The Use of Bitter Herbs in Practice

@article{McMullen2017TheUO,
  title={The Use of Bitter Herbs in Practice},
  author={M. McMullen},
  journal={International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={6}
}
  • M. McMullen
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The use of bitter herbs in treatment of digestive disorders is common to many traditional healing systems. This article will reason that improvements of wellbeing after ingesting bitters are due to reflex physiological responses elicited by oral receptors. Any improvement is certainly not a placebo effect even if science has had been slow in determining the bitter tastant mechanism of activity. The article gives an update on oropharyngeal taste physiology, an overview of the digestive process… Expand

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