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Flora Maria's Swedish Bitters, Alcohol-free
Flora Maria's Swedish Bitters

Flora - Maria's Swedish Bitters

Regular price
$34.99
Sale price
$34.99

Info: 250 ml Glass Bottles, in Two Types (With or Without Alcohol).

Please Note: The alcohol-free formula is available in-store but is not available for shipping during the winter months due to increased risk of it freezing and breaking. And as of this writing in late November, 2023, the type with alcohol is on backorder.

Flora uses premium ingredients of the highest quality for a potent formula which can be use before meals to stimulate the stomach and help improve digestion, or after them to lessen feelings of fullness or gas, and to serve as a mild laxative.

Product Notes:

Choose between an alcohol-free formula (which requires refrigeration after opening), or one in a base of 39.4% grain alcohol (which does not, and which can be used for first aid purposes, as well).

Many of us tend to avoid bitter tastes, especially in North America, but that can be a mistake we pay for with a series of digestive complaints including poor appetite, or feeling excessively full or sluggish after eating, or suffering from gas. That's because when our taste buds detect bitterness, they stimulate the production of stomach acid and liver bile to enhance digestion, particularly of fats.

A number of different bitter tasting herbs, roots and vegetables have traditionally been used on a supplementary basis as an aid to indigestion over the years, but this particular centuries-old formula is named after the Austrian herbalist Maria Treben, who was taught it in the 1940s.

There is also an alternate version with many overlapping ingredients (albeit in different ratios) available in a dried packet form, which you can make into your own bitters at home by adding vodka and letting it steep for 8 days: the Flora Original Sweden Elixir / Swedenbitters Dry Herbal Mix.

More: Also see Canadian Bitters.

Product bottle and label may be slightly different than the ones shown.

Price may vary in store. Due to the weight and fragility of these items, there may be extra shipping charges, depending either on your location or whether multiple items have been ordered. If so, our Shipping Department will contact you with details before proceeding with the order.

Ingredients:

Maria's Swedish Bitters (alcohol-free) (NPN: 80010605)

Each 5 ml Teaspoon contains:

Angelica root (Angelica archangelica), 1:71: 70 mg
Zedoary root (Curcuma zedoaria), 1:87: 57.5 mg
Aloe leaf (Aloe ferox), 1:100: 50 mg
Manna sap (Fraxinus ornus), 1:100: 50 mg
Rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum), 1:100: 50 mg
Senna leaf (Cassia angustifolia), 1:100: 50 mg
Myrrh resin (Commiphora molmol), 1:174: 28.8 mg
Carline thistle root (Carlina acaulis), 1:200: 25 mg
Camphor wood (Cinnamomum camphora), 1:595: 8.4 mg
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), 1:666: 7.5 mg
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), 1:666: 7.5 mg
Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum), 1:1333: 3.7 mg
Saffron flower (Crocus sativus),1:5000: 1.0 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Water.

Maria's Swedish Bitters (Tincture with Alcohol) (NPN: 80011367)

Each 5 ml Teaspoon contains:

Angelica root (Angelica archangelica), 1:72: 69.5 mg
Zedoary root (Curcuma zedoaria), 1:87: 57.5 mg
Aloe leaf (Aloe ferox), 1:100: 50 mg
Manna sap (Fraxinus ornus), 1:100: 50 mg
Rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum), 1:100: 50 mg
Senna leaf (Cassia angustifolia), 1:100: 50 mg
Myrrh resin (Commiphora molmol), 1:174: 28.8 mg
Carline thistle root (Carlina acaulis), 1:200: 25 mg
Camphor wood (Cinnamomum camphora), 1:200: 25 mg
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), 1:666: 7.5 mg
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), 1:666: 7.5 mg
Cardamom seed (Elettaria cardamomum), 1:1333: 3.75 mg
Saffron flower (Crocus sativus), 1:5000: 1.0 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Grain alcohol 39.4%.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take 5 ml (1 tsp) in water or herbal tea, 3 to 4 times daily. Shake the bottle well before using.

Keep the alcohol-free version refrigerated and use within six weeks of opening. (The alcohol version does not require refrigeration and has a much longer shelf life.)

Unless advised by a health care practitioner, do not use for more than 1 week at a time.

The type WITH alcohol can also be used externally for cuts, insect bites, bruises, rashes, and scars.

Warnings:

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use Maria's Swedish Bitters if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you have kidney disorders, gallstones, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel conditions, bowel obstruction / inflammation; or if you are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications or if you have a medical condition. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Consult a health care practitioner for prolonged use of laxative. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if abdominal cramps, spasms, and/or pain occur, or if you experience diarrhea. Do not use if symptoms persist or worsen.


Product Options:
Alcohol-Free Formula - $34.99 - UPC: 061998081921
Original Formula (with Alcohol) - $36.99 - UPC: 061998082041