Cayenne Pepper assists with colds

Cayenne Pepper assists with colds


Cayenne Pepper assists with colds during those winter, cold months. It can be added to foods or tonics to help in wellness.

When people use cayenne pepper in home remedies to assist with colds. It has been found that capsaicin may relieve symptoms.

Benefits of Cayenne Pepper’s capsaicin
  • sneezing,
  • a stuffy nose,
  • postnasal drip, and
  • congestion when allergies or smoking are not the cause.

So if you are wanting to jump-start your immune system, one of the ways is through Fire Cider. Fire cider is a homemade herbal tonic that uses Cayenne Peppers and apple cider vinegar to extract medicinal constituents from herbs. Cayenne Peppers are proven to assist colds.

Fire Cider is made with many immune-boosting ingredients.  Yes, you can make this in your own home.

Mary Gladstar is a well-known herbalist and educator.  She developed this tonic using raw foods and herbs.

Why make Fire Cider?
  • antiviral 
  • antibacterial 
  • help fight off viruses
  • colds
  • flu
  • improve your digestive health.
The ingredients for this health-boosting tonic are:
  • Garlic – Nutritious, builds a strong immune system, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Horseradish -Antibacterial agent, improves respiratory, bone health, digestion.
  • Ginger – Reduces inflammation, cold and flu relief, nausea, and pain reduction.
  • Onions –  Antioxidant, anti-inflammation, decreases triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
  • Cayenne Pepper – Reduces cold symptoms, lowers blood pressure, aid in digestion, relieves pain
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Improves digestion and contains antioxidants
Directions and Tips for making Fire Cider
  • Grate the root vegetables
  • chopping the remaining ingredients
  • place ingredients in a glass jar
  • add apple cider vinegar making sure everything is covered  
  • Put the lid on tight and shake
  • Set on a shelf for 2-4 weeks shaking daily  
  • Next strain  
  • Transfer the liquid into a smaller jar
  • Discard the veggies and herbs.
  • Sweeten the liquid with honey.  Start with a 1/4 cup and continue to add to your preference
  • Mix and keep in the refrigerator for up to a year.

Fire Cider can be used in spoonfuls if you feel a cold or flu coming on. You can also as salad dressings or in a cocktail.

Let me know what you have used your Fire Cider in!!

Cheer to your health!

Fire Cider
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