Bitter-tasting herbs were once an important part of Native American, European and Chinese diets. Medicines made from bitter herbs, such as Swedish Bitters are traditionally used in herbal medicine to support digestion and assist with mild digestive symptoms such as indigestion, bloating, flatulence, constipation and lack of appetite. Swedish Bitters is named after a Swedish health enthusiast Claus Samst who used the product back in the 18th century as a bitter tonic. Swedish Bitters is a multipurpose tincture with a variety of versatile uses.
When Hilde Hemmes first came across an old Swedish Bitters recipe in a German book, she was so impressed with it’s therapeutic benefits that she obtained the herbal mixture. In 1984 Hilde and her husband started manufacturing and successfully distributing Swedish Bitters into the Australian market place. Now more than three decades later, Swedish Bitters is one of Australia’s leading herbal bitter tonics. Over the years Swedish Bitters has become a flagship product within the Hilde Hemmes’ Herbal range and many positive testimonials have been received from satisfied customers.
Therapeutic Use / Dosage
Oral use: Swedish Bitters is a bitter tonic, traditionally used in herbal medicine to support digestion and to assist with mild digestive symptoms such as indigestion, bloating, flatulence, constipation and lack of appetite. This product contains Aloe, which has traditionally been used in herbal medicine as a laxative, to assist with the relief of constipation (Directions: take 10 to 20 mL in 100 mL of water/juice/herb tea 30 minutes before meals). Swedish Bitters also contains Black cohosh, traditionally used in herbal medicine to assist in the relief of premenstrual symptoms and help relieve symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flushes, sweating, sleeping disorders and nervous tension (Directions: take 21 mL twice daily in 100 mL of water/juice/herb tea).
Topical use: Swedish Bitters has been traditionally used externally in herbal medicine to support the healing and repair of minor skin ailments (Directions: soak a piece of gauze with product and apply for 2-4 hours covering with a bandage).
Oral application: Swedish Bitters, traditionally used in herbal medicine as a gargle for the relief of sore throats and toothache (Directions: add 60 mL of product to 250 mL lukewarm water).
Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your healthcare professional. This product may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Not recommended for use in children under 12 years or by pregnant or lactating women. Not recommended in cases of gastric/duodenal ulcers. Contains alcohol 40% v/v.
As a Laxative, drink plenty of water, prolonged use may cause serious bowel problems, do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea. 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 taking this product and see your doctor.
|Each 20 mL dose contains tinctures equivalent to dried:|
|Aloe (Aloe ferox) leaf inner juice||133.34 mg|
|Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf||133.34 mg|
|Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root & rhizome||133.34 mg|
|Myrrh* (Commiphora molmol) stem bark oleoresin||85.72 mg|
|Zedoary* (Curcuma zedoaria) rhizome||152.38 mg|
|Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) stem bark oleoresin||133.34 mg|
|Carline thistle (Carlina acaulis) root||66.66 mg|
|Angelica* (Angelica archangelic) root and rhizome||152.38 mg|
|Black cohosh* (Cimicifuga racemosa) root & rhizome||19.06 mg|
|Valerian* (Valeriana officinalis) root & rhiz & stolon||19.06 mg|
|Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) stem bark inner||19.06 mg|
|Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum) fruit||19.06 mg|
|Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma & style||2.66 mg|
|Non-active ingredient Camphor||133.34 mg|
*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac venezian.
Features / Benefits
- A multi-purpose product suitable for a wide range of applications.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Quickly absorbed liquid extract.
- Made in Australia.
- Tamper-evident packaging.
- Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars and lactose.
- Manufactured to strict standards of Good Manufacturing Practice and listed on the Australian register of Therapeutic Goods with listing number AUST L 79193.