Over / Under Bitters is a bitter formulation inspired by many years of weaving our 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.
Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.75", 4.4 oz. Materials: 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
First Curve Apothecary (Logan Square)
We are a small, local community apothecary comprised of two people: alex and stef. We offer place-based herbal preparations that integrate and reflect the overlapping ecologies of body and place. Our offerings include 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.
We believe that herbal medicine is a people's medicine, that herbal medicine can be a source of community resilience, and that the process of healing extends beyond ingesting herbs and mushrooms; that sharing space with, collecting, and processing each herb is part of healing, and intricately bound to the sharing of our work with you.
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