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 western herbal medicine to support healthy digestion and to relieve digestive discomfort and symptoms of indigestion. 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 Tincture is a multipurpose liquid 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 Tincture 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.
Swedish Bitters has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a bitter tonic to support healthy digestion and to relieve digestive discomfort and symptoms of indigestion. Swedish Bitters also contains Aloe traditionally used as a stimulant laxative to relieve constipation and Black cohosh traditionally used to relieve menstruation pain and promote menstrual flow, in western herbal medicine. Directions for use: Adults – take 20 mL in 100 mL of water, juice or herb tea 30 minutes before meals three times daily.
Swedish Bitters has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine to support wound healing and to cleanse minor skin cuts, scratches and abrasions. Directions for use: Adults – soak a piece of gauze with product and apply to the affected area for 2-12 hrs, covering with a bandage.
Swedish Bitters has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a gargle to relieve symptoms of sore throat and toothache. Directions for use: Adults – add 20 mL to 100 mL of lukewarm water, swish the solution in the mouth, gargle and swallow, twice daily.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Contains alcohol (ethanol) 40% v/v.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. 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. Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding without the advice of a healthcare professional. Warning: 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.
|Each 20 mL liquid contains:|
|Aloe ferox (Aloe) tincture 1.43 mL from dry leaf inner juice||133.34 mg|
|Senna alexandrina (Senna) tincture 1.43 mL from dry leaf||133.34 mg|
|Rheum officinale (Rhubarb) tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome||133.34 mg|
|Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry stem bark oleoresin||85.72 mg|
|Curcuma zedoaria (Zedoary)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry rhizome||152.38 mg|
|Fraxinus ornus (Manna ash) tincture 1.43 mL from dry stem bark oleoresin||133.34 mg|
|Carlina acaulis (Carline thistle) tincture 1.43 mL from dry root||66.67 mg|
|Angelica archangelica (Angelica)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome||152.38 mg|
|Actaea racemosa (Black cohosh)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome||19.06 mg|
|Valeriana officinalis (Valerian)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome & stolon||19.06 mg|
|Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry inner stem bark||19.06 mg|
|Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamon)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry fruit||19.06 mg|
|Crocus sativus (Saffron) tincture 1.43 mL from dry stigma & style||2.66 mg|
*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac venezian.
Features / Benefits
- Quickly absorbed (when compared to tablets or capsules).
- Made in Australia.
- Manufactured according to international harmonised standards for Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products.
- Listed on the Australian register of Therapeutic Goods as Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Swedish Bitters Tincture AUST L 320677.
- Shake well before use.
- No added: colour, sugar, flavour, caffeine, gluten or yeast.
- Suitable for vegans / vegetarians.