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Canadian Bitters®

By : St. Francis Herb Farm
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Price: $15.00


Gentian is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine: to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia; as a digestive tonic and bitter to help stimulate appetite and aid digestion (stomachic); to help prevent nausea (anti-emetic). Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (cholagogue).


Medicinal Ingredients (per 1 ml): Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus, leaf) 0.22 ml (1:4, QCE 55 mg), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, whole plant) 0.14 ml (1:1, QCE 140 mg fresh OR 1:3.5, QCE 40 mg dry), Gentian (Gentiana lutea, root) 0.14 ml (1:4, QCE 35 mg), Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, flower) 0.1 ml (1:4, QCE 25 mg), Turmeric (Curcuma longa, rhizome) 0.1 ml (1:4, QCE 25 mg), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum, fruit) 0.1 ml (1:4, QCE 25 mg), Burdock (Arctium lappa, root) 0.09 ml (1:1, QCE 90 mg), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra, fruit hull) 0.07 ml (1:4, QCE 17.5 mg), Ginger (Zingiber officinale, rhizome) 0.04 ml (1:1, QCE 40 mg)

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Grain alcohol, Distilled water, Vegetable glycerine

Our herbs are Certified Organic/Wildcrafted.

QCE = Quantity Crude Equivalent


Canadian Bitters® is probably the most iconic and best known of all our formulas. Herbal bitters are an extremely valuable aid in maintaining good health, so much so that the appropriate rule of thumb may not so much be “you are what you eat”—as important this is—but rather, “you are what you digest”. By enhancing secretions of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine, bitters revitalize a whole range of digestive functions and provide rich enzyme catalysts, which improve nutrient absorption. If you have trouble with flatulent dyspepsia—gas, burping, bloating and indigestion—you'll derive tremendous benefit from Canadian Bitters®.

A great and vital formula, Canadian Bitters® also helps with cholesterol build-up, hyperlipidaemia, constipation, digestive distress, and sluggish elimination, which is often the result of reduced secretions by the digestive organs and small intestine. As an added bonus, it protects the liver from toxins.


Available in bottle sizes of 50ml, 100ml, and 250ml.


Adults: Take 1-1.5 ml (30-45 drops) 3 times daily, in a little water, on an empty stomach. Take 15-60 minutes before meals.

Potential side effects/Safety

Do not take: if you are pregnant; if you have gallstones, a liver or gall bladder disorder, bowel or bile duct obstruction, acute stomach irritation, inflammation, and/or stomach or duodenal ulcers; if you have heart disease, high or low blood pressure, kidney or liver disorder, diabetes or edema (swelling of hands, face and feet) or are taking products containing diuretics; if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family. Stop use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, abnormal heartbeat and/or difficulty breathing. Discontinue use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble.

Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or persist.

Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Some people may experience headaches.

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