The original Swedish Bitters Maria Treben's mix is a composition of 11 herbs:
Wormwood herb (Artemisa absinthium) – It improves the function of the gastrointestinal tract. It can help with gastritis, diseases of the bladder, liver, kidneys. It helps with insomnia, rheumatism, headaches, diarrhea, colitis. It can also helps with bad breath.
Angelica root (Archangelica officinalis) – It is used in the treatment of intestinal diseases, colic in the stomach and intestines, loss of appetite, gastritis, diarrhea, flatulence. Can be used in alternative medicine as a tonic, sedative. Can also help with insomnia.
Manna – dried sap from the trunk of ash mannogo. It has laxative properties. Can be helpful to relieve symptoms experienced during constipation.
Turmeric (Curcuma zedoaria) – It is a very common herb in oriental medicine. It is used for blood cleanse, to improve blood circulation, can help to reduce colic in the stomach. Can be used to reduce the level of leukocytes in the blood as a result of medical procedures. Used to cleanse the body in whole. About three thousand years ago in India, turmeric was used to treat obesity. It has the properties of suppressing the accumulation of body fat in the body, can also lower cholesterol if used consistently.
Senna leaf - It is widely used to remove toxins and harmful waste products from the organs of the human body. It helps with bowel obstruction. It relieves the symptoms of constipation.
Rhubarb root (Rhei radix) – Copes with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, cleanses the body of toxins, can help during constipation.
Teriac (Theriak venezian) - known as " an antidote against poison"
Carlina root (Carlinae radix) – It has a pronounced and mild antispasmodic, antipyretic, diuretic, carminative properties. If used in high doses can be emetic and purgative. The use is very common in folk medicine for chronic bronchitis, dropsy. It is used in the form of tea. In the form of compresses can be used for acne, dermatological disorders, eczema. It is an excellent antiseptic. In some European countries being used to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
Myrrh (Myrrhae gummi) – an aromatic resin. The essential oil of myrrh tree has strong antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral properties. Being used if suffering from sleep disorders or depression. Widely used in dermatology and cosmetology as an agent for treatment and prevention of fungal diseases, alopecia, dermatitis. Its essential oil improves blood circulation, reduces rehabilitation after injuries, serious illnesses and surgical interventions. It also has painkiller properties.
Natural camphor – It is made from resin or camphor laurel wood. The main function – to improve cardiac function. It strengthens the heart muscle, improves metabolism, increases the sensitivity of “the sympathetic nerves.” It improves the microcirculation.
Saffron (Crocus sativus) – It has a soothing, calming properties. It helps with flatulence: helps to excess gas from the stomach and intestines, and improves appetite.
The tincture prepared from these herbs can be helpful in the case of many diseases, including:
- It helps fight headaches and migraines. Strengthens memory and streamlines brain functions
- It is worth using it when it comes to us with autumn chandra, lack of appetite, insomnia, general weakness or when we fight with depression
- Recommended for fever, infections, sore throat, tonsillitis, toothaches, pains and tinnitusWith various types of skin ailments, rashes and acne
- With bloating, constipation, colic, gastrointestinal problems
- Supportive in the treatment of chickenpox
- With edema, various wounds, scars, mastitis, frostbite, hemorrhoids, imprints, ulcers, tumors, blisters
- It relieves rheumatic pains
- It has a hematopoietic effect
- With frequent colds, the use of these herbs is very effective in improving the body's immunity.
How to make Swedish Bitters ticture:
Place the dry herbal Swedish Bitters content into a glass container and pour 1.5 liters (50 fluid ounce) of vodka with 38% to 40% alcohol.
Store it for 2 weeks in warm (25C) and dark place. Shake or stir the Swedish Bitters Mix content daily. Once Swedish Bitters tincture is ready, strain it, pour into dark bottle and store in the refrigerator. Drink 1 teaspoon (diluted in a glass of water or tea) 2-3 times a day.