An alcohol-free recipe for modern digestive health.
Our ancestors commonly consumed a diet that included ample bitter herbs and vegetables, which helped them maintain efficient digestive systems. Despite having four different taste buds on the surface of our tongues to discern taste (sour, sweet, salty and bitter), today's modern diet is virtually void of bitter substances. Thanks to Austrian herbalist Maria Treben's rediscovery of a centuries old elixir that was once an integral part of European folk medicine, we now have the blessing of a potent digestive tonic with its stimulating bitter element.
Inspired by a rich history.
The original bitters recipe dates back to the 16th century, when it was created by the famous physician Paracelsus. It wasn't until 1850, when Dr. Claus Samst of Sweden refined, researched and confirmed its restorative benefits that it was given the name Swedish Bitters. He was a zealous believer in the potion and consumed it himself, living to the ripe old age of 104. Maria Treben is credited with placing the formula in the modern spotlight through her best-selling book Health Through God's Pharmacy.
Maria's original Swedish Bitters represent the essence of skill, knowledge and experience in producing the finest quality herbal bitters. Only premium ingredients have been selected to achieve the highest quality and potency. They are ideal to use before meals to stimulate digestion or after meals to lessen feelings of fullness or gas.
- Made with only premium quality and tested herbal ingredients
- Free of artificial additives
- Packaged in environmentally-friendly amber glass bottles
- A well established, time proven formula
- Contains no alcohol
- Traditionally used in herbal medicine as a digestive tonic and mild laxative
- Helps stimulate the liver to produce more bile for enhanced digestion
- Helps stimulate the stomach and gall bladder
- Supports activation of salivary glands for healthy secretion
- Eases constipation and regulates bowel movements
- Encourages reduction of bloating and gas from overeating
Serving Size: 1 tsp (5ml)
Serving per Container: 50
|Amount Per Serving||% DV*|
|Proprietary Blend||409 mg||*|
|Aqueous extracts of angelica root, zedoary root, cape aloe leaf, manna sap, rhubarb (rheum palmatum)root, senna leaf, myrrh resin, carline thistle root, camphor wood, valerian root, cinnamon bark, cardamom seed, saffron flower.|
*Daily value not established
Ingredients: Filtered Water, citric acid
Suggested Use: Shake well before use. Take 1 tsp. (5 ml) three to four times a day. May be dilute with water or herbal tea. Refrigerate after opening and use within six weeks of opening for best quality.
Caution: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do these bitters contain alcohol?
A. No. Although traditional bitters are formulated with alcohol, these Swedish Bitters have been specifically crafted so as not to be non-alcoholic. They are ideal for those who are sensitive or simply do not wish to include alcohol in the diet.
Q. What is the suggested way to take Swedish Bitters?
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.
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.