Recipe for Self-Healing

~Daverick Leggett~

Garlic Soup

2-3 bulbs of garlic

1 onion

1 TBSP Olive oil

½ tsp sesame oil

4 C. water

1 potato

3 bay leaves

½ tsp thyme

¼ tsp oregano

6TBSP tamari

Pinch cayenne pepper

Chop garlic and onion and sauté on low in olive oil for 20 minutes.  Add water, thyme, oregano, bay leaves and potato.  Bring to a boil; simmer until the potato is cooked.  Add tamari and cayenne pepper to taste.  Serve with croutons or French bread.

Energetics of the soup:

This soup is great for the beginning stages of a cold characterized by chills and dampness/phlegm.  Garlic is a warm and pungent medicinal.  This soup is also good for any type of phlegm in the lungs.  Garlic will promote the movement of Qi and blood therefore it is good for all conditions of stagnation and cold.  The garlic soup is very warming and is contraindicated if you have signs of heat.