I’m getting over a nasty cold right now!

This is my go-to healing soup. I drink cups of it throughout the day, laced with a hefty amount of ground cayenne and good sea salt.

It’s warming and soothing, and always helps open me up when I am really congested. It’s also really delicious, which helps. I usually serve it in an insulated mug, so it stays warmer for longer and I can just sip it throughout the day.

For this recipe, you can use homemade bone broth if you have it (chicken or beef or what have you), or good organic boxed broth.

I like bone broth because it’s higher in protein than regular stock, so it gets a little more nutrition into you when you’re not feeling great.

That said, you can totally use regular stock, or even water (though that won’t be as flavorful or nutritious). You’ll still get all the medicinal plant goodness from all the herbs and spices.

This recipe makes a fairly spicy broth, so dial the garlic and ginger up/down to suit your taste.

If you don’t have all the ingredients, you can totally improvise. Fresh oregano or marjoram would be great additions. So would any kind of hot pepper, celery, carrot, cilantro or lemongrass (if you like them), etc.

If you want to make a creamy broth, simmer everything together, then add a little milk, cream, nut or seed milk, or even coconut cream in your mug or bowl when you serve. I tend to avoid dairy from cows when I’m sick, because it promotes mucous formation.

I always make my bone broth infusions in my favorite pumpkin pot.

Simple Healing Bone Broth Infusion

Bone broth (or veggie broth, or water in a pinch)
2-3 large fingers of fresh turmeric root
1 large piece fresh ginger root
1 large onion
1 head garlic, peeled
1 large bunch fresh thyme
1 large bunch fresh rosemary
1 Tbls whole black peppercorns
Sometimes, I add fresh parsley and fresh dandelion greens for detox

Simmer covered for a few hours. Strain and ladle into a mug or bowl. Garnish with a pinch of sea salt and some ground cayenne, to taste. A pat of grassfed butter is also great to add, if you want broth that’s a little richer.

For a heartier meal, you can add chopped, cooked chicken or beef, and/or cooked noodles or rice or beans.

How do you make your healing broth?

Leave a comment below, let me know! Always looking for more tips and tricks!