Golden Sweden Bitter with Theriac and Saffron by Paracelsus formula

Probably the best Sweden Bitter in the world! 

Price: 18 euros + shipment. Golden Sweden Bitter is legendary elixire for longevity, immunity, strong health and vitality. Golden Sweden Bitter activate hormones and circulations, purify blood and remove blood plaque and parasites, regenerate liver and inner organs, changes microbiome.

This product is only one Sweden bitter in the world with all original ingredients: Natural Theriac, Frankincense, Saffron, mushroom, clay, wine, natural Camphor, Dictamnus, Turmeric and other herbs.

One bottle of 250 ml is for 2 months of ordinary use.

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Elixir for longevity Golden Sweden Bitter with Theriac is made according to original Paracelsus formula from Big Manuscript – Elixir ad vitam longam 

Golden Sweden Bitter is a common name for “Elixir ad vitam longam”, which is also known as Schwedenbitter, Scwedenkrauter, Swedish gentian, Swedish tincture, Swedish tonic or Swedish bitter. The formula for Sweden Bitter was found in the 18th century writings of the royal medic Dr. Claus Samst, who accidentally died at the age of 104 when he fell off the horse. His entire family was longevous because of elixir using.

Originally, Sweden Bitter formula was created by the famous Swiss physician Paracelsus in the 16th century. For our Golden Sweden Bitter we use his formula with natural theriac and we are unique in the world who produce it commercially.

In the 1970’s, Austrian herbalist Maria Treben renewed the world’s interest in Sweden Bitter. In her healing books, she wrote how valuable Sweden Bitter is to heal even the most serious diseases. According to Treben’s writings, Golden Sweden Bitter can heal a total of 46 diseases. It is an elixir for longevity and vitality, liver and blood cleansing, colon cleansing from parasites, stronger immune system, circulation stimulating, hormone boosting and increasing brain function.

Mission of Golden Sweden Bitter

After 30 years of researching and using different versions of Sweden bitter, we decided to make the original Sveden Bitter only for our family and friends. Our friends and those who tried Golden Sveden bitter persuaded us to offer the elixir to the whole world.

The Golden Sweden Bitter is more expensive and more complicated to produce than the other Bitters, but the one who knows what the original elixir made by Paracelsus will appreciate the value of our elixir.

From our experience, the Golden Sweden Bitter elixir changes the structure of the blood – the blood is viscous, elixir heats the body, changes the microbiome for better, regulates fat in the blood, destroys parasites in the body, normalizes the work of the hormone and cures depression and neuroses.

When the elixir applied externally heals the pain in the spine and joints, improves wound healing, reduces arthritis pain.

And most importantly, there are no laxative properties, the gut does not become lazy, so it can be used for a long time and without interruption.

Ingreedients of Golden Sweden Bitter

Golden Sweden Bitter is an alcoholic mixture of 20 herbs, wine, frankincense, clay, natural camphor and theriac, an ancient remedy in the form of resin. The ingredients of Golden Sweden Bitter are: Nutmeg, Aloe, Rhubarb, Ginger, Frankincense, Turmeric, Gentian, Angelica, Dictamnus albus, Clay, Shiitake, Silver Thistle, Saffron, Alexandrian Senna, natural Camphor, Tormentil, Yarrow, Wild Thyme, Oregano, Potentilla, St. John’s wort, Valerian, Wine and natural Theriac.

According to the alchemical tradition, the elixir is produced in two parts. Paracelsus used wine to extract the essence of medicinal plants and minerals. Mode of production is specific and iti is reason why elixir has special characteristics. The first part is a male elixir made with wine and then a female elixir, and in the end they merge into an alchemical wedding to be one – Golden Sweden Bitter. For the production of Golden Sweden bitter we use only the highest quality raw materials and wild medicinal herbs from the high and pure mountains of Balkan.


You ought to drink 2 x 25 drops (2 x half a teaspoon) daily of Golden Sweden Bitter for long life and keeping healthy, but 3 x 50 drops (3 x teaspoon) daily in the case of a disease.

The best way to drink an elixir is with a quality red wine – half a teaspoon of elixir and a glass of wine, always before eating.

You can use the elixir outside also as a lining for internal organ healing, for wounds, pain in the joints, for muscle spasm, pain in the spine.

One bottle of Golden Sweden Bitter elixir for longevity lasts 2 months if it is taken 25 drops (or half a teaspoon) with a glass of water twice a day.

Shelf life: 3 years

Price for the Europe, USA, China, Canada, Australia, Japan, Brasil, Russia and rest of the world:

Price is 18 € for one bottle + shipment for 1 kg (one bottle is 0,5 kg, two bottles are 1kg):

Shipment for EU – 18 €

Shipment for Afrika – 23 €

Shipment for USA, Canada, Australia, South America – 28 €

Example for purchasing:

1 bottle is 18 e + 18 e shipment = 36 euros for 1 bottle (250 ml)

2 bottles are 36 e  + 18 e shipment = 54 euros for 2 bottles (500 ml)

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Auroleus Phillipus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim

The Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus was one of the most influential medical scientists in early modern Europe.

His real name was Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim and he was the son of a doctor. After a brief period as a medical student in Italy, he travelled all over Europe and beyond as a military surgeon with the Venetian army, visiting Russia, Arabia and Egypt along the way. Mixing with people from many cultures, he gained considerable knowledge of several folk medicine traditions. ‘I have not been ashamed’, he wrote, ‘to learn from tramps, butchers and barbers.’ These influences led him to reject much of university-taught medicine.

