Easy Swedish Bitters Recipe – World Famous Bitters

Swedish Bitters – The Long Life Elixir!


Having bitter foods as a part of your daily diet can be very beneficial to your health. Many studies confirmed that getting a proper amount of bitter flavor foods is a key benefit to your digestive health and many important health benefits. Swedish Bitters contain high level of bitterness and taking it diluted with water, tea or juice regularly can help you to:

Fight Sugar cravings
Relive Gas and bloating
Sooth Occasional heartburn
Increase digestive enzymes, bile & HCL production
Calm upset stomach and nausea
Promote absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
Help maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Balance appetite
Ease constipation and regulate bowel movements
Support liver function and healthy skin
Improve biliary, pancreatic and gastric secretion
Sooth digestive tract
Relieve bloating, flatulence, gas, cramps and nausea
Help with toxin elimination
Tonify and regenerate digestive tract
Acting as a gentle laxative
Restore natural acid balance in the stomach
Stimulate blood circulation
Stimulate liver function
Using Swedish Bitters externally will help alleviate inflammations of all kinds if applied to spots, wounds, bruises, scars and contusions.


Swedish Bitters is a mix of herbs that are used to make an ethanolic remedy. In addition to Theriak and camphor, bitter drugs are typical components of the various Swedish Bitters formulas that help fight various diseases; an infusion can be taken for pain or problems in the digestive tract, for the normalization of digestion, helps to cleanse liver and blood and some say it was effective as a treatment for Candida. Can be helpful in the treatment of allergies, skin conditions and some hemorrhoids.

Bitters mix has also been used as a mild laxative tonic. Taking tonic mix may help those who suffer with inflammation such as arthritis, swollen joints and sprains. There are also reviews, testimonies and recommendations that this specific tinctures of herbs can clean the body of toxins. In addition, the reception of bitterness helps to cope with the symptoms of some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, heaviness in the stomach, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc.).

Apart from bittering agents, Swedish Bitters herbs according to Maria Treben mainly contain anthranoid drugs. As most herbal tonics, they are claimed to cure a large variety of ailments and are still being used in a traditional medicine today.

Our Maria Treben’s Authentic™ Swedish Bitters Dry Mixture (3.5oz/100g)


10 grams Wormwood
5 grams Myrrh
2 grams Saffron
10 grams Senna leaves
10 grams Camphor**
10 grams Rhubarb roots
10 grams Manna
10 grams Theriac venezian
5 grams Carline Thistle roots
10 grams Angelica roots
10 grams Zedoary roots

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.

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.

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