This winter, combat the sniffles and boost your immunity with our new creation: a tasty infusion called Fire Cider Kombucha. A tablespoon a day of this fermented tonic will improve digestion and keep those germs away.  Shannon created a recipe that is true to the traditional folk remedy, and Booch employees came together to chop and mix this tonic, which is full of vitamins and minerals, anti-fungal, anti-viral properties. As you enjoy a sip of this spicy drink, read on below to learn more about the ingredients, history, and benefits of this wonder tonic.


What is in Booch Fire Cider Kombucha?

This fermented and savoury infusion contains kombucha mother vinegar, horseradish, onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne, echinacea root, raw honey, positive energy, love. As with our kombucha, all ingredients in this drink are locally-sourced and completely organic.


How to consume Fire Cider Kombucha?

    • Drink a tablespoon (or more!) every morning to boost natural health processes. Dilute it with water if the concentrated flavour is too strong for you.
    • In case you feel the sniffles coming on, take a larger dose to boost your immune system.
    • Some folks add a dash of it to juice smoothies, Virgin Mary drinks, salad dressings, or even fried rice.

What are the benefits of Fire Cider Kombucha?

This spicy tonic improves overall health processes of the body by boosting immunity and digestion, improving blood circulation, and fighting off infections.

    • Horseradish is known to be effective against cold and flu and other respiratory infections.

    • Ginger is used to treat arthritis, muscle pain, upset stomach (motion and morning sickness and general nausea), gas, upper respiratory tract infections, and cough.

    • Onion is used to boost cardiovascular health, bone, and connective tissue benefits, and as an anti-inflammatory agent.

    • Garlic is used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, asthma, building the immune system, help level blood sugar, and is used topically to treat fungal infections.

    • Raw honey is an all-natural fighter of seasonal allergies. 

    • Cayenne aids circulation, easing muscle aches and pains, reducing inflammation and congestion. 

    • Echinacea root fights cold and flu symptoms, infections, and boosts immunity.

History of Fire Cider

This old folk remedy and health tonic has been used many herbalists for a long time but was developed and popularized in the late 1970s by Rosemary Gladstar, an herbalist and founder of the California School of Herbal Studies. She fought a legal battle to prevent companies from trademarking this product that is meant for all people. Click on the link to watch a video of her talking about this magical elixir and how it should be available for the well-being of all people equally and for free.

Fire Cider is traditionally made with apple cider vinegar and ingredients in season near the herbalist, but the base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers. Some people like to bury their fire cider jar in the ground for a month and then dig it up during a great feast to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Bolster your body against the blustery cold season with a shot of spicy goodness!



Booch makes it easy to stay healthy and boost gut health with its array of tasty beverages. Booch also offers several fermented products in addition to our signature kombucha and jun drinks to help you strengthen your gut biome, and they are all made with fresh, organic ingredients sourced from local farmers.

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