Immune Boosting Broth Mix
There are so many medicinal herbs that can support our immune system, it is wonderful to include them in our diet in novel ways. Herbs contain all sorts of active constituents that boost the immune system, such as increasing our white blood cells or modulating inflammation and fever. Herbs also can support the adrenal glands, improve liver function and help aid digestion, all of which are important for a healthy and optimally functioning body.
Traditionally herbs were often used as beverages such as teas, and also in cooking to impart medicinal components into our foods and diet. Herbs that are used predominantly for their leaves and flowers are best used as infusions (simple teas), whereas roots need to be slow cooked or simmered to release many of the medicinal components. Roots also contain fibre and prebiotics that support our digestion and gut microbiome.
In the spirit of traditional western folk medicine as well as traditions such as Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, I have put together an immune boosting broth mix, which is a formula that can be used as a stand alone tonic or incorporated into cooking.
It has roots of organic herbs such as Astragalus, Withania, Codonopsis, Angelica and Burdock along with the medicinal mushroom Shiitake and the nutritious super food seaweeds kelp and dulse.
This is a powerhouse formula with myriad tonic actions on our adrenals, our immune system, our liver and digestion as well as being nutrient dense. I have included some references below from medical literature reviewing the benefits and actions of some of these herbs, if you would like more technical info.
Available from my clinics, select organic grocers or can be purchased online below.
$8.50 per packet
(makes 500ml herb concentrate or it can be simply added to homemade broth recipes)
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