The Swedish Bitters formula has existed in many different forms and with different names for hundreds of years. Its recipe disappeared after the death of the great medical reformer Paracelsus (1493-1542) and stayed lost for several hundred years – probably only existing in the diaries and medicinal recipes of the learned. In the 18th Century, Swedish physician Dr Claus Samst rediscovered the formula through a family tradition and recorded it as we know it today. Dr Samst compiled a manuscript describing the many ailments for which Swedish Bitters can be used. This manuscript is referred to as the ‘Old Manuscript’ and can still be found in many books today. 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 horse riding!
Swedish Bitters is a western herbal medicine traditionally used for the relief of indigestion symptoms such as, heartburn, reflux, abdominal discomfort and flatulence. An ideal bitter food supplement to complement our diet. Aloe, senna and rhubarb in this product help maintain regularity with their scientifically-proven laxative action.
Adults and children over 12: take 2-4 capsules after meals for relief of indigestion symptoms or before bedtime for constipation relief.
Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Not recommended for children under 12 years or in cases of gastric/duodenal ulcers.
In very rare cases, black cohosh has been associated with liver failure – if you are experiencing yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite, you should stop using this product and see your doctor.
To avoid constipation it is recommended to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and increase fibre in the diet, as the continued use of laxatives may cause serious bowel problems.
Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use.
|Each vegetable capsule contains dry:|
|Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) stem bark oleoresin powder||33.33 mg|
|Carline thistle (Carlina acaulis) root powder||16.665 mg|
|Zedoary* (Curcuma zedoaria) rhizome powder||38.092 mg|
|Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma & style powder||664.437 mcg|
|Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) powder||4.762 mg|
|Angelica* (Angelica archangelic) root and rhizome powder||38.092 mg|
|Valerian* (Valeriana officinalis) powder||4.762 mg|
|Black Cohosh* (Cimicifuga racemosa) powder||4.762 mg|
|Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum) fruit powder||4.762 mg|
|Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root powder||33.33 mg|
|Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf powder||33.33 mg|
|Myrrh* (Commiphora molmol) stem bark oleoresin powder||21.427 mg|
|Aloe ferox (Aloe ferox) leaf inner juice powder||33.33 mg|
|Non-active Camphor||33.33 mg|
*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac.
Features / Benefits
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Easy-to-swallow capsules.
- 100% vegetable capsule shell.
- Two tamper-evident layers.
- Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars, alcohol and lactose.
- Manufactured to strict pharmaceutical standards and listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA