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DIY Dandelion & Orange Bitters for Digestion

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Bitters seem to be all the rage these daysand for good reason! Among their many benefits is their much-touted ability to stimulate digestive function. These dandy-orange bitters are no exception. They make a great all-purpose bitter that’s traditionally been used to support normal digestion and is also quite handy as a bitter for mixed drinks!

This recipe was provided by experienced herbalist and herbal educator, Juliet Blankespoor. I can’t recommend her school and blog highly enough. If you haven’t already, I recommend checking out the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. You’re sure to come away herbally inspired!

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Dandy Orange Bitters

Makes about 8 to 12 ounces.



  1. If you are using fresh roots, wash and finely chop. Coarsely chop the citrus peel.
  2. Place the dandelion root and orange peel in a pint jar and fill remainder of the jar with vodka.
  3. Secure the lid on the jar and label. 
  4. Infuse for one week, shaking daily.
  5. Strain out and discard solids, bottle infused liquid, and label.

Pro Tip: 


Want to learn more about bitters?

Try This Artichoke Leaf Bitters Recipe


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Topics: Recipes, Herbalism, Tea & Herbal Drinks


Written by Mason on December 11, 2018

Mason Hutchison is the founder of HerbRally, a podcast and website that promotes herbalism education and events. He has completed herbalism apprenticeships at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. Mason is the Events & Outreach Strategist for Mountain Rose Herbs. His day-to-day work involves organizing community events such as the Free Herbalism Project, as well as attending herbal conferences throughout the country. He is the co-organizer of one of the longest running herbal events in the US, the Breitenbush Herbal Conference. He is also on the board of directors for the Eugene Tea Festival. He has previously volunteered for the Occupy Medical herb team and the Native Plant Society of Oregon – Emerald Chapter. Mason is a proud father, avid basketball and ping pong player, spring water gatherer, and an enthusiast in the art of frugal nutrition.

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