10 Herbs to Good Health is a great soup to eat when you are not feeling well. It is highly nourishing, light, and has a flavorful broth.
10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Ingredients
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp of grated ginger root
- 1 tsp of grated tumeric root
- 3 cups of water
- 3 shitake mushrooms, chopped (optional)
- 3 ounces of dried Goji berries
- 3 ounces of spinach
- 1 Tsp of fresh minced oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 1 celery stalk, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp of miso paste
First, saute the onion, garlic, ginger, and turmeric in the olive oil. Then, in a large pot, add the rest of the herbs, 3 cups of water, and vegetables. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer on low heat for about two hours. Remove from heat. Add about 1 Tbsp of miso paste and salt / pepper to taste.
About the 10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Ingredients
- Olive oil from Olea europaea, has shown in studies to aid in good cardiac health, with antioxidant, and anti-diabetic activity.
- Onion, Allium cepa, has some clinical research showing potential against obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
- Garlic, Allium sativum, has shown to lower cholesterol, act as an insect repellent, and improve immunity with its antimicrobial capabilities.
- Clove, Syzgium aromaticum, has anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, insect repelling, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activity.
- Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a digestive aid with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer studies.
- Turmeric, Curcuma longa, studies have shown phytochemicals derived from this plant to reduce inflammatory diseases.
- Goji berries, Lycium chinense, have shown to reduce blood insulin levels and have weight loss potential.
- Spinach, Spinacia oleracea, high in iron, folic acid, and B vitamins, is a blood builder and contains nutrients for good health.
- Oregano, Origanum vulgare, has studies showing antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, and anti-diabetic actions.
- Bay, Laurus nobilis, has shown antimicrobial, antioxidant, and gastro-protective activities.
Click the links to each species for a list of research.