Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters Original 2 oz. (59.1 ml)
Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters Original is a handcrafted digestif remedy to settle an upset stomach, calm a hangover and gently cleanse the liver -- bitters are back! Traditionally, bitters referred to a blend of bitter herbs steeped in alcohol. Urban Moonshine Bitters are an exceptionally tasty formula made of Vermont herbs and roots complemented by a few worldly exotics, creating a high quality, delicious medicinal! A Digestif is a drink that is taken after meals to help soothe digestion. Bitters are a great source of prebiotics that help to tone, strengthen and build digestive health. Crafted from exceptional blends of certified organic Vermont herbs and roots and complemented by a few worldly exotics, Urban Moonshine's bitters revive the tradition of dazzling the palate while priming digestion. Join in the new American tradition of mindful eating and healthy lifestyle with Urban Moonshine Bitters.
The root of good health is great digestion. Urban Moonshine Bitters are used to relieve general digestive issues, such as occasional upset stomach, gas and bloating. Urban Moonshine Bitters are made of the highest quality certified organic herbs and grape alcohol.
From medicine to mixer: a brief history.
Cultures around the world have long believed that bitter flavors are essentual to good health because they stimulate the digestive system. This 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 accomapnied by more pleasant-tasting carminative herbs such as ginger, fennel, cardamom 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.
The root of good health is great digestion! Urban Moonshine believes that the better your digestive system fuctions, the healthier the whole body will be. When you can breakdown and absorb food properly, you can better utilize the nutrients therein. Herbalists often say, "It's not what you eat, but what you absorb!"
The people Urban Moonshine are passionate about creating certified organic bitters. They hand craft their products with the highest quality of local and/or bio-dynamic herbs when possible, and of course always organic. They use 100% certified organic grape alcohol for a higher quality medicinal.
Well-balanced formula: Unlike tradtional bitters formulas, Urban Moonshine's formula includes warming and carminative herbs alongside the stimulating bitter herbs. Their 3 different flavors appeal to a wide variety of people. Maple is especially palatable for children and older people, or those more intimidated by the bitter flavor.
In the modern American diet, you get a lot of sweet and salt, but not enough bitter. Urban Moonshine looks at bitter as one of the five main flavors for balanced nutrition, the other four being pungent, sweet, sour and salty. In today's culture you get a lot of sweet and salty and seem to miss out on daily needs for the others. Most aisles of the grocery store are filled with sweet, salty and processed food. Bitters provide people with the opportunity to incorporate this flavor into their every day diet in an enjoyable and convenient way.
Bitters are a great alternative to digest enzymes. Bitters help encourage your body's own endogenous production of enzymes. The tongue is like the doorbell to the digestive system: bitters help to ring that doorbell and juice up the whole digestive system. Through the body's natural reflex to the bitter flavor, the mouth begins to salivate, the liver produces bile, the pancreas engages digestive enzymes, and the stomach creates the perfect bath of juices to breakdown the incoming food. Your body is intelligent: it's better to inspire your body's own natural functions by taking bitters than relying on an outside manufactured source of replacement enzymes.
Take bitters before or after meals to improve overall digestive function. Bitters can be taken on a daily basis to improve overall digestive function, or taken as needed to improve occasional digestive discomfort. The serving size can vary according to your body's needs, so read the bottle for a starting suggestion. Taste your bitters to awaken your digestive capacity: bitters are most effective when taken undiluted and on the tongue.
What will bitters do for you?
- Inspire your body's own production of digestive juices and enzymes
- Balance hydrochloric acid, encourage bile production
- Soothe occasional gas & bloating
- Help relieve indigestion and soothe nausea
- Help balance blood sugar
- Great alternative to digestive enzymes and antacids
- Create a clean burning digestive system to improve sluggish and inefficient digestion
- Decrease overall inflammation load
- Improve skin conditions
- Effective for occasional constipation or diarrhea
- Aromatic and warming, a non-laxative update to traditional formulas
- Natural source of prebiotic inulin for healthy gut flora
- Helpful for food allergies and gluten intolerance
Urban Moonshine uses only organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs. They source their herbs locally first and then turn to bigger distributors with a great record for quality when they need something out of season or not grown in their region. Urban Moonshine proudly sources many herbs from the following farms: Zack Woods Herb Farm, Bees Dance Herb Farm, and Healing Spirits Herb Farm. Urban Moonshine uses only organic alcohol to create all tinctures. Their Bitters are steeped in organic grape alcohol because they believe that it is the highest quality alcohol available.
Urban Moonshine is a small family business located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. Their mission is to rekindle the relationship between herbal medicine and the modern world. They hope to inspire people to bring herbal medicine "out of the cupboard and onto the counter" in everyday life. That is why they have spent long hours creating a product line that embodies beauty, simplicity and the best quality ingredients. They hope to inspire your relationship with health and the world around you.
Jovial King is the founder and formulator of Urban Moonshine. She has studied herbal medicine for many years with an array of terrific teachers including completing apprenticeships with Brigitte Mars, Guido Mase, Rosemary Gladstar, and Hart Brent. King also attends conferences and classes with many other teachers and is deeply inspired by Christopher Hobbs, Stephen Buhner, David Winston and Kathleen Mahr among many others.
Urban Moonshine is deeply committed to being a socially and environmentally conscious company and make every effort to support local farmers, cut back on their waste and look for green alternatives in everyday use of resources and packaging. They are a proud member of United Plant Savers!