What You Should Know
Swedish Bitters is an old European herbal remedy made famous by herbalist Maria Treben. It was first formulated 500 years ago by Dr. Phillipus Paracelsus, a 16th century Swiss Physician. It got its name though from Dr. Claus Samst, a Swedish Physician who practiced medicine in the 1800’s and used the remedy for many of his patients. Maria Treben is credited with rediscovering the remedy after World War II. Swedish Bitters is said to be the long life elixir, and is said to improve regularity, rejuvenate vital organs, cleanse the body, and aid digestion.
Swedish Bitters contains 10 grams Aloe, 5 grams Myrrh, 0.2 grams Saffron, 10 grams Senna leaves, 10 grams Camphor** (natural, white), 10 grams Rhubarb roots, 10 grams Manna, 10 grams Theriac Venezian, 5 grams Carline Thistle roots, 10 grams Angelica roots, and 10 grams Zedoary roots.
Swedish Bitters is an old European remedy said to be the long life elixir. It is the most popular remedy is Europe. It can be taken internally or applied externally on the skin. Aloe is added for its laxative effects and as a tonic for the female reproductive system when taken internally. External uses include burns, sunburns, wounds and insect bites. Myrrh is added to stimulate the production of white blood cells, and is used for infections such as in the mouth, boils, and other wounds. It is used for upper respiratory problems, colds, and the digestive system. Saffron is used as a sedative, to relieve flatulence and stimulate the appetite. It is also used by women to regulate menstrual flow. Senna Leaf is used to treat constipation. Camphor is used to stimulate the respiratory and cardiac systems, and to calm the nerves. Rhubarb root is used to treat constipation. Zedoary is used to treat the digestive system. Manna is used as a laxative. Theriac Venezian is used to treat animal bites containing venom. Carline Thistle Root has antibiotic effects and is a diuretic. Angelica Root is used to treat respiratory ailments, digestive problems, and can help the skin eliminate toxins. Swedish Bitters is available in a dry herb mix, liquid, soap, and topical cream.
- Swedish Bitters has a dedicated website.
- Swedish Bitters can be ingested internally or used topically.
- Swedish Bitters contains several herbs that treat constipation.
- Swedish Bitters does not have any documented clinical trials.
Swedish Bitters is a 500 year old treatment said to be the long life elixir. It has a dedicated website that contains detailed product information, including ingredient descriptions. Swedish Bitters can be used both topically and ingested orally depending on needs. It contains all natural ingredients however, it contains several herbs that treat constipation, and one diuretic. This can cause dehydration in some consumers and should be used with caution. Consumers taking this remedy should be sure to drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration. Also, consumers should be aware that there are no clinical trials documented proving the safety of the product. Consumers should contact their physician prior to starting any supplement regimen to be sure that it is safe for their use.