An alcohol-free and alcohol-based recipe for digestive health.
Throughout the ages, people consumed a diet that included bitter herbs, which helped them keep their digestive systems efficient. Although our taste receptors that are located around the small structures known as papillae found on the upper surface of the tongue have four different taste buds (sour, sweet, salty and bitter), many people void bitter herbs in today’s diet. Because of the famous Austrian herbalist Maria Treben, who used her own and German/Eastern European traditional healing remedies like Swedish bitters that she used as a cure-all remedy to treat a broad range of conditions from psoriasis to constipation and diabetes to insomnia, we can now introduce you to a potent digestive remedy that can proficiently stimulate bitter elements that are the key to your healthy digestion.
Remedy Inspired by history.
Swedish Bitters is a herbal mix that was found in the pharmacopeias since the Middle Ages and was formulated by Paracelsus of Swiss (German Origin) also known as the “Luther of Medicine” sometime in the 15th century. Later it was rediscovered by a well-known Swedish physician, rector of medicine, Dr. Claus Samst in the 17th century.
In 1980 herbalist Maria Treben was introduced to this recipe when she was very ill with typhoid fever in a camp in Bavaria, caused by contaminated meat. After it helped her to recover, she made Swedish Bitters mix into a very popular remedy in her book “Health through God’s Pharmacy” and said the following: “These drops heal every illness. It sounds almost like a fairy tale, but it is true.”
One of the main benefits of the Swedish Bitters is to enhance the overall digestion process and to ensure a smooth nutrient absorption. By stimulating liver functions it promotes secretion of bile from the liver and secretion of pancreatic and gastric juices that serve to emulsify or break down dietary fat and clear cholesterol out of our body.
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Potential Health Benefits
Historically known to improve digestion
Improves biliary, pancreatic and gastric secretion
Soothes digestive tract
Relieves bloating, flatulence, gas, cramps, and nausea
Helps toxin elimination
Acts as a laxative if aloe is used in the mix
Restores acid balance in the stomach
Stimulates liver function
If used externally, it alleviates inflammations of all kinds
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 unit (210 gr) Servings per Container: 1
Suggested Use: It is recommended that each individual take a teaspoon of Swedish Bitters 2 – 4 times daily 20 minutes before the meal. If the taste of the Swedish Bitters Mix is to bitter, dilute it with herbal tea, water or juice.
Caution: The aloe used in Swedish Bitters mix can for some act like a laxative. Pregnant women should also avoid using Swedish Bitters because it can cause uterine contractions or damage to the fetus. Kids before 12 years of age should also avoid using Swedish Bitters. Swedish Bitters can also have a negative effect on any medication that you might be using. Always consult your doctor before using Swedish Bitters.
Preparation Instructions for Alcohol-Based Swedish Bitters
Open bag with Swedish Bitters herbs and place in a glass container.
Add 1.75 to 2.00 litters (about 60 to 70 oz) of vodka, fruit or grain brandy, stir and close the airtight lid of the glass container.
Leave your mixture in the dark place from 14 to 30 days or more (the longer the Swedish Bitters mixture sits, the more potent it will be) shaking or stirring daily.
After 14 to 30 days or more, drain the liquid elixir in a separate clean container (preferably glass container) through a strainer and store it in a cool, dark place.
Swedish Bitters are suitable for consumption for up to 36 months from the date of preparation. It’s recommended that the balm is stored in a cool place for up to 3 years.
Preparation Instructions for Swedish Bitters Tea
Open bag with Swedish Bitters Ingredients and blend them together in one container.
Take about two teaspoons of the dry Swedish Bitters ingredients and place them in a teapot.
Use about 5 cups of boiling water and pour in a teapot with Swedish bitters herbs.
Stir frequently, and when it’s cooled store it in a fridge.
Add two tablespoons of the cooled Swedish Bitters tea into a cup of boiled warm water and drink twice per day. You can also mix the cooled Swedish Bitters tea with a juice using the same proportions.
The shelf life of the Swedish Bitters tea is about 3 – 5 days, so when making a tea, do not make more then you can consume in 3 – 5 days.
Q: I would what to know if it’s safe for me to take Swedish Bitters during my pregnancy and later-on when breastfeeding?
A: It’s not recommended to take Swedish Bitters during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Q: Can a diabetic person use it?
A: Swedish Bitters can help to regulate and lower sugar in blood – diabetic person can use Swedish Bitters. Please always consult with your doctor before using Swedish Bitters, especially if you are taking any medications.
Q: I have major stomach problems and I’m not sure what to do anymore. Had my gallbladder out and now my bile duct doesn’t work right anymore. Also, have GERD and my esophagus closes up and I have to get it dilated sometimes, they say it’s caused from my sphincter muscle spasms – now my doctor wants to put me on nortriptyline and I’m so sick of taking medicine was wondering if Swedish bitters would help at all.
A: One of the main functions of the Swedish Bitters is to promote secretion of pancreatic and gastric juices and soothe the digestive tract. Tonic stimulates liver functions and promotes secretion of bile from the liver. Please talk to your doctor, if you can be using Swedish Bitters, especially if you are taking medications.
Q: I just want to ask if Swedish Bitter can help to lose weight?
A: Swedish Bitters is not a weight loss remedy, but tonic stimulates liver functions and promotes secretion of bile from the liver that serves to emulsify or break down dietary fat and clear cholesterol out of our body. Having a healthy liver will enhance the overall digestion process and a smooth nutrient absorption which does help if you are trying to lose weight.
Q: I am concerned about the best daily dose of Swedish bitters and how long is safe to use it?
A: Shake well before use. Take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) up to four times a day. Dilute with water or herbal tea. Store in a cool, dry place and use within six weeks of opening for best quality.
Take Bitters Mix for the course of 14 to 30 days, at which point it is recommended you take a break. Then the course can be repeated if necessary.
Q: I have a bottle of Maria Treben’s Swedish for more than ten years. It is sealed tightly. Is it safe to use now?
A: I would suggest getting in contact with the company that made it, and get an answer from them. It depends on the way Swedish Bitters was made. Generally, it is safe to use Swedish Bitters for up to 3 years from the date it was made.
Q: I been having problems with my gallbladder getting stones. I really do not want to have surgery so it was suggested that I try Swedish Bitters. I just tried it, it is awful I have never tasted anything like this before my mouth was on fire and I began to choke. After I got myself composed, I went to the internet to find more information on this product. The reviews showed that it should be mixed with some type of juice I strongly recommend if you do try this product to mix it with juice!
A: It is recommended to take Swedish Bitters diluted with a glass of water, tea of juice. I love the stuff and it seems to work wonders for my digestion.
Q. How often should I take Swedish Bitters?
A. Do not take for extended, uninterrupted periods, as the digestive system becomes accustomed to its use, and renders it less effective. Take a break after 2-3 months for 2-3 weeks. No known side effects. Occasional reddish discoloration of urine is harmless.
Q. Are there any contraindications?
A. Do not use if there is severe liver dysfunction or blockage of bowels. This product contains senna leaves. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.