He changed his name to Paracelsus (‘equal to Celsus’) to indicate that he wanted to rival ancient medical authorities such as Galen and Celsus. He rejected Galen’s claim that health and disease were controlled by the four humours and told doctors to study nature and develop personal experience through experiment. On the other hand, he continued to subscribe to all kinds of folk beliefs such as gnomes, spirits and fairies.

Paracelsus also had some training in alchemy, from which he picked up the principle that metals were the key elements which made up the universe, and that they were subject to control by God, the ‘great magician’ who created nature.

Paracelsus argued that the body was a chemical system which had to be balanced not only internally, but which also had to be in harmony with its environment. On the basis of this idea, Paracelsus introduced new chemical substances into medicine, for instance the use of the metal mercury for the treatment of syphilis.

In 1526 he was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Paracelsus overthrew convention by publicly burning the books of Ibn Sina and Galen. He also invited ordinary citizens to his lectures, which he gave wearing an alchemist’s leather apron rather than an academic gown. His new methods were very controversial, and in 1538 he was exiled from Basel. He died in 1541 in Austria.

The formula of Theriac

THE FORMULA OF THERIAC – the Teriaca Andromachus

The formula and ingredients of Venice treacle (Theriac). The secret knowledge how to make a Venice theriac or Teriaca Andromachus

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History and admirable virtues of the drug oldestthe Teriaca Andromachus

If ever there was an antidote for excellencewith magical virtues and able to solve any kind of evilthis was the Theriac, Teriaca or TriacaOriginally, its main use was to fight poisons and in particular poisons injected to the bite of „poisonous fairs“ as the viperOn the origin of electuary and his name, there are no doubtsHistory and legend intertwine only whenyou try to understand how it came to the Romans the miraculous recipe.

The name comes from the greek word therion“ used to call the viper and or poisonous animals in generalwhile the compositionfrom the world famous antidote Mitridato“ used and invented by the great King Mithridates of Pontus.

According to the story told by the oldest Roman doctorsthen reported by pharmacists in their pharmacopoeiasMithridates is served every day of his antidote to combat obsessive fear of being poisoned to the point that you assuefò(mithridatism). When the Roman legions of Pompey won his armythe King, deciding to choose death to avoid falling into their handscould not use the poisonbut had to resort to the sword.

Mithridates …..

Drew the sword from the helmet a powerful poison that bevutolo together with two daughtersNicias & Mitridatiawho werewith himnot puote dieit made him any harmfor he long inured to remedy this Theriaca herAnd he was force wanting toget out of life get killed by Bithio his soldierthat is not it happened already to the two young people who were deprived of alot of security, however, that being the poison too pernicious evil & caderono he suffered death2

Pompey became aware of the fact soughtamong the spoils of warthe recipe of Mithridates and found 

Forcieretti full of evidencecomments & descriptions of the antidote which he then transferred in Latin by his freedman man will Leuco excellent grammar in“ 3.

The doctors of ancient Rome were so aware of the remedy.

It is up to Andromachus the Elderdoctor of Nero, perfecting the recipe Mitridato which he thought to add the viper fleshsure that the use of fair poisonous„, would have increased the utilitythe force and virtues dell’antidoto . Thus was bornthe Teriaca Magna or Teriaca Andromachus.

The composition underwent significant changes over timeand the first to intervene with the replacements was the doctorAvicenna 4 philosopher who added thirteen simple togliendone other.
In the oldest manuscripts to the less ancient antidotaries and monographs apologetictheriac has always been exalted asuniversal remedybut its successamong thousand mysteries of its composition and preparationexploded in the sixteenth century.

Throughout the century the spices“ of VeniceBolognaNaples and Rome was prepared in large quantities and soon became an important voice for the economy of the town and especially for that of Venice with spices Three Towersand at the Ostrich Head goldmeet the demands from all over Italy and abroadThe Venetian Teriaca seemed to be the best of all.

All simple drugs such as Long pepperthe Phù (valerian), Opiumthe Cinnamon (cinnamon), the Zaffrano (saffron), theMirrhathe Opobalsamo (Balsamo EasternWine (Malvasia) were chosen with great care by apothecaries Venetians also favored by the fact that the Serenissimain those dayswas the capital of the trade with the East, and this allowed easewhen availing and using drugs whose oriental fragrance and gave the rarity prepared a superior qualityeven the viper fleshexpertly preparedwas used speciale.Si vipers Euganean Hills that had to be captured at a specific time of the yearand did not have to be male or pregnant.

The preparation of Teriacain Venicewas made public in taking almost a tone of celebrationApothecaries were operatingin the presence of the Ministers of Justice and de Gentlemen of the College of Chartered Surveyors art of Pharmacy andthe help of many noble apparatuses“ and followed a ritual studied in particolari.Chi operated by chopping and stirring was dressed white jacket and red pants in order to better show the public that attendedThe period of the year dedicated to the event fell in May as some components reachedonly at that timethe perfect state of use. The respect of astral influences also had a weight in the preparation being able to donateaccording to the beliefs of the timespecial facultiesto remedy.

Preparing public was invented by chemists thatin doing so, they intended to take precautions for their financial commitmentThe ritual required that the drugs were shown and without touching the public, enhancing the quality and authenticityApothecaries so hoped to convince potential users to buyif they had had the needthat specific theriacsubtractingto many charlatans who prepared and propagated teriache falsifiedcomposed of adulterated drugs and little costpotential customers.

The art and preparatory theriac Venetian masters drew apothecary from all parts of Italy and of this he has witness in the history of the most famous hospitals.“

In an ancient monastery of Camaldoli administrative document can be read in a notewhat was spent by the triacaspeziere to buy up the fair Vinegia“ while in a recipe of the eighteenth centuryalways kept in the pharmacy of the monasterystates that the triaca used by the monks was prepared according to the Venetian school.

Between the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century even the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan sent to Veniceto learn the art of preparatory Teriacahis teacher speziere GB Cucchi which becamethenthe first to produce it and spread it in Milangiving a decent profit all’Ospedale5.

The druggist Venetian named Giorgio Melichioknown throughout Europe and master of Spetiaria the Ostrich in Venice„, in his work „in Avertimenti compositioni de medicines for use of spetiaria“ (15956in order to teach their colleagues inthe art of composing medicinesdescribes the preparation in the following way:

I will say, however, that much we use it nell’inclita City Vinegiagarden and publica piaza across Europeadorned with soexperts & Spetiali experts who have years ratione to mondo.Dirò hora just long must one avertito in Theriaca made by me inVinegia this year ordinatamente.Fur prepared all simplici necessarij for the composition as well as of the Theriaca Mithridatoand such marks choice furno put in beautiful vases and stored in luoco publico & very ornate for three continuous days toeffect sian spettaculo to and all that could each wanting to examine the above things& on the fourth daythe squadExcellent Prioriand Doctors of Directors so as to spetialiand made diligent examines de ingredientsfurno with much diligence removed in weight according to the description available so that you do not take it if you do not co’l right weightvarying ponto more or lessAfter they removed things to pound grossly and all were put in a large bowl so well togethermeschiate routes and then departed in six mortari & you gave to pound because things s’unissero wet with dry That it mightnot s’attacassero if well in the mortar of the ontuosità mirrha the Anco didFirst fur bruised them trochisci of vipersimperochè when I am well prepared is their substance similar to glue fleshing difficult to crush themthen add the pepperlongo and shortly after the cassiathe cinamono and broken..please rimetton in the basinThen it breaks pounding the irioscost, Gentianathe aristologiathe centauriothe pentasilonthe meothe phuthe stecadothe squinanto & the aspicwhichis broken mischiatano with others in the basinBelow you stomp them seeds of turnipsthe pettosellothe anisiSeselifennelthlaspiammidauco & the amomoEt routes furo aggionte with the otheravertendo that for each order of things that youadded in the mortar pounding a little mirrha to such things that in treading the spetie not s’attenessero to the bottom of the mortar imperochè the ontuosità of mirrha binds things eshalabiliAfter you tamp the Scordioburning bushhorehoundCalamentopoliochamepiteofolio & hipericoThe gum and incense is pestaranno otherwise the mortar sunlest nots’attaccassero with other spetieas we have seen in others with experienceLi trochisci shillingsand hedicroi together justsian pests and united at any other spetieRoses & zaffrano sian put a little in the sun & after plague & gionte at any other.

The reupontico both pesto & aggionte with the otherThe land is trite Lemnia effortlesslyagaric is screwed to Tamiso & so you let us in the dust. The tires saran well bruised & after there aggionga vin malvatico & are for one night and the day sequent &infused with proper portion of said wine sian past the sievethe like also you will do in the juice and Liquiritia & de l hipocististhe acatia you triturarà with them seeds that it is put in with them grind thempercioche the Oriental is not dry & arid that easily pestrarà with them seeds.

The description continues with a list of the different Grinding, sieving and mixing of other valuable drugs previouslyreduced to a fine powderand concludes with the admission of the same apothecaryon the replacementsmade withsubstitutessome components such as opobalsamo with the oil of nutmegthe carpobalsamo with juniper berriestheamomo with amomo racemose ensuring the theriac composed by him in the year 1573 did not replace any otheringredient and it hopes to find again later little time and without badar in spendingthose drugs that with diligent care had to replace.

The master speziere then describes the method of preservation dell’antidoto and its relative container to be a ….

vitreato vesselwhich is able, the fourth part of more that is not the antidote to every day & there meschierà in & in the first days after the fact is loose discovered the vase for meza hora of the day & after it tien tight.“

The last lines are for himself and for a consideration relating to the cost of the preparation:

And because of the compositione so precioso antidote I understood very great effort & expensebut if I can not very staramirato, how some of the sell for a small price and I can not judge another which together with the antidote still sell the soulin Sathan

A special chapter in ‘illustration of the preparation is dedicated to Trocisci of vipera7 that were prepared well in advance of the date fixed for the public demonstrationThey were dry and ferment in the right not to spoil the antidoteThe trocisciwere prepared with the meat of the viper cleaned entrails and private head and tailThe viperboiled in fresh spring watersalted and flavored with dillafter being drained from his broth was mixed with dry bread finely crushed and finallyhandmade in rounded shapes and dried in the shadeVipers employedas already mentioned, could not be captured at any timebut in a specific period that is, a few weeks after awakening winter and notfor exampleduring the summerotherwise the antidoteprepared with themwould provide too much thirst to those who had made use of. Even viperstaken before entering hibernation they had the right qualities to be used as too fat and therefore not appropriate for the composition of trocisciGradually the vipers of the Euganean Hills were exterminated allapothecaries Venetians were forced to turn to the first of the Hills of Vicenza and Veronathen to those of Friuli and finally to those breeding.

