So What Is Fire Elixir?
If you want the fancy, technical answer, Fire Elixir is an oxymel - an herbal remedy that includes both vinegar and honey. Oxymels have been used for thousands of years, originating in ancient Persia and Greece.
The simple version? It’s a bunch or organic ingredients that are already known to be chok-full of healing properties on their own, infused in raw apple cider vinegar to create a powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, circulation and digestion system boosting tonic.
What makes the Black Snake Remedies Fire Elixir so unique?
Herbalists and those who embrace natural medicine for generations recognized Fire Elixir for preventing and/or shortening the duration of cold and flu symptoms. So what sets the Black Snake Remedies version apart from some other recipes? Glad you asked! The answer is simple. The moon. Yes, you read that right - in addition to the highest quality, natural ingredients put together by hand, the moon also plays a big part in this particular recipe.
The ingredients of this organic infusion are assembled during the full moon and left to combine through the lunar cycle. It’s then hand bottled beneath the following full moon, enhancing the Elixir with all of the healing properties and rejuvenating energies, as is tradition amongst some Appalachian healers.
What's in Black Snake Remedies Fire Elixir?
Our Ingredients - The Good Stuff!
RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - The Base of our Elixir
Apple Cider Vinegar is known far and wide for its health benefits. It has a host of anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, metabolism-firing and immunity building properties. Apple Cider Vinegar is even known to increase the body’s metabolism. Raw apple cider vinegar is known to be a good source of acetic and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), mineral salts, amino acids, and other key components of good nutrition, but it is also a well-loved folk remedy thought to ease digestion, fight obesity and diabetes, wash toxins from the body, kill lice, and reverse aging. It can help reduce blood sugar spikes and blood pressure, has anti-carcinogenic properties, and boosts the immune systems in those who regularly consume it.
Fresh horseradish is known to be effective against the flu and common cold, tonsillitis, respiratory disorders, urinary tract infections, and pathogenic fungus. It also helps alleviate sinus congestion and headaches.
Turmeric is one of those super health foods. It’s known to delay liver damage, reduce carcinogenic compounds in other foods, make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiation, inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma and breast cancer, alleviate arthritis symptoms and skin conditions.
Ginger has been used to aid in digestion, infections, treat arthritis, muscle pain, upset stomach (motion and morning sickness and general nausea), gas, upper respiratory tract infections, and cough.
Onions are a secret super food, with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. They’ve been used to boost cardiovascular health, have bone and connective tissue benefits, and are used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Garlic, like onions, are another one of those super foods. It’s often used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, asthma, help in building the immune system, help level blood sugar, and is used topically to treat fungal infections.
Jalapeño peppers are rich in vitamins A & C and potassium. They also are known to have antioxidants that may help fight damage to your cells. They also have folate, vitamin K, and B vitamins. They have the ability to boost your metabolism, offer headache, sinus, and arthritis relief as well as releasing endorphins.
Rosemary is one of those great herbs that help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. It’s also a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Thyme - not just for cooking! It’s packed with vitamin C and vitamin A. When you feel a little cold coming on, fresh thyme has always been a great thing to take to boost your immune system. It’s a good source of copper, fiber, iron, manganese and a bacterial fighter.
Capsaicin is the big active ingredients in cayenne peppers. It stirs up your circulation system helping to move blood through your cardiovascular system, and circulation equals healing. The capsaicin in cayenne peppers also warms your body, serves as a decongestant, expectorant, and pain reliever all at once.
We all know Echinacea as a treatment for the common cold and flu. It can relieve and reduce symptoms such as sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, or fever. This herb is also thought to support healthy immune function. It helps the body fight infections and reduces the chances of catching a cold. With its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, echineacea really rounds out the immune boosting qualities of this mixture.
RAW LOCAL HONEY
Ah Honey... what can’t this magical nectar accomplish? It soothes inflamed tissues and organs, helps with allergies, it’s high in antioxidants, helps lower blood pressure, improves cholesterol and can help suppress cough. On top of that, it adds a wonderful sweet note to the Fire Elixir!