November 15th, 2000 Book of Colonial Herbal Cures Describes Wine Remedies For colonial Americans, wine was much more than a drink with dinner. It was a medicine, too -- the base ingredient for countless herbal tonics and tinctures taken for ailments from apoplexy to ague, even injuries inflicted by witchcraft.
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