We are so used to thinking of herbal teas and other plant essences as occasional or emergency “therapy” that we have almost forgotten the nutritional and health benefits they bring as part of a daily diet.
This blend of medicinal herbs, spices, and vegetables – which doubles as a soup and a herbal drink – promotes a sense of well-being, helps fight colds and flu and helps detox and provides valuable electrolytes and helps balance the natural pH of the body.
1 Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, cover with 600ml (1 pint) of water, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 11⁄2 hours, then strain.
2 If serving as a soup, transfer to serving bowls. If using as a drink pour into heatproof glasses and serve. You can also use all this broth as part of an individual detox treatment – store it in a flask and sip it throughout the day. Serves 2.
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