Fire cider is a natural home remedy for colds and flu. There are many different recipes for Fire Cider, @smithcp2002 mentioned a variation of Fire Cider in my flu thread. And I recall @Hanzo posted a recipe his wife fed him once when he was sick. My question is: Most Fire Cider recipes call for fresh ingredients. But I was looking at list of ingredients and I have 90% of these ingredients in dried form. I have dehydrated garlic, onions. I have cayenne, turmeric, rosemary, orange and lemon peel all in my spice drawer. Are herbs potent enough to give you the same results? If you slowly simmered the herbs in apple cider vinegar then set aside could it work as a cold and flu remedy?