Fire Cider

Fire Cider

Fire Cider Healing by Another Name     Herstory   Rosemary Gladstar has been a dedicated herbalist since 1972 and started the California School of Herbal Studies in the early 1980s.  There was a desire to teach her students about herbal preparations which could be as much about medicine as food.  Experimenting with different concoctions, fire cider was born. The cider contains herbs, vinegar, and honey.  Using vinegar and honey to create a medicine is called an oxymel and was first documented by Hippocrates, the practice continued in various forms to the present day.  In the middle ages, it was called “4 Thieves” because it was said to have kept four grave robbers from contracting the plague while going about their ghastly business. Several apple cider vinegar recipes have been in circulation for many decades as folks found them beneficial to keep the immune system in good shape through the winter months. Rosemary’s fire cider original recipe contains garlic, onions, horseradish root, ginger root, hot peppers, sometimes turmeric, and often echinacea. *Combined, they make for powerful immune enhancers.  Other ingredients are often added to enhance the already powerful combinations. Since the 1980’s the cider has gained popularity both as homebrew and by small herbal companies. It is easy to make as you will soon see. If you do not have the time or inclination, you can buy Fire Cider but only from one company that trademarked the name, taking it from the public domain and as a widely used folk remedy under with this specific name.   The Controversy – All to One   Though fire cider had been...
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Welcome to Botanically Rooted!

But First We would like to offer our deeply felt gratitude. Thank You to all who have continued to support us and follow us on this amazing journey. We also welcome new customers who are just finding us! Our Roots Cindy Loving and Loving Scents have been a valued part of the community for many years, building a reputation of trust with clients, students and all those who sought her wisdom.  In March 2018, Cindy made the decision to retire, presenting her long-time associates, Kimberly Seymour and Amber LaBorde the opportunity to continue the work. Story Continues Kimberly and Amber partnered with Leslie Rice to create a new business grounded in the rich tradition Cindy so lovingly created while bringing their own wisdom and talent. Julia Martin and Allison Gallagher agreed to join the new company, rounding out the team. We are proud to announce our newly formed company, Botanically Rooted Our Commitment Future plans include new aromatherapy products based on the most current research, addition of herbal products following in the Wise Women Tradition, and resources to help you reach and sustain your wellness goals. Look for interesting articles, recipes, classes for beginner and advanced studies, and special events throughout the year and be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, BotanicallyAble. Our New Look With the new name, comes a new look online. Check us out at www.botanicallyrooted.com Wholesale customers now have their own portal and account management tools to help make ordering easy and efficient. The Journey Ahead We are very excited about the future and can hardly wait to deliver these new and exciting products, services...
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