What makes Gin so good?

By: Vaniitha Jaiin, On: November 2, 2015

When it comes to alcohol one is often vary about its effects on health, but the popular drink of statesmen, sailors, soldiers, suave men and sexy women is just the drink to keep the physical ailments at bay.

What is Gin?
Gin is a complex drink with tons of flavours. The spirit is made of wheat or rye, flavoured with blue-green berry of juniper and a secret combination of several herbs, which have medicinal side-effects.


What are the benefits of common herbs added to gin?


  • Juniper berries
    Adds aromatic notes of pine cones.
    Juniper berries have antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
  • Angelica Root
    Lends an earthy taste.
    Angelica Root eliminates toxins from the body and cure colds, urinary problems and rheumatism.
  • Coriander Seeds
    Makes gin warm spicy and adds peppery flavour.
    Coriander improves digestion, anti-diabetic and has neuro-protective benefits.
  • Cassia Bark
    Adds sweet spicy notes.
    Cassia Bark is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic.
  • Lemon peel
    Provides zesty lemony taste.
    Lemon peel is antiseptic, anti-anaemic and invigorating.
  • Liquorice root
    Lends sweet and light woody notes.
    Liquorice is considered the elixir of life and beautifying properties.
  • Nutmeg
    Adds aromatic peppery finish.
    Nutmeg soothes indigestion, improves blood circulation, detoxifies the body, etc.
  • Orange peel
    Makes gin crisp and sweet. Orange peel relieves respiratory problems, aids weight loss, improves heart health, etc.

What you must know about gin?


  • Gin was first made in England but originated from Genever (a cruder version of the juniper flavoured malted spirit) that was popular in Holland.
  • Dutch naval men drank Gimlet to stop scurvy and Brits mixed gin with tonic to prevent malaria, especially in Indian. It was also prescribed to ward off plague. More recently, gin soaked raisins are consumed to treat arthritis.
  • Gin is a bar tender’s best friend. The versatile white spirit blends with anything and everything. So, you have Martini, Gimlet, Long Island Iced Tea, Pink Lady and many more to sip on a good night.
  • The Philippines, USA and Spain are the top-three gin consuming countries in the world.
  • June 13th is celebrated at World Gin Day

Drink a glass of Gin and, maybe, keep the doctor away!

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