As claimed by the physician and chemist Joseph Donzelli Neapolitan philosopherin his work „Theatre PharmaceuticalDogmatic and spagyric“ 8 of 1763the Teriaca was also prepared chemicallyThe Donzelli describes the method stating that the chemical preparation is as effective as the traditional one, since they are maintained without changeall the components and their respective dosesFor the Teriaca Chemicals is used the essential parts extracted with water screwseparating them from each subject fecciosa whose function was only to increase the volume of the medicament. The cost of chemical remedy was very high and many judged that the antidote chemical could not be sold easily.

Theriac continued to be prepared in Bologna until 1796in Venice at the apothecary Head Golden until the middle of 1800and in Naples up to 1906.

The miraculous recipe Teriaca Andromachus

Were various recipes Teriaca indicated by doctors and apothecaries in different timesbut one that was identified to be the true and only Andromachus the Elder is one described by Galen that entrusted to the poet Damocrate the task oftranscribing it in verse iambici10 to maintain just the proportion of doses of all drugs simple who enteredIn fact in manypharmacopoeias of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesthe preparation is reported as Teriaca of Damocrate.

Bartholomew Maranta 11distinguished physician and chemist Neapolitan (1572in his famous work dedicated to Teriacaand Mitridato Della Theriaca et Mithridato of“ states that many are „those special and doctors who take away the recipefrom certain barbariansbelow which are the most errors that the words and adds that he reported the recipe is one thatAndromachus the Old administered several times successfully Emperor Nero and Galen handed down with the help of the verses of Damocrate.

The sixty components, omitting wine and honeywhich in this case entering the remedy as excipientsare divided into sixgroups of which: the first consists of an element, the second four, the third eight, the fourth sixteenthe twenty-four fifthand the sixth of eight.

The division into six groups and the number of simplecoming in each grouphad a correlation with the weight of eachsingle drug in order to obtainfor four groups, the weight of one pound for each, one half and one sixth of part of thepound which, added to the half pounds and the weight of the wine and honeythat were addedwould form anotherpoundAll this to prevent errors and to assure anyone who wanted to prepare the antidote the freedom to compose inquantity multiple or submultiplecompared to the original weightwithout the risk of nasty weigh fractions of a pound.

Many of the herbal drugsused in the preparationin the Western world were not found either because the habitats of species requiring special growing conditionsand because unknownThis imposed the apothecaries finding substitutesthey retain the therapeutic power original.

The practice of substitution was common not only for the preparation of treaclebut in general for all the remedies thatwere preparedIt was allowed only in cases of absolute impossibility of supply andabsolutely prohibitedif the purposewas only to speculate on costs. Permission led many spetiali speculators“ to maskbehind the inability of supplysubstitutions oddest creating drugs that had no therapeutic effectThis prompted the monks Speziari firstand then thosetreesto create in the immediate vicinity of their pharmacy“ or in universitiesbotanical gardens or gardens of the simple“ where they werewith great carecultivated plant species more difficult to find.

The realization of the vegetable gardens cultivation reduced the spread of counterfeit drugs plants especially those rare or hard to find.

Still Maranta Bartholomewin chapter VII of his workdenounces the improper use of fake drugs to the point that ifAndromachus …..

Fusse been alivericontrandola harebbe not recognized“ and harebbe been able to come to judgmentquerelandoli ofinsults and falsehoods who havesse willed to his opinion.“

Bartolomeo Maranta declares that at the time of Galen was not used any substitute but all were the real“ and therebyencourages the Special to what for most is committed to the health humana“ to provide, before attempting to prepare the Teriaca , of all the simple“ that you can have and not just those that in Italy you can not havebut also those that in Italy you can get, but you can outside haver best.“

An idea of how common was the replacement of the simple Teriaca is also found nell’antidotariothe spetiale Parmesan“ Jerome CalestaniOf osservationi“ (1584) which shows the attempts of many notables who sought medical and Speziaricompose the Teriaca replacing some of the drugs with other available more or less costThe replacement did not escapeeven the trocisci viper that had as a substitute for the tormentilla plant into a powder and mixed with pyrethrum and alumwas shown to remove the torment of toothache.

Virtues and uses of theriac

In an apology to Teriacawritten between 1595 and 1605, the physician and philosopher Horace Guarguanti by Soncino in addressing illustrious and reverend Ludovico Taverna Bishop of Lodi and Apostolic Nuncio to the Signoria of Venice Venicewrites that the use the admirable remedy has become crucial to defend the health of human beings from countlessdiseases and no longer just for the snake bites or more generally against poisons as Galen thought.

The doctor confirms that the remedy is so admirable that besides preserving health makes life more peaceful andrejuvenating extension every sense and that’s why the great characters and the Roman Emperors had like custom to everymake of Luna take two scropoli13 in one tablespoon of honey with two glasses of water.

