Gentian Bitters For Stomach Upset


Gentian Bitters for Stomach Upset

This old country recipe taken from the " Family Receipt Book" , published in 1819, is a herbal classic that stands the test of time. The use of bitters for digestive troubles has fallen out of modern day usage, much to our detriment.

Ingredients:
  • One ounce of gentian root sliced
  • One ounce of fresh rind of lemon
  • 2 drams* of cardamom seeds
  • Seville orange peel
Gentian * Cardamom *
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Tea :Pour a pint and a half of boiling water over the ingredients, let stand an hour, then decant the clear liquor. It should be kept closely covered after the water is put on the ingredients. Take a wine glass full two or three times a day.
Source: Alice Cooke Brown. Early "American Herb Recipes", (1966)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
  • Digestion : Poor digestion, gas and bloating affect us all, and there are plenty of good herbal home remedies that help occasional heartburn.
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