Thanks to the garden and being conscious of what we’ve eaten for as long as I can remember, we would assume our diet to be pretty  healthful.  We wouldn’t peg ourselves into any dietary class  (though we adhere to kosher food laws) and are primary “circumstantial” vegetarians. Thankfully, we don’t have any food allergies; however, we know we can always strive to eat better, especially when we get so busy.  Sometimes with  our business at the homestead, we fail to take care for ourselves properly. When you have baby chicks to care for, orders to pick, farmstand customers to attend to, presentations to give, emails to answer, our eating schedule tends to go to pot. And if we are taking supplements that, too, goes by the by.   It’s not that we are running to the fast food joint around the corner because we are too busy to prepare foods. Hardly!  For me,  eating when I am busy doesn’t allow  the food to sit well. Seems there’s a history of “sensitive” stomach  in our family which causes bloating.

I’m not a big “pill” popper, even if the capsule is filled with herbs but I did need something to work and I tried lemon juice and coconut oil every morning. It did help some but I needed something stronger.  Alas, I remembered an ancient elixir that I had stashed on my herb shelf.

The Swedish Bitters original formula is believed to go back to ancient Babylon and Egypt, but was first attributed to Paracelsus, a Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer and general occultist. The recipe then circulated throughout the Middle Ages until the 18th Century, when Jonathan Samst a Swedish doctor blended the mixture of herbs that we now know as Swedish Bitters.

:: Resources ::

Swedish Bitters

Bitters the Revival of a Forgotten Flavor

Make Your Own Swedish Bitters

Bitters for A Healthy Stomach

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After taking a few drops before / or after meals, I really could tell a difference and, thus,  my skirts started FITTING like they should.

I just love when a natural, simple solution works so well and I feel much better, too.

Yeah for BITTERS!


  1. Ned Hamson says:

    As I recall, “bitters” popularity in part had as much to do with it having some bit of alcohol in it that was legal during prohibition because it was “medicinal.” There are dozens of herbs that help settle your stomach other than bitters but if you like them fine – grin.

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