What is useful vodka?
The traditional Russian alcohol drink is considered both evil and good at the same time. Much has been written about the harm of vodka, including on our website here: “What is harmful to vodka?”. However, this drink has positive qualities. Doubt? So let's find out if vodka is good?
Distilled beverages existed in different parts of the world. In Russia from the XIV century. herbs, berries, etc. infused with alcohol were called vodka. From the 16th century onwards. they began to get alcohol by distillation of rye (bread wine), from the XIX century. potatoes Only by the end of this century, vodka acquired a familiar recipe from grain.
How to use externally
How can you use vodka for "peaceful purposes"? Useful properties of vodka are determined by the presence of alcohol in its composition. It is, above all, antiseptic. Used for disinfection of small wounds, injections.
The property of alcohol - to evaporate quickly - makes vodka a first aid for burns. As it evaporates, it cools the burned surface.
The warming properties of vodka are used in compresses - the favorite method of treatment for diseases of the joints, sprains, and sore throats. Such a compress is made simply: a piece of cloth is moistened with vodka, covered with parchment and a warming bandage.
If there is inflammation of the ear, if there are no drops at hand, you can insert a flagellum soaked in vodka rolled into cotton wool into the ear canal.
By a little
Popular treatment of colds also involves the internal use of vodka, half a cup of which should be washed down with hot tea with raspberries. Then wrap yourself well, go to bed. This method is especially effective in the initial stages of the disease.
Vodka is used to prepare various medicinal tinctures of medicinal plants, rubbing. For example, an infusion of ginseng root has a stimulating effect, calendula flowers - used in the treatment of acne and for gargling (diluted with water), hawthorn - for lowering pressure.
It has been established that small doses of alcohol contribute to the normalization of blood circulation, reduce cholesterol levels, and stimulate mental activity.But provided that only 30 grams of vodka is consumed per day.