How to make a digestive tonic at home
What is a digestive tonic?
The digestive tonics are those preparations which are used to whet the appetite.
A digestive tonic incites stomach with no appetite to eat again.
The digestive tonics are also known by the name of bitters.
How does a digestive tonic work?
Types of digestive tonics
- Medicinal plants with digestive properties: we can distinguish between those medicinal plants that have medicinal properties and need not be combined with other products to get up an appetite.
- Wine with tonic- digestive properties: They are wines where medicinal plants have been macerated in, which has given them digestive properties
How to prepare a digestive tonic?
If tonic wines, they should be made with the adequate preparation, which consists on macerating the herbs in wine from grapes for a few hours in a warm place. Subsequently, the preparation is strained and stored in a glass container, preferably dark.
Using digestive tonics
You can drink a little cup of digestive tonic wine before the two main meals.
Nonalcoholic preparations must also be supplied before eating.
How to preserve the digestive tonics?
Non-alcoholic preparations should be be taken during the same day they have been prepared..
Tonic wines can be kept several months, provided they are sheltered from light and kept in a cool place.
SOME DIGESTIVE TONICS
Among the many preparations to whet the appetite, we can mention the following:
- Digestive tonic liquor of angelica (wild celery): See formula in right column
* See contraindications
More information on other types of tonics and medicinal plants in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.