Bitters. Such a small word for a very useful digestive aid.
A bitters is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter so that the end result is characterized by a bitter, sour, or bittersweet flavor. Numerous longstanding
brands of bitters were originally developed as patent medicines, but now are sold as digestifs, sometimes with herbal properties, and cocktail flavorings. The botanical ingredients used in preparing bitters have historically consisted of aromatic herbs, bark, roots, and/or fruit for their flavor and medicinal properties. Wikipedia (that online source of all reliable information)
2 oz. Spray Bottle $15
Basic Bitters: My every day go-to bitters blend.
Dandelion root for general "everything" support.
Lady's Thumb for food sensitivities.
Yellow Dock root for better iron absorption.
Holiday Bitters: A tasty blend for the holiday feasting season.
Bitter Orange Peel, Fennel seed, Ginger root, and Lady's Thumb for digestion support.
Prickly Lettuce for easing stress.
Spilanthes for immune support against all those germs.
Simply spray toward the back of the tongue 15 to 30 minutes before eating — or after a meal if feeling overly full or bloated.