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Swedish Bitters from Stefan Zwerenz in Details.

Wanted to make a post with photos of each of the 22 ingredients that are used in a Swedish Bitters made by Stefan Zwerenz, is a distributor and an online web store of this miracle elixir.

Ingredient List:


1. Angelica archangelica (Angelikawurz in German) – commonly known as garden angelica, Holy Ghost, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica.


2. Aloe Vera – also know as Aloe Barbadensis.


3. Lycopodium (Bärlappe in German) – also known as ground pines or creeping cedar.


4. Pimpinella (Bibernelle in German) – is a plant genus in the family Apiaceae.


5. Carlina acaulis (Eberwurz in German) – is a perennial dicotyledonous flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to alpine regions of central and southern Europe.


6. Veronica officinalis (Ehrenpreiskraut in German) – is a species of Veronica, native to Europe and western Asia.


7. Althaea (Eibischwurz in German) – is a genus of 6–12 species of perennial herbs native to Europe and western Asia.


8. Gentiana lutea (Enzianwurz in German) – is a plant native to the mountains of central and southern Europe. Other names include ‘yellow gentian‘, ‘bitter root‘, ‘bitterwort‘, ‘centiyane‘ and ‘genciana‘.


9. Acorus calamus (Kalmus in German) – can also be called Sweet Flag or Calamus, among many other names. It’s a tall perennial wetland monocot of the Acoraceae family, in the genus Acorus.


10. Cinnamomum camphora (Kampfer in German) –  most known as camphor tree, camphorwood or camphor laurel. Large evergreen tree, native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, southern Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.


11. Kandis – Rock Candy. If you are Diabetic, please eliminate Kandis from your Swedish Bitters elixir mix. 


12. Viscum album (Mistelkraut in German) – it’s a type of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae, known as European mistletoe, common mistletoe or simply as mistletoe(Old English mistle). It is native to Europe and western and southern Asia.


13. Commiphora (Myrrhe in German) – is a species-rich genus of flowering plants in the frankincense and myrrh family.


14. Juglandaceae (Nusskaben in German) –  known as the walnut family, is a family of trees.


15. Rhubarb (Rhabarberwurz in German) –  also can be know as Rheum rhabarbarum and Rhei radix  is a plant in the family PolygonaceaeRhubarb is usually considered a vegetable.


16. Safflower (Saflor in German) – also can be know as Carthamus tinctorius. It’s a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant.


17. Senna (Sennesblätter in German)  –  Comes from Arabic name – sanā Also knows as sennas. It’s a large flowering plants in the legume family of Fabaceae, and the sub family of Caesalpinioideae. Sennae folium is considered an herb, leaves and the fruit of the plant are used to make medicine. Senna is also FDA-approved nonprescription laxative.


18. Ginkgo (Gingoblätter in German) – Also know as Ginkgo biloba and known as the maidenhair tree. Many years ago, leaves from the Ginkgo biloba tree been used as a treatment in Chinese medicine. The ginkgo supplements helps to improve memory and sharpen thinking. Many people use Ginkgo to improves blood flow to the brain. Ginkgo can as well acts as an antioxidant.


19. Theriaca (Therriak in German) – also know as Theriac,  Andromachi theriaca, it’s considered to be antidote against venom.


20. Potentilla erecta (Tormentil in German) – also know as Common TormentilPotentilla laeta, Potentilla tormentilla, tormentil or septfoil. It’s a herbaceousperennial plant that belon to the rose family.Potentilla erecta for a long time is known as a remedy in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammations, wounds, and gastrointestinal disorders. Some people make a tea out of potentilla and use it as a tea for diarrhea. Women take it for premenstrual syndrome, know as (PMS) and for mildly painful menstrual periods.


21. Artemisia absinthium (Wermutkraut in German) – also know as absinthium, absinthe wormwood, wormwood, common wormwood, green ginger or grand wormwood, is a species of Artemisia, native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa.


22. Curcuma zedoaria (Zitwerwurz in German) also know as Zedoariae rhizoma, zedoary, white turmeric or kentjur, is a member of the genus Curcuma, family Zingiberaceae  and is a native to India and Indonesia.


All of the above herbs make one great mix of a Swedish Bitters elixir.