Soups are delicious. They warm us up in the wintertime, help satisfy hunger, and are ideal either as an appetizer or a standalone dish to provide us with many nutrients. In the following article, find out what the best medicinal soups are for healing all kinds of ailments.
Medicinal soup recipes
Soup for anemia
In a large pot, first sauté a chopped onion, one clove of minced garlic, and three cups of watercress leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a pre-cooked and cubed potato and four cups of water. Let this cook until all the vegetables are tender.
Heat four cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add three stalks of celery cut lengthwise, two lettuce leaves, two sliced onions, and a quarter of a head of green cabbage to cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and process the mixture in a blender until the soup has a coarse texture.
Chop three onions and fry them in a little oil. Peel and grate half a root of ginger. Add two tomatoes, one peeled potato, one peeled zucchini, and a small cabbage – all cut into cubes. Finally add eight cloves of garlic, minced. Season with poppy seeds, turmeric powder, black pepper, 20 basil leaves, and a little oregano and tarragon. Add four cups of water and simmer for 45 minutes.
Soup to relieve menstrual cramps
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan and fry one onion, chopped very finely. Add a cubed potato and one shredded leaf of lettuce. Add four cups of vegetable broth and cook until the vegetables are tender. Blend the mixture until smooth, and serve with toasted hazelnuts or almonds.
Soup for energy
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pot and sauté one chopped onion. Add three peeled and sliced beets, half of a pumpkin, diced and cubed, and a quarter of a green cabbage cut into strips. Pour five cups of water over the vegetables and simmer until they’re tender. Season with salt, herbs, and a few drops of lemon juice.
Soup for constipation
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and sauté two pounds of washed spinach and five stalks of celery until the vegetables are tender. Add some water and a little vegetable broth and cook for another ten minutes. Mix well and serve with plain yogurt.
Soup for colds and the flu
Put three chicken breasts in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and add two carrots and two onions, chopped. Continue cooking for two to three hours, adding water when needed. Add three cloves of crushed garlic and season with salt, cayenne pepper, and dill. To make this soup more thick in consistency, you can also add pureed vegetables.
Soup to improve circulation
Toast three tablespoons of unbleached flower in a little olive oil until lightly browned. Add a cup of water and an equal amount of milk. Bring the mixture to a boil and then add a teaspoon each of salt and ground cumin.
Soup for fluid retention
Combine two tablespoons of flour with two tablespoons of oil. Sauté a large onion, chopped, and add four cups of water. Add two chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon of yeast, followed by a pound of cubed pumpkin. Once all the vegetables are tender, strain the mixture and return the broth to the heat, adding salt for seasoning.
Soup to fight fatigue
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet, and sauté two chopped onions, two carrots, and a pound of peeled and diced pumpkin. Add a tomato and two full stalks of celery (including the leaves). Cover and let cook for ten minutes on low heat. In a large bowl, combine six tablespoons of oatmeal with two cups of water. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook for five minutes. Use sea salt for seasoning.
Soup for cardiovascular disease (athlerosclerosis)
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan, and sauté a chopped onion for a few minutes. Add half a cup of fat-free chicken broth, 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander, and 1/8 teaspoon cardamom. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then add a cup of peeled and sliced apples, and a cup of cubed parsnips. Serve with half a cup of orange or apple juice and two tablespoons of nonfat plain yogurt.
Soup for reducing stress
Bring four cups of water to a boil with some broccoli florets. After cooking, let the mixture stand for five minutes, before straining the liquid and drinking it as a broth.
Soup to strengthen the immune system
Bring two cups of vegetable broth to a boil along with a chopped onion, three cloves of minced garlic, and two carrots, grated. Add the juice of one lemon and fifteen spinach leaves that have been cut into strips. When the vegetables are tender, let the soup sit for a few minutes before serving.
Soup for detox
In a saucepan, add two artichoke hearts and some lemon juice, as well as 14 ounces each of fresh peas and beans. Dice half an onion and sauté the vegetables in 20 grams of olive oil with some chopped parsley for a few minutes, before adding two cups of vegetable broth. Cook for 15 minutes and then add half a pound of cooked pasta to the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with Parmesan cheese.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these great recipes for medicinal soups!