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Medicine Root Soup

This deliciously nutritious soup is a natural remedy made from delicious roots that are proven to aid in shortening the duration of your everyday cold! Whether you are wanting to prevent sickness, cure your cold, or just eat a deliciously healthy dish with endless health benefits, this Medicine Root Soup recipe is a keeper!


This soup is savory with a delicious bite from the horseradish, ginger and lemon!



What are the benefits?

  • Ginger 
    • Benefits the body and brain
    • Treats morning sickness and nausea
    • Reduces muscle pain and soreness
    • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Garlic
    • Medicinal properties
    • Boosts immune system function
    • Combats common cold
    • Reduces blood pressure
    • Helps to lower the risk of heart disease 
  • Turmeric 
    • Spice and medicinal herb
    • Increases antioxidant capacity
    • Linked to improve brain function and lower the risk of brain diseases
  • Horseradish
    • Shown to aid in weight loss
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Alleviates respiratory conditions
    • Builds strong bones
    • Improves the immune system
    • Stimulates healthy digestion
    • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Lemon 
    • High in vitamin C
    • Encourages weight loss
    • Improves digestion
    • Freshens breath
    • Treats sore throats
    • Aids in reducing fevers
  • Celery
    • Contains calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc and potassium
    • Assists in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
    • Prevents UTIs
    • Anticancer properties
  • Green Onion 
    • Loaded with vitamin A and K
    • Low calorie source of flavor
  • Carrots
    • Helps in reducing cholesterol
    • Lowers risk of heart attacks
    • Improves vision
    • Reduces signs of premature aging

What do you need to make it?

  • Ginger – about 3 inches chopped (quarter sized) – BOWL A
  • Garlic – 15-20 cloves chopped
    • Divide into 2 bowls – BOWL A and BOWL B
  • Turmeric – 4-6 pieces of turmeric (chopped but not too finely) – BOWL A
  • Horseradish – 3-4 inches chopped (quarter sized) – BOWL A
  • Lemon – 1 cleaned and sliced – BOWL A
  • Celery – 4-5 sticks washed and chopped – BOWL B
  • Green Onion – 1 bunch chopped
    • 1/4 from the bottom – BOWL A
    • 3/4 – BOWL B
  • Carrots – 2 large organic carrots chopped in quarters – BOWL B
  • Vegetable Broth – 1 Organic Imagine Vegetable Broth Low Sodium
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Himalayan Salt – 1 TBL
  • Cracked Black Pepper – 2 tsp
  • Cumin – 2 tsp


Step 1

  1. Simmer BOWL A garlic in vegetable broth
  2. Once the garlic is cooked through (not brown) add rest of BOWL A and entire vegetable broth
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Simmer for 1 hour

Step 2

  1. Strain broth (keeping broth and filtering out roots)
  2. But pot of broth on the burner and bring to a simmer
  3. Add BOWL B ingredients, spices and rice
  4. Simmer until rice is cooked

Taste and enjoy!!!!

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  • Reply
    Rachel Beam
    January 12, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    This soup is so good! I’m addicted to it – pairing it with a salad or chicken breast is perfect on a cold winter day. I’ve even been seen sipping it from a coffee cup as a great afternoon pick-me-Up. Do yourselves a favor- get the correct ingredients- do not use powdered ginger, bottled lemon juice, jar horseradish, or anything other than what’s listed. I’ve added collagen to increase the protein content, quinoa to get some healthy carbs in there. It’s all SOOOOOOO good!!

    • Reply
      Lisa Barrieau
      January 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

      Thank you so much for the great review Rachel! I am glad that you enjoy it! It has become a staple of mine also. I will have to try it with quinoa next time as that sounds delicious! 🙂

  • Reply
    February 5, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    How many ounces of vegetable broth do you use?

    • Reply
      Lisa Barrieau
      February 12, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Hi Deb,
      I use the entire 32oz container of broth. 🙂 If you make this recipe, let me know your thoughts! I love it!

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