After surviving a serious and traumatic case of Whopping Cough as a child, I always dive into healing mode when one of my younglings has a fever or a whooping like cough that is associated with Pertussis.
I created this “Bodhi Bear Soup” with a ton of Healthy goodness to strengthen my youngling’s immune system against “Winter Bugs”, especially Whooping Cough!
This soup is filled with chopped Carrots, which have tons of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, especially known for helping the immunity of children.
I made sure to add organic Avocado Oil, which is a good fat that works synergistically with Vitamin A absorption.
I also added organic minced Garlic, which contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese & Selenium and other antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which can boost our immune system.
More over, Garlic is known to be super effective against toxic bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Next, straight out of my garden, I added many potent leaves of fresh Basil!
Basil has powerful antimicrobial properties, which has long been used in traditional medicine to fight bacterial infections.
In addition, Basil is known for it’s strong but natural anti-histamine properties… Wow, what a super hero herb!
To give this soup some hardiness, I added this beautiful mix of purple, yellow and red potatoes…
I specifically added purple potatoes for their free-radical scavenging and antioxidant capabilities, which is a natural medicine that has been used for ages and ages.
I also included Turmeric!
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. Curcuminoids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and they are a very strong antioxidant.
Although acute, short-term inflammation can be beneficial, long term inflammation can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues.
Unbeknownst to many, Curcumin is such a strong anti-inflammatory, that it’s power matches or surpasses many anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Turmeric and Curcumin really are healthy and powerful gifts from nature!
To give this soup a taste of home and just a little more healing power, I went back into my garden for some fresh Oregano leaves.
In addition to adding a comforting flavor and being an antiseptic, Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb which has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years… How awesome is that!
In fact, many natural healers use Oregano for treating respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal (GI) infections, which can accompany many Winter Bugs!
So there you have it, my homemade Bodhi Bear Soup!
Will it work to heal you or your child?
Let me say this, when we follow these remedies at the first sign of symptoms, we tend to zap it in just 2-3 days! 😊
In full disclosure, in addition to giving my kids this soup, I also give them top quality gluten & dairy free probiotics three times a day, a Vitamin A capsule once a day, freshly cracked coconut water twice a day, then I apply a homemade mix of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus & Coconut Oil rub on their upper chest & back every morning and evening while symptoms persist.
I hope these natural remedies bring some nutritional comfort for you and your family this coming Winter!
Sending tons of healing vibes your way,
~Dr. Dee (aka Healthy.Desy)
- 2 T Organic Avocado Oil
- 1- 2 cups chopped Carrots
- 64 oz. of Organic Vegetable Stock, Homemade or Boxed.
- 1 cup of chopped Purple potatoes
- 2 cups of Red & Yellow Potatoes
- 4-6 cloves of minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 10-20 leaves of Fresh Basil
- ¼ teaspoon of dried or 10 Fresh Oregano Leaves.
- 1 Tablespoon of Turmeric Powder
- In a large pot, add 64 oz of low sodium Vegetable Broth, along with Avocado Oil, mixed Potatoes, chopped Carrots, and Garlic. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- While mixture is simmering, add Oregano leaves and Turmeric, then continue to simmer for 30 – 45 minutes.
- Add in the fresh Basil just before serving.