Bitter

Bitter herbs are a category of herbs that both have a bitter taste and are reported to have healthful digestive properties.

Bitters stimulate the bitter receptors at the back of the tongue, which leads to the triggering of a numer of reflex actions, including the stimulation of digestive juices. [1]

Common bitter herbs include Barberry, Boneset, Chamomile, Dandelion, Gentian, Goldenseal, Hop, Horehound, Mugwort, Rue, Southernwood, Tansy, Wormwood leaves and Yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium). [1][2]

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[1] http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-benefits-of-bitter-herbs.html
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitters

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