What’s holding it together?

All of Herba Flora’s current formulas – Original Bitters, Gentle Bitters, Warming, and Calming – share a common base of mucilaginous herbs. These organic plant ingredients contribute beneficial attributes to our lozenges and have been chosen for their desirable action on the digestive system. We never use fillers or binders. Our base consists of three …

Calming lozenges

Herba Flora Calming lozenges address the complex expression of digestive distress, soothing physical symptoms and reaching deeper to support the emotional aspects of healing and treat the individual as a whole. Our Calming formula features a trio of nervines – oatstraw, rose petals, and lemon balm – to support the nervous system on multiple levels. Oatstraw is high in …

Warming lozenges

Herba Flora’s Warming lozenges feature carminative herbs to help ease gas and bloating, ignite digestive fire, and regulate blood sugar levels. The oils in carminatives help to relieve gas and bloating in two ways – preventing the formation of gas and helping to expel it. They also increase circulation, alleviate cramping in the stomach and …

Gentle Bitters

Herba Flora’s Gentle Bitters combine a mild bitter flavor with peppermint and ginger for a formula that effectively stimulates digestive action, soothes pain and cramping in the digestive system, and supports the liver. The bitter herbs used in this formula – burdock root, dandelion root, and milk thistle seed – are especially supportive of the …

Original Bitters

Herba Flora’s Original Bitters is a straightforward combination of gentian and licorice roots. It was created as our first formula to encourage digestive function, support the tissues of the digestive system, and ease the stress and exhaustion that often accompany digestive impairment. Gentian is a strong bitter herb and very effective in activating the digestive …

How do bitters work?

Many of us know bitters as alcohol-based botanical extractions that lend their distinctive flavor to classic cocktails, but bitters have played an important role in digestive health since at least the Middle Ages where they were considered general health tonics and used to relieve digestive ailments from dyspepsia to constipation. Interestingly, taste does play a …

Foundations of Herba Flora

Herbs are a foundational element of the ancient medical systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Countless cultures have long standing folk medicine traditions, passing knowledge down through generations to this day. Even animals seek out specific plants for everything from parasite control to an upset stomach. Bears have been known to dig up and …

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