Urban Moonshine Bitters
Posted on 17 February 2012
Crafted from exceptional blends of certified organic Vermont herbs and roots, complimented by a few worldly exotics, Urban Moonshine bitters revive the tradition of dazzling the palate while priming digestion.
-Inspire the body’s own production of digestive juices and enzymes
-Soothe occasional gas & bloating, helps relieve indigestion*
-Take bitters before or after meals to improve overall digestive function
-Great whole-plant alternative to GMO digestive enzymes and antacids
-Aromatic and warming, non-laxative update to traditional formulas
From medicine to mixer. A brief history.
Cultures around the world have long believed that bitter flavors are essential to good health because they stimulate the digestive system. Thus began the tradition of steeping bitter-tasting roots, leaves, berries and fruits in alcohol and serving the mixture before or after a meal. Often the formula was accompanied by more pleasant tasting carminative herbs such as ginger, fennel, cardamon, or orange peel.
Whether brewed according to secret recipes by medieval monks or concocted according to oral tradition by wise women, the first bitters had medicinal purposes. Over time, the theory, if not the recipes, passed into the hands of apothecaries and on to the makers of 19th Century patent medicines. After bartenders discovered that bitters softened the often harsh liquors of the day, the cocktail was born. Until the late 1880s, any drink called a cocktail contained bitters—this includes such classics as the martini, the Manhattan and the Old-Fashioned. Only in the 1950s did the taste for bitters fade.
Now, whether you enjoy them as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, calm a hangover or gently cleanse the liver, bitters are back!
Q. Can I use these if I have [insert name of medical condition here]?
A. Please consult your primary care practitioner.
Q. Is there gluten in your products?
A. Urban Moonshine Bitters and Tonics are made with 100% Certified Organic Grape Alcohol, which is naturally a gluten-free alternative to commonly used grain alcohol. We use it for its quality, taste, and extraction excellence! Our products are not 'certified gluten-free' but do not include glutenous ingredients! We're delighted to use no Genetically Modified Organisms in our products, no GMOs!
To stimulate healthy digestion, enjoy a few dashes of our bitters before or after meals -- or to curb a sugar craving!
If using the dropper bottle, we recommend starting with a partial dropper full direct on the tongue. Start small in your dose: everyone's body is different and many people find that a very small dose can be quite sufficient, especially if bitter taste is rare in their diet your digestion will fire up with just a very small amount of the bitters.
If using the refillable travel spray size bottle, we recommend spritzing direct onto the tongue 1-2 times before or after meals or as needed to relieve bloating and indigestion.*
Most Americans would really benefit from taking bitters on a regular basis, and this knowledge is what spurs us to bring bitters back as a new American tradition! *
- -those with sluggish or weak digestion*
- -those with occaisonal bloating and gassiness*
- -those with occaisonal mild heartburn*
- -those desiring a gentle daily cleanse for the liver, this can help clear up persistent skin issues*
Contraindications: Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters are not for:
- -pregnant women, we use angelica which is specifically contraindicated in pregnancy. * Urban Moonshine Chamomile Bitters can be on occationally during pregnancy, Angelica Root is not in this formula.
- -stomach ulcers could be irritated*
*The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
For more info go to www.urbanmoonshine.com