Artemis' Gold Digestive Bitters - Blueberryjams
Digestion begins with our senses.
Bitters stimulate appetite, stimulate release of digestive juices, aid the liver in detoxification work and increase the flow of bile, help regulate secretion of pancreatic hormones, help with absorption of nutrients, and help the gut wall to repair damage. They can help with uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas, discomfort.
Taking bitters isn’t helpful for everyone and may require taking them at the right stage/moment of a certain ailment (i.e. not during an acid reflux flare up). Folks with ulcers should refrain from using bitters.
Bitters are traditionally made with a combination of bitter herbs (hops, mugwort), herbs that support digestion (goldenrod, mugwort, hops, burdock, primrose) and aromatic carminatives (orange peel, cardamom, cinnamon).
How do I use them? Bitters are meant to be taken before and/or after a meal to support digestion. You can dilute them in water, add them to a cocktail, add to sparkling water. You’ll want to make sure you TASTE the bitters with your tongue.
Ingredients: hops, goldenrod, mugwort flowering tops, evening primrose flowers + seeding pods, orange peel, cinnamon, burdock, & cardamom