Bitter herbs are often powerful ways to support healthy digestion!
Do you have bitter deficiency syndrome?
While the bitter taste is often the most disliked taste, it is one of the most important tastes for promoting healthy digestion.
Herbalist James Green may have been the first to coin the term “bitter deficiency syndrome” to describe the many common digestive complaints that are caused by a lack of bitters in a person’s diet. Because people often don’t love the bitter taste it gets taken out of their life, to the detriment of their digestion!
The herbal world is currently going through a bitter resurgence and this once despised taste is all the rage right now.
It’s easy to think of the bitter taste as simply a sensation on our tongue, but bitter taste receptors are found throughout our entire digestive tract. More than a simple taste sensation, the bitter taste influences many different parts of digestion.
Here are just a few ways that bitters support healthy digestion:
If you’re interested in making your own herbal bitters, check out my Herbal Bitters e-book, which includes 12 Recipes to Strengthen Your Digestion.
Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has taught thousands of students through her online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here.