Swedish Bitters have a long tradition as a home remedy for an impressive array of ailments, with this herbal tonic strongly promoted by famed herbalist Maria Treben. This alcoholic concoction of natural herbs goes back to the 18th century and is a common health tonic in many European countries.
While it is available in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic forms, as well as from a number of providers in differing formulations, Swedish Bitters are traditionally flavored with aloe, saffron, rhubarb, myrrh, angelica, camphor, gentian, and a few other traditionally therapeutic herbs. As with other bitters, Swedish Bitters are foremost known as a digestive aid.
Swedish Bitters have been recommended for bloating, indigestion, hemorrhoids, allergies, and skin conditions.
Continue reading to learn how Earth Clinic readers have used digestive bitters for their issues and how they fared!