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How to use Swedish Bitters?

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.

We've used Swedish Bitter for a number of personal complaints including; toothaches, food poisoning, cuts, burns, allergic reactions, muscle aches, cramps, headaches, digestion, pimples, scars, and rashes.

  • Internal

    Dilution of bitter can be performed with hot or cold tea, juice, and water to avoid irritation of the stomach. We recommend one tablespoon per cup of herbal tea or warm water. Schwedenbitter increases saliva and gastric juice production which immediately stimulate the digestive organs causing improved food utilization and absorption.

    For optimum results drink 30 minutes before or after meals. For well-being drink one cup of tea in the morning and one cup in the evening. If one experiences diarrhea please discontinue as it will worsen. People having a sensitive digestive system should be careful of what dosage they subscribe to. If this occurs, half a teaspoon shall be taken. If one has pain in the teeth or gums dilute one tablespoon of bitter and gargle.

    If one obtains tolerance, bitter may be used without dilution. If you decide not to dilute Schwedenbitter you’ll notice the infection diminish much faster. Bitter is not suggested to be taken during pregnancy and during breast feeding.

  • External

    For external application cream may be applied to the infected area before hand. Moisten bitter to a cotton ball and then apply to the designated area. Keep compression between 2-4 hours or eventually over night.

    For sensitive people keep application times minimal with longer intervals. Bitter can be used for troublesome pimples. Pimples whether discharging or not recede within just a few hours.

    Bitter can be applied to cuts, scraps, bee stings, burns, rashes, chicken pox, and blemishes.

The Old Manuscript

Writings of the healing power of Swedish Bitters

The wonderful healing power of this herb mixture is shown in the above text of the ‘old manuscript. It can be said, and rightly so, that there is hardly any illness where Swedish bitters is not of benefit, or at least is effective as a basis for every treatment.
  • 1. Pain and Dizziness
    If they are frequently breathed in or sniffed, the base of the skull is moistened or a moistened cloth applied to the head, they dispel Pain and Dizziness and strengthen the brain and memory.
  • 2. Eyes and Cataracts
    They aid dim eyes and take away redness and all pain, even if the eyes are inflamed. They rid them of spots and cataracts, if the corners are moistened in time or a moistened piece of cloth is applied to the closed bids.
  • 3. Scabs, Pustules and Eczema
    Pustules and eczema of all kinds, as scabs in the nose or elsewhere on the body, are heeled, if they are often and well moistened.
  • 4. Toothache
    For toothache, a tablespoon of these drops is taken with a little water and kept in the mouth for a little while or the aching tooth is moistened. The pain soon eases and the putrefaction disappears.
  • 5. Blisters on Tongue
    Blisters on the tongue or other infirmities of the tongue are frequently moistened with drops and healing soon occurs.
  • 6. Inflamed Throat
    If the throat is hot or inflamed, so that food is only swallowed with difficulty, these drops are swallowed slowly, morning, noon and evening and they take away the heat and heal the throat.
  • 7. Cramps
    Tor stomach cramps, 1 tablespoonful is taken.
  • 8. Colics
    For colic, 3 tablespoons are taken slowly, one after the other, and relief will soon be felt.
  • 9. Constipation and Gas
    They rid the body of wind (gas) and cool the liver, eliminate all troubles of the intestines and stomach and help constipation.
  • 10. Stomach and Digestion
    An excellent remedy for stomach disorders, if the digestion is faulty or food cannot be kept down.
  • 11. Gall bladder pain
    They are beneficial for pain in the gall bladder. 2 Tablespoonful daily in the morning and evening and at night compresses and soon all pain will disappear.
  • 12. Dropsy
    For dropsy, 1 tablespoon in white wine is taken in the morning and evening for 6 weeks.
  • 13. Ear and Hearing
    For pain and buzzing in the ear, a piece of cotton wool is moistened and put into the ear. It is very beneficial and brings back lost hearing.
  • 14. Morning sickness
    For morning sickness, 1 tablespoon of the drops in red wine is given in the morning for 3 days, half an hour later a walk is taken. Then breakfast with no milk. These drops should not be taken after drinking milk.
  • 15. Pregnancy
    In the last 14 days of pregnancy, if 1 tablespoon of the drops is taken mornings and evenings, it promotes the birth. For easy expelling of the afterbirth, a coffee spoonful is given every 2 hours, until the afterbirth is expelled without pain.
  • 16. Mild
    If, after a birth, when the mild dries up, inflammation develops, it quickly subsides, if a moistened piece of cloth is applied.
  • 17. Worms
    They expel worms, even tapeworms, in children and adults, the amount taken by children being according to age. A piece of cloth moistened with drops is applied to the navel and kept moist
  • 18. Pustules
    They rid children of pustules. The children are given these drops according to age, diluted with water. If the pustules start to dry up, they are moistened frequently with these drops and no scars will develop.
  • 19. Jaundice
    For jaundice, very soon all complaints disappear, if 1 tablespoon or these drops is taken 3 times daily and compresses are applied to the swollen liver.
  • 20. Hemorrhoids
    They open all hemorrhoids, and heal kidney, rid the body of all unnecessary liquids without further treatment, taking away melancholy and depression and improve appetite and digestion. Hemorrhoids are reduced, if in the beginning, they are moistened frequently and if the drops are taken internally, especially before going to bed, they will soften the hemorrhoids.
  • 21. Fainting
    If someone has fainted, open their mouth if necessary, give them 1 tablespoon of the drops and they will come to.
  • 22. Spasm and cramps
    This remedy rids you of the pain of spasm [cramps] so that it will cease in time.
  • 23. Consumption (tuberculosis)
    For consumption, take them daily in the morning or on an empty stomach and continue the treatment for 6 weeks.
  • 24. Menstrual Flow
    If the menstrual flow ceases for a woman or is too heavy, she takes these drops 3 days and repeats it 20 times. They will, what is too much, lessen and, what is too little, even out.
  • 25. Whites
    This remedy also helps to cure “whites” (white vaginal discharge).
  • 26. Epilepsy
    If someone is afflicted with epilepsy, he has to be given these drops on the spot and he should then take this remedy exclusively, since it strengthens the affected nerves as well as body and rids it of all sickness.
  • 27. Dizziness and Indisposition
    They heal lameness and rid you of dizziness and indisposition
  • 28. Pustules
    They heal also hot pustules and erysipelas.
  • 29. Fever
    If someone has fever, be it hot or cold, and is very weak, he is given 1 tablespoon of the drops and the patient, if he is not overloaded with other medications, will in a short time come to, the pulse will start to beat again and the fever, no matter how high it was, will pass and the patient will soon be better.
  • 30. Cancer, Rock Marks and Warts
    The drops also heal cancer, old rock marks, warts and chapped hands. If the wound is old or festering or proud flesh has developed, everything is washed well with white wine and a piece of cloth moistened with the drops is laid upon it.
  • 31. Wounds and Blemishes
    They heal, without danger, all wounds, be they from a stab or a hit, if they are moistened frequently. A piece of cloth is taken, moistened with the drops and the wounds covered therewith. They take away the pain in a short time, permit no blemish or putrefaction and heal also old wounds which were caused by a shot. If there are holes, the drops are sprinkled into the wound which need not necessarily be cleaned beforehand. Through repeated applying of the moistened cloth healing occurs in a short time.
  • 32. Wounds, Scars and Cuts

