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Fire Cider - A Natural Cold and Flu Tonic & Immune Booster

Fire Cider is a natural health tonic to boost your immune system and to fight off colds and flu including Man Flu.


500ml (1 Pint) of Apple Cider Vinegar in a sterilized jar

Add to the jar

1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Black pepper 1/16 Teaspoon

I Tablespoon Thyme leaves

1 hot chilly chopped (I am using a dehydrated chilly)

1 diced Lemon with skins

1/8 cup Horseradish

1/4 cup Ginger

1/4 Cup Turmeric

1 brown Onion

1 head of Garlic

The amounts are variable depending on what you like and what is available in the garden and in the pantry.

Top up with apple cider vinegar to fill jar, if required.

Put lid on, shake daily and store in a dark place like the pantry for 2 to 4 weeks.

Strain out the solids

To the liquid, mix in Raw Organic, unheated local Honey to your taste ( I used 2 large spoonfuls)

Rebottle and shake before use.

Cheers to good health

Oh and Don't try to talk for a minute after you've had a shot...…. It's Spicy!


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I'm Elissa and on this channel you will see my homesteading life.

I show you how to be more self sustainable & homestead in a small space.

You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens as well as breeding Mealworms and Crickets.

You will learn how to make natural remedies, get more prepared for emergency situations, how to organise the homestead, money saving ideas and how to live with less waste.

Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.

We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.

We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.

We live using less waste, we recycle and upcycle and love finding what is needed for a project at the scrap yard, op shop or a garage sale, but only buy what is really needed.

We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life balanced with this modern world lifestyle.

Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.

We focus on what we can do, when we can do it, stay positive and so I make these videos for you on my best days.

Much Love

Elissa Jayne

Australian homesteading channel

Homesteading in Australia

Self sustainable living

Small space Urban farmer in rural Australia


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