In my continuous journey to live more holistically, I have become more aware of not only what I ingest through eating, but also through other means. I am more cognizant of what I put on my skin, what I breathe in my home environment and now, also what I take in pharmaceutically. And I am in good company. With the public becoming more aware of the dangers of flu vaccinations (including headaches, immune suppression, neurologic damage and exposure to mercury) now is a great time to seek out and experiment with natural remedies for cold and flu.
While looking for possible remedies, I came across a couple of posts about Fire Water or Fire Cider. After some researching, this is what I found out:
- Fire Cider is a traditional medicine that has been used for many years for the benefits of increased energy, immune-boosting and toxin removal.
- The use of ginger, garlic, onion, cayenne, lemon and raw apple cider vinegar make it a powerful alkalizing agent as well as anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
- Fire Cider increases circulation, which is very warming to the body and great for people who do not tolerate the cold very well. (This one really got my attention. See my post on this here: http://livitarianslounge.com/2014/11/19/how-to-stay-green-when-nothing-else-is/)
- It can be taken prophylactically or as a treatment at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms.