Bitter herbs have been used in ancient herbal remedies since the beginning of time. Bitters are very beneficial to your digestive health and metabolism.
Dandelions, Chamomile and also Gentian fall under the category known as bitter herbs?
The term “bitter” has such a negative stigma due to our modernized diets and western medicine. Because of that, we have separated ourselves from consuming these bitter herbs regularly.
However, these bitter herbs, especially Gentian, are essential for everything from suppressing appetites (and improving blood sugar) to healthy digestion.
Let’s take a look at three benefits of bitter herbs.
Have you ever had days where bloating and other gut issues have kept you awake at night? It can be very stressful. When your gut keeps you up at night, it can lead to stress in the morning, which will begin a cycle of insomnia, stress, and rising blood pressure. No one wants that. Fortunately, taking a bitter herb (such as gentian) can help alleviate digestive issues from bloating to indigestion.
Regulating Blood Sugar
With how heavily our foods are becoming processed in modern diets, more and more people suffer from blood sugar issues. This can lead to several health problems:
Trying to stop consuming sugar cold-turkey can lead to withdrawals. Many end up craving it because of how our brains are wired to seeking sugar. If you’re looking for ways to decrease your sugar craving, then taking gentian daily can help reduce your sugar cravings.
High Blood Pressure
Much like the high levels of sugar found in processed foods, sodium is just as prevalent. High sodium levels in the blood will put unnecessary stress and pressure on the blood vessel walls, which causes high blood pressure. While Gentian and other bitter herbs are anti-hypertensive, it’s also essential to follow a low-sodium diet for those suffering from high blood pressure.
The first step to maintaining good health, is to improve the digestive system. Everything we eat, becomes who we are.
The cells within our body are always dying and regenerating, and with a weak digestive system, or poor dietary choices, this regeneration will ultimately be of a lower quality.
Taking bitter herbs and improving digestion in general are often the only thing needed to go from a poor state of health, to a radiant one.
Gentian is often called the King of bitter herbs, its one of the 7 herbs in our Remedy Herbal Tea.