So add another layer to the protective power of bitters: they guard against poison, protect us from the effects of sugar and carbohydrate overexposure, guard against imbalances in our gut flora, but also stimulate a very old, pervasive part of our immune response. – from the article
"The bitter flavor enters the heart and small intestine. It is cooling, drying, draining, detoxifying, purging, and anti-inflammatory. A small amount strengthens these organs whereas too much weakens them. Bitter stimulates the secretion of bile, which in turn, sparks digestive fires and stimulates normal bowel elimination."