12 Unknown health benefits of Swedish bitters


Available in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic form, Swedish bitters is prepared in various ways, being traditionally flavored with aloe, saffron, myrrh, camphor, gentian and other therapeutic plants. Tonic is recommended against bloating and indigestion, but also in treating hemorrhoids, allergies and skin problems.

Better digestion – Swedish bitters is known as an unbeatable remedy in treating bloating, constipation and indigestion. Supports bile, pancreatic and gastric secretion, combat cramps and nausea, favoring the elimination of toxins. It acts as a gentle laxative. Treatment should be taken in the morning and evening, 1 teaspoon, diluted in a little water.

Useful in menstrual problems – For abundant, irregular or painful menstrual periods, non-alcoholic Swedish bitters is recommended. You need to take 1 teaspoon of tincture before each main meal, 4-5 days before menstruation and continue treatment for 4-5 days after. Dilute it in a little water.

Reduces dizziness – For mild dizziness, but also for those who keep you in bed, Swedish bitter is strongly recommended. Take 1-2 teaspoons, with 2/3 glass of water, just after the meal, once a day, preferably in the first part of the day. It’s best to have a break of at least a month after a 4-6 week cure. Bitter may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

Helps with hemorrhoids – Soak a cotton pad into Swedish bitters (variant with alcohol) and lightly apply on the affected area. The remedy is also useful in minor injuries such as small cuts.

Strengthens immunity – Dilute a teaspoon of bitters in a 250 ml glass of water, and consume it twice a day. It is also effective in treating colds. After a 2-3 week cure, it is recommended to take a break of at least a week.

The Swedish bitter can also be used for: improving memory, removing dark circles, relieving toothaches, treating tonsillitis and helping you to have a restful sleep.