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Benefits of Bone Broth

Benefits of Bone Broth

One of our favourite things about Chinese herbs is that many of them are edible. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon, dates, and goji berries are some popular herbs we use. When bone broth is made only from bones, you’ve got a medicinal tonic, adding Chinese medicinal herbs to the mix not only sweetens and deepens the broth’s flavour but greatly enhances the potency of this liquid medicine.

For centuries the Chinese have been cooking bone broths with specific herbs in order to keep healthy. The chances are you have heard all the healing properties of bone broth.

Making homemade broth can help strengthen your gut lining and heal your intestines – which we now know is the foundation of health.

The difference between a bone broth and a standard stock is predominantly the amount of time it is cooked and the practice of opening up the bones to release the bone marrow.

It is said that the gelatin and collagen in a bone broth improves hair & skin, the calcium and magnesium is good for your bones & joints, it assists in digestion and immune boosting plus acts as an anti inflammatory. There are even reports to suggest that it helps eliminate cellulite as it supports smooth connective tissue.

Gelatin is made in the process of boiling stock that comes from the bones and the soft tissues of cartilage — which then produces collagen and thus amino acids for the body. Amino acids are the building blocks for developing the body’s muscle and soft tissue and by consuming a broth rich in amino acids makes them easily digestible to nourish both the tissues and the immune system.

The benefits of bone broth are extensive, here are a few ways broth may improve your health:

  • Provides nourishment for the gastrointestinal tract
  • Lubricate joints
  • Re-vitalize skin
  • Build muscle fibres
  • Enriches the blood.
  • Can ease inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and gastritis
  • Preventative for rheumatoid arthritis

Broths should be a part of anyone’s approach to healing illness or debility.

Recovering from the flu? Broths are easily digestible and can offer the immune system nutrients to rebuild while recovering from illness.

Healing a bone fracture, herniated disc, torn ligament or rebuilding dental deterioration? Because of the proteins, collagen and amino acids, the nutrients in broths may facilitate wound healing and support tissue repair.

Undergoing surgery? Broths can be included also as part of a pre- and post operative care regime to ensure the body has accesses to the most nutrients to endure surgery and facilitate recovery.

We are now stocking 2 different packs of Chinese medicinal herbs to add to your bone or chicken broth.


The herbs in this formula are used to tonify the Kidneys, which are the foundations of health in Chinese medical theory, the Spleen, which is in charge of digestion, and the Heart, one of our most vital organs for pumping a hearty blood supply throughout the body. These herbs are often added to soups in China to help those recovering from serious illness, or as a simple health tonic to increase vitality and overall health. Make Bone Broth the way you usually would and add these herbs for the last hour, or more!

Huang Qi (Radix Astagali), Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis), Shan Yao (RhizomaDioscoreae), Yu Zhu (PolygonatiOdoratiRhizoma), Gou Qi Zi (FructusLycii), Ling Zhi (GanodermaLucidum), LianZi (Semen Nelumbinis), Shan Zha (FructusCrataegi), Ba Jiao Hui Xiang (AnisiStellatiFructus)


SOURCE: Urban herbs


The Spleen and Stomach are the foundation of proper digestion. Add these herbs to your bone broth to incorporate Traditional Chinese Food and Herbal therapy to give your bone broth a boost! Make Bone Broth the way you usually would and add these herbs for the last hour or more!

Huang Qi Zhi (Processed Radix Astagali), Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis), Fu Ling (Poria), Chen Pi (PericarpiumCitriReticulatae), Shan Zha (FructusCrataegi), Bai Bian Dou (Semen Dolichoris Lablab), Da Zao (Jujube Fructus), Hua Jiao (PericarpiumZanthoxyli) [optional add bag for spicy broth]


SOURCE: Urban herbs