Swedish Bitters – The Long Life Elixir!
Our Maria Treben's Authentic™ Swedish Bitters Dry Mixture (3.5oz/100g)
- 10 grams Wormwood
- 5 grams Myrrh
- 2 grams Saffron
- 10 grams Senna leaves
- 10 grams Camphor**
- 10 grams Rhubarb roots
- 10 grams Manna
- 10 grams Theriac venezian
- 5 grams Carline Thistle roots
- 10 grams Angelica roots
- 10 grams Zedoary roots
This mixture is put into a wide-necked 2 liter bottle and 1.5 liter of 38% to 40% rye or fruit spirit are poured over it.
The bottle is left standing in the sun or near the stove for 14 days and shaken daily. The liquid is then strained and poured into small bottles, well stoppered and stored in cool place. This way it can be kept for many years. The longer it stands the more effective it becomes!
Shake well before use!
Alternatively some of the liquid can be strained into a small bottle and the rest left in the bottle until required.
* Instead of Wormwood powder, Aloe or Genetial root may be used.