So Teriaca become the remedy that fights poisons created in the human body from disease disparate and is indicated to fight coughs old and newfor chest pains (angina), for inflammation of the stomach and colic painsfor malignant feverscaused by the decay of the kidneyto strengthen the defense of the heart and its spiritto defend the body from anypoison and bites of snakes and dogsfor restoring force to the bodies corrupted by occult causesfor restoring lostappetite , to heal the ancient migrainesto treat dizziness and difficulty of hearingto awaken appetites venerealto curbthe madness of the frantic inducing sleepto facilitate the evacuation of worms and especially those wide and finally to preserve the body from infection such as leprosy and plague.

Some witnessesincluding that of Aristotle in the Book of Heavenensure that all those who used Teriaca never died of plague because the remedy was acting on the poison weakening andin this sensecould defend the human body infectedby the spread of infection. The effectiveness of the antidote was not only due to its portentous formulabut also depended on the degree of maturationIn the recent pastthe pharmaceutical technology recurred often, especiallysyrupsthe vesting period, which consisted of a time when you left to rest so that the mixture acquires all properties. Fortheriac was worth the same. Goodness dell’antidoto was measured with years of maturation and the maximum force itreached after the sixth and up to thirty-sixth yearIn fact, before the six years the product was not considered properlyfermented and things that make it up are not the most efficacious virtue.“

The Teriaca was administered in various ways, and everything depended on the amount and type of evil was causing the body.“ The wine mixed with honey used very much in the treatment of malignant feverswhile the water cooked or brewed“ could be the vehicle for administration in cases in which the antidote was taken as a tonicA necessary condition to obtain the maximum benefit from the prepared teriacale was to purge the body well before the treatment becauseanyone who had had the audacity to give medicine without that the body was in a state of freedom“ would haveworsened the situation of the patientThe doctor tells Guarguanti that a man sick with fever quartdespite not having been purgedwas treated with Teriaca that did grow all fevers until the man died for having misused the antidote.

It is therefore necessary that the Medici habbiano judgment that they know about all those things that are sought about distributing good remedies, but mainly that they know the opportunity that is the time of work.“

Known the virtues of Teriaca remains to describe the „right way to use it“ and this is considered the age of the invalid andthe degree of debilitationThe amounts ranged from a half-drama dramma14 taken with water and decoctionsproportionate to the type of harm.

In special cases it was indicated to take avvoltolata in a gold leaf followed by a moderate amount of wine aromatic white or redThe wine had its specific role because of his virtue could seconds or less readily spread the remedy for the whole body making the therapeutic action more promptly and effectivelyThe goldaccording to ancient beliefs, but it was considered a reinforcementEven the seasons of the year were considered for treatment with Teriaca and winter was themost suitable period following the fallthe spring and last summerDuring the summer administration of Teriaca had to bejustified by a particularly serious situation otherwise had to be avoided

why wont Theriaca disseccar all habito bodywarm & vincerlo.Et therefore been that makes these same effects & she alsowins & dries all habito body does that all the virtues very easily dissolves & everything body wanted for everything fromexcessive force inflamedwaves must one be afraid to use it. „

Description of some of the components of Teriaca Andromaco

Before addressing the examination of some of the components Teriaca simple drugs should be remembered that the art ofspeziere included a knowledge of the timing of collection of herbal drugs that would later form the raw materials for the preparation GalenSo each drug was used only if collected in the growing season as appropriate force and virtue would bebad if the part of the plant to be used had not reached the right stage of ripenessRootsleaves, flowers, gums and juiceshad to be so perfect and cool to be transformed by speziereEach component was carefully chosendivided according to „measure and substance“ washed with large amounts of spring waterfreshly drawnremoving all traces of soil or otherimpurities then lay in the shade in well-aerated and left to dry for the time appropriateSoft partstires and juiceswas filtered to remove the parts fecciose and to make them more consistent in color and flavor.

For the preparation of the Teriaca speziere prepared at different times some of the components such as trocisci of squilland those ones viperini edicroi in order to have them ready for final operations.

The trocisci served to maintain the properties of the active ingredients so that they were the ones viperini were formedfrom mixing meat Viper boiledmixed with bread crumbsthose of scilla drug plant mixed with flour d Orobo16 and thoseedicroi knead by various drugsAll mixtures were divided into small portions and shaped like spheressquares or triangles.

The plan of the Scylla was collected in the countryside near the sea between Piperno and Terracinabut also importedfrom Spain and the part used in the pharmacy was the bulbFor its resemblance to the onionwas also called Onionmarina.

Its therapeutic concerned body achescough cronicizzatathe vomiting and the overflow of gallIn fact we now know thatthe active ingredient is a heart tonic and diuretic pharmacological activity similar to that of digital while not giving the side effects of the accumulation.

The trocisci Edicroi were formed from a mixture of many drugs as the amaraco (Origanum Majorana), the aspalato (scented wood native to the island of Rhodes), the calamus (Acorus verus), the true cost (Mint Romanthe Pontic phu(valerian), the cinnamon (cinnamon), the grass Maro (oregano vulgaris). They did not have a precise therapeutic use but only the function of the spice mixture. Most of the constituents of trocisci edicroi are still used today in herbal and in cooking as flavoring.

Other constituents that have fueled discussions between doctorsspezieri and chemicalsespecially with regard to theefficacy, quality and their availability are the Opium, and Opobalsamo.

