Therapeutic Liquids - Recipes
The benefits of vegetables and grains are discussed throughout this article. This section offers two recipes that provide these benefits in broths that have healing properties.
The first of the broths derives its healthful propertiesincluding its high potassium content-from potatoes and other vegetables. When purchasing potatoes, choose ones that do not have a green tint. The chemical solanine, which gives the potato its green cast, can interfere with nerve impulses and cause diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Use potato peeling Broth as a nutritious drink when fasting. This broth is also good for heart disorders.
The second broth-Barley Water-has healing and fortifying properties, and is useful during convalescence from many different illnesses. You can also add powdered slippery elm to the water to make a drink that is not only nourishing, but also soothing to the throat and digestive tract.
Many other therapeutic liquids can also be made from vegetables and grains, as well as from fruits.
potato peeling Broth
1 carrot, sliced
1 celery stalk sliced
2 quatis stearn-distilled water
1 onion, sliced andlor 3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 . Scrub the potatoes well, and cut out any eyes.
2. Cut the potatoes in half. Cut the peel from the potatoes, making sure to keep about 1/2 inch of potato with the peel. Set aside the potato centers for another use.
3. place the potato peelings, carrot, and celery in a large pot. Cover with the water. Add the onion andlor garlic to taste, and boil for about 30 minutes.
4. Cool the broth. Strain out and discard the vegetables, and serve the broth as desired.
1 cup barley
3 quarts steam-distilled water
1. place the barley and the water in a large pot, and boil for about 3 hours.
2. Cool the broth. Strain out and discard the barley, and serve the broth as desired