Mama Baron (Lena) is not a doctor! Any and all advise shared on this website should never replace that of a Medical Doctor.
However, Mama Baron is currently studying with
The Global College of Natural Medicine in their Holistic Health Practitioner program.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Clove Broth Soup: Sooths A Sore Throat

This is a soup recipe that I created this week for a severe sore throat that my son and I had. I needed some type of natural pain relief in the form of a soothing food source. I also wanted to use antiviral and antibacterial nutrients as well.

This soup was not only soothing with it's taste, but the smell was just as comforting. The flavor is a sweet and salty flavor. The clove has a very slight numbing effect on the tongue. But I was thrilled by this because I had sores on my tongue and throat. The soup took the edge off my sore throat for about a half hour or so. I'm sure the healing agents helped even longer.

Clove Broth Soup
Approximately (8) 1 Cup Servings

2 14.5 oz. cans Chicken Broth (not low sodium)
1 large Chicken Breast (boiled in the broth and cut with kitchen shears when cooked through)
3 medium Garlic Cloves (pressed), 4 Garlic Cloves if minced (chopped)
1 Red Onion (sliced and chopped)
3/4 -1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Organic Natural Season Salt (with Sea Salt)
1 14 oz. can Organic Wild Rice
2 handfuls Broccoli Florets
2 Tablespoons Honey

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan following the order set out above. Boil the chicken in the broth until cooked thoroughly. Add all other ingredients except Honey and bring down to medium heat (just under a boil, like you're steeping tea). Cook for up to 10 minutes.
Take from heat and add honey. Stir together and serve.

Healing agents abound within this soup. Chicken broth has both salt and vitamin B's. Garlic and Onion are both antiviral and antibacterial. They are also great sinus decongestants. Cloves are an antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and a mild anesthetic effect. Honey also has antibacterial nutrients.

Do not overcook this soup! You want to keep as many of the nutrients active as much as possible. Try not to microwave this soup if you are heating up leftovers. Try to keep it as health filled as possible.

Enjoy! Visit this wonderful website to learn more about these healthy soup ingredients:
The World's Healthiest Foods.

1 comment:

Heidi Saxton said...

Just what I needed for my sore throat today . . . I put a link at EMN in case it's going around!

Thanks, Lena.

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