fire cider

Fire Cider or Four Thieves Cider – Keep Your Family Healthy

Fire cider is a powerful immune-booster that can also help in digestion and keep colds and flu at bay, boost circulation and relieve seasonal allergies and sinus infections.

The Story of Four Thieves

During the great plague of London in 1066, four thieves plundered the homes of the dead and dying evading the virus. Upon capture, they offered their secret in exchange for release.

There have been many versions of the recipe since the bubonic plague but this version currently called Fire Cider, I’ve made for many years has kept me, my family, and everyone who uses it cold and flu-free.

Fire Cider Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ginger Root = a warming circulatory herb, wonderful for nausea
  • 1/2 cup Garlic = called the “poor mans penicillin”. It has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
  • 1/2 cup Horseradish = the #1 herb for combating sinus congestion and headaches.
  • 1 TBS Turmeric = anti-inflammatory elements
  • 1 Onion = similar benefits as garlic in fighting cold and flu.
  • 1 TBS fresh Oregano and Rosemary = antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper and Cayenne pepper = to move blood
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or a Cinnamon stick = helps to stabilize blood sugars.
  • (optional) – 1/2 cup Beet Root = anti-inflammatory effect


  1. Place all ingredients in a size  Mason jar. Fill completely to the top with Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
  2. Put in the Fridge and shake every time you get in the fridge for 2-4 weeks.
  3. Strain the liquid and put it into smaller mason jars. Label with date and content
  4. Use the chopped ingredients for stir-fries and soups.

Whenever you’re ‘feeling’ under the weather or a cold/flu bug coming on … take a tsp of your homemade remedy as often as needed.

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  1. Pat Roberson on October 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    When you say “large” Mason jar. What size are you referring to? A quart? A 1/2 gallon?

    • Randall Farrar on October 29, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      You’re right. Sorry about that. That would be a quart size jar.

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