Bitters in Herbal Medicine
The use of herbal bitters has been an integral part of almost every cultural tradition in the world. Used as an appetizer to stimulate gastric juices since the early 16th century, these vital herbal mixtures tonify the digestive apparatus in preparation for mealtime. Individuals who have trouble with dyspepsia—gas, burping, bloating and indigestion—will derive great benefit from bitters. Canadian Bitters® provides a wonderful reinvigoration of the digestive system, a critically important body function, so much so that modern naturopathy holds, in fact, that poor digestion lies at the root of every disease.
How Canadian Bitters® Differs
Unlike other formulas, Canadian Bitters® does not contain stimulant laxatives like aloe, senna, and rhubarb, which can be habit-forming and even addictive. Stimulant laxatives moreover should not be used continuously for more than 10-14 days. Canadian Bitters®, on the other hand, is an energetically balanced formula that can safely be used long-term.
Canadian Bitters®: The Nuts and Bolts
In fact, Canadian Bitters® contains what are considered cooling (bitter) and warming (pungent) herbs, as well as aromatic digestives – thus ensuring a formula that will not unbalance one’s constitution even with long-term use. Ginger and turmeric, for example, are pungent, warming digestive herbs, while gentian (“unrivalled as a stomachic tonic”, according to British herbalist Mrs. Maude Grieve), artichoke, burdock, black walnut and dandelion are cooling bitters. This results in a beautifully orchestrated set of counterbalanced actions. Furthermore, cardamom is considered to be an aromatic digestive, especially effective for sluggish digestion, colic, and flatulence.
Clinically Proven Formula
Proven clinically effective from over 20 years of use, Canadian Bitters® has garnered glowing reports from users and healthcare practitioners. One happy customer writes: “Already, after only a week, my digestion is happening almost normally and the acid reflux has just about disappeared! As far as the taste, I find it quite easy to take compared to the awful taste of camphor that is in the Swedish bitters that I happened to try first. Thank you for your commitment to great health!”
Beautifully crafted by veteran herbalist Jeremy Rivett-Carnac, Canadian Bitters™ is another St. Francis Herb Farm formula that will undoubtedly stand the test of time.
“WHAT A CHANGE to my digestive system!! No more pain, intestinal gas, bloating, and feeling sick after eating. My bowel is almost back to normal also. I can’t get over how this product has helped me. It is amazing!!!”
– Darlene Cartwright