bitters are used in fancy cocktails to add and enhance flavour profiles hut they were originally used to enhance digestion! crank up digestive enzymes, bile, balance pH and say cheers to digestive upset like bloating and heartburn. bitter herbs have been used for a very long time to help with digestive issues - every single culture worldwide has a bitter plant that is used with meals daily. bitters work tongue and cheek with our taste receptors engaging the vague nerve that sparks a body wide news flash alerting the pancreas, the liver, the stomach and the salivary glands to start their digestive engines and juices flowing. but it doesn't stop there - those same receptors are in our stomach linings as well and consuming bitters helps the body recognize when it is feeling full. using bitters can improve skin, eliminate digestive issues and keep the waistline in check.
| 10 grams dried fennel seed | mason jar | 125ml vodka | add ingredients to mason jar and allow to sit for 4 weeks, shaking every other day. strain with a cheesecloth and pour into a bottle with a dropper lid.
Adding 1-30 drops of bitters to your cocktail, soda or water before a meal will get your digestion up to perfection.