These amazing bitters
just won an award at the 2016 American Herbalist Guild Symposium for the
most innovative new product! Combining the flavors of dark coffee,
burdock root and dandelion root, with a hint of maple and gentian, they
taste like a whole cup of rich, fresh-brewed coffee in just a few drops.
Bitters are traditionally used by herbalists to improve
digestive function; when we take them before meals, we enhance the
breakdown of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste
products. A bit about the herbs in this blend:
Coffee: before we
add all the cream and sugar (or in my case maple syrup!) to our morning
coffee, the brewed beans are actually quite bitter. In fact, black
coffee is probably the most bitter thing most Americans get in their
diet on a daily basis. Herbalist Jim McDonald once said that the
overabundance of sweet cravings in our culture is likely a crying-out
for the taste of bitter, which has largely been eradicated by our diets.
Using coffee as a bitter in this blend can help integrate this
important taste back into our daily routine with a flavor that many of
us associate with comfort.
Burdock: burdock is one of my most
beloved plants. This seemingly gentle root is a reminder that just
because something is gentle, doesn't mean it's not powerful. Burdock
has the amazing ability to help remind our digestive system what it
means to be well; when we consume burdock on a daily basis, its
alterative properties help to clean away the by-products of metabolic
waste and assist our body in absorbing more nutrition from our food so
that we feel and function at our highest level.
dandelion is another amazing herb for the digestive system. Its root is
a gentle choleretic and cholagogue, helping to stimulate the production
and flow of bile so that we can break down and absorb digested fats
Gentian: on the spectrum of bitters
energetics, gentian is cold! It is a true bitter root, powerfully
stimulating our digestive capacity and nudging our body back towards
normal digestive secretions and peristaltic activity. Gentian is great
for those of us who find it challenging to digest heavier foods,
especially fats and proteins.
Warnings & Disclaimers:
Notice: The National Institute on Aging recommends that men get regular
medical checkups with a thorough prostate exam. As with any dietary or
herbal supplement, you should advise your healthcare practitioner of the
use of this product.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any
disease; the law applicable to dietary supplements, the Dietary
Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, commonly referred to as
DSHEA, does not permit us to do so and it is not our intention to do so.
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