Swedish Bitters is a 500 year old herbal created by Dr. Phillipus Paracelsus, a 16th
century Swiss Physician.It is composed of 11 herbs ~ Aloe, Myrrh,
Saffron, Senna leaves, Camphor, Rhubarb roots, Zedvoary roots, Manna,
Theriac Venetian, Carline Thistle roots and Angelica roots in a base of
water and alcohol.
It got its name from Dr. Claus Samst, a Swedish Physician who lived in
the 1800's. The recipe he used was found in his office desk drawer,
after his untimely death at 104 of a horseback riding accident.
Treben, the reknowned Austrian herbalist, is credited with
re-discovering Swedish Bitters shortly after WW II. Since then, it has
become the most popular herbal in Europe, commonly known as the "Long
Life Elixir". In fact, there is a small booklet written with that
particular title, available for a free download or a hard copy.
Treben used Swedish Bitters as the vanguard of all her herbal works,
which she documented in detail in her 10 million copy all-time European
bestselling book, Health Through God's Pharmacy. Available in 18 languages.
used the 11 herbs of Paracelsus' recipe, which is known as Swedish
Bitters Lesser. There is another version called Swedish Bitters Greater,
which has 15 herbs, and is known mainly in Europe. She had such great
success with the 11 herb Swedish Bitters Lesser recipe, that she never needed or bothered to use the Swedish Bitters Greater.
method for preparation was to macerate the 11 herbs in alcohol, then
bottle it. This is how it is still done to this day, resulting in an
herbal containing the Swedish Bitters extract with 38% alcohol and
there have been some innovations in this method in the last 15 years,
which have proven to be just as effective in keeping the integrity of
the product, yet much more attractive for those who do not want to
ingest alcohol. The most effective innovation has been the development
of Swedish Bitters Concentrate, which has had all the alcohol removed,
leaving a concentrated, herbal mixture of the 11 herbs of the Swedish
one needs to do is to put 2 drops of the Swedish Bitters Concentrate
into a glass of water, and it is ready to use. This makes it very
convenient for the traveler, as the bottle is only 30 ml. (1 oz.), yet
is the equivalent of 700 ml. of reconstituted herbal recipe.
shelf life is indefinite, and it needs no refrigeration. It is ideal to
carry on trips, where unknown food and conditions often lead to
digestive and stomach problems, and a ruined trip. Getting sick on the
road is very inconvenient and dangerous.
If you don't
already know the benefits of Swedish Bitters Concentrate, we suggest
that you go to Google or your favourite search engine and search
"Swedish Bitters Concentrate benefits", pick up a copy of Maria Treben's
more than 8-Million Copy Best Seller, Health through God's Pharmacy - Advice and Proven Cures with Medicinal Herbs.