Immunity Enhancing Soup with Astragulus

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Immunity Enhancing Soup with Astragulus
Written By: Dr. Tatyana Johnson ~ 5/11/2020

This herb supports your immune system while assisting the body in adapting to daily stress. Astragalus is a foundational herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It promotes healthy resistance from the occasional physical and emotional stressors, and it also supports healthy immune functions.


Immunity Enhancing Soup


1 ½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
3 – 6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 – 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
4 – 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
3 – 4 pieces astragalus root
10 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons tamari or low sodium soy sauce
Salt & Black pepper to taste
2 cups broccoli florets
½ cup chopped scallions

How to Prepare:

  • BLOGPOST_Astragalus_Cooking_05112020.jpgIn a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onions, garlic and ginger
  • Sauté until soft and translucent
  • Add shiitake mushrooms, carrots, astragalus root and vegetable stock
  • Bring to low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 – 60 minutes
  • Add tamari and adjust the seasoning with salt as needed
  • Add the broccoli florets and cook until tender, about 2 minutes
  • Remove the astragalus root pieces
  • Serve soup in bowls and garnish with scallions

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