like they will put some hair on your chest.
I wanted to try my hand at making some fire cider this year, and it would give me a good use for the ginseng that Paul dug up on our land. You can google for different recipes to find one you like, but make sure that you know the plants you are using if you forage for them.
I plan to take some at the first sign of a cold. It will be ready in early December. Supposedly you can also do things like mix it with oil to make salad dressings or stir fries.
A few days after I made the fire cider, I made a sore throat spray using the sage my dad gave me to plant a few years ago, with peppermint, honey and alcohol. It tastes pretty good!
Readers, do you have any home remedies for cold and flu season?