Benefits of Swedish bitters

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The miraculous, bitter-tasting recipe that could ruin the pharmaceutical industry. 😄

What is Swedish bitters?

In the 2nd century, the Greek physician Galen conceived theriac, which was particularly used against poisoning.

The recipe has been passed down through the centuries. However, some ingredients have varied.

Today, the Venetian treacle is the most popular theriac.

In the 19th century, a Swedish doctor by the name of Klaus Samst brought it up to date by adding certain herbs.

The alcoholic maceration of these plants forms the Swedish bitters or Swedish tincture.

In the 20th century, the herbalist Maria Treben popularized the remedy after curing a serious illness with it.

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Composition

The Swedish herbs consist of 3 parts.

Herbs

  • Aloe vera (dehydrated juice).
  • Angelica (roots).
  • Senna (leaves).
  • Zedoary (roots).
  • Ash manna (resin).
  • Rhubarb (roots).
  • Myrrh (resin).
  • Saffron (stigmas).
  • Carline (root).

Venetian treacle

  • Acore (roots).
  • Liquorice (root).
  • Gentian (roots).
  • Fennel (fruit).
  • Valerian (roots).
  • Anise (seeds).
  • Ginger (rhizome).
  • Cinnamon.
  • Lemon (bark).
  • Red cinchona (bark).

Camphor

Camphor is a white powder from the camphor tree.

Where to find it?

It is hard work to bring all these plants together.

There are many mixtures available for sale.

I use this well-made Swedish kit.

How to use Swedish bitter?

Swedish bitters, which results from the maceration in alcohol of the herbs, allows its conservation on the long term.

However, alcohol tends to denature certain active ingredients, not to mention that it is harmful to health.

It is better to let the ingredients macerate in oil.

Or mix the ingredients directly with water.

How to apply?

The herbal mixture can be applied in the following ways:

  • Internal: infusion.
  • Externally: compress, gargle, dabbing.

For example, for an abscessed tooth, soaked cotton wool is left on the gum for 15 minutes. Thus, the toxins are absorbed.

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Benefits

The herbs are known for their properties:

  • Digestive.
  • Tonic.
  • Depurative.
  • Circulatory.
  • Laxative.
  • Anti-infective.

Diseases

Swedish bitters without alcohol showed interesting results in case of :

  • Aerocolia.
  • Venous insufficiency.
  • Bloating.
  • Colds.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Colic.
  • Hydropisia.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Dental abscess.
  • Hiatal hernia.
  • Endometritis.
  • Stress.
  • Burns.
  • Toothache.
  • Lymphoedema.
  • Gallstones.
  • Aerophagia.
  • Cramps.
  • Bronchogenic cyst.
  • Fistulas.
  • Jaundice.
  • Anal mole.
  • Hypoplasia of pulmonary arteries.
  • Skin tumors.
  • Leukorrhea.
  • Pain.
  • Nausea.
  • Eczema.
  • Flu.
  • Fatigue.
  • Anemia.

Contraindications

Swedish bitters herbs should be avoided in case of :

  • Pregnancy.
  • Renal insufficiency.

Camphor is not recommended for children, and in case of low blood pressure.

Introspection

The bitters is a classic of herbal medicine and has been used successfully for centuries.

However, it is only an aid to stimulate the body’s self-healing.

For any symptom, it is worth exploring the root causes first.

Most of the time, the causes are emotional.

Find out how emotional release works.

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Conclusion

What are the benefits of Swedish bitters?

This unique blend of herbs has many health benefits.

It is ideal for supporting self-healing, once the message of the disease has been integrated.

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