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The benefits and harms of Vodka

Vodka — drink, which has no color and pronounced odor. The fortress of vodka from 37,5% to 56%. Most often vodka is used as a separate drink or as a component of cocktails.

Originally vodka was called tincture of berries, roots and herbs. But in the 20th century this word was used to refer to other beverage. When was the GOST, the concept of "vodka" meant for a pure ethanol, diluted in water to the fortress 40%.

Today, the production of vodka is the most significant process among the production of all alcoholic beverages.

Properties of vodka

In order for the vodka got the taste and color, in its production alcohol is distilled in a grain mash, soft water ready for breeding her alcohol, and then mix these two ingredients and filtered through activated charcoal.

To use vodka is useful in various diseases, and applied systematically and in the wrong doses can lead to negative consequences.

Use vodka

Despite the fact that the word "vodka" is associated with negativity, vodka can be useful. For example, it is used in the manufacture of medicinal products, aimed at external impact. Due to the antiseptic property of vodka is often added to tinctures of herbs, and also use it when applying the compress.

Vodka consumption in small amounts is also helpful. But you need to strictly follow the dose — no more than 30 ml per day. It is not necessary to use vodka on a daily basis. Even for occasional use reduces the risk of developing angina, arthritis, cancer and the common cold. Reduces the possibility of ischemic heart disease, atherosclerotic plaques slower start to appear and grow. Also a small dose of vodka helps to normalize sleep and the immune system, improve appetite, relieve headache, to normalize blood pressure and get rid of the cough, which is expressed in fits (usually they are in the trachea and bronchi).

The use of vodka

Vodka can be used for disinfection in case of scratches, cuts and abrasions as a poultice for boils and sores to reduce inflammation.

At the first signs of otitis media it is necessary to dilute vodka with water and instilled the solution into the ears. If a person has high temperature or heat burn, that vodka can be used for grinding areas of the body. Alcohol which contains vodka, evaporates quickly, but it has a cooling effect. Eating small quantities of this drink can positively affect the gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, cardiovascular system, gall bladder.

Tincture of red pepper and a dash of vodka for coughs, colds, scurvy and pneumonia. Gastric ulcer and other digestive diseases digestive tincture is made with vodka. Vodka tincture of birch leaves is used as a healing, anti-cough, analgesic and disinfectant.

The dangers of vodka

Vodka is harmful in large quantities and with frequent use, works to the detriment of the organism. It has the property of being absorbed by the mucous of intestine and stomach, which leads to the effect of intoxication. While elevated levels can be toxic poisoning.

Often, the vodka is produced poorly, so how is artisanal and has dangerous contaminants which can be hazardous and even lead to death.

An increased amount consumed at a time of vodka (500 ml) in addition to the well-known effects can lead to heart attack, brain hemorrhage or heart failure. The systematic use occurring alcohol dependence and impaired function of internal organs. During pregnancy, vodka consumption has a negative impact on the future of the child and threatens mental and physical disabilities. In the use of drink to persons under 18 years of age may slow growth and reduced mental alertness.

Experts emphasize that despite the useful qualities of vodka there are various alternatives that you should choose. So vodka it is not necessary to choose for the treatment or prevention of any disease in order to avoid possible negative consequences.