A cure for everything

  • 2012-02-08
  • By Emily Kernot
RIGA - Few Baltic businesses can boast 260 years of successful trade, so Latvijas Balzams is toasting its history this year by recollecting how its curious story commenced, and the characters involved.No one knows where Abraham Kunze came from or who he really was. An escaped Jew from Germany, or perhaps Italy? A bookseller on the shores of the river Daugava charading as a pharmacist? Whatever the facts are, as the famed creator of Riga Black Balsam, the herbal elixir with myth-like healing properties, he made his mark on Latvia in a profound way. “Although back then a pharmac...
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