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 liver. The liver works hard as one of the body’s major detoxifying organs. Processed foods, sugar, and any foods that are problematic for an individual are particularly taxing. Scientific research has shown silymarin, the active compound in milk thistle seeds, to protect liver cells from damage and even help them to regenerate. Dandelion and burdock also support the liver and gallbladder, and burdock is particularly helpful in addressing skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.
Ginger and peppermint lend a familiar refreshing flavor to our Gentle Bitters, but they are also reliable digestives. Both herbs are used to soothe an upset stomach, quell feelings of nausea, and have antispasmodic qualities that help ease cramping throughout the digestive tract. They also demonstrate anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities. Studies have found peppermint to be beneficial in addressing IBS.
Gentle Bitters are perfect for those reintroducing bitter flavors to their diet. They are an appropriate choice for those with active gastric or duodenal ulcers, high blood pressure, and for pregnant and nursing mothers. They’re also a great natural breath freshener!
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