Written By: Setareh Kiumarsi
When we have a flu, our digestive system is full of undigested mucus. This undigested mucus overflows to our lungs and respiratory system and we catch a cold. As a result, during this time, we need to avoid eating foods that produce more mucus in body such as carbohydrates (wheat, rice, groats, etc.), dairy products and anything sweet (except honey and beats). You can also have some special foods and herbal tea which can be found in flu and allergy home remedies in part 1 and part2 . In this post we teach you how to cook a delicious flu vegetable soup for your the hard days of flu and cold
1 Medium Size Onion
2 Medium Size Carrots
2 Medium Size Zucchinis
1 Stalk of Celery
1 Quail or Half of a chicken breast
1 Bunch of Green Onion
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
Half a Fresh Lemon
3 Tbsp Quinoa or Buckwheat
Spices: Oregano, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder. Turmeric. Coriander Seeds, Saffron, Salt
First, chop the onions into small pieces. Next, pour some olive oil in the pot and add oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric and coriander seeds. Let the oil and spices heat together.
After that, add the chopped onions, put the lid on, lower the heat and let them caramelize. Meanwhile, chop the carrots, zucchinis and celery in small pieces. When the onions are golden, put the quail in the pot. Add the spices (oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric and coriander seeds) to the quail.
After the quail is sautéed with the onions, add some water to the pot and add the same spices and a pinch of saffron to the water. When the water is boiled, add the chopped carrots, zucchinis and celery to the pot. Then wash the green onions, chop them and add them to the pot.
***If you want to increase the cleansing and scraping quality of the vegetables, you can add 2 handfuls of parsley, 1 handful of spinach and 1 handful of coriander and a few small turnips to the ingredients.
The more vegetables in the soup the better it is for the cold. Vegetables absorb the excess phlegm like a sponge and dry out the mucus in lungs and sinuses. Turnip works like an antibiotic and cleans the lungs.
Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and a little lemon juice to the pot. Now add quinoa or buckwheat. These two grains are very light so you can consume small amounts of them when you get a cold.
when you have added all the ingredients, you can add the same spices mentioned above and add salt. When the water starts boiling, put the lid on and let it cook.
We’ll have more specialized posts about flu in the disease and their home Remedies section.