Bitter-tasting herbs were once an important part of Native American, European and Chinese diets. Medicines made from bitter herbs, such as Swedish Bitters, are used as digestives and are beneficial for the intestinal tract. Swedish Bitters is named after the 18th century Swedish physician Dr Samst and for its bitter taste. Today it is one of the world's most respected, traditionally-used health tonics.
When I first came across the original recipe for Swedish Bitters in an old German manuscript, I was so impressed that I decided to introduce it to an eager Australian market. Now, after two decades as Australia's leading herbal tonic, I am very proud to say that Swedish Bitters is the 'mother of all herbal tonics' and should be part of everybody's daily health routine. I have personally seen the effectiveness of my Swedish Bitters and have received countless testimonials from people who have discovered the benefits of this health-giving elixir.
Once you begin to use Swedish Bitters in your own household, you will soon discover just how versatile it is. It has been enjoyed by many cultures for hundreds of years and is "a must" for every medicine cabinet.
Take this bitter tonic to stimulate digestion, appetite, bile flow - and maintain healthy digestive function. Aloe, senna and rhubarb in this product helps maintain regularity with their scientifically-proven laxative action. Contains Black Cohosh, clincally-proven to relieve premenstrual discomfort and menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and mood swings (take 21 mL twice daily in 100 mL water/juice/herb tea)
- A multi-purpose product suitable for a wide range of applications.
- Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, caffeine, gluten, sugars or lactose
- Liquid extracts are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
- Doses can be adjusted accordingly.
- Tinctures Equiv to dry:
Aloe (Aloe ferox) leaf inner juice
Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf
|Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root & rhizome||133.34mg|
|Myrrh* (Commiphora molmol) stem bark oleoresin||85.72mg|
|Zedoary* (Curcuma zedoaria) rhizome||152.38mg|
|Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) stem bark oleoresin||133.34mg|
|Carline thistle (Carlina acaulis) root||66.66mg|
|Angelica* (Angelica archangelic) root and rhizome||152.38mg|
|Black cohosh* (Cimicifuga racemosa) root & rhizome||19.06mg|
|Valerian* (Valeriana officinalis) root & rhiz & stolon||19.06mg|
|Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) stem bark inner||19.06mg|
|Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum) fruit||19.06mg|
|Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma & style||2.66mg|
|Non Active Ingredient|
*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac.
CONTAINS ALCOHOL 40% v/v
Directions: Oral use: take 10 to 20 mL of Swedish Bitters in 100 mL of water/juice/herb tea 30 minutes before meals to relieve indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, abdominal discomfort and flatulence (ideal after a rich heavy meal).
External use: Soak a piece of gauze in undiluted Swedish Bitters for the healing/repair of skin and to relieve insect bites, swellings and inflamed joints (apply for 2-4 hours and cover with bandage).
Apply to forehead or back of head/neck for 15 minutes for the temporary relief of headaches.
Gargle: For the relief of a sore throat or toothache (add 60 mL Swedish Bitters to 250 mL of lukewarm water).
Warnings: Use only as directed - always read the label. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. Not recommended for children under 12 years or in case of gastric/duodenal ulcers.
Warning: In very rare cases, black cohosh has been associated with liver failure. If you are experiencing yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite, you should stop using this product and see your doctor.
Laxative warnings - please note that prolonged use of laxatives may cause serious bowel problems (drink plenty of water).
Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or it you develop diarrhoea.
If you are pregnant of breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use.