Hilde Hemmes' - Swedish Bitters Tincture - 200ml

Hilde Hemmes' - Swedish Bitters Tincture - 200ml

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Swedish Bitters is named after a Swedish health enthusiast Claus Samst who used the product back in the 18th century as a bitter tonic. Swedish Bitters Tincture is a multipurpose liquid with a variety of versatile uses. When Hilde Hemmes first came across an old Swedish Bitters recipe in a German book written by Maria Treben, she was so impressed with it's therapeutic benefits that she obtained the herbal mixture. In 1984 Hilde and her husband started manufacturing and successfully distributing Swedish Bitters Tincture into the Australian market place. Now more than three decades later, Swedish Bitters is one of Australia's leading herbal bitter tonics. 

Extract from Herbs with Hilde Hemmes book (follows)-

Swedish Bitters Compress:
Soak a piece of linen or cotton wool in Swedish Bitters. Apply to the affected area - cover with plastic in order to protect clothing and keep warm (if dryness of skin occurs, apply calendula cream before applications). Bind everything in place with bandage for approx. 4 hours or overnight.

Swedish Bitters Inhalations:
Add one tablespoon of Swedish Bitters to one cup of boiling water or herb tea. Inhale the steam.

Swedish Bitters:
The mixture can be taken in a variety of ways. It may be taken straight or mixed with a little water or herb tea. For those who are concerned about the alcohol in Swedish Bitters, add recommended Swedish Bitters dosage to boiling water or hot herb tea. Most of the alcohol, which is used in the manufacture, will evaporate. This will not have a detrimental effect on the retained constituents of Swedish Bitters.

Swedish Bitters Applications:
Abscesses - soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and apply directly to affected area.
Appetite, loss of - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily taken with 1/2cup Rosehip Tea before meals.
Arthritis - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Stinging Nettle Tea and 1cup Horsetail Tea.
Asthma - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 2xdaily with 2cups Golden Seal tea.
Birthmarks - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and apply directly to birthmark 2xdaily.
Blood Cleansing - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Stinging Nettle Tea.
Cancer - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily. Prepare a herbal mixture of 30g calendula, 10g stinging nettle, 10g yarrow and 10g horsetail and mix well. Infuse 8 teaspoons of herbal mixture with 8cups boiling water and sip throughout the day.
Chilblains - Apply Swedish Bitters compress 2xdaily.
Circulation - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 2cups Mistletoe Tea and 1cup Hawthorn Tea.
Colds - Swedish Bitters inhalations 3xdaily with Camomile Tea.
Constipation, chronic - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 2cups Chicory Tea.
Cuts - Apply Swedish Bitters compress.
Depression - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups St John's Wort Tea.
Dysmenorrhoea - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3x daily with 3cups Lady's Mantle Tea.
Ear, aches, ringing, poor hearing - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and place into ear 2xdaily.
Emphysema - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 1cup Common Club Moss, 1cup Mistletoe and 1cup Golden Seal Tea.
Eyes, aching or weak - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and place directly onto eye lids 2xdaily.
Fatigue - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to forehead.
Fever - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Willow Bark Tea.
Gall Bladder Disorders - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Dandelion Tea. Apply Swedish Bitters compress externally over gall bladder area.
Gastritis - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Camomile Tea.
Gout - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 1cup Stinging Nettle, 1cup Horsetail and 1cup Willow Bark.
Gums, sore - Add one tablespoon Swedish Bitters to Sage Tea and gargle several times daily.
Haemorrhoids - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and apply directly to haemorrhoids. In addition, one teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Shepherd's Purse Tea.
Hay Fever - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Stinging Nettle Tea.
Headaches - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to temples and forehead.
Infections - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to infected area.
Influenza - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Plantain Tea.
Insomnia - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters with 1cup Valerian Tea before retiring.
Intestinal Disorders - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3x daily with 3cups Calendula Tea.
Jaundice - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Gentian Root Tea.
Joints, sore - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Meadowsweet Tea. Apply Swedish Bitters compress externally to affected area.
Leucorrhoea (vaginal thrush) - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Yarrow Tea.
Liver Disorders - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 3cups Chicory Tea. Apply Swedish Bitters compress over liver area twice daily.
Lung Disorders - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to chest area 2xdaily.
Memory, poor, lapses of - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 2cups Hawthorn Tea and 1cup Gingko Biloba Tea.
Migraines - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to forehead.
Nausea - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 2-3cups Balm Mint Tea.
Paralysis - One tablespoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 1cup Sage and 2cups Thyme Tea.
Rashes and skin problems - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and apply to affected area. Take 2cups Speedwell Tea and 1cup Stinging Nettle Tea during the day.
Scars - Apply Swedish Bitters compress directly to area 2-3xdaily.
Sinusitis - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to forehead before retiring.
Stomach cramps - One teaspoon Swedish Bitters 3xdaily with 2-3cups Fennel Tea.
Throat infections - Add one teaspoon Swedish Bitters to Sage Tea and gargle 3xdaily.
Thrombosis - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to affected area.
Ulcers - Apply Swedish Bitters compress to ulcerated area.
Warts - Soak cotton wool with Swedish Bitters and apply to warts.

NOTE - The above information is transcribed from the book 'Herbs with Hilde Hemmes'. Please seek medical advice from your Health Practitioner before trying the above remedies.  The information given on this website is not medical advice and should be researched individually before trying.

WARNINGS
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Contains alcohol (ethanol) 40% v/v.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. Drink plenty of water. Prolonged use may cause serious bowel problems. Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea. Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding without the advice of a healthcare professional. Warning: In very rare cases, Black cohosh has been associated with liver failure. If you are experiencing yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite, you should stop using this product and see your doctor.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Each 20 mL liquid contains:
Aloe ferox (Aloe) tincture 1.43 mL from dry leaf inner juice 133.34 mg
Senna alexandrina (Senna) tincture 1.43 mL from dry leaf 133.34 mg
Rheum officinale (Rhubarb) tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome 133.34 mg
Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry stem bark oleoresin 85.72 mg
Curcuma zedoaria (Zedoary)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry rhizome 152.38 mg
Fraxinus ornus (Manna ash) tincture 1.43 mL from dry stem bark oleoresin 133.34 mg
Carlina acaulis (Carline thistle) tincture 1.43 mL from dry root 66.67 mg
Angelica archangelica (Angelica)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome 152.38 mg
Actaea racemosa (Black cohosh)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome 19.06 mg
Valeriana officinalis (Valerian)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry root & rhizome & stolon 19.06 mg
Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry inner stem bark 19.06 mg
Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamon)* tincture 1.43 mL from dry fruit 19.06 mg
Crocus sativus (Saffron) tincture 1.43 mL from dry stigma & style 2.66 mg
Camphor 133.34 mg

*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac venezian.