Chinese bitters are a combination of two primary herbs, gentian root (also called long dan cao) and bupleurum root (known in the Far East as chai hu).
Traditional Chinese medicine views illness as a lack of harmony and balance in the body.
Herbal remedies have been important for thousands of years in fighting disease.
Long ago, physicians in China were only paid if their patients remained healthy and were required to fly a banner of shame when a patient died.
Men and women today are searching for alternative herbal remedies instead of drugs.
Across the entire world, many people are relying on nature’s pharmacy to remedy their aches and pains with herbs.
Use of natural products such as leaves, barks, and roots is growing in popularity in light of the rising cost of health care.
Benefits of Chinese Bitters
- Chinese bitters are especially beneficial for liver toxicity and gallbladder issues.
- The build up of toxins, which weakens the liver, is a slow process. For many sufferers, the only outward signs of disease are a low energy level and poor digestion. As these symptoms could describe a great deal of the population, many of us ignore the warnings and take no preventative measures until we are faced with a serious sickness.
- Gallbladder and liver stagnation are also common problems. A weakened liver causes many long-term health problems. Pain, fatigue, arthritis, sleep difficulties, heart palpitations, loss of memory, skin rashes, allergies, thyroid disorders, frequent urination, poor eyesight, and fainting may result when the liver is not functioning properly.
- When gallstones are present, blood flow becomes blocked, and pain results. Pain is nature’s way of alerting us to a problem. A good doctor once said that there is a naturally occurring cure on the earth for all diseases that afflict man.
- Both men and women to aid against constipation, stomach gas, allergies, fatigue, skin blemishes, mood swings, and dull headaches can use bitters.
- The ancient remedy has proven effective for women suffering with menstrual cramps, uterine fibroids, irregular cycles, hot flashes, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.
- Many women with fertility problems have successfully used its cycle regulation properties in order to become pregnant.
Herbal cleansing with bitters cleanses the body of unwanted conditions, which result from an imbalance in the digestive system. The herbs are combined to cleanse the liver and gallbladder and increase the flow of energy.
Chinese bitters are available as fresh herbs (which you boil for half an hour and strain), tinctures, powders, and in capsule form to avoid the bitter taste of the herbs.
Bitters with the combination of gentian root and bupleurum root are traditionally used to purge toxins from your liver. They act as a natural anti-inflammatory to help arthritis sufferers. The herbal remedies also stimulate the production of digestive fluids.
Women who have difficulty getting pregnant have achieved success by taking bitters using the following method:
Take the bitters until the period starts; then avoid the remedy during the menstrual period. When the period ends, resume the regiment and continue for six days. Stop before ovulation begins. If pregnancy occurs, the treatment is no longer necessary. If pregnancy does not occur, repeat the above steps.
Of note: Pregnant women should not use Chinese bitters. The herbs should be taken only during the first half of the menstrual cycle.
Chinese bitters should not be used with any other medications. Make certain to take any other necessary medications separate from the bitter herbs. To treat chronic problems, it is best to seek professional advice.
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