OUR APPROACH

Science is at the core of the Shoots & Roots approach to identify, source, extract, blend, and disseminate botanicals for our bitters (herbal supplements). 

 

BIODIVERSITY AND ETHNOBOTANY 

We select plant species with diverse properties and cultural use. Our inventory includes over 200 plant species for blends.

PHYTOCHEMISTRY 

Laboratory-based methods offer high-quality batches to optimize extraction of flavor and health compounds. 

PLACE-BASED STORIES

Each botanical tells a remarkable story. These are stories about health, culture, and the environment. We blend our bitters to tell place-based stories so you can learn about the world’s biodiversity and cultural history through tasting. 

 

OUTREACH 

Each blend is accompanied with a profile that explores the botany, chemistry, ecology and cultural use of plants in our bitters to enhance your learning experience.