As the weather turns warmer, you know that Spring is on its way. All sorts of plants seem to burst out of the ground. Having survived the cold of Winter, they use their stored energy to quickly grow in Spring. One herb that seems to pop up quickly is the dandelion. Perhaps better known as a weed, it is also beneficial for your health. Try turning this weed into an herbal bitter that will help to support your digestive health. Continue reading below to get your FREE dandelion root bitters herbal recipe from an apothecary in Victoria, Australia.

What You’ll Need: Dandelion Root Bitters

What To Do For This Herbal Recipe

  1. Put all the dried herbs into the jar.
  2. Pour in the vodka. Cover the jar, or put its lid on, and leave it in a cool, dark spot out of direct sunlight for 4-6 weeks.
  3. Strain out the herbs with a sieve.
  4. Store in the fridge and use as needed.
  5. Have 2-3mL before a meal to stimulate digestion or add to a glass of water for a refreshing tang.

Adapted from a recipe by Colleen from ‘Grow Cook Forage Ferment’. Want more? Check our lists of herbal recipe collected in our apothecary in Victoria, Australia.

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Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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