Swedish Bitters got its name from the well-known 18th century Swedish Physician and Rector of Medicine, Dr. Claus Samst. In the 18th century Dr. Samst rediscovered the formula through a family tradition. The formula recorded by Dr. Samst is the Swedish Bitters that we know today. The Swedish doctor also compiled a manuscript describing the 46 conditions for which Swedish Bitters can bring relief. Dr. Samst himself lived to be 104 and finally succumbed, not to the ravages of old age, but as a result of a fall while out riding! The actual creation of the formula is credited to Dr. Phillipus Paracelsus, a Swiss Physician who lived around 1541. However, it was Maria Treben, the distinguished Austrian herbalist, who brought Swedish Bitters to the worlds' attention. In her book "Health Through Gods Pharmacy" Maria Treben writes of the various benefits of Swedish Bitters.
Ingredients: WATER, ALCOHOL, ALOE (CAPENSIS), ANGELICA RHUBARB, SENNA, THERIAC VENEZIAN, BLACKSNAKE ROOT, MALABAR CARDOMOM, VALERIAN RT, ZEDVOARY RT, CARLINE THISTLE, MYRRH, CAMPHOR, MANNA, SAFFRON.
Shake well before use.
Adults: 1 teaspoon (5ml) in a cup of water, herb tea or fruit juice before meals 2
or 3 times daily.
Store in a cool dark place.
Not to be taken if pregnant or during lactation. Keep out of reach of children.
Free from Artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
More information about Swedish Bitters can be found in Maria Treben's book, Health Through God's Pharmacy.
If pregnant or taking medication seek professional advice.