We’ve written about the amazing benefits of fire cider before. If you are not inclined to make it yourself to our new Beet and Citrus Shrub we are carrying this health promoting product in a variety of flavors. Fire Brew is an apple cider vinegar based Wellness Tonic.  A great addition to the Elemental Detox to jump start the fire in your belly for the new year. Chinese medicine has a long held to the traditions and practices of Yang Sheng or Nourishing Life. One aspect of this is the cultivation of proper digestion through herbs and diet. A metaphor for your digestion is that of a steaming pot over a fire. The fire of your gut “cooks” your food and transforms it into useful nutrition your body can absorb. Fire Cider is one way to “stoke” this fire. It is especially appropriate this time of year when it is wet and cold.Samples of fire cider Seattle


Fire Cider Ingredients:

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw and Organic) is known to be a good source of acetic and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), mineral salts, amino acids – other key components of good nutrition. Learn more.

GINGER Ginger is used to treat arthritis, muscle pain, upset stomach (motion and morning sickness and general nausea), gas, upper respiratory tract infections, and cough. Learn more

RAW HONEY Honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes. Minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. Needless to say, it’s amazing for you! Learn more

TURMERIC Turmeric is pretty much the be-all end-all of health foods and is considered a “superfood.” It’s known to delay liver damage, reduce carcinogenic compounds in other foods, make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiation, and alleviate arthritis symptoms and skin conditions. Learn more

GARLIC Garlic is used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, and asthma. It also builds the immune system and helps level blood sugar. It supports the immune function and opens the pores of the skin to lower a fever. Learn more

HORSERADISH Horseradish is known to be effective against the common cold, flu, tonsillitis, respiratory disorders, urinary tract infections, and pathogenic fungus. It is notably high in vitamin C and has anti-microbial properties. Learn more

ONION Onions are used to boost cardiovascular health, bone and connective tissue benefits, and serves as an anti-inflammatory agent. It has been used as a food remedy for centuries in cold, cough, bronchitis and influenza. Learn more

HABANERO PEPPERS Habanero Peppers boost your metabolism, offer headache, sinus, and arthritis relief, and release endorphins. Hot pPeppers are traditionally used by herbalists to cure stomach aches, cramping, gas, varicose veins, allergies, and constipation. Learn more

APPLES Apples have very strong antioxidant activity, inhibit cancer cell proliferation, decrease lipid oxidation, and lower cholesterol. Learn more

CITRUS  Lemons are known to aid in digestion, help with kidney stones and ringing of the ears, cure scurvy (chronic lack of Vitamin C), treat colds and flu, improve the function of blood vessels, and reduce inflammation and retention of water. Oranges are great for heart health, serve as part of an anti-cancer-diet, fight cholesterol, help in weight loss, and break up/prevent kidney stones. Learn more

ROSEMARY Rosemary contains antibacterial and antioxidant Rosmarinic