Gin is an English alcoholic beverage that came from the Netherlands.
The production of gin began in the mid 17th century in the Netherlands, and after the “Glorious revolution” it had spread to England. The greatest popularity it gained after in London was established market for the sale of low-quality wheat, out of which manufacturers produced the beverage. The government has not imposed any duties on the production of gin, and, as a result, by the early 18th century, its spread has reached unprecedented proportions. Thousands of taverns and shops selling gin have appeared. The total volume of its production was six times higher than the volume of beer production.
Over time the process of making gin almost did not change. Its main component is wheat alcohol, which appears in the process vertical distillation and, after adding juniper berries, its unique dry taste. As herbal supplements in drink production, manufacturers can use lemon zest, Dudnikova orris root, orange, coriander, and cinnamon. According to established international standards, the strength of the drink may not be less than 37.
Today, gin is only of two types: the London and Dutch. They have a completely different production technology. At all stages of the distillation of Dutch gin, they add juniper, and the drink’s output strength is about 37. London beverage they obtain by adding aromatic substances and distilled water in the ready-made wheat alcohol. Beverage strength at the output is about 40-45. English gin has three types: London Dry, Plymouth, and Yellow.
Typically, this drink is colorless, but while aging in oak barrels, it can purchase a shade of amber. Only Dutch variety has a long shelf life. English gin, except for the brand Seagram’s Extra Dry, they do not age.
Since its inception Jin went from being a low-quality substitute to a true gentleman’s drink. And now it’s popular both in pure form and in various cocktails.
Gin, like any other alcoholic beverage should not be consumed in large quantities. Curative and preventive properties gene has only in small doses.
Gin in the middle ages appeared as a medicinal tincture with a diuretic effect. People sold it in pharmacies in small doses. The classic gin and tonic came to India and gained popularity extensively as a cure for malaria. The main active tool to quinine contained in tonic water, has a bitter taste, and blending it with the alcohol made the drink much more enjoyable.
Currently, gin is popular for friction and the prevention of colds.
Brew of chamomile (2 tbsp per 100 ml) with 50 g Gin also helps with bronchitis and has expectorant action. You need to take a tablespoon for two days before eating.
To relieve lower back pain with sciatica there are several recipes on the basis of gin. The composition is the fresh juice of white radish, onion, and two tablespoons of gin. It is necessary to put on the gauze folded several times, put it in the painful area, cover for sealing polyethylene, and on top to wrap up warm, dense fabric. After half an hour, you should remove the compress and whip the skin area with a soft cloth dampened with warm water.
Another option of the compress is much easier. It is necessary to moisten the gauze with a gin, attach it to the hearth pain and the same as in the previous recipe, cover with polythene and warm cloth. You need to keep it for three hours, after which you should clean and lubricate with moisturizing cream the skin. The same compress helps with angina.
Gin is also popular to treat the larynx’s swelling and inflammation due to an infection or overexertion of the vocal cords. A mixture of onion, two tablespoons of sugar and two cups of water boil until onions soften and add the 50 g of gin. Take a teaspoon of decoction during the day.
Harm of Gin and contraindications
The systematic use of gin in large quantities, can lead to alcohol dependence and disruption of the cardiovascular system.
In connection with individual intolerance to juniper in the composition of the gene can cause an allergic reaction. For this reason, this alcoholic drink is contraindicated for people with inflammation of the kidneys and hypertension.
Gin of low quality or fake can seriously harm the human body. So you should take gin brands, the quality of which is controlled by the manufacturer and is not in any doubt.
Sweet taste of the drink is a sign of low quality drink.