Best Medicinal Bone Broth
Hello Plant Medicine Lovers,
In the quest for nourishing the body and soul, there's nothing quite like a steaming bowl of the Best Medicinal Bone Broth straight from your kitchen.
This rich and flavourful elixir, infused with an array of medicinal herbs and mushrooms, promises a wealth of health benefits. Whether you're using it as a base for soups, a marinade, or savouring it on its own, this broth is a holistic powerhouse that's as delicious as it is nutritious.
This broth is packed full of flavour and lots of beautiful medicine that will support your immune system, liver, gut, and heart health.
Below you'll find a video showing you how I make my bone broth as well as the transcript that goes with it. I've also listed the health benefits each ingredient will give you.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, charred
1 small ginger, charred
4 cloves of garlic
1 piece of red belted mushroom
1 piece of artist conk mushroom
6-8 star anise
Bag of vegetable shavings (saved from processing veggies pervious to making this recipe)
Turkey/chicken/beef bones + cartilage *omit to make vegan/vegetarian medicinal broth*
Add all ingredients into the pot
Cover ingredients with water
Put lid on and turn the heat high. Once it simmers, turn to low heat and let simmer from 6 to 12 hours. This will depend on how strong/condensed you'd like you broth
Strain and enjoy!
Note: you can enjoy this broth fresh throughout the week or freeze it until you're ready to use it.
Health Benefits of Best Medicinal Bone Broth Ingredients:
Olive Oil: With its antioxidants, olive oil is a champion for heart health and inflammation reduction.
Charred Onion and Ginger: These ingredients work in tandem to offer anti-inflammatory effects, cholesterol reduction, and blood sugar regulation, promoting overall wellness.
Garlic: Packed with antioxidants, garlic supports your gut, heart, and immune system, making it an essential addition to this broth.
Red Belted and Artist Conk Mushrooms: These mushrooms not only enhance flavour but also contribute to liver and immune support, potentially offering anti-cancer benefits. They are a testament to the power of nature's bounty.
Star Anise: These star-shaped wonders introduce antibacterial properties to the broth while promoting gut and skin health, adding depth to both taste and health benefits.
Vegetable Shavings: By making the most of vegetable remnants, you not only minimize food waste but also infuse your broth with a wide array of essential nutrients.
Turkey/Chicken/Beef Bones + Cartilage: Rich in connective tissue, bones and cartilage contribute to gut, skin, and bone health, completing the holistic profile of this medicinal bone broth.
"Let's make bone broth infused with beautiful plant medicine.
A little olive oil
A little charred onion for it's beautiful flavour and anti-inflammatory properties
Charred ginger for its gut health benefits
Garlic for gut, heart, and immune system health
Red belted and artist conk mushrooms both used for their liver and immune supportive qualities as well as their anti-cancer potential
Usually at this point I would add star anise for flavour and anti-bacterial benefits but I used it all in my last batch, so I just added a little extra garlic
Add we add all of the saved vegetable shavings
Add whatever bones you're working with here I'm using our left over turkey
Add your water to mostly cover everything in the pot
Put the lid on, turn the heat to high, wait until it simmers and then you're going to turn it down to low
Let it simmer for about 6 to 12 hours depending on how strong you want your broth. And you can also add in salt, pepper, and whatever else you like "
Hope you enjoy,
Ninetta M. Savino, B.A., Dip. Phyto.
Medical Herbalist & Founder of Ash + Thorn Herbals
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