FIRE CIDER OXYMEL
Ingredients: Organic Island Grown Garlic (Allium sativum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) & Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), with Jalapeno (Capsicum annuum) & Turmeric (Curcuma longa) infused in Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey
Traditionally used to boost immunity and digestion throughout the winter season. This remedy offers preventative protection from colds & flu, as well as preventing digestive and circulatory stagnation from the sedentary and cold influences of the season. Apple cider vinegar and honey provide nourishment and bring the medicines deeper into the tissues. Shake well and use with good intention. Refrigerate after opening to extend shelf life.
Adult Dose: 1-5 dropperfuls 3 times daily with water
Children’s Dose (Age 3-12): 5-20 drops three times daily with water
Plant Medicine Details:
The ingredients for this remedy were sourced locally, using fresh organic island-grown garlic, ginger, and horseradish. With fresh organic jalapeño and turmeric, in organic raw apple cider vinegar and honey. Fire Cider is an herbal folk remedy popularized by esteemed herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, to assist in boosting immunity, circulation, and digestion during the cold winter months.
Oxymels are herbal extractions in vinegar and honey. Raw apple cider vinegar immediately increases circulation and therefore moves stasis – be it emotional or physical. Due largely to its mineral content and its ability to normalize the body’s acid/alkaline balance, apple cider vinegar has long been valued as a versatile folk remedy. Internally, it cleanses the digestive tract; externally it disinfects skin wounds or abrasions. Its acidity reportedly aids in the removal of calcium deposits from joints and blood vessels without affecting normal calcium levels in the bones and teeth (Wood, 1999).
Raw honey contains enzymes and minerals, and energetically, it acts upon the stomach, spleen-pancreas, and lungs. It tonifies, soothes, nourishes, and has laxative properties. It is also useful in cases of fluid retention. Ayurvedic medicine has long observed that the beneficial properties of honey are destroyed when it is heated, which is why it is important to source raw unpasteurized medicine (Wood, 1999). It takes 12 worker bees to produce a single teaspoon of honey in their lifetimes, therefore, we must respect and support our bee relatives who create such precious and sweet medicine. We make a pact with the animals and plants when we use them, promising to care for them in return for blessing us with their healing powers.
Garlic is warming in thermal nature, stimulates metabolism, and is used for both chronic and acute diseases. It’s antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, and antifungal. It reduces ear troubles, sinusitis, influenza, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Garlic helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Garlic lowers fever by increasing perspiration. It is antiparasitic, and it promotes the growth of healthy intestinal flora. It eliminates toxins from the body ranging from snake venom to poisonous metals, such as lead and cadmium. It increases body heat and thus may act as an aphrodisiac (Wood, 1999).
Ginger occurs in about half of all Chinese and Ayurvedic prescriptions and in Ayurveda is known as vishwabhesaj or “universal medicine”. Ginger is warming, stimulates digestion, boosts circulation, respiration, and nervous system function. By increasing circulation, it helps effect a systemic cleansing through the skin, bowels, and kidneys. Ginger treats colds and fevers and is an effective remedy for motion sickness, nausea, and sometimes from chemotherapy. It is an anti-inflammatory and destroys many intestinal parasites. It normalizes blood pressure and helps support the liver. It eases congestion in the throat and lungs, relieving symptoms of cold and flu, and helps alleviate menstrual discomfort (Wood, 1999).
Horseradish is pungent and stimulating to the lung and colon meridians. It inhibits bacterial infection, increases perspiration and circulation, and acts as a diuretic. Horseradish is an excellent source of iron and potassium. Some use it in weight reduction programs (Wood, 1999).
Jalapeno, or more generally, chile peppers contain the bitter, acrid, oily alkaloid called capsaicin. Capsaicin is a fast-acting vasodilator that widens the blood vessels. This enhances blood circulation and therefore increases body temperature. The quick temperature rise causes perspiration, which cools the body back down. Chiles stimulate the digestive system. They have antioxidant properties that help preserve and detoxify food. Capsaicin often aids people with chronic bronchial problems. It protects against some chemical carcinogens and mutagens. Chiles warm and disperse cold, dry, and overly damp conditions and so treat colds, fevers, varicose veins, and asthma. Green chiles are a superior source of vitamin C (Wood, 1999).
Turmeric is the highest known source of beta carotene. It tones the spleen-pancreas, liver, and stomach. It strengthens the immune system, enhances digestion, and helps dissolve uterine tumors, cysts, and gallstones. Turmeric is antibacterial and may be used to regulate blood sugar for diabetics (Wood, 1999).
The energy of winter is storage: the cold drives the life fires deeply inward, collecting itself like a bear in hibernation before the coming spring. Winter is the time to retreat and go within to replenish the roots, to follow the early sunsets and late sunrises, stoke the inner fire, rest, and nourish. Keep the home fires warm through nutrient-rich cooked food and the Spirit of this Fire Cider medicine.
Best Before: 11/01/2023
Weight & Dimensions: 223g – 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 5cm
Number of Items in Stock: 12
Wood, R. (1999). The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating. Penguin Compass.