Schwedenbitter is widely known to activate digestive organs, liver, as well as many other organs in the body, in a simultaneously but concordant fashion. It is also known as a blood purifier. As known, most diseases start in the digestive system. If the body cannot digest correctly it will get sick. Using bitters helps stimulate the digestive organs to detox. Swedish bitter does not stop there, it is beneficial for many other complaints.
Swedish Bitters contain mostly herbal ingredients, but also minerals such as red clay and silica can occur in them. Most ingredients are traditional herbs such as angelica root, Eberwurzel or Zedoary. Rhubarb root and senna root are traditional components of Swedish Bitters, which is, however, often because of their strong laxative effect. Swedish Bitter herbs have an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect. In addition, they promote blood circulation. So many complaints can be relieved by applying a compress of Swedish Bitters both directly on the skin and the muscle.
Other ingredients in the Swedish bitters are antiseptic, stimulate the circulation, cooling and warming, are rich in amino acids, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, enzymes, tannins and resins, or act expectorant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, anticonvulsant, laxative and analgesic which is able to relieve pain
In the early publishings of Maria Trebens Book "Apotheke Gottes" she mentioned two recipes of the "Schweden Bitter" den kleinen und grossen Schwedenbitter, the small and the large Swedish bitters. There are quite a few differences, not only in the quantity of the ingredients but also what ingredients that were used. For example the small Swedish bitter you generally find in stores are with 11 herbs and sometimes in other carrier solutions than alcohol.
The key to extract the correct information out of the plants is alcohol. It is a must to extract all plants using alcohol to guarantee its effectiveness of swedish bitters to work at full potential.
We purely hand manufacture the Large Swedish Bitters as by an Old Austrian Apothecary Recipe the closest documented source from Paracelsius "Il longum victum" all our herbs are sourced from a licensed Austrian Pharmaceutical Company that supplies pharmacies. All ingredients are under strict regulations and must be laboratory tested before its appearance in an apothecary or pharmacy. All of our ingredients are lab tested and non-GMO. Purity and quality are guaranteed. All herbs have a serial # tracking their origin and laboratory results.
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Bitter substances have almost been completely eliminated from the modern diet. This elimination has caused some disturbance with our bodies digestive system. Bitter substances have the ability to improve kidney and liver function, improve bile, reduce bloating and flatulence, improve metabolism, and prevent acidification of the body. So, if your digestive system is sluggish, Swedish Bitter may be able to offer you improvements.
Schwedenbitter also known as Swedish Bitters can be traced back hundreds of years. In-fact the elixir has been found in the pharmacopeias since the Middle Ages with name variations of: Hierapicra composita, Tinctura aloes composita, and Species ad longam vitam. Paracelsus (1493-1541) also known as the “Luther of Medicine” developed Elixir Ad Longam Vitam which translates into “medicine for a long life”. The original elixir was formulated by Paracelsus of Swiss - German origin, but was left behind in an old manuscript that had been found 200 years later.
The Elixir Ad Longam Vitam is formulated to harmonize all major internal organ functions and benefit the entire body.
In the 17th century Dr. Claus Samst and Dr. Urban Hjärne rediscovered what appeared to be the original elixir formula from Paracelsus “Elixir Ad Longam Vitam”. Dr. Urban Hjärne lived to be 83 and Dr. Claus Samst died from a riding accident and reported to have lived until the age of 104 years. Please note, in the 17th century, life expectancy was at the range of 20 - 40 years of age. After Dr. Claus Samst died the elixir was renamed Swedish Bitter (Schwedenbitter). Dr. Claus Samst created a manuscript describing some 46 problems Schwedenbitter has helped relieve.
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