Whenever you have a disease starting from a minor one, such as: flu, cold, allergy or even a virus that compromises your immune system, the best home remedy for everything is garlic. It is so because garlic is the ingredient that has antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties which will help you fight any inflammation process in your body.
It is because of the abundance of allicin in their content, which has been shown to be even more potent than 2 of the most effective antibiotics. There is a variety of cases where the artificial antibiotics do not serve their purpose and therefore most of the people turn to home remedies instead, such as garlic which is the most effective cure that Nature has given us.
Various studies have shown that garlic improves the overall health in individuals who consume it daily, compared to those who do not eat garlic or consume it rather rarely.
Nevertheless, garlic is the best homemade antibiotic, and therefore takes part into our soup recipe. The soup has shown to be effective even against the Winter Norovirus, which is a winter vomiting bug and has affected many people in 2014. The great combination of thyme, garlic and onions in this amazing soup is what fights vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, headaches and fever that the bug causes.
Here are the ingredients that you will need:
- 2 large diced red onions
- 3 cups of stale bread, either cubed or crushed
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 2tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp of chopped fresh thyme
- 50 organic garlic cloves ( 5 garlic bulbs), cleaned and peeled
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 6 cups( 250 ml) of chicken broth
- Fresh or dried herbs for extra taste( parsley, bay leaves or something of your choice)
First, you should preheat your oven to 350 °F. While you are preheating the oven, you should clean the garlic bulbs and spread them on a sheet of tin foil. You should pour some olive oil over them and roast them in the preheated oven for about 90 minutes and let them cool for a while afterwards.
Melt the 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and cook the onion in there for about 10 minutes.
After the cloves have cooled down, you should add them into the mixture together with the onion. You can add fresh thyme and herbs of your choice if you want to spice up the taste. Add the bread crumbs and cubes while reducing the temperature.
You should cook until the bread softens. Afterwards, take the herbs of the mixture and blend the soup until it is smooth. Put the soup back in the pot and add some sour cream, while seasoning it with salt and pepper according to your own preference.
Enjoy your garlic soup which helps you make a healthier version of yourself!