Hippocrates, the father of ancient greek medicine conceived this magical soup to treat his chronically ill patients. He used it to detoxify their bodies and stimulate healing. Dr. Max Gerson relaunched the miraculous soup in his own natural therapy for treating cancer and other chronic diseases in 1930.
Hippocrates soup: original recipe
The recipe must be prepared according to a few important indications. Vegetables must be simmered. Boiling the vegetables will deprive the nutritional value of the food. Also, don’t peel the vegetables. The peel contains high precious vitamins and minerals, too important for us to dispense them, throwing away the peel.
• 1 cup of carrots
• 1 cup of celery
• 1 cup of scallion
• 1/2 cup of parsley
• 1 ½ liters of pure water
Wash the vegetables with apple cider vinegar (to eliminate the pesticides), chopp them finely, and put them in a saucepan with the water. Allow the vegetables to simmer for about an hour and a half. Eat the soup in less than two days.
Anti-cancer soup: Max Gerson adjusted recipe
This soup is part of a natural treatment recommended by doctor Max Gerson to his cancer patients.
• 1 celery
• 2 small leeks
• 2 onions
• 1 parsley root
• 1 kg tomatoes
• 1 kg potatoes
• 2-3 garlic cloves
• ½ fresh parsley bunch
Do not peel the vegetables. Wash them with apple cider vinegar using a small brush. Chop them in small pieces and put them in a stainless steel bowl with the water. Allow the vegetables to boil for 3 hours, then blend them until you reach a creamy soup. Keep the soup in the refrigerator and heat one serving at a time.
This soup recipe dates back to Hippocrates era, who lived 550 years B.C. According to his practices, patients suffering from chronic disease had to be detoxified in order to heal themselves. The elimination of toxines was actually the base of his treatment. Hippocrates also performed enemas. Although this soup may seem very familiar to us today, the secret is to boil the vegetables in their peel. The soup is very nutritious, but also tasty and dietetic.