Getting the cold or the flu can really take a toll on your health.
Worse yet, infection quickly spreads throughout your home or workplace, making it really difficult to go about your everyday life.
While pharmaceutical products may offer some relief, they really take a toll on your liver.
Instead, to kick your cold to the curb, look no further than your kitchen!
Cold-Busting Apple Fire Cider
- 1/2 cup ginger root
- 1/2 cup horseradish root
- 1/2 cup turmeric root
- 1 medium red onion
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
- A 32 oz bottle of raw organic apple cider vinegar
- Place everything but vinegar in a food processor and pulse into small pieces (1/8 – 1/4 of an inch).
- Place the chopped ingredients in a large mason jar or any other glass container with a lid.
- Fill the rest of the jar with vinegar.
- Store in the fridge for one a month before use, shaking once a day, every day.
- After a month, strain and pour the mxiture into a clean jar.
To heal a cold, take one or two tablespoons of apple fire cider three time a day until your symptoms subside. If your body is sensitive to spicy food, take 1/2 -1 tablespoon 2-3 times a day.
The Secret of Apple Fire Cider – What Each Ingredient Does
Apple cider vinegar contains potassium, which thins mucus and helps expel phlegm. Combined with the amino acids found in ACV, potassium boosts energy to help ease the fatigue associated with infection. Vinegar is also anti-viral and anti-histamine. Vinegar may be hard to stomach, but it quickly eases congestion and sore throat (1).
Ginger has been proven to be just as effective as antibiotics in treating common infections (2). It also work against 4 of the the most common respiratory tract pathogens to help you breathe easier and heal quickly(3).
Turmeric eases inflammation of the the lungs, throat and sinuses. It’s also used in Ayurvedic medicine purify blood, expel phlegm and ease digestion (4). To get a good night’s rest, try it in creamy golden milk.
Horseradish may seem like a strange ingredient, but it’s known to successfully treat respiratory infections (5). When fermented in fire cider, the root contains powerful probiotics that feed your immune system and shorten the duration of your cold or flu.
Onion has antiasthmatic and antibiotic effects, making it particularly helpful in curing asthmatic patients of the cold and flu (6). The bulb also contains polyphenols which prevent and cure infection by feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
Garlic contains allicin, a powerful compound with antibacterial and antiviral properties (7). It’s been proven to decrease the severity and length of the common cold as well as prevent infection (8).
Jalapeno and Cayenne both contain Capsaicin, which thins mucus, reduces lung congestion and fights bacteria.It also helps you detoxify by heating your body internally and helping you break a sweat (9).
Lemon contains high levels of vitamin C and boosts the immune system’s natural ability to fight off infection. It also reduces the quantity and thickness of mucus to ease congestion (10).