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Fee verte

Prose name derived from the color (green fairy) for the absinthe; look there.

A spirit with a characteristic green color using the mugwort family "Artemisia absinthum", which is also used in the wormwood is used. The first mention of an absinthe-like drink comes from the antique Greece. Pythagoras (570 to 510 BC) and Hippocrates (460 to 377 BC) reported its healing power, its effect as aphrodisiac and the creativity boost they got from the drink. The original absinthe recipe originally did not contain any anise, It actually had a medicinal, invigorating effect in the eye and was made from wormwood oil, sage oil, lemon balm, violet root oil, cinnamon, some secret ingredients and chlorophyll extract (hence "the green fairy"). Henri-Louis first Pernod (1776-1851) also added anise after buying the recipe towards the end of the 18th century and first establishing production in Switzerland and then also in France. After the absinthe...

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