Hilde Hemmes Herbals' Hawthorn 1000 transforms traditional Western herbal medicinal knowledge into a convenient modern-day therapeutic. The Swedish Bitters formula has existed in many different forms and with different names for hundreds of years. Its recipe disappeared after the death of the great medical reformer Paracelsus (1493-1542) and stayed lost for several hundred years - probably only existing in the diaries and medicinal recipes of the learned. In the 18th Century, Swedish physician Dr Claus Samst rediscovered the formula through a family tradition and recorded it as we know it today. Dr Samst compiled a manuscript describing the many ailments for which Swedish Bitters can be used. This manuscript is referred to as the 'Old Manuscript' and can still be found in many books today. Dr Samst himself lived to be 104 and finally succumbed, not to the ravages of old age, but as a result of a fall while horse riding!


Swedish Bitters contains a variety of herbal ingredients traditionally used in herbal medicine to:

ALOE: helps relieve constipation

BLACK COHOSH: helps relieve menstruation pain

ALOE & BLACK COHOSH: supports general health and wellbeing




  • Easy-to-swallow capsules with 100% vegetable capsule shell & two tamper-evident layers
  • Suitable for vegans & vegetarians & contains no added colour, sugar, flavour, preservatives, caffeine, gluten or yeast
  • Made in Australia & manufactured according to international harmonised standards for Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products
  • Listed on the Australian register of Therapeutic Goods as Hilde Hemmes’ Herbals Swedish Bitters Capsules AUST L 82846




Active ingredients:

Each vegetable capsule contains dry:


Aloe ferox (Aloe ferox) leaf inner juice powder

33.33 mg

Senna (Cassia angustifolia) leaf powder

33.33 mg

Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root powder

33.33 mg

Myrrh* (Commiphora myrrha) stem bark oleoresin powder

21.43 mg

Zedoary* (Curcuma zedoaria) rhizome powder

38.09 mg

Manna ash (Fraxinus ornus) stem bark oleoresin powder

33.33 mg

Carline thistle (Carlina acaulis) root powder

16.66 mg

Angelica* (Angelica archangelic) root and rhizome powder

38.09 mg

Black Cohosh* (Cimicifuga racemosa) powder

4.76 mg

Valerian* (Valeriana officinalis) powder

4.76 mg

Cinnamon* (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) powder

4.76 mg

Cardamom* (Elettaria cardamomum) fruit powder

4.76 mg

Saffron (Crocus sativus) stigma & style powder

664.44 mcg

Non-active Camphor

33.33 mg

*these combined ingredients are also known as theriac.




Adults: Take three capsules three times daily between meals.

WARNINGS: Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Use in children under 12 years is not recommended. Drink plenty of water. Prolonged use may cause serious bowel problems. Do not use when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea. Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding without the advice of a healthcare professional. Warning: 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. Do not use if bottle wrapper or cap seal is broken.