Today bitters are best known for their use in making alcoholic cocktails. Traditional herbalists, however, used to make bitter herbs for medicinal purposes. Bitters have been used to stimulate appetite and digestive juices and enzymes, and even increase bile flow. Essentially, bitters stimulate the bitter taste buds at the back of the tongue and this, in turn, evokes a sensory response on the nervous system. The nervous system’s responds to the digestive system, and it releases digestive enzymes. To learn more about bitters and how to make them – for fun cocktails or for health – check out the article link below.