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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract

bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).
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[ClickPress, Tue Aug 06 2019] Bitter apricot extract is a seed found inside the stone of the apricot.
Soak the bitter leaves in water for some time, then wash and rewash.
Perhaps Bitter Automotive will not do without improvements and technical stuffing: modernize the suspension and increase engine efficiency.
Washington DC, [USA] Nov 15 ( ANI ): You might be a coffee lover, but you can't deny that the beverage has a bitter taste to it.
During the last few years, it has been observed that a good number of farmers have switched from growing tobacco to vegetables and fruits, particularly bitter gourd and tomato, and are getting the desired yields thanks to introduction of the vertical farming method.
Cucurbits contain toxins called cucurbitacins, and are behind the bitter taste of the gourds.
FAISALABAD -- Farmers have been advised to start cultivation of 'Karela' (bitter gourd) from mid February and complete it by end of March to get bumper yield.
(http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Individual-differences-in-bitter-taste-preferences-are-associated-with-antisocial-personality-traits.pdf) Scientist found that people who prefer bitter food like dark chocolate and arugula and drink black coffee and gin are not only linked to psychopathic behavior but also to sadism, Machiavellianism and narcissism. (http://www.maxim.com/.amp/news/gin-lovers-might-be-psychopaths-2016-9) Researchers from Innsbruck University in Austria found that while most people are typically turned off by bitter foods, associating the taste with poison, psychopaths are attracted to it.
Another terrific action/adventure western novel from the pen of Dale Graham, "Bitter Trail" is the story of Lazy Jake Fontell and his partner Buffalo Bob who have gone into the freighting business.
Their four regular beers take names from local landmarks - Stadium Bitter, Station Best Bitter, Emley Moor Mild and Castle Hill Premium.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)--with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain 'telling' us what we've tasted.