Swedish Bitters refer to a traditional herbal tonic that was rediscovered in the 18th century by Dr. Samst. The key ingredients used in Swedish Bitters are aloe, myrrh, camphor, and angelica root besides many other herbs.
Health problems like digestive complaints, blood cleansing, insomnia, allergies, and cold and flu symptoms are all dealt effectively with this herbal tonic.
There are certain variations, alcoholic as well as non alcoholic versions, of Swedish Bitters can be found.
Dr. Samst, a well-known Swedish physician and rector of medicine, had penned this recipe. He died in a riding accident when he was 104 years old. His parents and grandparents had all lived an equally long life.
Swedish Bitters is reportedly good for morning sickness. For the first 3 days, one tablespoon of the Swedish Bitters drops in red wine is given in the morning to the pregnant woman. This is followed by breakfast without milk and a walk for half an hour.
One tablespoon of the tonic is taken in the mornings and evenings in the last 14 days of pregnancy to promote the childbirth. It makes up for easy expelling of the afterbirth. A teaspoonful is given every two hours, until the afterbirth is expelled without pain.
While Swedish Bitters is also useful in pregnancy it can treat other problems like constipation, anemia, loss of appetite, dizziness, and sleeplessness, which are also some problems experienced during pregnancy.
Since the Swedish Bitters does not have any side effects, it can also be had everyday by anyone over 15 years of age. Of course, it is recommended to take a break for 2-3 days after consuming it regularly for 2 to 3 months.
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