Making SWEDISH BITTERS (Schwedenbitter)

Swedish Bitters (also known as Swedish Herbs) (Schwedenbitter) have been around since the middle 1500's! This mixture was invented as a digestive supplement, but it's effects far outweigh the original intent a thousand fold! The original formula is as follows:


10 gm. Aloe* 5 gm. Myrrh 2 gm. Saffron 10 gm. Senna leaves 10 gm. Camphor** 10 gm. Rhubarb roots 10 gm. Manna 10 gm. Theriac venezian 5 gm. Carline Thistle roots 10 gm. Angelica roots 10 gm. Zedoary roots * Instead of Aloe, Genetian root or Wormwood powder may be used. ** Only natural Camphor should be used. This mixture is put into a wide-necked 2 liter bottle and 1.5 liter of 38% to 40% rye or fruit spirit are poured over it (Vodka). The bottle is left standing in the sun or near the stove for 14 days and shaken daily. The liquid is then strained and poured into small bottles, well stoppered and stored in cool place. This way it can be kept for many years. The longer it stands the more effective it becomes! Shake well before use! Alternatively some of the liquid can be strained into a small bottle and the rest left in the bottle until required.

Ingredients: ALOE - Used as a laxative. Also for burns, sunburn, wounds and insect bites. Tonic for the female reproductive system. Helps expel worms. MYRRH - Stimulates the production of white blood corpuscles and has a direct anti-microbial effect therefore helping the natural process of defence. Used for mouth infections eg. ulcers and gingivitis. Also for boils and wounds. Problems of the sinus, pharynx, larynx and respiratory system. Used in treatment of glandular fever and the common cold. Helps support the digestive system especially with flatulence. SAFFRON - Sedative. Relieves flatulence and stimulates the appetite, regulates menstrual flow and uterine haemorrhaging.

The face scrub/mask is in a base of kaolin and glycerine and moistened with Swedish Bitters tincture. The liquid is then strained and poured into small bottles. MANNA . Is a diuretic. CARLINE ROOT . stomachic and antibiotic. Antiseptic. Calms the nerves and is used to counter rheumatism. Two tablespoons of cooled tea may be added to a cup of boiling water and drunk two times daily. well stoppered and stored in cool place.Used to treat bronchitis. CAUTION: As aloe stimulates uterine contraction it is recommended that .Mainly used in the treatment of constipation.Used for flatulence. Helps the skin eliminate toxins. It is important to shake the bottle at least once daily for at least a fortnight to achieve required strength.Used as an antidote for venomous bites. THERIACA VENEZIAN .SENNA LEAF . colic and debility of the digestive organs. Eases intestinal colic and flatulence. stir frequently and when cool store in fridge. Put herbs into a wide-necked 2 liter bottle and 1. Its astringent effect cleanses the digestive tract. ZEDOARY .Gentle laxative and tonic. RHUBARB ROOT . pleurisy and bronchitis. CAMPHOR . The cream is in a base of sunflower oil and beeswax.5 liter of 38% to 40% spirit are poured over it (Vodka). The longer it stands the more effective it becomes! Shake well before use! Alternatively some of the liquid can be strained into a small bottle and the rest left in the bottle until required.Respiratory stimulant and cardiac tonic. prostate problems and rheumatism. tonic. The bottle is left standing in the sun or near the stove for 14 days and shaken daily. add herbs into Vodka. This way it can be kept for many years. influenza and fevers. ANGELICA ROOT . Helps ease rheumatic inflammations as well as cystitis.Used to treat constipation. TEA: For people who want alcohol-free Swedish Bitters make a tea by putting one teaspoon of dried herbs in a teapot and pouring in 3 cups of boiling water. DIRECTIONS: TINCTURE: To make a tincture from the dried herbs. removing debris. Has been used in anorexia nervosa.Used for coughs and colds.

