Swedish Bitters – The Long Life Elixir!
It is recommended that each individual take a teaspoon of Swedish Bitters 2 – 3 times daily mixed with a glass of tea, juice or water to prevent many ailments. Swedish Bitters can be used as a treatment for a long list of illnesses including skin irritation, aches, pneumonia, jaundice, bruises, skin problems, wounds, circulatory insufficiency, digestive complaints, sluggish digestion, insomnia, sprains, joint inflammation and many more.
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. or Vodka (40%, 1.75 liters)
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!
Put 2 to 3 drops in teas like Nettle. Use as a compress to wrap wounds, stomach, for pain.