Herbal Healing Broth with Medicinal Mushrooms

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An immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory mushroom broth recipe packed with healing herbs, plants, spices, and flowers. Easy to make, vegan, sodium-free, and nutrient-dense!

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This gentle and flavorful healing broth is packed with beautiful flavors, health-enriching properties, and SO much plant power! One of my favorite things about this rich broth is its versatility. It is wonderful on its own, used as a base for soups and curries, as a hot or cold drink — you name it, it is GOOD. I so hope you love it as much as we do! xo.

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Mountain Rose Herbs

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Healing Broth

This Vegan Mushroom Broth filled with Herbs, Spices and Edible Flowers is:

  • Super easy to make.
  • Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients.
  • Subtly spicy + heart-warming.
  • Versatile.
  • Comforting, yet rejuvenating.
  • Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, keto, grain-free, nut-free, salt-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Astragalus Root Slices
I've added Astragalus to this broth recipe for its immune-boosting and fortifying properties.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Burdock Root
Burdock root is a wonderful blood purifier whose detoxification properties I've always found to be powerful – yet gentle, cooling and extremely beneficial to many systems of the body.
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Reishi Mushroom Slices
I still remember the first time I drank a Reishi Mushroom infusion – I felt calm as could be! I've added this magical fungi to the broth recipe for its emotional support and soothing properties.
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Cordyceps Mushroom Powder
Cordyceps mushroom powder adds a nice clean energy boost that isn't overpowering, but supportive.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Shiitake Mushroom
Apart from the anti-inflammatory + immunity boosting benefits, and various nutrients to be found in shiitake, I also find them to add a great earthy, almost smoky flavor to this broth.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Chaga Mushroom
I've added Chaga into the mix because it is an anti-oxidant powerhouse.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Peppercorn, Rainbow
These delightful little rainbow peppercorns have got to be one of my favorite ingredients of all time! If you've only used black peppercorns before, you are truly in for a treat when you discover the subtle spiciness and fruitiness of these fun little rainbow peppercorns.
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Calendula Flowers Whole, North American
Ah, calendula. When I think of Calendula, I think of the words 'soothing happiness'. Not only is calendula a wonderful edible flower packed with anti-septic and anti-fungal properties, but it adds a dash of sunshine and beauty to anything it is used in, and well, I find that rather important!
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Lemon Peel
This lemon peel is beautifully fragrant and adds great depth of flavor to this broth recipe.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Turmeric Root
Turmeric! When combined with the peppercorns in this recipe, the star compound curcumin is then activated giving beautiful anti-inflammatory benefits to this recipe — and flavor!
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Ginger Root
Not only does ginger add a wonderful warmth to this recipe, it also adds some lovely digestive support.
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Mountain Rose Herbs: Nettle Leaf
I just could not create an herbal broth recipe, and not include Nettle Leaf! Nettle is a great aid for just about anything that ails you and is an absolute powerhouse of nutrients and life-supporting benefits!
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Items Needed to Make Healing Broth

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How to Make Healing Mushroom Broth – Step by Step

  1. Combine all broth ingredients in a 12-quart stock pot.
  2. Cover to the top with clean, filtered water.
  3. Simmer on the stove.
  4. Strain.
  5. Enjoy!
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Common Recipe Questions

How do I use this broth?

  • On its own, to enjoy from a bowl like a soup or sip from a mug like a tea.
  • As a soup base in place of any vegetable stock.
  • As a base in curries to use in place of water or coconut milk.
  • Use in place of water when cooking grains such as rice or quinoa.
  • Use in homemade salad dressing recipes.
  • As a base for gravies.

How do I store Healing Broth?

I like to strain this broth, let it cool completely, then store it in glass jars in the refrigerator for up to one week. Alternatively, this broth can be stored in the freezer for up to about 4 months. To freeze, I like to pour the broth into molds or ice cube trays, and then once frozen, store the cubes in freezer safe bags. Alternatively, you can also store the broth in freezer safe glass jars or containers.

Where’s the salt?

This sodium-free broth doesn’t contain salt simply because it doesn’t need it! It is truly quite flavorful and rich on its own.

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Top Tips for Making an Herbal Broth Recipe

Get Creative

While I very much love the proportions and ingredients listed in the recipe, there is room to adapt this recipe to your tastes and liking. Not a fan of a certain ingredient? Simply omit, or replace with a plant or fungi of your choice.

Low Simmer

I find keeping this broth at a very low simmer to produce the richest flavors and help maintain the health benefits as much as possible.

Cool It Off

Be certain to let the broth cool completely before storing. Otherwise, if using the broth straight away, it is absolutely delightful still warm!

A Bit of Spice

This healing mushroom broth has a slight spicy kick from the rainbow peppercorns. It is not an overwhelming spicy, rather a nice warming sensation throughout. If you are not a fan of spicy at all, you might want to omit the peppercorns or cut the amount in half.

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Health Disclaimer

The information shared in this post is not intended nor should be used in place of a medical professional’s advice. All opinions expressed are my own, and are based from my own lifelong relationships with plants. If you are worried or concerned about any of the ingredients listed in the recipe, please consult with a medical professional or do your own extensive research.

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Healing Mushroom Broth with Herbs, Spices + Flowers

An immune boosting, anti-inflammatory mushroom broth recipe packed with healing herbs, plants, spices and flowers. Easy to make, vegan, sodium-free, and nutrient-dense!

5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Drinks, Soup, Vegan
Cuisine: Herbal, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 handful shiitake mushrooms whole
  • 1 handful nettle leaf
  • 1 handful calendula flowers whole
  • 9 reishi mushroom slices
  • 8 astragalus root slices
  • 3 tablespoons burdock root
  • 2 tablespoons chaga mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric root
  • 2 tablespoons ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow peppercorns lightly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel lightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cordyceps powder
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a 12 quart stock pot.
  • Cover to the top of stock pot with clean, filtered water.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a low simmer.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes (up to one hour).
  • Strain, let cool completely, then store, or enjoy right away.

Notes

Please refer to the ‘Tips’ and ‘Questions’ sections above in the post for valuable information.
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Also see: Best Mushroom Substitutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 8cups | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
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15 Comments

  1. Hi, Im super excited to try this recipe!! I have most of these ingredients on hand but in a different consistency… is it ok if for example I use powdered turmeric and nettle leaf and whole Cordyceps?

    1. Hi Andrea! That makes me happy to hear—it is one of my favorites! Yes, you can most definitely use what you have on hand..it is versatile! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

  2. So looking forward to trying this! I have everything but the nettle. Is there anything you would substitute for the nettle? Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Thank you! It might sound funny, but spinach is really the best substitute when it comes to similar iron content, etc.! Otherwise any wild green will do or it can just be omitted. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  3. Hello
    I tried this last week and my night sweats have gone away. Do you know which ingredient may have done this? THANK YOU!

    Also do you have a remedy for restless legs?

    1. Hi Stephanie – It really depends on the root cause of the night sweats. If they are hormonal in nature, then I’m going to guess it was the reishi. Otherwise, my guess would be burdock due to its purifying properties. As for the restless legs, magnesium is the most effective thing I’ve found for that. This product is great for preventing and treating restless legs with magnesium: https://amzn.to/2J4JwUb I recommend taking 1 tablespoon in a glass of water nightly. I hope this helps! 🙂

  4. This Healing Herbal Mushroom Broth site has helped me many times in health problems.

  5. I love this recipe and photos so much! It’s truly one of the most beautiful posts I’ve seen! I definitely want to try and make this! Totally up my alley!! Gorgeous my friend!