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HILDE HEMMES

Hilde Hemmes Swedish Bitters 500ml

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Relief of indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, abdominal discomfort and flatulence. 
Aloe, senna and rhubarb help maintain regularity due to their scientifically-proven laxative action.

Bitter-tasting herbs were once an important part of Native American, European and Chinese diets. Medicines made from bitter herbs, such as Swedish Bitters, are used as digestives and are beneficial for the intestinal tract. Swedish Bitters is named after the 18th century Swedish physician Dr Samst and for its bitter taste. Today it is one of the world's most respected, traditionally-used health tonics.

Once you begin to use Swedish Bitters in your own household, you will soon discover just how versatile it is. It has been enjoyed by many cultures for hundreds of years and is "a must" for every medicine cabinet.

Active Ingredients 
Each 20 mL dose contains tinctures equivalent to dried: 
Aloe (Aloe ferox) leaf inner juice 133.34 mg, Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf 133.34 mg, Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root & rhizome 133.34 mg, Myrrh* (Commiphora molmol) stem bark oleoresin 85.72 mg, Zedoary* (Curcuma zedoaria) rhizome 152.38 mg, Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) stem bark oleoresin 133.34 mg, Carline thistle (Carlina acaulis) root 66.66 mg, Angelica* (Angelica archangelic) root and rhizome 152.38 mg, Black cohosh* (Cimicifuga racemosa) root & rhizome 19.06 mg, Valerian* (Valeriana officinalis) root & rhiz & stolon 19.06 mg, Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) stem bark inner 19.06 mg, Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum) fruit 19.06 mg, Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma & style 2.66 mg, Non-active Camphor 133.34 mg.

*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac.

Contains alcohol 40% v/v.

Medicinal Use / Dosage 
Take this bitter tonic to stimulate digestion, appetite, bile flow and to maintain healthy digestive function. Aloe, senna and rhubarb in this product helps maintain regularity with their scientifically-proven laxative action.

Oral use: 
Take 10 to 20 mL of Swedish Bitters in 100 mL of water/juice/herb tea 30 minutes before meals to relieve indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, abdominal discomfort and flatulence (ideal after a rich heavy meal). 
Take 21 mL twice daily in 100 mL water/juice/herb tea - Swedish Bitters contains black cohosh, clincally-proven to relieve premenstrual discomfort and menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and mood swings.

External use: 
Soak a piece of gauze in undiluted Swedish Bitters for the healing/repair of skin and to relieve insect bites, swellings and inflamed joints (apply for 2-4 hours and cover with bandage). 
Apply to forehead or back of head/neck for 15 minutes for the temporary relief of headaches.

Gargle: 
Add 60 mL of Swedish Bitters to 250 mL of lukewarm water and gargle for the relief of a sore throat or toothache.

Precautions 
Use only as directed - always read the label. 
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. 
Not recommended for children under 12 years or in cases of gastric/duodenal ulcers.

Warnings 
In very rare cases, black cohosh has been associated with liver failure - if you are experiencing yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite, you should stop using this product and see your doctor.

To avoid constipation it is recommended to exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and increase fibre in the diet, as the continued use of laxatives may cause serious bowel problems. 
Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea. 
If you are pregnant of breastfeeding, consult your doctor before use.