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Our family relies on bone broth as a flavorful way to add rich flavors and important nutrients into our recipes through out the week. Herbal bone broth for gut health should become part of your weekly meal prep because it is so beneficial for your wellbeing. Learn why and how to prepare it!

dandelion bone broth for gut health

Bone broths are made from animal bones, water, herbs like ginger or thyme, star anise or cloves - which all have incredible benefits that can't be matched by any other food type. Learn about the specialty herbs we used to prepare a bone broth that enhances all soups or meals, while aiding in digestion and improving gut health.

What is bone broth?

Bone broth is not your average store-bought food. It's a homemade, nutritious stock that can be made from boiling animal bones and connective tissue like in soups but also rice dishes, vegetable salads and meat casseroles as well. Making bone soup helps you reduce waste by using otherwise unedible parts of animals to make healthy meals for the whole family! I love cooking with it because I know what went into my dish before eating it - no preservatives or additives necessary!

How does herbal bone broth promote gut health?

I add dandelion and burdock root to my bone broth because they're rich in prebiotic soluble fiber. The best way to extract the most of these benefits from their roots is by simmering or boiling, so I put them into a pot with water and other healthy herbs like ginger for more flavor as well!

When it comes to staying healthy, dandelion and burdock root are like your best friends. So what is this magical duo? Dandelions: rich in prebiotics that support the growth of good bacteria! And Burdocks: these roots extract vital nutrients from other plants when boiled or simmered for a long time. I can't wait to share my recipe with you so we all have something tasty and this nutrient rich on hand at home.

What are the benefits of inulin?

Inulin has been shown to have a range of health benefits. It can help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, fight against bacteria as well as tumors in the body, promote bone density by increasing calcium absorption and mineral balance - which may result in less fractures or osteoporosis related complications.

In addition their antiosteoporotic properties also reduces risks for developing broken bones due to aging-related thinning of the spine's vertebrae.

Other herbs for herbal bone broth for gut health that contain inulin you may have in your apothecary:

There's no doubt about it- probiotic foods are getting all the attention lately because they're good for our health-- but don't forget those prebiotics which work wonders on healing the gut as well. The best part is, you can add this delicious broth to any meal (even just a simple pasta noodle dish) to add so much flavor and health benefits.

dandelion bone broth for gut health

What other benefits may I get from making and drinking bone broth?

A BOOST OF COLLAGEN

Every day we use our joints and bones to do things like walk, run, or just sit. These movements are important for healthy joint and bone health, which is why many people take collagen supplements in order to maintain soft tissue structures of their body parts. This organic amino acid, found in the connective tissues such as skin and ligament are right here on your dinner plate when you use up this herbal both broth. 

NUTIRENTS AND ELECTROLYTES

Bone broth contains many essential nutrients including iron, vitamins A and K, fatty acids like oleic acid that help reduce inflammation, selenium which boosts your immune system to fight off illness-causing bacteria. It also has zinc for eye health or manganese because it helps with mood regulation. Make sure you're getting all the benefits by consuming this tasty broth regularly!

GUT HEALTH

Amino acids naturally present in bone broth may aid digestion. Glutamine helps reduce inflammatory factors and improve our ability to digest food, making it an ideal digestive supplement for those with gut issues such as Crohn's ileitis or ulcerative colitis or other more serious conditions like systemic sclerosis (SSc). Adding inulin rich herbs enhances the effects of glutamic acid by boosting intestinal microflora that promotes a healthy microbiome; reducing inflammation which can lead to stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

In addition to being an excellent dietary source of minerals including calcium & magnesium needed for strong bones + teeth Dandelion also provides us with vitamins A C F B12 but most importantly is its natural anti-inflammatory properties plus high

HOW TO MAKE HERBAL BONE BROTH FOR GUT HEALTH

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • any other vegetable scraps of choice
  • 1 cup of dandelion and or burdock root
  • ½ tablespoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray.

Spread tomato paste onto beef bones and place in the prepared roasting pan.

Bake in a the preheated oven until bones begin to brown, about 30 minutes.

Transfer bones to a slow cooker and pour your water, herbs, salt, and vegetables.

Cook on low for at least 24 hours.

Strain broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a container and refrigerator.

dandelion broth

Where should I find dandelion and burdock root?

There are several wonderful reputable places to buy your herbs. We personally love mountain rose herbs for our family's herbs, spices, teas and more. 

You will want whole roasted dandelion root and burdock root for your bone broth.


dandelion bone broth for gut health

Nourishing dandelion + burdock root herbal bone broth

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 35 minutes

Bone broth is a nutritional addition to any meal on it's own, but we can get even more benefits just by adding in some of our dandelion root (taraxacum officinale) or burdock root (arctic lappa) Drinking bone broth may be beneficial for the joints and digestive system, among other things.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bones, we often use beef / neck bones from the butcher
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • any other vegetable scraps of choice
  • 1 cup of dandelion and or burdock root
  • ½ tablespoon salt

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

    Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray or olive oil

    Spread tomato paste onto beef bones and place in the prepared roasting pan.

    Bake in a the preheated oven until bones begin to brown, about 30 minutes.

    Transfer bones to a slow cooker and pour your water, herbs, salt, and vegetables.

    Cook on low for at least 24 hours.

    Strain broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a container and refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

Bone broth freezes well. We store ours in the freezer when we're not preparing to use it.

We freeze the liquid into large cubes, and store in a reusable bag or in a jar. We typically use 1-2 cubes per recipe.

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