One teaspoon diluted with water. Internally: According to Maria Treben's book 'Health Through God's Pharmacy' http://www. The longer it stands the more effective it becomes! Shake well before use!" CREAM spread thinly to cover the affected part. Often one dropper full before bed is sufficient to prevent nausea the next morning. low doses (eg 8 drops or less) 2 times daily are recommended to people suffering from diarrhoea or irritable bowel syndrome. Or Make a compress by soaking a cotton. Or Use the cream or Face Scrub/Mask. According to Maria Treben "the bottle is well stopped and stored in a cool place. Add To Favorites! Reply FCK TinyMCE o Re: Making SWEDISH BITTERS (Schwedenbitter) R by Spirit 10 year 9. woollen or flannel cloth with the tincture and applying to the affected * "Prophylactics are taken according to the 'old manuscript' in the morning and evening. This way it can be kept for many years.5ml (1/2 teaspoon) twice daily. 2 to 3 tablespoons are taken as follows: One tablespoon diluted with half a cup of herb tea. If these occur reduce the dose.568 . 3 tablespoons diluted with water can be taken. If only taking one dose a day the best time to have this is after the evening meal. Frequent thin applications are more effective than single heavy applications. Externally: Dab directly onto the affected area and wait until it dries to avoid staining clothes. Aloe is excreted in the mother's milk and may cause diarrhoea in babies. For indisposition of any kind. 4 to 5 drops morning and night is often all that is required. As a tonic once the desired results are achieved one dose every 4 days is a maintenance dose.pregnant women reduce the dose to For people who are very responsive to the dose. Place plastic over the cloth to avoid staining clothes and secure with a bandage. Due to the purgative effect of herbs such as aloe and senna. Signs of overdose are stomach tenderness or sleepiness. half of it is sipped half an hour before and the other half an hour after each meal". For serious diseases.

I was a young but sick woma At night I was hit by terrible pain that shot through my body like a sword.Swedish Bitters This recipe was found among the writtings of the well-known Swedish physician. rec Samst. It sounds almost like a fairy story. at the same time I vomited and had diarrho bundle of misery. I became ill with camp in Bavaria. walk nor lie down. but it is true. The bottle is left standing in the sun or near the stove for 14 days an liquid is then strained and poured into small bottles. He died in his 104th year in a riding accident. caused by contaminated meat and. These were after pains of the typhoid fever which sometimes can the doctor said. His parents and grandpare patriarchal age. through it came jaundice and a intestines. Maria treben: (Health from God's Garden: Herbal Remedies for Glowing Health and Well-Being http://curezone. The longer it stands the more effective it becomes ! Sh ! Alternatively some of the liquid can be strained into a small bottle and the rest lef until required. I spent more than 6 months in hospital and when my husband got my mo law." The recipe 10gr Aloe 5gm Myrrh these drops heal every illness. In these neither stand nor sit. One day a woman brought me a small bottle containing a dark brown. well stopped and stored in a co can be kept for many years. our child and myself to Austria. strong smel heard of my illness and wanted to help. . The Swedish Bitters had relieved her of a Accompanying it was a transcript of an "Old Manuscript " in which was explained.2gm Saffron 10gmSenna leaves 10gm Camphor 10gm Rhubarb root 10gm Zedvoary root 10gm Manna 10gmTheriac venezian 5gm Carline Thistle root 10gm Angelica root This mixture is put into a wide-necked 2 liters bottle and 1 1/2 liters of 38% to 40% poured over it.asp?ID=85 "As a refugee from the German speaking area of Czechoslovakia.

"Old Manuscript" (transcript of the Swedish Bitters' curative power) If they are frequently breathed in or sniffed. Should people with sensitive skin the compresses have to be used for a shorter period only or omitted for a time. For indisposition of any kind. The compress can be left on. The pain soon eases and the putrefacti Blisters on the tongue or other infirmities of the tongue are frequently moistened w healing soon occurs. 2 to 3 tablespoons are taken as follows: 1 tablespoon diluted herbal tea. The around or a bandage is used. Wormwood powder may be used.Instead of Aloe. depending on illness. 3 tablespoons diluted with wate For serious diseases. Peo to plastic should leave it off. often and well moistened. as scabs in the nose or elsewhere on the body. half of it is sipped half an hour before and the other half an hour af Compress : According to area. For toothache a tablespoon of these drops is taken with a little water and kept in th while or the aching tooth is moistened. If an itchin developed it can be treated with Calendula ointment. if the corners are moistened in time or a moistened piece of cl closed lids. After removal the skin is powdered. the on overnight. . the base of the skull is moistened or a applied to the head. even if the eyes are inflam spots and cataracts . Only natural Chinese Campho The Directions Internally : Prophylactics are taken according to the "Old Manuscript " in the morning and eve diluted with water. they dispel pain and dizziness and strengthen the brain They help dim eyes and take away redness and all pain. Pustulas and eczema of all kinds. If tolerated. a piece of cotton wool or gauze is moistened with S applied to the affected area which has been well covered with lard or Calendula o larger piece of plastic is put over it to prevent the clothes from getting stained. Never forget to grease the skin beforehand. for 2 to 4 hours.

