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Digestive Bitters

Well 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


  • 12-ounce mason jar



  • Tear the orange peels into small pieces and place them in the mason 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 and reserve the liquid. Pour into 2-ounce amber dropper bottles.
  • To use, place a ½-dropper amount directly on the tongue at least 15 minutes before a meal.  


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.