here. Ethyl alcohol is used all over, and in some developing nations they improvise and use it to fight a lot of poisons and bacteria.
The quintessential gin cocktail is the gin and tonic. Tonic, of course, being synonymous with medicine. The cocktail was introduced by the British navy to help fight malaria which was prevalent around India. The typical lime garnish was also a common cure for scurvy.
Gin has something of a dry, bitter flavor. You may not associate an alcohol with medicine and I urge you to change your thoughts on this. In fairness, alcohol is a poison. But we use chemotherapy as a treatment and that is really just poison fighting poison. Alcohol is the same way. Gin is the greatest example of this, alcohol blended with a variety of other medicines. It's oldest history goes to a dutch physician who knew that juniper drinks were already being used be patients to calm nerves and settle stomachs.
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