Sentence Examples with the word bitters

The aromatic bitters such as chamomile flowers, cascarilla bark, hops, orange peel and others contain in addition small quantities of essential oils which increase their local action.

Those which act upon the alimentary canal: Simple bitters such as quassia wood, columbo root, taraxacum, gentian, chiretta, and many others, irritate gently the mucous membrane of the stomach and bowels, and by increasing the secretions improve the appetite and digestion.

The active principles in some of these bitters have been isolated pure, and have been found to be alkaloids or neutral compounds.

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Some bitters are prepared by simple maceration and subsequent filtration (see Liqueurs), others by the more complicated distillation process.