What Is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is basically an infusion of bones. Much like we make herbal infusions for their healing properties, we can do the same for bones. Since bones are so dense, the extraction process takes much longer than the 15 minutes you need for a good medicinal tea, but that’s why Crock Pots were invented!
How To Make Bone Broth
You Will Need:
- BONES – A chicken carcass is great for people who are hotter, heavier, pitta/kapha types. Beef or Lamb bones are best for more vata constitutions. Make sure that the bones you use are from happy, clean animals. Since we are extracting the vitamins from the marrow, this is especially important. Marrow holds all the good stuff, and all the bad too, especially antibiotics, hormones and pesticides from animal feed. So be super conscious when you are procuring your bones. Getting them from animals you know are happy and healthy is best. Otherwise, Whole Foods sells bones (near their meat department). Other good bone getting places are Kosher stores and local farms.
- CROCK POT
What You Do:
Place the bones in the crock pot and cover with water. Set the crock pot to low for 24 hours. During the last 2-3 hours, go ahead and add some herbs as dictated by your Ayurvedic Practitioner. Plain bone broth is great too though.