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One of the best home remedies for common cold - a glass of super tonic pictured with ginger root, garlic, and cayenne pepper.

Homemade Super Tonic Cold Remedy (a.k.a. Honey Fire Cider)

A potent blend of the world's best cold-fighting ingredients. It's similar to the popular fire cider recipe or master tonic recipe, but it's very unique. Why? It contains manuka honey, which makes the remedy more palatable and also has cold-fighting properties!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30


  • 1/2 cup Bragg's apple cider vinegar (or similar)
  • 6-8 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 inch peeled grated ginger fresh
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 TBSP local or manuka honey


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for approximately 1 minute. If using a high powered blender (such as Blendtec or Vitamix), there is no need to crush the garlic and ginger. If using a regular blender, mince the garlic and ginger first (or press it in a garlic press to crush).

    Adding ginger root to a blender filled with apple cider vinegar and fresh garlic.
  2. Strain through a mesh strainer into a small jar. Store in the refrigerator and use within 1 month.

  3. Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon (and gargle) several times per day during illness. Best taken at the onset of a cold to shorten its duration.

Recipe Notes

Honey should not be used for infants under 1 year of age.