The Opium used in theriac came mostly from Thebes as the quality was superior to that of opium granlunga turkishOpium Tebaico differed from the turkish for purity it was thick, heavybitter tastesleeping pill nell’odorarloeasy to be solved by the watersmooth white“ while the turkish was harsh, negrogranellosomeschiato of fronds and other nasties. „The processing of the gravy poppy“ in Egypt was already known many centuries before the birth of Christ and the product of that process was used to soothe the most atrocious evils.

In Turkey, the use and processing of opium began much later and was never perfected over the status of „meconium“, that is, of that juice that was obtained by cooking in water and subsequent concentration of the flower and leaves of the poppy

cum happen & folia decoquuntur Succus meconium nuncupatur Multum opium ignavior“ (Pliny).

The opium in Turkey was in use among the soldiersbefore dangerous operations of war,“ he chewed discrete quantities.

In the West the Opium was used in many recipes remedies anodyne and its effects were observed by renowned doctorsand spezieri as ParacelsusOsvaldo Crollioand othersbut the recipe was more successful than the opiate laudanumNepentes or invented by the Quercetano.Con same name Homer described the remedy that Elena gave Telemachus to drive away the inner passions and subsequently induce joy and jubilation stillness in the soul.“

Another great mystery of the recipe is the Teriaca opobalsamo (xilobalsamo, carpobalsamo). The opobalsamo or BalsamoOriental was described as virtuous and sublime ingredient by leading simplistic as DioscoridesPliny and ProsperoAlpino17Around this precious element developed fantasies and legends never really define which of balms natural or man really was the opobalsamo.

Many believed that the drug was formed from rubber collectionengraving of the cortexfrom the sole of balsamthe otherproduct that was obtained by decoction of the twigs of a plant that is born and grows in Peru (Balsam of Peru).

The opobalsamo used in the recipe has Teriaca eastern origin as claimed by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Donzelli Maranta andthatin their respective worksoverdo themselves with very detailed historical information on the origin of the ingredient.

It was originally thought that the plant balm grow only in Judea in the Valley of Jericho where the terrain allowed thespecies to spread thriving in forests“ and that the Egyptian was instead the result of the transplant of some of these plants to be transferred to Egypt Mark Antony on the orders of CleopatraEven in Egypt the plant balm had optimal growthand it produced so much that it was enough to keep perpetually lit a lamp post in front of Altar of the ConquerorsSagrofanti Princes of the Apostles in Rome and more in the Lateran Baptistery where burned in a brazier of gold by order of the Great Constantine EgyptiansJews and Syrians used the balm to preserve the bodies of the Kings embalming their dead bodies with a mixture of balsammyrrhaloe and croco18In the Roman Catholic Church use the balm was limited to the mix with the „Oglio received in Confirmation.“

Giorgio Melichio states that opobalsamo, being very rare and preciouswas often falsified and that already at the time ofAndromachus ingredient was hardly findable and was replaced with nutmeg oil that resembled much to smell and taste.

The opobalsamo had remarkable therapeutic properties and was also used as a single simple in many alessifarmaci19.

The xilobalsamo and carpobalsamo were respectively wood dellla plant balm and the fruit of the same plant.

Recipe and Formula for Theriaca Andromachi

Ingredients for Andromachus theriac:

Trochiscorum scilliticorum
Hedichroi Radicum gentianae
Acori veri
Meu athamantici
Nardi celtica
Piperis longi Chamaepythios
Opii Coma Hyperici
Iridis florentia Seminum ameos
Seseleos massiliensis
Cardamomi minoris
Rosarum rubrarum Malabathri
Succi glycyrrhisa Comae polii montani
Seminis buniados (Semi Napo dolce) Chamoedryos
Scordii Carpobalsami
Opobalzami vel succedanei olei nucis moschatae Succi hypocistidis
Acacia vera
Cinnamomi Gummi arabici
Agarici Styracis calamitae
Nardi indicae Terra lemniae
Dictamni cretici Chacitidis veri
Radici pentaphylli
Rhapontici Sagapeni
Prassi albi Radicis aristolochia tenuis
Stoechadis arabica Comae centaurii minoris
Schananthi Seminis dauci cretici
Seminis petroselini macedonici Opopanacis
Calamintae montana Galbani puri
Cassia lignea Bituminis judaici
Croci Castorei
Piperis albi
nigri Mellis optimi despumati & cocti
Myrrha trogloditicae Vini generosi
Terebinthina chiae
Amomi racemosi
Fiat antidotum

Other electuaries teriacali – Other recipe for Theriac

The Teriaca Andromachus was not the only one in the history of pharmacybut certainly the most complex to prepare. TheQuercetano listsin Cap.XXIII of his Reformed Pharmacopoeia (1655), six Teriache that in ancient times were prepared by the greatest doctors and spezieri both Arab and Latin and between these cites to Oribasius of DemocratoEzraofDiatessaronpeonyTerra sealedHe invented the treacle of the poor who owned a number of ingredients much less than the original and most did not contain meat viper.

The impulse that led him to seek new spezieri recipes for electuary prince was the belief that the assembly of a largenumber of simple virtues could not give more specific diseasesbut also weaken the beneficial action of the componentstaking off space the one with the other. „Nicolo Lemery chemical and farmacopeo of French King Louis XIV in hisPharmacopée Universelle“ of 1698 shows a recipe Teriaca reformed where it appears a number of simple greatly reducedand some components completely eliminated (Trocisci Hedicroi). The chemist says theriac thus prepared has the samevirtues of the original and acts with greater force.