    They take away scars, even if very old, wounds and cuts, if moistened up to 40 times with them. All the wounds heal and leave no scars.

  • 33. Fistulas
    They heal all fistulas, even if they seem incurable, be they as old as may be.
  • 34. Burns and Scalds
    They heal all burns and scalds, be they caused by fire, not water or fat, if the injuries are moistened frequently. No blisters form, the heat is taken out and even festering blisters are healed.
  • 35. Bruises and Swellings
    They serve against swelling and bruises, be they caused by a blow or a fall.
  • 36. Appetite
    If someone cannot eat with appetite, they bring back the lost taste.
  • 37. Anemia
    In anemia, they bring back the lost color, if taken for a period in the morning. They cleanse the blood and form new blood and promote circulation.
  • 38. Rheumatic Pains
    Rheumatic pains in the limbs are eased if the drops are taken morning and evening and a moistened cloth is applied to the aching parts.
  • 39. Frost Bite
    They heal frost bitten hands and feet, even if there are open parts, if a moistened cloth is applied as often as possible, but especially at night.
  • 40. Corns
    For corns, a cotton ball, moistened with the drops, is applied and kept moist. After 3 days the corns fall out or can be removed painlessly.
  • 41. Bites
    They heal too, bites of mad dogs and other animals, if taken internally since they heal and destroy all poison. A moistened cloth is laid upon the wounds.
  • 42. Infectious Diseases
    For plague arid other infectious diseases, it is well to take the drops repeatedly, since they heal plague boils and swellings, even if already in the throat.
  • 43. Sleeplessness
    He who cannot sleep at night takes these drops before going to bed. For nervous sleeplessness, a piece of cloth moistened with diluted drops is laid upon the heart.
  • 44. Drinking
    A drunk can be sober on the spot with 2 tablespoonfuls.
  • He who takes these drops mornings or evenings daily needs no further medication, since they strengthen the body, tone up the nerves and the blood, take away the trembling of hands and feet. In short, they take away all illnesses. The body stays supple, the face young and beautiful.
Important: all stated amounts of Swedish bitters should be taken diluted with herb tea or water.