A blend of herbs for the preparation of alcoholic tincture
Swedish bitter (Schwedenbitter) is a blend of herbs made in accordance with the recipe by a Swede Claus Samst. This recipe gained its popularity in Austria and Germany, and from there it spread into our country.
One of the ingredients in Swedish bitter to be especially pointed out is a Theriac Venezian which contains a mixture of herbs and essential oils, and the composition is specified by name in the list of ingredients of this food supplement.
Encian was the first company in Croatia that produced this tincture in accordance with the original recipe, and predominantly using domestic medicinal plants.
The mixture of herbs contains:
• 28 plants of controlled origin
• Theriac Venezian powder **
Theriac Venezian powder contains:
• Garden Angelica root (Angelica archangellica)
• Chinese Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum aromaticum)
• Myrrh (Commiphora molmol)
Ingredients: Yarrow greens, Couch grass rhizome, Peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita), Indian senna leaf, Large nettle leaf, Dandelion root, Sweet orange pericarp, Bearberry leaf, Buckthorn bark, Caraway fruit, Bitter wormwood greens, Coriander fruit, Theriac powder, Sweet flag rhizome, Garden Angelica root, Myrrh, White Turmeric root, Yellow Gentian root, Tormentil rhizome, German Chamomile flower, Field Horsetail greens, Nutmeg seed, Heart's ease greens, Saffron Crocus flower, Nutmeg flower.
Method of preparation: pour 1 l of alcoholic drink (a cognac or a home-made brandy containing at least 38 % alcohol by volume) over the contents of the bag. Add the Theriac powder to the mixture, and leave it to stay in a closed glass pot for three weeks. Mix the contents 2-3 times per day, and keep in a dark place. After three weeks, pour the contents over gauze into a dark bottle.
Instructions for use: Drink the prepared tincture 2-3 times per day by diluting one teaspoon (5 ml) of it in a glass of water or tea. Drink half an hour before meal.
Warning: Not recommended for children, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The preparation may be used for one week at the most, after which a break should be made. People who are taking other medicinal products should consult the physician before using this product. It is not recommended to use the product when having: bowel obstruction and stenosis, atony, appendicitis, ulcerous colitis, Crohn's disease, abdominal pain of unknown origin and dehydration, and it is not recommended for people with digestion system disorder, with increased stomach acid, stomach and duodenal ulcers, people with cardiovascular system disorder, kidney damage or heart or kidney disorders. Not recommended for use with liquorice root, American cranberry and vitamin C.
Storage conditions: Store in a dry and dark place bellow 25°C.
Producer: Encian d.o.o., Gospodarska 16 b, Donji Stupnik, 10 250 Lučko, Hrvatska, tel.: 01/6531-111
Best before date and batch number: printed on the packaging
Net quantity: 184 g
|Ingredients in a recommended daily dose||(3x5 ml)|
|Ethanol extract of herbs|
|Yarrow greens (Achillea millefollium)||18 %|
|Couch grass rhizome (Agropyron repens)||13 %|
|Peppermint leaf (Mentha piperita)||10 %|
|Indian senna leaf||9 %|
|Large nettle leaf (Urtica dioca)||8 %|
|Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)||5 %|
|Sweet orange pericarp (Citrus aurantium dulcis)||5 %|
|Bearberry leaf* (Arctostaphylos uva ursi)||5 %|
|Buckthorn bark (Frangula alnus)||5 %|
|Caraway fruit (Carum carvi)||4 %|
|Bitter wormwood greens (Artemisia absinthium)||3 %|
|Coriander fruit (Coriandrum sativum)||2 %|
|Theriac powder** (Electuarium theriaca)||2 %|
|Sweet flag rhizome (Acorus calamus)||2 %|
|Garden Angelica root (Angelica archangelica)||2 %|
|Myrrh - a type of balsam tree (Commiphora myrrha)||1%|
|White Turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria)||1%|
|Yellow Gentian root (Gentiana lutea)||1 %|
|Tormentil rhizome (Potentilla erecta)||1 %|
|German Chamomile flower (Chamomilla recutita)||1 %|
|Field Horsetail greens (Equietum arvense)||1 %|
|Nutmeg seed (Myristica fragrans)||0,6 %|
|Heart's ease greens (Viola tricolor)||0,2 %|
|Saffron Crocus flower (Crocus sativus)||0,1 %|
|Nutmeg flower (Myristica fragrans)||0,1 %|
**Theriac powder contains: Garden Angelica root (Angelica archangellica), Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), Chinese Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum aromaticum), Myrrh (Commiphora molmol)
The daily dose (15 ml) contains: *max. 56 mg arbutin
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