Next cites Teriaca of Diatessaron confirming be theriac the poor. The word means diatessaron composed of four dragmewanting to emphasize that it was in a short time that is extemporaneously.

In between the different pharmacopoeias teriache is also quoted an antidote called Orvieto considered a powerful remedyagainst the plaguemalignant fevers and acutethe bite of venomous beastspetechiae of smallpox and measlesThe name of Orvieto seems to derive from the inventor who came from Orvieto.

Gio Battista Capelloapothecary banner of Tre Monti in Campo S.Apollinare in Venicein his Lexicon Pharmaceutical-Chemical (1751), gives a recipe of Orvieto called Charas and asserts that the antidote does not have properties likevomitive touted by quacks and people of that sort,“ but it should be considered „for the real famous Orvieto„. Quacksasserted that the poisons had to be removed from the body by vomiting so their remedies added colcotar of vitriol (iron sulfate) or glass of antimony (antimony oxysulfidewhose properties were known vomitive.

The ultimate antidote to mention among electuaries teriacali remains the Mitridato used by the great King Mithridates VIEupatorThe recipe for the antidote, according to Bartolomeo Marantais transcribed, in verse iambici from Damocrateand preparations made in the spices of Naples included in the number and amount of the ingredients listed in the poem.

Actually preparation Mitridato has always suffered a wide variation and the antidote was never composed with the same ingredients and in the same proportions.

This variability was „deplorable disgrace“ the antidote that had thousands of times allowed the King of Pontus to experiment with the wonders“.

According to Galen the Mitridato was more effective than Teriaca.

(*) Marcello Fumagalligraduated in Pure Chemistry at the University of Paviais Director of the National Association ofmanufacturers ACFIS FINE CHEMICALS & SPECIALTY and Director Aschimfarma National Association of manufacturers ofactive ingredients and intermediates for pharmaceutical human.

Article originally published on NCF  Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (No.2 / 1997 and 3/1997), published byEditorial Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.Via Ausonio 12Milan, Italy

