Fit, Lean and Beautiful #46 Cold Remedies #2 Chicken Soup Recipes

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #46  Cold Remedies #2 Chicken Soup Recipes

Compiled by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Simple Stock

4 pounds chicken backs, bones, necks, wings broken up

2 medium onions quartered

2 medium carrots quartered

1 large celery rib with leaves quartered

2 cloves of garlic, unpeeled

4 sprigs parsley

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1 bay leaf

10 black peppercorns


Place chicken in a stock pot, add 2 quarts water, cover chicken by 1 inch at least.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming off foam.  Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat and simmer, partly covered for about 2 hours, add more water if needed to keep ingredients covered.  Strain through a sieve.

For a richer version do the same but add ½ cup dry white wine or vermouth plus two scallions cut in 1 inch pieces.  You can also roast chicken bones at 375 for 40 minutes.

Classic Chicken Soup/Basic Medicinal Chicken Soup

1 chicken 3 pounds cut up

2 onions chopped

3 stalks celery scrubbed and chopped

2 carrots scrubbed and chopped

1 tsp salt

3 sprigs of parsley

Ground pepper

Combine all ingredients with 3 quarts water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partly covered for 1 ½ hours.

For other variations add a can of coconut milk and curry.  You can add cooked noodles, rice or potatoes.  Make additions to individual pots or add to bowl, as they may turn glutinous in pot.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

8 cups chicken broth

½ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper

½ cup white rice (cook rice and add as you eat it)

1 medium carrot, shredded

4 egg yolks

1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1 lemon thinly sliced for garnish

In a large saucepan, combine chicken broth, lemon juice and pepper, bring to a boil, add rice and carrot, Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes, under rice and carrots are tender.

Remove ½ cup of soup and gradually whisk into egg yolks.  Stir back into soup.  Add chicken and heat through, do not boil, or eggs will curdle.  To serve, ladle into bowls and serve with lemon slices.






Fit, Lean & Beautiful #45 Cold Remedies #1

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #45  Cold Remedies

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Fortify system and immune with vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C

Ensure Vitamin Supplement Drink (for energy)

Zinc Tablets or suck on Zinc Lozenges (doctor recommended)

Emergency C

Fresh Oranges, Mandarins, Clementine’s

Vitamin C Fruit Salads

Honey, lemon, ginger tea

Chicken soups, make stock add fresh vegetables, kales, carrots, onion, chicken, thyme, garlic, salt, coconut milk, curry

Macha Green Tea

Roasted garlic on toast

Herbs:  Goldenseal infusions and Echinacea infusions

American Ginseng, 500mg Dose(for energy)

Lots of liquids:  herbal teas, water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices

Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien-Chinese Remedy to balance unbalanced system

Homeopathic Remedy:  Gelsemium 30C three times a day

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, juice one lemon, one minced clove of garlic, one gram of vitamin c, sip slowly or add hot water to  make herbal tea

Herbal Teas:  Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Boneset, Elder, Pennyroyal (no more than one cup), Vervain

Polish Remedy:  heat a cup of milk until scalding hot, add one teaspoon of honey, tsp. butter, last a tsp of grated garlic or garlic powder sip slowly before retiring


Flu Vaccine


To draw out or dry mucous

Antihistamine Nostril Sprays-eg. Meijer 12 Hour Nasal Spray

Boil an onion drink broth (similar to how eyes tear, draws out moisture)

Inhalations from water infused with drops of Eucalyptus in a pan after letting steam rise, towel overhead or Eucalyptus on a cotton ball in a pill bottle and inhale

Vicks Vapor Rub around the nose and on chest and inhalations


Kimchi-Korean fermented cabbage in broth as a soup

Nasal Douching-use a small paper cup filled with ½ teaspoon of salt and warm water, tilt head back and to the right, slowly pour in left nostril and it will come out of right

Sprinkle cayenne pepper into soups

Nasal decongestants


Halls Lozenges

Chicken Soup

Finely chop one onion place in a pot and cover with honey, warm for about 5min and take as cough syrup

Osha Root Tincture two or three times a day

A massage

Fresh or dry thyme leaves brewed into a tea

Anise seeds brewed in a tea in small quantities safe

Gargle with a white sage tincture drops and water-Native American

Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup:  equal parts honey and wild cherry bark syrup; mix in two grams Apricot Seed, an ounce of Garlic tincture, and an ounce of Osha Root


For fever and headaches

Aspirin or ibuprofen

Middle Eastern Mint Tea-fresh mint, with orange blossom water and sugar steeped in a teapot

Other Treatments



Antibacterial clothes for doorknobs

Warm comfortable environment

Warm blankets and sweaters


Citrus Juices


The Merck Manual

The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments

Jude’s Home Herbal