|Source: By William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, co-founder of Bastyr University; modified by Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of naturopathic medicine|
|Prep time: 10 minutes||Cooking time: 20 minutes||Total time: 30 minutes|
Make this a part of your regular diet or give your immune system a boost when it needs it.
For a five-serving batch, you can use up to 10 cloves of garlic, up to 8 shiitake mushrooms or up to 3 tablespoons ginger, depending on your preference.
You can start the soup with half the total garlic you desire; then crush the remaining cloves, adding them with the lemon juice at the end. This retains more of the immune modulating constituents.
Bring the broth, onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms and ginger root to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; add the lemon juice and parsley. Cover and steep, off the heat, for 5 minutes. Eat and enjoy!