Podcast 108: Herbs to Supercharge Bone Broth
It’s 2020, we don’t need to convince you that bone broth is good for you! But in case you’ve been living under a rock, bone broth is awesome for your digestive health, immune defenses, musculoskeletal resilience, and plenty more besides. So all on its own, it’s great – but you can add herbs to supercharge bone broth into something even better!
Our favorite herbs to enhance bone broth come in several key categories: Seaweeds provide mineral nutrition including iodine, along with unique seaweed polysaccharides that build immunity. Mushrooms have similar powers, and are even more famous as immunomodulators to help with everyday health as well as complex immune disorders. Other immune-centered adaptogenic herbs support immunity from the marrow on out. Mildly bitter, prebiotic roots improve digestion, liver action, and gut flora composition. And then there are plenty of “herbs & spices” to try for digestive benefits and for specific medicinal attributes.
Learn how to work with all of these and make your homemade broth something truly special!
Herbs discussed include dulse, nori, irish moss, kelp, alaria, digitata, bladderwrack, shiitake, maitake, turkey tails, oyster mushroom, lion’s mane, reishi, astragalus, codonopsis, burdock, dandelion, chicory, calamus, angelica, ginger, turmeric, sage, rosemary, thyme, fennel, calendula, goji, & hawthorn.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Bone Broth Demystified, Katja Swift
- Seaweed As Food And Medicine, Katja Swift
- Red Seaweeds, Ryn Midura
- Kelp & Brown Seaweeds, Ryn Midura
- Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Companty
- The Holistic Herbalism Podcast, Episode 086: notCoffee – Katja’s Decaf Herbal Coffee Replacement
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