Kidney Tonic Soup

If using wild herbs, please use a book to help with your safe exploration. Organic is always preferred when available.  Fava beans are sometimes difficult to find, but in spring and summer months can be found readily in west coast farmer's markets. Otherwise, look in the frozen section. The bean tonifies the spleen and kidney meridians, improves circulation, water metabolism.  Green Peas create a yin tonic for the kidney and spleen reducing pitta and kapha. They are high in vitamin A, B-complex, calcium and potassium.  Asparagus is cooling and energizes the kidneys, lung, and spleen. It detoxifies and is tridoshic, meaning it's good for everyone. A great food for increasing female hormones, promoting fertility, lactation, and diminishing menstrual cramps.  Dandelion is a bitter tonic for spleen, stomach, kidney and liver. An anti-diuretic, laxative, antiviral, and an antirheumatic. This is a cheap and easy to find wild herb in your yard. The shorter, the less bitter. The root contains insulin and is great for diabetics. Reduces pitta and kapha.  Allium root is akin to onion and garlic. Smell the root to see which you have. If there is no smell please do not eat, it could be a  similar look alike poison flower.  Hemp is a super seed that energetically supports  the kidneys. A great source of essential fatty acids, omega 3's and gamma-linolenic acid, protein, ample amino acids, and minerals.  Kelp is used for blood pressure regulation, colon cleanser, and alleviates kidney, circulation, reproductive and nerve problems. High in minerals and trace minerals.  Basil, Clover and Garlic all have a vast array of  medicinal properties including the kidneys, which you will see in other recipes. 

If using wild herbs, please use a book to help with your safe exploration. Organic is always preferred when available. 

Fava beans are sometimes difficult to find, but in spring and summer months can be found readily in west coast farmer's markets. Otherwise, look in the frozen section. The bean tonifies the spleen and kidney meridians, improves circulation, water metabolism. 

Green Peas create a yin tonic for the kidney and spleen reducing pitta and kapha. They are high in vitamin A, B-complex, calcium and potassium. 

Asparagus is cooling and energizes the kidneys, lung, and spleen. It detoxifies and is tridoshic, meaning it's good for everyone. A great food for increasing female hormones, promoting fertility, lactation, and diminishing menstrual cramps. 

Dandelion is a bitter tonic for spleen, stomach, kidney and liver. An anti-diuretic, laxative, antiviral, and an antirheumatic. This is a cheap and easy to find wild herb in your yard. The shorter, the less bitter. The root contains insulin and is great for diabetics. Reduces pitta and kapha. 

Allium root is akin to onion and garlic. Smell the root to see which you have. If there is no smell please do not eat, it could be a  similar look alike poison flower. 

Hemp is a super seed that energetically supports  the kidneys. A great source of essential fatty acids, omega 3's and gamma-linolenic acid, protein, ample amino acids, and minerals. 

Kelp is used for blood pressure regulation, colon cleanser, and alleviates kidney, circulation, reproductive and nerve problems. High in minerals and trace minerals. 

Basil, Clover and Garlic all have a vast array of  medicinal properties including the kidneys, which you will see in other recipes. 

Several friends came down with kidney infections/pain in the same week, thus I was inspired to make a potion for them.  This is a powerhouse of wild herbs* and veggies to help support and detox your kidneys. You can make this as brothy as you like, or thicker. I diced all ingredients thinly. Follow your intuition for measurements, and make it your masterpiece!

Toast sprouted wheat bread with cultured butter, garlic salt and nutritional yeast for a side. Our children loved it, we loved it, Hope you do too!

  • Fava Beans
  • Green Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Dandelion leaves and stems*
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Allium root*
  • Oregano
  • Clover*
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Brown Rice (soaked and cooked)
  • Hemp seeds
  • Kelp Powder

Chop Asparagus, Dandelion leaves, Dandelion stems, Allium, Basil, Oregano, Clover, Onion and Garlic. Then saute in iron skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper. While sautéing, boil a pot of water. When hot, add sauté of herbs, asparagus, green peas, fava beans, cooked brown rice and raw hemp seeds to water.  Season accordingly with kelp powder, salt, and pepper.   Enjoy!