This bitter-aromatic formula is perfect to have on hand during that next big feast. In addition to dandelion’s bitterness, the aromatics from fennel, ginger and orange help curb post-dessert bloat and can help relieve excess acid in the stomach, too.
Dandelion Tummy Bitters Recipe
• 2 parts dandelion root
• 1 part fennel seed
• 1⁄2 part ginger root
• 1⁄2 part orange peel
• 100-proof vodka
1. If tincturing fresh herbs, first clean them, then finely chop or grind them. Fill 1⁄2 of a clean Mason jar with the mixture. If tincturing dried herbs, only fill 1⁄3 of the jar, as dried roots will expand.
2. Cover herbs with 100-proof vodka, filling to the very top of the jar. Be sure your herb mixture is completely covered.
3. Allow mixture to extract for 6 to 8 weeks, shaking often. Strain herbs with cheesecloth and squeeze any remaining liquid back into the extract. Bottle liquid in amber dropper bottles and label with the name, date and parts used.
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Recipe excerpted with permission from the Mountain Rose Blog by Mountain Rose Herbs.