AMAZING GARLIC HERBAL IMMUNE SOUP
This is the AMAZING GARLIC HERBAL IMMUNE SOUP recipe that we served during the October Gathering in Arnold at A THYME FOR HERBS….hope you enjoy this delicious soup while you are supporting your Immune system …..
1 Tbsp. extra virgin Olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter(organic)
1 Onion (large) chopped(organic)
2 large heads of garlic (peel the cloves and chop)(organic)
1 apple, chopped & peeled(organic)
1 qt. homemade chicken broth or canned(organic)
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley or (1 Tbsp. dried )(organic)
2 Tbsp. fresh thyme or (1 Tbsp. dried)(organic)
1/2 Tsp. Eleuthero Root (organic)
1/2 Tsp. Ashwagandha Root(organic)
1/4 Tsp. sea salt & fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup, half and half(organic)
Garnish with fresh parsley(organic)
Heat the oil and butter in a large pot over low to medium heat. Add onions and garlic
and saute. Cover & cook stirring until soft and just beginning to turn brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Add apples, continue to cook for 10 more minutes, occasionally stirring.
Add stock and herbs, bring to a boil…reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Puree the soup in your blender or (this is best) with an immersion blender.
Salt and pepper to taste, then add the half and half and simmer, stirring.
Remove from heat and top with chopped parsley.
Note: how these herbs support your Body system:
GARLIC: supports Immune system, Lung ailments, high & low blood pressure, parasites, infections; headaches; nervous disorders; colds; flu; fevers; earaches; sprains, etc.
ASHWAGANDHA ROOT: restorative, rejuvenating; reduces stress, fatigue & low energy; protects the Immune system; improves memory, learning & reaction time; helps reduce brain-cell degeneration; lowers cholesterol; anti-inflammatory; enhances sexual potency for men & women.
ELEUTHERO ROOT: relative of Ginseng; tonic; calming;great for insomnia, bronchitis, chronic lung ailments; lowers blood pressure; reduces cholesterol levels, stress & impotence.
PARSLEY: rich in iron and vitamin C; diuretic; supports the urinary tract; cancer preventative; supports gallbladder and helps expel gallstones.
THYME: Tonic; good for fevers; nervine, good for relief of nightmares; used for lung troubles, coughing & asthma; relieves headaches and acts as a mood elevator.