Old manuscript and use of Sweden bitter

The healing power of Swedish Bitters

  1. Pain and Dizziness: If they are frequently breathed in or sniffed, the base of the skull is moistened or a moistened cloth applied to the head, they dispel Pain and Dizziness and strengthen the brain and memory.
  2. Eyes and Cataracts: They aid dim eyes and take away redness and all pain, even if the eyes are inflamed. They rid them of spots and cataracts, if the corners are moistened in time or a moistened piece of cloth is applied to the closed bids.
  3. Scabs, Pustules and Eczema: Pustules and eczema of all kinds, as scabs in the nose or elsewhere on the body, are heeled, if they are often and well moistened.
  4. Toothache: For toothache, a tablespoon of these drops is taken with a little water and kept in the mouth for a little while or the aching tooth is moistened. The pain soon eases and the putrefaction disappears.
  5. Blisters on Tongue: Blisters on the tongue or other infirmities of the tongue are frequently moistened with drops and healing soon occurs.
  6. Inflamed Throat: If the throat is hot or inflamed, so that food is only swallowed with difficulty, these drops are swallowed slowly, morning, noon and evening and they take away the heat and heal the throat.
  7. Cramps: Tor stomach cramps, 1 tablespoonful is taken.
  8. Colics: For colic, 3 tablespoons are taken slowly, one after the other, and relief will soon be felt.
  9. Constipation and Gas: They rid the body of wind (gas) and cool the liver, eliminate all troubles of the intestines and stomach and help constipation.
  10. Stomach and Digestion: An excellent remedy for stomach disorders, if the digestion is faulty or food cannot be kept down.
  11. Gall bladder pain: They are beneficial for pain in the gall bladder. 2 Tablespoonful daily in the morning and evening and at night compresses and soon all pain will disappear.
  12. Dropsy: For dropsy, 1 tablespoon in white wine is taken in the morning and evening for 6 weeks.
  13. Ear and Hearing: For pain and buzzing in the ear, a piece of cotton wool is moistened and put into the ear. It is very beneficial and brings back lost hearing.
  14. Morning sickness: For morning sickness, 1 tablespoon of the drops in red wine is given in the morning for 3 days, half an hour later a walk is taken. Then breakfast with no milk. These drops should not be taken after drinking milk.
  15. Pregnancy: In the last 14 days of pregnancy, if 1 tablespoon of the drops is taken mornings and evenings, it promotes the birth. For easy expelling of the afterbirth, a coffee spoonful is given every 2 hours, until the afterbirth is expelled without pain.
  16. Mild: If, after a birth, when the mild dries up, inflammation develops, it quickly subsides, if a moistened piece of cloth is applied.
  17. Worms: They expel worms, even tapeworms, in children and adults, the amount taken by children being according to age. A piece of cloth moistened with drops is applied to the navel and kept moist
  18. Pustules: They rid children of pustules. The children are given these drops according to age, diluted with water. If the pustules start to dry up, they are moistened frequently with these drops and no scars will develop.
  19. Jaundice: For jaundice, very soon all complaints disappear, if 1 tablespoon or these drops is taken 3 times daily and compresses are applied to the swollen liver.
  20. Hemorrhoids: They open all hemorrhoids, and heal kidney, rid the body of all unnecessary liquids without further treatment, taking away melancholy and depression and improve appetite and digestion. Hemorrhoids are reduced, if in the beginning, they are moistened frequently and if the drops are taken internally, especially before going to bed, they will soften the hemorrhoids.
  21. Fainting: If someone has fainted, open their mouth if necessary, give them 1 tablespoon of the drops and they will come to.
  22. Spasm and cramps: This remedy rids you of the pain of spasm [cramps] so that it will cease in time.
  23. Consumption (tuberculosis): For consumption, take them daily in the morning or on an empty stomach and continue the treatment for 6 weeks.
  24. Menstrual Flow: If the menstrual flow ceases for a woman or is too heavy, she takes these drops 3 days and repeats it 20 times. They will, what is too much, lessen and, what is too little, even out.
  25. Whites: This remedy also helps to cure “whites” (white vaginal discharge).
  26. Epilepsy: If someone is afflicted with epilepsy, he has to be given these drops on the spot and he should then take this remedy exclusively, since it strengthens the affected nerves as well as body and rids it of all sickness.
  27. Dizziness and Indisposition: They heal lameness and rid you of dizziness and indisposition.
  28. Pustules They heal also hot pustules and erysipelas.
  29. Fever: If someone has fever, be it hot or cold, and is very weak, he is given 1 tablespoon of the drops and the patient, if he is not overloaded with other medications, will in a short time come to, the pulse will start to beat again and the fever, no matter how high it was, will pass and the patient will soon be better.
  30. Cancer, Rock Marks and Warts: The drops also heal cancer, old rock marks, warts and chapped hands. If the wound is old or festering or proud flesh has developed, everything is washed well with white wine and a piece of cloth moistened with the drops is laid upon it.
  31. Wounds and Blemishes: They heal, without danger, all wounds, be they from a stab or a hit, if they are moistened frequently. A piece of cloth is taken, moistened with the drops and the wounds covered therewith. They take away the pain in a short time, permit no blemish or putrefaction and heal also old wounds which were caused by a shot. If there are holes, the drops are sprinkled into the wound which need not necessarily be cleaned beforehand. Through repeated applying of the moistened cloth healing occurs in a short time.
  32. Wounds, Scars and Cuts: They take away scars, even if very old, wounds and cuts, if moistened up to 40 times with them. All the wounds heal and leave no scars.
  33. Fistulas: They heal all fistulas, even if they seem incurable, be they as old as may be.
  34. Burns and Scalds: They heal all burns and scalds, be they caused by fire, not water or fat, if the injuries are moistened frequently. No blisters form, the heat is taken out and even festering blisters are healed.
  35. Bruises and Swellings: They serve against swelling and bruises, be they caused by a blow or a fall.
  36. Appetite: If someone cannot eat with appetite, they bring back the lost taste.
  37. Anemia: In anemia, they bring back the lost color, if taken for a period in the morning. They cleanse the blood and form new blood and promote circulation.
  38. Rheumatic Pains: Rheumatic pains in the limbs are eased if the drops are taken morning and evening and a moistened cloth is applied to the aching parts.
  39. Frost Bite: They heal frost bitten hands and feet, even if there are open parts, if a moistened cloth is applied as often as possible, but especially at night.
  40. Corns: For corns, a cotton ball, moistened with the drops, is applied and kept moist. After 3 days the corns fall out or can be removed painlessly.
  41. Bites: They heal too, bites of mad dogs and other animals, if taken internally since they heal and destroy all poison. A moistened cloth is laid upon the wounds.
  42. Infectious Diseases: For plague arid other infectious diseases, it is well to take the drops repeatedly, since they heal plague boils and swellings, even if already in the throat.
  43. Sleeplessness: He who cannot sleep at night takes these drops before going to bed. For nervous sleeplessness, a piece of cloth moistened with diluted drops is laid upon the heart.
  44. Drinking: A drunk can be sober on the spot with 2 tablespoonfuls.
  45. He who takes these drops mornings or evenings daily needs no further medication, since they strengthen the body, tone up the nerves and the blood, take away the trembling of hands and feet. In short, they take away all illnesses. The body stays supple, the face young and beautiful.


Ingreedients of Golden Sweden Bitter

The ingredients of Golden Sweden Bitter are:

Myristica fragrans Houtt. Myristicaceae – 17 g

Aloë barbadensis Mill. Asphodelaceae – 13 g

Rheum spp. Polygonaceae – 9 g;

Zingiber officinale Roscoe Zingiberaceae – 9 g

Hypericum perforatum L. Hypericaceae – 7 g

Boswellia spp. Burseraceae – 5 g

Thymus serpyllum L. Lamiaceae – 5 g

Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe Zingiberaceae – 4 g

Gentiana lutea L. Gentianaceae – 4 g

Angelica archangelica L. Apiaceae – 4 g

Dictamnus albus L. Rutaceae – 4 g

Achillea millefolium L. Asteraceae – 3 g

Origanum vulgare L. Lamiaceae – 3 g

Bolus armenicus – 2 g

Lentinus edodes (Berk.) Singer, Pleurotaceae – 2 g

Carlina acaulis L. Asteraceae – 2 g

Centaurium erythraea Rafn., Gentianaceae – 2 g

Crocus sativus L. Iridaceae – 1 g

Cassia angustifolia M. Vahl. Fabaceae – 1 g

Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl. Lauraceae – 1 g

Persicaria bistorta (L.) Samp. Polygonaceae – 1 g

Mumio (natural Theriac) – 1 g

Wine and alcohol.