Bone broth has been used throughout history as healing food, as medicine, prized for its overall nutritional value and healing properties. Chinese medicine utilizes bone broth to strengthen the kidneys, support the digestive system, and build blood. Many cultural traditions include chicken soup, which is known to inhibit cell inflammation and mitigate cold symptoms. The English have been sipping beef tea and drinking beef broth since Victorian times.
What makes bone broth so healing is the fact that the long cooking time helps break down the bones and connective tissue, resulting in a collagen and mineral rich broth that is easily digested and absorbed by your body. The high level of collagen found in bone broth aids your body in rebuilding and repairing connective tissue, such as joints, tendons, ligaments, bone, mucous membranes, and skin. Furthermore, bone broth fortifies the immune system during times of stress, cold, and flu, heals the digestive system, improves overall digestion, aids in weight-loss and detoxification, and helps the body recover from illness and surgery.