Botany at the Opera house

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In 1895, the Wien musician Johann Strauss son, “the King of Waltz”, composed an operetta called Waldmeister (woodruff).

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Waldmeister is a plant, knowed in latin as Galium odoratum (Familia Rubiaceae), but has many popular names in each country. It was used in sodas due to its digestive effect. The principal active component is the coumarin glycosides.

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The operetta talks about the adventures of the botanist Erasmus Friedrich Müller.

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