Mother Earth Living

Natural Healing: Strong Bones Broth

By Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville
September/October 2002
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Spring Vegetable Stew Recipe with Chicken Broth

A Chicken Foot Broth adds flavor to this Spring Vegetable Stew recipe.

4 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoe...

Herby Tip: De-Ice with Garlic

One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.

10 Things I Learned About Herbs in 2010

Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion ...

Herbs can help pre- and postmenopausal women maintain strong bones. This healthy broth can be added to soups or stews or used instead of water to cook rice. It includes ginger (Zingiber officinale) to increase mineral assimilation and eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) to support the adrenal glands.

  • 2 cups horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
  • 2 cups nettle leaf (Urtica dioica)
  • 1 cup dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), watercress, parsley greens, or any combination
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1/8 cup eleuthero
  • 8 cups water
  1. In a stainless steel pot, simmer the herbs in the water for 45 minutes.
  2. Strain the broth and press as much liquid from the herbs as possible; discard the herbs.
  3. Drink 1 cup of broth morning and evening, before meals, or use the broth in cooking. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Source: Hobbs, Christopher and Kathi Keville. Women’s Herbs, Women’s Health. Loveland, Colorado: Botanica Press, 1998.








Post a comment below.

 


MY COMMUNITY
no image
valerykenery
8/29/2014 12:04:10 AM
no image
HarvestRight
8/21/2014 5:22:39 PM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 10:03:07 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:59:22 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:30:07 AM
no image
melisastarr
8/19/2014 12:57:22 PM






Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.