A sample ailment entry along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.
Bitter digestive aids (bitters):
the use of digestive bitters is mostly a European folk tradition. North Americans are much more into sweet flavors. Even some brans of canned Tomato Soup have sugar as the second highest ingredient. It should more properly labeled, "Tomato-Sugar Soup."
Buckbean - Menyanthes trifoliata
Calumba - Jateorhiza palmata
Carline Thistle - Carlina acaulis
Centaury - Centaurium erythraca
Chamomile, German - Matricaria recutita
Chiretta - Swertia chirata
Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale
Gentian - Gentiana lutea
Goldenseal - Hydrastus canadensis
Hops - Humulus lupulus
Horseradish - Armoracia rusticana
Orange, Bitter - Citrus aurantium
Quassia, Surinam - Quassia amara
Zedoary - Curcuma zedoaria
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