Gentian Angelica Bitters Tincture is a herbal digestive tonic containing a combination of bitter and aromatic herbs. One of the key features of this remedy is its bitter action. A bitter stimulates saliva production as well as digestive enzyme production and hence improves the digestive process, enabling the complete breakdown of foods and helping to utilise foods and absorb nutrients from them.
Gentian has a prominent bitter action and Angelica contains volatile oils and flavonoids which have an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory action on the digestive system, easing colic and reducing flatulence. The combination of ingredients is known to help reduce inflammation and support normal bowel movement.
Gentian Angelica Bitters stimulates the production of all the digestive enzymes starting from the salivary enzymes through to stomach enzymes thus breaking down foods including proteins, carbohydrates and fats more efficiently. Improper breakdown of foods, particularly proteins, leads to gastric discomfort including colic, wind, heartburn, flatulence and bloating. There is also evidence to suggest that optimal digestion prevents toxin build-up which can lead to skin concerns such as eczema.
Find out more about Gentian Angelica Bitters Tincture in Shabir Daya's (Victoria Health's pharmacist) article Alleviate Constipation Naturally
Dosage: Mix 15 to 30 drops in water and take this up to five times daily. Shake well before use.