so that food is swallowed with difficulty. For colic . one after the other. It makes the remaining blood flow and relie If someone has fainted. . if. 1 tablespoon is taken. A piece of cloth moistened with drops is applied to the navel They rid children of pustulas. in the beginning. For easy expelling of the afterbirth. 3 tablespoons full are taken slowly. open his mouth if required. these drop slowly. then breakfast. but no milk. In the last 14 days of pregnancy if 1 tablespoon of the drops is taken mornings promotes the birth. morning. in children and adults. if 1 tablespoon of these drops is and compresses are applied to the swollen liver. and relief w They rid the body of wind and cool the liver.If the throat is hot or inflamed. The children are given these drops according to age. noon and evening and they take away the heat and heal For stomach cramps . inflammation develops. heal the kidneys. the amount taken b according to age. even tapeworms. it quickly subsides if a cloth is applied. they soften the haemorrhoids. Externa moistened with the drops is applied. An excellent remedy for stomach disorders. 1 tablespoonful daily in the morning night. if the digestion is faulty or food cann They are beneficial for pain in the gall bladder. rid the body of all unnecessary liqu treatment. For dropsy . They open all haemorrhoids. 1 tablespoonful in white wine is taken in the morning and evening For pain and buzzing in the ear a piece of cotton wool is moistened and put into beneficial and brings back lost hearing. If. after a birth when the milk dries up. For morning sickness . the pustulas start to dry up they are moistened frequently with these drops and no For jaundice very soon all complaints disappear. especially before going to bed. compresses and soon all pain will disappear. a teaspoonful is given ever afterbirth is expelled without pain. eliminate all troubles of the intestines help constipation. they are moistened frequently and if internally. give him 1 tablespoon of the dro to. taking away melancholy and depression and improve appetite an Haemorrhoids are reduced. 1 tablespoon of the drops in red wine is given in the morning hour later a walk is taken. They expel worms.

They and form new blood and promote circulation. be they as old as m They heal all burns and scalds. No blisters form. the drops are sprinkled into the wound which need n cleaned beforehand. . old pock marks. warts and chapped hands. if they are mois piece of cloth is taken. he is given 1 tablespoonf the patient. be they caused by fire. be it hot or cold. If the woun or proud flesh has developed. even if very old. what is too little. permit no blemish or putrefication and heal also old wound by a shot. will pass and the patien The drops also heal cancer. be they caused by a blow o If someone cannot eat with appetite. If someone is afflicted with epilepsy. he has to be given these drops on the spot a take this remedy exclusively. everything is washed well with white wine and a piece with the drops is laid upon it. wounds and cuts if moistened up to 40 time wounds heal and leave no scars. and is very weak. without danger. Through repeated applying of the moistened cloth healing occ They take away scars. will in a short time com start to beat again and the fever. Rheumatic pains in the limbs are eased if the drops are taken morning and evenin cloth is applied to the aching parts. what is too much. even if they seem incurable. if the injur frequently. she takes these drops 3 20 times. if taken for a period in the morning. be they from a stab or a hit. They will. the heat is taken out and even festering blisters They serve against swellings and bruises. since it strengthens the affected nerves as well as the all sickness. If someone has fever. they bring back the lost taste In anaemia they bring back the lost color. ev This remedy also helps cure "whites". hot water or fat. no matter how high it was. They heal all fistulas. They heal also hot pustulas and erysipelas.This remedy rids you of the pain of spasm (cramps) so that it will cease For consumption take them daily in the morning on an empty stomach and continue weeks. moistened with the drops and the wounds covered therewit the pain in a short time. If there are holes. if he is not overloaded with other medications. They heal. all wounds. If the menstrual flow ceases for a woman or is too heavy. They heal lameness and rid you of dizziness and indisposition. quieten and.

moistened with the drops. that there is hardly any illness where Swedish Bitters is least is effective as a basis for every treatment. take away the trembling of In short they take away all illness. the face young an Important: All stated amounts of Swedish Bitters should be taken diluted with he The wonderful healing power of this herb mixture is shown in the above text of the can be said. The body stays supple. He who takes these drops mornings and evenings daily needs no further medic strengthen the body. For plague and other infectious diseases it is well to take them repeatedly since the and swellings even if already in the throat. if taken internally. tone up the nerves and the blood. For nervous sl of cloth moistened with diluted drops is laid upon the heart. is applied and kept moist. They heal too bites of mad dogs and other animals. a cotton ball.They heal frost bitten hands and feet. He who cannot sleep at night takes these drops before going to bed. For corns. . since they h poison. and rightly so. even if there are open parts. A drunk can be sober on the spot with two tablespoonfuls. A moistened cloth is laid upon the wounds. but especially at night. After t fall out or can be removed painlessly. if a moistened often as possible.

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