How to make Bone Broth at home?

Bone broth or technically stock is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. This is a traditional food that was consumed by our grandmothers often at home as a digestive tonic.  To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish bones. An effective bone broth is made with bones and cuts of meat high in collagen, like marrow, knuckles, and feet.

Benefits of  drinking Bone Broth

Bone Broth supports joint mobility and may help fight osteoarthritis, reduce inflammation, heal the gut and also help in skin, nails and hair with its anti-aging property.

DIY Bone Broth at Home (Recipe)

Health  food stores carry bone broth, but it can easily be made at home. Many butchers and meat sections at grocery stores  sell bones that can be used to make the broth. A simple way to make it is to save bones from other meals when you cook. For instance, a chicken carcass that is complete with beak and claws may make a good basis for a bone broth.


  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 ounce of vinegar
  • 3–4 pounds of bones and tissues


  1. Boil the ingredients together in the slow cooker or a pot,  then reduce to a simmer for 10–12 hours before letting it cool. Simmering the bones in water with some vinegar helps release nutrients from the marrow within the bones, as well as break down other tissues into the water.
  2. According to the taste, you can choose to add salt, vegetables, and spices such as sage or thyme to give the broth more flavour.
  3. Strain through a cheesecloth or a filter and pour into smaller containers for storage.
  4. After making a big batch of broth, store it in smaller containers in the freezer. Heat these smaller containers as needed, and the broth will last longer.

Drinking bone broth daily may be a simple way to get anti-inflammatory amino acids into the body.