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Flora Original Sweden Elixir

Our ancestors generally consumed a diet that included ample bitter herbs and vegetables, which helped them maintain efficient digestive systems. By including bitter foods in their diet, they maintained the balanced functioning of the digestive organs. Poor digestion, so common now, was foreign to them. Despite having four different taste buds on the surface of our tongues to discern taste (sour, sweet, salty and bitter), today’s modern diet is virtually void of bitter substances. Bitters have beneficial effects on the body’s organs and systems as they stimulate the salivary glands and activate the mucosa to secrete more fluid to soothe the gastrointestinal tract while stimulating the liver to produce more gall for better digestion. Bitters also stimulate the release of digestive juices from the pancreas.

Original Sweden Elixir is a 15-herb liquid formula containing aloe, angelica root, anise, camphor, carline thistle, fennel, galangal root, gentian root, licorice root, manna, myrrh, bitter orange peel, rhubarb root, senna pods and zedoary root. The Original Sweden Elixir represents the essence of skill, knowledge and experience in producing the finest quality herbal bitters.  Only premium ingredients have been selected to achieve the highest quality and potency.  They are ideal to use before meals to stimulate digestion or after meals to lessen feelings of fullness or gas.

NPN Claim

  • Contains herbs traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as digestive tonics to relieve symptoms such as dyspepsia (upset stomach) and constipation.


  • Made with only premium quality and tested herbal ingredients.
  • The herbs in this tonic are not organic, but are grown without the use of pesticides.
  • Preserved in alcohol, this bitter herb formula has a 3-year shelf life
  • Packaged in eco-friendly recyclable glass bottles

Per 5 ml (1 tsp) contains:

MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS (quantity dried crude equivalent):  

(Aloe ferox) (1:213) . . . 23.5 mg

Rhubarb root
(Rheum palmatum) (1:213) . . . 23.5 mg

Zedoary root
(Curcuma zedoaria) (1:213) . . .  23.5 mg

Manna sap
(Fraxinus ornus) (1:213) . . 23.5 mg

Angelica root
(Angelica archangelica) (1:213) . . . 23.5 mg

Senna pods
(Cassia angustifolia) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Camphor sap
(Cinnamomum camphora) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Carline thistle root
(Carlina acaulis) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Licorice root
(Glycyrrhiza glabra) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Fennel seed
(Foeniculum vulgare) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Anise seed
(Pimpinella anisum) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Bitter orange peel
(Citrus aurantium) (1:435) . . . 11.5 mg

Myrrh resin
(Commiphora molmol) (1:714) . . . 7 mg

Gentian root
(Gentiana lutea) (1:714) . . . 7 mg

Galangal root
(Alpinia officinarum) (1:714) . . . 7 mg

Alcohol content 39.4 % v/v


Adults: Take 1 tsp in water or herbal tea, 3 to 4 times daily. Shake the bottle well before using. Store in a cool, dry place.