Over / Under Bitters is a bitter formulation inspired by many years of weaving way through midwest forests, marveling at the many medicinal gifts the forest's over- and under stories provide. Using a combination of classic bittering agents and midwest woodland herbs, roots, and berries, Over / Under Bitters works to support healthy digestion while helping to enhance the liver's ability to flush toxins and inflammatory compounds from our body. Taking bitters 15-20 minutes before a meal ignites the digestive fire, helping with appetite regulation and digestive juice production, ultimately working to relieve gas, bloating, and occasional heartburn. To use: 1-2 dropper-fuls on your tongue before meals, in an old fashioned or gin-stirred of your choosing, or in a glass of sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon.
Apiary Bitters offers a curious combination of floral and aromatic herbs to encourage healthy digestion and promote balanced immunity while softening the harsh edges of our body's response to seasonal allergies. Keep these bitters close at hand to ensure your spring and summer adventures don't get bogged down by the effects of everyday allergies.
Peace Portal Bitters: Peace Portal is a floral bitters blend to soothe the mind and nurture the nerves. A great ally in moments of intensity and stress, or an excellent daily tonic for long-term nourishment for the nervous system. To Use: 2-3 dropperfuls up to three times per day as a nerve tonic, or before meals, in a tom collins or gin martini, or in a glass of sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon for calming digestive support. Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.75", 2 oz. Materials: Made with organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs from small farms we trust. Over / Under: Devil's Club Root Bark, Birch Bark, Juniper Berry, Burdock Root, Gentian Root, Angelica Root, Orange Peel, Fennel Seed, Anise Seed, Fenugreek Seed, Organic Cane Alcohol, Local Maple Syrup, Spring Water
Apiary: Nettle leaf, Goldenrod flowering tops, Burdock root, Reishi mushroom, Red Clover blossom, Artichoke leaf, Willow bark, Wild Bee Balm, local honey, Organic Cane Alcohol, spring water.
Peace Portal: Skullcap leaf, fresh Milky Oat seed, Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaf & flower, Ashwagandha root, Blue Vervain flowering tops, Lavender bud, local honey, Organic Cane Alcohol, spring water.
First Curve Apothecary (Logan Square)
First Curve is a small, local community apothecary comprised of two people: Alex and Stef. They offer place-based herbal preparations that integrate and reflect the overlapping ecologies of body and place including herbal tinctures, bitters, mushroom extracts, and teas that use locally sourced herbs rooted in the Great Lakes Bioregion. Each preparation is formulated and handmade by community herbalist and teacher, Alex Williams in Logan Square, Chicago.
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