Bitter herbs are used in western herbal medicine for maintaining healthy digestive function. As gastric secretion declines with age, a significant percentage of people aged 65 years or older have abnormally low gastric acidity. Low acidity can lead to poor nutrient absorption and abnormal bowel flora.
When bitter substances are tasted at the back of the tongue prior to a meal, they have a priming effect on the upper digestive function – this is most noticeable if digestion is below optimum.
Active ingredients: Each 1.6 g teabag contains Gentian Dry (Gentiana lutea) 800 mg. Non-active ingredients: Each teabag also contains Ocimum basilicum (Basil) Herb Dry, Calendula Flower Dry (Calendula officinalis), Sage Leaf Dry (Salvia officinalis).
Digest-Rite contains the bitter herb Gentian which has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine to:
- promote healthy appetite
- maintain healthy digestion
- stimulate gastric secretions.
Directions For Use
Infuse 1 teabag (1.6 g) in 250 mL (one cup) of boiling water, steep for ten minutes before removing teabag. Adults – drink 1 cup three times daily, 30 to 60 minutes before meals. There are no restrictions on duration of use.
Gentian has also been traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of indigestion.
Directions For Use
Infuse 1 teabag (1.6 g) in 250 mL (one cup) of boiling water, steep for ten minutes before removing teabag. Adults – drink 1 cup three times daily, after meals. There are no restrictions on duration of use.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
Medical advice is recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Do not take if you are sensitive to bitters. Contraindicated with gastric and duodenal ulcers. Do not use if film wrapper is damaged or missing.
Born from a background and knowledge in herbs, Hilde Hemmes is the creative and inspirational energy behind her family-owned company, Herbal Supplies Pty Ltd. As Australia’s leading therapeutic herbal tea manufacturer, Hilde and her family take pride in being independent, competitive, flexible and fully-integrated, and their commitment to herbalism is still as strong as it was when the company was founded in 1985. Over the years Hilde has collected many rare, out-of-print books on herbs and their uses, and has discovered many valuable recipes and ancient formulae that may otherwise have been forgotten.