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Kraft wine

See under sick wine.

Popular name for wines that were formerly prescribed for various diseases and ailments, although the actual effect was often not given. One of the oldest wines which has been said to have healing properties is the famous sweet wine Commandaria from the island of Cyprus. Many of the ancient authors praised the generally positive effects and healing power of wine. Depending on its use, there were names such as blood wine, childbed wine, strength wine, medicinal wine...

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