Vodka & Health - Health Benefits of Vodka

Vodka in pink glass

As with many other strong alcohol beverages, since the moment of its creation health benefits of vodka became quickly apparent to the medical community. During early years of vodka's existence, it was almost exclusively used as a medicinal remedy, both in external uses (as a lotion) and as a consumable remedy. As the process of its creation received numerous advancements, brewers quickly started focusing its use from medicine to the consumers of alcohol. In the last few decades, medical community finally started detailed examination of effect that moderate intake of vodka has on a human metabolism. Results from those studies show that vodka has many benefits, and if used moderately it can substantially improve general health of consumer and prevent many deadly illnesses. One of the scientist crucial conclusions is that vodka (and any other alcohol beverage) must be consumed in moderate quantities for the benefits to be effective. Recommended daily quantity that is today prescribed as safe is of 25-30ml of alcohol for women and 35-40 for men.

Some of the Health Benefits of Vodka:

  • It reducing stress and cause relaxation (it is effective for inducing sleep).
  • It is excellent disinfectant.
  • It has anesthetic properties, and was often administered to wounded soldiers before on-field medical operations.
  • It has very strong antiseptic and antitoxin effects.
  • It lowers high blood pressure, and improves blood circulation.
  • It can effectively decrease high fever if it's externally rubbed to the patient's body, chest, legs or upper back.
  • It used as an ingredient in many herbal medicine tinctures. Herbalists soak medicinal leaves and roots in vodka, which efficiently extract essential oils that are used in curing many other illnesses.
  • It contains no fat, and it can be used in any number of low-calorie diets.
  • It lowers mortality rate if consumed moderately.
  • It has great effect on cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart attack and blood clots.
  • It decreases risk of stroke, Alzheimer's, and type 2 diabetes.
  • It increases the amount of good cholesterol.
  • It aids in the digestion and can treat some common digestive problems.
  • It prevents the risk of hypertension.
  • It can help with the disorders that bring inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis).