Immune Boosting Soup for Cold and Flu


Chicken soup’s anti-inflammatory effect against colds and flu

Chicken soup has long a history as a remedy for symptom relief for upper respiratory tract infections like colds and flu. Scientific research confirms that chicken soup has a mild anti-inflammatory effect which is thought to provide a symptomatic relief in these upper respiratory tract infections. ref. Studies show that chicken soup contains properties that can help break down congestion.

Here is a recipe for chicken soup for cold and flu


1 whole chicken
10 garlic cloves
3 bunches of parsley
1 bunch coriander
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp of fresh ginger
1 tbsp lemon
1 tsp mint leaves
1 tsp curry powder
5 carrots
5 celery stems


Add all ingredients into pot, cover with water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Sip the fluid only – 3 bowls per day. Cleans up congestion in a day. You may wish to use a pressure cooker to reduce the cooking time. The rest of the family can have the chicken and vegetables.


Any persistent cough, accompanied by a headache or fever and/or has yellow or green mucus should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner. One precaution I have read is regarding the honey: do not give honey to children under 1 year of age unless it is pasteurised or boiled for five minutes. I would not give this mixture to a young child. If a child has a persistent cough, they should see a doctor.

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Written by: Brendon Groves Clinical Naturopathic Practitioner and Founder of Groves Naturopathics

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