I got this off the internet from lots of sources. Doctors say they don't know why this works, but it definitely helps restore your health quickly when you've been sick. I actually love it. I make it in large quantities and freeze it in smaller containers so I'll have it on hand in case.
I've been making this forever. I like it because it's full of flavor, I get lots of meals out of it, and I can save (freeze) the liquid to use to flavor other vegetables like collards later. I save (freeze) the ham fat off the meat to flavor beans and etc. also.