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48506Carpathian Balsam

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  • waljaco
    Jul 28, 2012
      Came across a bottle of a 45%abv herbal liqueur from Ivano-Frankivsk in Western Ukraine called "Carpathian Balsam". It listed the ingredients which was useful -

      Green walnuts
      Cinnamon
      Vanilla
      Guilder rose berries (Virburnum opulus)
      Black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa)
      Rowan berries
      St. Johns wort
      Sweet clover (Melilot) (Melilotus officialis)
      Oregano
      Black currant leaves
      Morello cherry leaves
      Poplar buds
      Caramel coloring
      Honey
      Sugar

      So it is basically a Walnut liqueur (Nocino) with additional herbs, some of which have a medicinal quality. Sweet clover contains a blood thinner and St Johns wort is used as an anti-depressive. Black chokeberry is originally from U.S.A.

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