Acqua di Santa Maria Novella

An ancient "anti hysterics" water that helps with nerves, indigestion, and motion sickness

The famed Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. It was founded by Dominican friars in the early 13th century and opened to the public in 1612 when word of their products spread. We are particularly interested in their “ancient preparations” which date back to their earliest days. The Aqua di Santa Maria Novella “is a specialty of the pharmacy, traditionally called “Acqua Antisterica”, literally “anti-hysterics water”. It is a mixture of essential ingredients of select aromatic plants used over the centuries and known for their calming and digestive properties: costmary, mint and cinnamon. The original formula was developed in 1614 by Friar Angiolo Marchissi.”


EUR 12

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