Digestive bitters and aperitifs have been used throughout history as a medicine all the way from Ayurvedic medicine in India, TCM in China and through out the Mediterranean and across Europe. They would come in and out of fashion in America throughout our history but most recently have started their comeback due to the artisanal cocktail popularity. In my own home, I’ve been taking them to improve digestion for a few months. The quarantine/holiday/bday diet of decadent and soothing definitely needed me to bring out the big guns to repair what celebrations and isolation did to my gut health.
Bitters or Digestive Bitters are named after their flavor. There are 5 flavors in the world of foods and herbs- Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy and Bitter. We in this country get A LOT of the first two and not so much of the others but I’d stake my wager that we get bitter in the smallest amounts and that is definitely to our detriment. Bitter foods and herbs actually do quite a bit for the body- they help with digestion, increase saliva, help support and control the optimal amounts of stomach acid, relieve heartburn and nausea, support our livers which help with blood sugar regulation and our skin health. Seriously it’s bitters for the win. They can be taken before or after a meal. I like to take mine before but no worries because I can take them later if I forget. I mix mine in about 6-8 oz of water or a mild herbal tea. Beware they are BITTER but remember that’s the reason they work their magic.
Ingredients- Orange peel, Dandelion rt, Burdock rt, Parsley rt, Celery Seed, Angelica, Gentian rt, chamomile flower, vodka - All herbs are organic.
*This statement has not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.