Haarlemmerolie is a natural supplement that can be taken for a range of ailments. The potion is a mixture of
sulfur, herbsand terebinthoil. It is produced in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
It was invented in
1696by Claes Tilly and was marketed as a cure for many ailments.
The word "haarlemmerolie" (with a lowercase 'h') is now used in Dutch to indicate a fix for all problems. I.e., "lowering taxes will be like haarlemmerolie for the economy". This is also used sarcastically.
The medicine is also called "medicamentum gratia probatum".
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