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A cordial is tonic made from plant matter (eg fruits, vegetables, leaves). Medieval cordials could be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and were generally consumed for their presumed good effects upon the person's health.

Modern fruit cordials (concentrates of fruit juice and sugar which are diluted wth water) available in Australia (but strangely rare in northern Europe and North America) bear some similarity to certain medieval cordials, and are thus often provided to drink at feasts in Lochac.