S.M.Novella Mints are a traditional preparation of essential ingredients of select aromatic plants, among which Erba di Santa Maria, or Costmary, well known to Santa Maria Novella’s apothecary monks for its digestive and calming properties. These lozenges refresh the mouth and placate thirst.
I dredged up a memory from decades ago of Aqua di Sta Maria Novella and found the site, if not the product online. I bought the tincture with melissa and other herbs for my daughter, who is prostrate with morning sickness. She actually found the smell soothing and the fact that she didn't immediately reject it makes me think it might even have been helpful. The beautiful fragranced ceramic pomegranate will wait as a later gift. The beautifully packaged delivery was remarkably quick.
Pasticche di S.M.Novella