Bitters for the Nomadic Belly (More Reasons to Love Mugwort)

Most of us know bitters stimulate the digestion, speeding along some gastric juiciness to assist in the breaking down food process. We also know that the Artemisias are among the very bitterest plants commonly available. Bitter, cooling and protective to the liver and gut in general. So why then do so many of suffer through what’s commonly called Travel Belly? That evil, constipated green in the face kind of malaise that plagues travelers, especially those tense from airplanes, fast cars and other unnatural circumstances. I don’t know how many times guests have asked me for laxatives or something to just help things get moving. But then they don’t really want laxatives because lord only knows when it’s going to take effect. The simple...