St. Francis Herb Farm Canadian Bitters Combo 100 ml


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Item #: 901

   


Canadian Bitters (tincture), 100ml (3.4 fl. oz)

Ingredients: Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis), Gentian (Gentiana lutea), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Burdock (Arctium lappa), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Calamus (Acorus calamus), Ginger (Zingiber officinale).

Canadian Bitters is the best digestive tonic for individuals with flatulent dyspepsia (gas, bloating, burping, indigestion, and fullness associated with digestion).

It may not be so much "you are what you eat" (although that is very important), but "you are what you digest". Vibrant health is accomplished by a variety of means; digestion is amongst the most important of these.


Product details:
Ingredients:
Globe Artichoke...................Cynara scolymus
Dandelion...........................Taraxacum officinalis
Gentian..............................Gentiana lutea
Fennel................................Foeniculum vulgare
Chamomile...........................Matricaria chamomilla
Turmeric.............................Curcuma longa
Burdock..............................Arctium lappa
Black Walnut.......................Juglans nigra
Cardamom...........................Elettaria cardamomum
Calamus..............................Acorus calamus
Ginger................................Zingiber officinale

Indications:
Canadian Bitters is the best digestive tonic for individuals with flatulent dyspepsia (gas, bloating, burping, indigestion, and fullness associated with digestion). It may not be so much "you are what you eat" (although that is very important), but "you are what you digest." Vibrant health is accomplished by a variety of means; digestion is amongst the most important of these. The use of herbal bitters has been an integral part of almost every herbal tradition in the world. Extensively used in Europe, where it is best known to us, herbal bitters help enhance digestion and assimilation by stimulating our taste receptors on the tongue. It is a common practice to consume bitters with meals amongst many nations especially after having over indulged in heavy, fatty foods, or after having over eaten. The bitter taste of these herbs is a necessary part of their effect, as the taste itself is helpful in stimulating appetite and digestive secretions. This increases the flow of bile, which supports both digestion and the body's natural cleansing processes. It is an extremely valuable aid in revitalizing the digestive functions by also enhancing secretions of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine. Herbal Bitters provides rich enzyme catalysts, which improve nutrient absorption.. Our formula, Canadian Bitters, also protects the liver from toxins. Other indications include constipation, digestive distress, and sluggish peristalsis. Sluggish elimination is often a result of reduced secretions from the digestive organs and small intestine. Excessive refined foods generate stress upon the liver and pancreas, and impede the natural metabolic functions.

Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)
Containing Cynarin, a potent choloretic (promotes flow of bile), Artichoke is useful for congestion of the liver, and has liver regenerative effects similar to Milk Thistle . Can be used specifically for high cholesterol and hypoglycemia; and as a bitter stomachic for dyspepsia (poor digestion accompanied by gas and bloating), and gallstone disease.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Dandelion is classified as a bitter digestive stimulant, liver trophorestorative, diuretic, and detoxicant . Specific uses include inflammation and congestion of liver, gall bladder colic (from stones), eczema, acne, gout and rheumatism. Dandelion is our best-known liver and kidney alterative medicine. This activity is necessary in cases of chronic disease of various types, especially for arthritis, cancer, immune, and skin diseases.

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)
Gentian is one of our most respected herbs for tonifying the digestion. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recommends combining Gentian with Ginger and Cardamom for their digestive tonic effects. Gentian is considered specific for dyspepsia with anorexia (lack of appetitie).

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel is considered a "carminative digestive stimulant that relieves flatus, abdominal distension, and dull pain." Fennel is also considered a demulcent expectorant, for coughs, a stimulant to milk production in lactating mothers, and as a urinary agent for cystitis. Mixed with essential oils of Dill and Anise, Fennel is another component of "Gripe water" for i
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
Modern herbalists utilize Ginger most prominently for its antiemetic (nausea), antiinflammatory, and antiplatelet (to prevent blood clots) properties . Ginger has been traditionally used as a digestive stimulant and a diffusive stimulant. A diffusive stimulant refers to its circulatory enhancing activity, which helps reinforce the therapeutic activity of other herbs.

Administration and Dosage:
20 to 30 drops taken in a mouthful of water, before meals.

Contra-indications and precautions:
Not for use in pregnancy.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.