Swedish Bitters got its name from the well-known 18th century Swedish Physician, Dr. Claus Samst. In the 18th century Dr. Samst is said to have rediscovered the formula through a family tradition. The formula is said to have been recorded by Dr. Samst as the Swedish Bitters that we know today. The Swedish doctor also compiled a manuscript describing some 46 conditions to which Swedish Bitters can bring relief. Dr. Samst himself lived to be 104 and died not because of old age, but as a result of a riding accident!
The actual creation of the formula is credited to Dr. Phillipus Paracelsus, a Swiss Physician who lived around 1541. However, it was Maria Treben, an Austrian herbalist and author, who brought Swedish Bitters to the world’s attention via her book “Health Through God’s Pharmacy”.
Medicinal use: The Swedish Bitters are taken for general health (a preventative tonic). They can also be taken for bloating and griping, a lazy digestion, lazy bowels and constipation, liver stagnation, cleansing and detoxification, and many other health problems. These Bitters have a large devoted following by people who swear by their efficacy.
This is made by Herbactive from the original recipe.
Swedish Bitters Recipe
10 g Aloe
5 g Myrrh
0.2 g Saffron
10 g Senna leaf
10 g Camphor
10g Rheubarb root
10 g Angelica root
10 g Zedvoary root
10 g Manna
10 g Theriac venezian
5 g Carline Thistle root
This is the Alcohol-free Extract.
We also have Swedish Bitters as a tincture, and as a dry herbal mixture.