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Bitters are a common category of herbal medicine that are universally used to support digestion. While bitters are amazing and incredible in all the many ways in which they support the digestive system, they're not always the most appropriate type of remedy for people to use. In our modern world where it seems like almost everyone has a digestive symptom of some sort, bitters are becoming significantly more and more popular and are commonly used by lay folk who aren't herbalists.
There is some danger there in terms of whether bitters are appropriate for certain people with a certain constitution to be taking, as well as whether someone can become dependent on bitters.
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