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Bitter Herbs

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Bitter Herbs

A Bitter is an agent that acts on the mucous membranes in the mouth to promote appetite and encourage digestion. Bitter tasting herbs are some of the most useful herbs available in the interest of preventative medicine. The bitter taste of these herbs causes a response in the central nervous system that initiates a cascade of other beneficial actions within the body. Bitter herbs stimulate the release of enzymes which are key to proper digestion, they stimulate the appetite and the flow of gastric juices, they stimulate bile production, and they are supportive of the liver’s role in detoxifying the blood. Gentian Root and Agrimony are two examples of herbs with bitter actions.
Herbs in this category include

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