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Orange Bitters

£8.95 100 ml       

Orange Bitters (Citrus aurantium)

Orange Bitters

A unique blend of six herbal extracts, perfectly balanced for optimal effect. Our Orange Bitter contain the following herbs:

Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium)

Made from bitter orange peel, warming and distinctive flavour. Used as a warming digestive bitter to improve digestion and absorption. Is also an expectorant, loosening mucus, and a mild diuretic. Mild anti-depressant.

Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea)

A classic tonic bitter. Like most bitters, is a liver and pancreatic stimulant. Increases gastric juices and increases appetite. On its own it helps to allay sugar cravings. Also used for treating anxiety and mild depression.

Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare)

Can be either sweet or bitter depending on the balance of its two main volatile oils, fencone (bitter) and anethole(sweet) - which gives it a characteristic aniseed tang. We use sweet fennel in this blend. Digestive carminative for gas and bloating. Also lifts the spirits.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

A hybrid of common mint. The oil from peppermint contains about 50% menthol, and there are one or two other notable oils that contribute to its cooling properties and distinctive flavour. Therapeutically it is a superb digestive remedy, and is also used for respiratory problems, as it opens up the airways and is anti-inflammatory. Very good for easing tension headaches.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)

A sweet and evocative aroma combining eucalyptus, camphor, and lemon notes. Same plant family as Ginger. A digestive stimulant, specifically used for weak and cold digestion. Helps to settle bloating and flatulence. Mild anti-depressant, helps to clear the head, especially with stress headaches.

Juniper Berry (Juniperis communis)

Contains volatile oils and tannins, adding a distinctive flavour and dryness when mixed. Therapeutically used as an urinary antiseptic and diuretic. This is quite a potent herb and is used in small doses.

  • Citrus aurantium
  • Gentiana lutea
  • Foeniculum vulgare
  • Mentha piperita
  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Elettaria cardamomum
  • Juniperis communis

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