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Digestive Bitters

We'll show you how to make your own digestive bitters at home. If you suffer from stomach upset and indigestion after meals, give this a try!
Prep Time15 mins
Rest Time21 d
Total Time21 d 15 mins
Course: Wellness
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: natural remedies
Yield: 6 ounces
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $30

Equipment

  • 12-ounce mason jar

Materials

Instructions

  • Tear the orange peels into small pieces and place them in the jar.  Add the dandelion, sage and cardamom pods. Pour in the alcohol and fill to the top of the jar. Put the lid on and give it a good shake.
  • Place in a cool, dark cupboard. Shake daily for 2 to 3 weeks. After 3 weeks strain the contents using cheesecloth, reserving the liquid. Pour into 1 ounce amber dropper bottles.
  • To use, place ½ dropper full directly on the tongue at least 15 minutes before a meal.  

Notes

Taking digestive bitters before a large meal can help stoke the inner digestive fire and replace the bitter flavor that’s missing from our food. Consuming bitters at least 15 minutes before eating has been shown to aid digestion, stimulate bile juices, and calm the nerves.
Bitters should last 1-2 years if stored in a dark, airtight container.