Dandy Tummy Bitters
If youre looking for a great bitter-aromatic formula to have around during the next big holiday feast, make these Dandy Tummy Bitters! In addition to dandelions bitterness, the aromatics from the fennel, ginger, and orange will also help with that uncomfortable post-dessert bloat with carminative power and can help relieve excess acid in the stomach too. Its also super easy to make and youll be happy you did!
- 2 parts organic Dandelion Root
- 1 part organic Fennel Seed
- 1/2 part organic Ginger Root
- 1/2 part organic Orange Peel
If using fresh plants, harvest and clean your herb. Be sure you have proper identification. Finely chop or grind the herb. Fill 1/2 of a clean mason jar with the mixture. If tincturing dried herbs, only fill 1/3 of the jar since dried roots will expand! Pour 100 proof vodka over the herb and fill to the very top of the jar. Be sure your herb mixture is completely covered. Label your jar with the name of the herbs, date, alcohol strength, and parts used. Allow to extract for 6 to 8 weeks, shaking the jar often. Strain the herb with cheesecloth and squeeze any remaining liquid in the herb back into the extract. Bottle the liquid in amber dropper bottles and label.
(Original recipe posted on Mountain Rose Herbs Re-posted with permission)