Soups, broths, porridges, and congees have been used medicinally since ancient times. Nothing warms the bones like a nice, hot, bowl of soup with steamed vegetables and nourishing medicinal herbs. This Lung Soup can be made for those who are healthy, as well as those experiencing seasonal distress.
Astragalus root has been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalists as a general immune tonic. This tasty herb is very mild and can be eaten once cooked down. Typical dosages of Astragalus root in herbal formulas can range from anywhere to 15-30 grams. It’s a great herb for children, elderly, and all stages in between!
Osha root is well-known amongst Native Americans especially because of its use in sweat lodges. A great expectorant for the lungs, Osha root has a pungent smell and taste that reminds one of celery or parsley root.
Echinacea root has been widely used to support the immune system by Western herbalists. It is a great immunomodulator, meaning that it can modulate an immune response depending on whether the immune system is over- or under-active.
Suggested use: Cook 1 oz. of Lung Soup herbs with 1 whole organic small chicken. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Strain herbs out of broth (option to keep herbs in and eat!) Add vegetables, cook for 10-15 minutes. Let cool before enjoying! If using large chicken, use 2 oz. of herbs.
Formula crafted by Dr. Malik Cotter.