Rupam's Herbals, Swedish Bitters

Rupam's Herbals, Swedish Bitters


Swedish Bitters can play a vital role in our modern lifestyle. In cultures that were closely connected to nature, the bitter taste was very prevalent in the daily diet. It has almost disappeared from the average “civilized” diet leaving people open to a host of imbalances. It is the bitter element which activates, tones and strengthens the liver, gall bladder and all digestive organs making it possible for our metabolism to reestablish its equilibrium.

The characteristic feature of the Swedish Bitters lies in its masterful combining of ingredients. The principle of synergy applies here; the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts, which means the elixir has a far greater effect than does the taking of each substance separately.

The Bitters formula is known to have been used throughout the Middle Ages. More recently in the 18 century, Dr. Samst labeled the formula Swedish Bitters, and Maria Treben, the acclaimed European herbalist, re-popularized its use during the 20th century.

Experience has shown that the Swedish Bitters elixir has a remarkably wide range of applications. Digestive complaints, general detoxifying, insomnia, allergies, cold and flu symptoms are some of the most common uses.


Angelica root, Rhubarb root, Aloe, Manna ash, Senna leaf, Zedoary root, Theriac venezian, Carline thistle, Myrrh, and Saffron tinctured in 40% grain alcohol. Directions: To begin, take 1/2 tsp. in warm water 15 minutes before breakfast and last thing at night. Increase dosage to 1 tsp. morning and evening if you have issues with digestion, liver, or heart. May also be taken separately for indigestion, flatulence, heart burn, acid reflux, and other digestive issues as needed.

About Rupam Henry

Rupam comes from an ancient lineage of medicine makers, alchemists and herbalists reaching back 13 generations in Germany. She combines her expertise as an herbalist and holistic health educator with her professional experience of over 20 years as an RDA in General and Pediatric Dentistry.