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This was initially a purging ale flavoured with coriander seeds, rosemary, sage flowers, senna and wormwood.
Later the spices were adjusted to include several more spices and omit the senna, and hot purl remained a favourite morning drink with Londoners until well into the 19th century. See 'Senna'; 'Wormwood'
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