Urban Moonshine Bitters

My love for bitters began in France five summers ago where I’d enjoy an aperitif before dinner to whet my appetite. Then when I began studying herbalism, bitters and their medicinal purpose connected with me right away. So I’m here today to introduce you to the company that I take on absolutely every travel, Urban Moonshine.

As humans, much of our diet used to consist of bitter flavors from the wild (bitter greens, roots, and barks). Now that our diet is mostly comprised of sweet, salty and processed foods, it’s important that we incorporate bitter flavors in order to wake up and engage the digestive system. Once bitter flavors hit the tongue, the digestive organs “turn on” and begin to secrete digestive juices in preparation for incoming food. They engage and excite the digestive system.

And Urban Moonshine sources the highest quality organic (and usually local) herbs, which bring you these four masterpiece formulas: 

ORIGINAL BITTERS | are the most bitter tasting and my personal favorite.  It’s also a wonderful formula for gently cleansing and toning the liver. It’s comprised of Organic Alcohol, Pure Water, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf, Org. Burdock Root, Org. Orange Peel, Org. Fennel Seed, Org. Yellow Dock Root, Org. Angelica Root, Org. Gentian Root, Org. Ginger Root, Org. Essential Oil Blend, Org. Gum Arabic

CITURS BITTERS | is perfect for the citrus enthusiast, or to add to a summer aperitif or fizzy water.  It’s comprised of Organic Alcohol, Pure Water, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf, Org. Angelica Root, Org. Burdock Root, Org. Orange Peel, Org. Fennel Seed, Org. Yellow Dock Root, Org. Gentian Root, Org. Ginger Root, Org. Gum Arabic and Organic Essential Oils.

MAPLE BITTERS | adds a bit of maple flavor to take a little bit of the bitter edge off for those just getting into bitters. It’s comprised of Organic Alcohol, Pure Water, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf, Org. Burdock Root, Org. Orange Peel, Org. Fennel Seed, Org. Maple Syrup, Org. Yellow Dock Root, Org. Angelica Root, Org. Ginger Root, Org. Gentian Root, Org. Gum Arabic and Organic Essential Oils.

CHAMOMILE BITTERS | is perfect for pregnant women as it is more mild, and a remedy for morning sickness. Pure Water, Organic Alcohol, Org. Dandelion Root and Leaf, Org. Chamomile, Org. Burdock Root, Org. Yellow Dock Root, Org. Ginger Root.

BENEFITS

+ curbs sugar cravings

+ soothes gas and bloating

+ relieves occasional heartburn

+ encourages digestive enzymes, bile & HCL production

+ relives upset stomach and nausea

+ helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels

+ balances appetite

+ supports liver function and healthy skin

Urban Moonshine bitters come in three sizes, and you’ll find all three scattered about my life.  The large is always present in my kitchen to shoot 2 oz before a meal (and to gently cleanse my liver).  You’ll find one of the droppers in my purse so that I can take a dropper full on my tongue before or after a large meal out.  And the travel spray bottle size accompanies me on every single travel I go on.  I just took it to NYC, Portland, and it's currently with me at my ranch.  I literally walk around my whole house spraying each family member’s tongue before we eat.

After all of this lengthy insight on why I think this vintage herbal remedy should be present in everyone’s life, if you still find yourself with questions, I implore you to watch this incredibly informative video.  Once you incorporate this practice in your meal experience you’ll become very sensitive to when it is not present as digestion occurs so much easier and quicker. It’s really transformative.