The Root of Good Health is Great Digestion!
Our Urban Moonshine Digestive Bitters are made with certified organic Vermont herbs and roots--complemented by a few worldly exotics. Our bitters revive the tradition of dazzling the palate while priming digestion. Cheers to your health and wellbeing! -Jovial King
How To Use: To stimulate healthy digestion, enjoy approximately ¼ teaspoon (1.2 mL) of our bitters before or after meals-- or to curb a sugar craving (not to exceed 8 times per day)! Start small in your serving: everyone's body is different, and many people find that a very small serving can be quite sufficient. If the bitter taste is especially rare in your diet, your digestion will fire up with just a very small amount of the bitters. Use the mouth spray for a convenient way to spritz the bitters directly on the tongue!
Ingredients: Organic Alcohol, Pure Water, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf, Org. Burdock Root, Org. Orange Peel, Org. Fennel Seed, Org. Maple Syrup, Org. Yellow Dock Root, Org. Angelica Root, Org. Ginger Root, Org. Gentian Root, Org. Gum Arabic and Organic Essential Oils.
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About the Herbs in our Maple Bitters:
Dandelion Leaf and Root- A traditional digestive remedy, dandelion root can be used before meals to prevent gas and bloating, or after meals for occasional heartburn. It supports healthy liver function, and herbalists prize it for its ability to maintain healthy, clear skin. Try up to 1/2 teaspoon in a little water twice a day, before or after meals. It is a very safe, food-like herb with no known contraindications.
Burdock Root- If you’ve ever tried pulling burdock from your backyard, you know that nothing rivals the vigor of this deep and tenacious tap root. Some herbalists observe a relationship between the qualities of a plant as it grows and the qualities it supports in the person taking it. Burdock root has a rich nutritional profile and is very nourishing and food-like. Being well-nourished encourages good health and supports access to your own inner vigor. Here, we can see burdock’s strength mirrored.
The root is highly regarded as an unrivaled digestive tonic and supporter of healthy liver function. As a bitter it is mild, yet effective. Herbalists have long used it to support healthy skin. When harvested in the fall burdock root has a slightly sweet, cool taste to it. The sweetness can be attributed to the starches it stores for itself to make it through a long winter. These starches, also known as inulin, feed us as well and support our bodies in maintaining healthy gut flora. Our fall-harvested burdock root extract is loaded with everything that makes this plant so beneficial.
Yellow Dock Root- Yellow dock earned its name for its brilliant yellow, forking tap root. When dug from wild, open fields in the early fall, the root extract makes for an excellent digestive bitter and has been used to support healthy, regular bowel function. It addition, yellow dock root has a long traditional use in maintaining optimal metabolic function and supporting clear, healthy skin. Enjoy your true radiance with this herbal tonic by your side.
Angelica Root- Pungent and earthy angelica root makes for a lovely, aromatic bitter tonic. Aromatic plants are traditionally used for supporting healthy, relaxed muscle tone. This includes the smooth muscle that lines our digestive tract, which is handy when it comes to relieving the discomfort associated with occasional gas and bloating. Angelica works in a variety of ways to support optimal digestive function, its bitter flavor being another of the plant’s benefits. Stimulating our bitter taste buds encourages the flow of digestive secretions, allowing digestion and metabolism to run at their best. Keep this root around for supporting healthy lungs, as well, for another of its great uses is as an herbal expectorant.
Ginger- This tropical rhizome has long been used in teas, food and herbal preparations, and we know why. Ginger’s taste is spicy but earthy, and the warmth it brings to our mouth radiates throughout the body. It is superb at supporting circulation and directing our body’s attention to the places that need healthy maintenance. Spices like ginger that help warm us up can also help us break a sweat when we are ready to cool down. What makes this plant even more impressive is that it can act as a pleasant, supportive herb to our body’s immune function, too.
Gentian Root- Gentian root is an excellent, highly bitter herb esteemed for its ability to support healthy digestive, liver and biliary function. Part or our liver’s job is to filter out and expel the normal byproducts of our body’s everyday processes. As such, gentian is well-suited to keep this metabolic process running smoothly. Herbalists encourage the use of bitters before meals (especially rich meals!) to support our body’s secretion of digestive enzymes, bile and HCL. Occasional gas, bloating, and feelings of heaviness are minimized when our digestive secretions are flowing well. A few drops of gentian extract, like other bitter herbs, can also be taken after meals in the case of occasional heartburn. You’ll notice we feature gentian in most of our bitters formulas and suggest you include it, too, should you ever venture into making your own custom bitters blend! If you consume a healthy diet and you are in the normal blood glucose range, bitters could help support continued healthy glucose levels.
Eating with the Season: Bring Bitters to your Table, by Guido Masé RH (AHG) – Chief Herbalist at Urban Moonshine
Bitters- Take the Challenge, Article by Guido Masé RH (AHG) – Chief Herbalist at Urban Moonshine
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