Fire Elixir Recipe

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(from Sunset magazine)

Fill a 1.5 liter airtight glass jar with the following, layering as you go:

 3 to 5 dried arbol chiles
1 yellow onion
10 cloves garlic
3-7 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Small handful each of fresh thyme, and oregano
Add 1 slice of lemon
1 slice of orange
1 grated knob of ginger and turmeric
½ cup of grated horseradish 

Infuse:
Pour 1 liter or raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into jar until full to the brim. Seal the jar; place in a cool, dark location and let sit for 3 weeks. Check it a couple of times a week and give a good shake.

Strain:
After three weeks, filter the mixture using a cheesecloth and strainer and pour liquid into a clean glass jar. Stir in up to ¼ cup of honey. Place in refrigerator where it can be stored for six months to a year.

This recipe is great for supporting the immune system and taking it as a tincture. When you do get a cold or the flu, you stir a few tablespoons into a hot cup of water to clear out your chest and head.