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Free Fire Cider! - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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For those not familiar with the Fire Cider controversy, the abbreviated version goes a bit like this:

Fire Cider is a popular traditional herbal remedy freely shared, made, produced and sold by hundreds of herbalists across the world.  The remedy has taken on many different amendments over time, somewhat like chicken soup.  Many people have their favorite version, but the base consists of fresh garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish and chile peppers that sit in vinegar for the desired amount of time, are strained, and then a bit of something sweet is usually added at the end.  The remedy is used to help warm up the body, and generally acts a stimulant and antimicrobial used during cold and flu season.  Recently, a large company decided to trademark the name and is forcing small businesses who have made and sold it to change their product names.  Some of the companies and individuals in question have made and sold this remedy for many years longer than the company that trademarked it has even existed.  Many people feel this is a dangerous precedent to anyone who creates and shares recipes anywhere on the web or in books and this led to a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office asking that the mark be deemed generic.  Until the company agrees to freeing Fire Cider from trademark restriction, a boycott of their product has been launched.   - from Traditions Not Trademark

We, as the herbal community must stand together to protect traditional remedies that have been made and passed on for generations.  The trial over this issue is set for March 25, 2019! Can't be at there? Consider donating!

If you are unable to donate, there are other ways to contribute! 

-Share and voice your support through social media

-Make your own Fire Cider

-Teach others to make their own!

We proudly carry locally made fire cider "Spicy Cider" by Dandelion Herbal Center and one of the original fire ciders available on the market "Cyclone Cider".

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