Herbal Alternative to the Flu Shot
Fire Cider, Cyclone Cider – Add a few handfuls of the following, all fresh: ginger, onion, horseradish, garlic, & lemon. Roughly chop them up and pack into a 1-quart canning jar, leaving a few inches at the top. Add anywhere from 1/2 to 2 teaspoons (or more if you like it really spicy!) of cayenne pepper. Cover with raw apple cider vinegar. Cover the top of the jar with a square of waxed paper before placing lid on, then seal. This is to stop the acid in the vinegar corroding the metal lid.
Shake well and leave on your kitchen counter, out of direct sunlight. You may also want to smudge sacred herbs, drum, dance or whatever you feel will make your medicine more potent. Don’t forget the loving thoughts and gratitude for the medicinal gifts from each ingredient.
For two weeks, shake the jar several times daily. At the end of two weeks, pour it through a kitchen strainer, wash your canning jar out well, and return the liquid to the jar. You may want to add, at this point, a few tablespoons glycerin (which will give it a pleasant sweetness) or honey. If you add honey, you’ll need to refrigerate it, glycerin requires no refrigeration. I recommend buying some 2 ounce dropper bottles because you’ll want a bottle at your desk, in your kitchen, in your purse and to share with friends . Use liberally, I usually just drop it directly into my mouth to boost immunity, fight infection, soothe the throat, open the sinuses, stimulate circulation and energy, and generally improve health. You can also add to soup or salad to spice them up and give a boost.