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absinthe

A spirit with characteristic green color using the mugwort family "Artemisia absinthum", which is also found in the wormwood is used. First mentions of an absinthe-like drink come from the antique Greece. Pythagoras (570 to 510 BC) and Hippocrates (460 to 377 BC) reported on its healing power, its effect as aphrodisiac and the increase in creativity that they experienced through the drink. The original recipe of Absinthe originally did not contain any anise, It actually had a medicinal, invigorating effect in mind and was made from wormwood oil, sage oil, lemon balm, violet root oil, cinnamon, made some secret ingredients and chlorophyll extract (hence "the green fairy"). First Henri-Louis Pernod (1776-1851) also added Anis after he had bought the recipe at the end of the 18th century and had first built a production in Switzerland and then in France. After the ban on absinthe at the beginning of the 20th century, Pernod had to change the recipe; the spirit now no longer contained absinthe.

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