How To Supercharge Apple Cider Vinegar With Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon And Garlic

In this article we’re going to share with you a couple of amazing natural remedies with apple cider vinegar as main ingredient. We are talking about a remedy that can prevent and aid healing of any symptoms of colds and flu.  Fire cider also known as fire vinegar has a long history of use in the world of herbal healing.

The most common variations to the recipe, includes:

  • Apple cider vinegar;
  • Roots of ginger,
  • Turmeric,
  • Horseradish,
  • Jalapeno peppers,
  • Onion and garlic,
  • Lemon,
  • Cayenne powder.

These ingredients have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that have been recognized in scientific studies.

Here we present you the main ingredients along with their research-backed benefits:

Apple cider vinegar:

Vinegar is anti-viral and anti-histamine. That mean it works as a natural decongestant. Apple cider vinegar has a high content of acetic acid, which is able to kill bacteria. Doctors recommend to take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water at the first signs of a cold and sinus or other infections.


The main active component of turmeric is curcumin. It has been studied and used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties for over 4,000 years.

Turmeric antiviral properties have shown great potential in fighting colds and flu. A 2009 article found that curcumin  have the ability to reduce viral replication of 90% of cell or more that have been infected by the virus. The best thing is that turmeric is able to fight free radicals, which are extremely damaging to the immune system. So, keeping the immune system working properly is the best way to ward off disease!


Ginger has been studied for thousands of years in Asian cultures. It has been proven to be  as effective as antibiotics in treating common infections. A 2010 study compared strong extract of ginger leaves and roots and to antibiotics chloramphenicol, ampicillin and tetracycline. The main benefit is that ginger have therapeutic value against respiratory tract symptoms, runny noses and coughs.


Due to its antibacterial, antibiotic, and mucus-clearing properties, horseradish is used for respiratory infections. Horseradish has been approved for therapeutic treatment of respiratory infections, cold, sore throat, and sinusitis by Germany’s Commission E (similar to what FDA is in the US) – a study published in 2012.

Jalapeno peppers and cayenne:

Jalapeno, cayenne or other types of hot peppers are a great aid it clearing the nose and sinus cavities. Jalapeno and Cayenne both contain capsaicin – a powerful antibacterial component which  thins mucus and reduces lung congestion.


Lemon changes the body’s pH level, which may make it less hospitable to viruses and bacteria. It also helps thin the mucus, which relieves the blocked respiratory system.


Onion has a long history of use for relieving coughs and fighting infections. In the last century it was a known tradition to hang cut onion in a sock or put pieces of it on a plate near a person who was sick with a cold or flu.


Garlic contains allicin, a powerful compound with  antibacterial and antiviral properties. Also, its components such as sulphur and bioflavonoids help protect the body from disease and infections.

The perfect remedy for someone who needs a fiery kick to his or her immune system is this fire cider recipe.


  • 1/2 cup ginger root,
  • 1/2 cup horseradish root,
  • 1/2 cup turmeric root,
  • 1 onion,
  • 10 cloves of garlic,
  • 1 jalapeno pepper,
  • 1 lemon,
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powde,
  • 32 oz bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.


  1. Place everything but vinegar in a food processor and chop into little pieces (1/8 – 1/4 of an inch).
  2. Place the chopped ingredients into a glass jar or another glass and pour apple cider vinegar on top.
  3. Shake well and store in the fridge for one month before use, shaking once a day.
  4. After one month, strain and pour the mixture into a clean jar.


Take one or two tablespoons of fire cider three times a day after the first symptoms of a cold or a respiratory infection.

Note:  Lower the dosage to one teaspoon once a day,  if your stomach is sensitive to spicy foods.