Angostura Bitters

Angostura bitters are some of the commonly available bitters today.

Bitters are beverages containing alcohol and they have the effect of emptying the bowels (catharsis).

They are referred to as bitters due to their bitter and sour taste.

Bitters were common traditionally due to their perceived medicinal value.

They were known to improve appetite and ease stomach problems.

Angostura bitters are made from a mixture of tropical herbs including gentian root and rare spices. Their health benefits include:

  • Settling mild cases of flatulence
  • Alleviating nausea
  • Improving digestion
  • Increasing appetite
  • Curing gastric ailments
  • Cleansing the colon
  • Cure for seasickness (they work immediately)

    Try taking a teaspoon of angostura bitters before or after meals to settle the above problems.

    Side effects of angostura bitters include causing diarrhoea if taken in large doses.