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Gift vinegar

See below Pestessig,

Popular term for a "medicine" or a repellent against the plague. The internal and external application of vinegar against various diseases and as a means of protection was already in use in ancient times. According to one of the versions, the "invention" of pesto vinegar dates back to 1720, when the plague raged in southern France. According to tradition, four thieves wandered around, robbing...

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