This isn't a recipe, but an excellent tip on how to get in your minerals, alkalize your body, reduce stress, and replace salt in your soup recipe using fossilized animal bone and shells.
To add a salty feel to your soup without the salt: add 1/2 teaspoon of dragon bone and 1/2 teaspoon of oyster shell to a teabag and close it. Put this in your crockpot, add in your soup ingredients, and cook your soup on low 6-8 hours. Simply remove the tea bag (you can compost it) before eating your soup.
About the Herbs: Dragon bone (ossa draconis) is actually fossilized bone. It works on the heart, kidneys and lungs, much in the same way that oyster shell works: on the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Both are salty, somewhat sweet and slightly cold in energy.
Besides imparting a salty taste, they offer up a host of minerals, especially calcium. Since calcium is needed to balance blood ph, both dragon bone and oyster shell are useful to balance an overly acidic body.
Both oyster shell and dragon bone are considered shen or spirit calming herbs, meaning that they help to soothe anxiety, reduce stress and calm the mind.
You can also substitute abalone shell for the oyster shell.
Counterindications: Both abalone shell and dragon bone are extremely safe. Oyster shell may cause constipation with overdose or long term use.
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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