Vodka is believed to have "magical powers"
For centuries vodka was used as therapeutic and curative substance. Our ancestors believed vodka strengthens the weak and tired, and a shot of vodka can return life force faster than food.
The fact is vodka, essentially being alcohol, is antiseptic, diuretic, antitoxin and sedative substance.
Regardless though, it has helped many in the past as sedative in surgeries. Medicinal tinctures for many different diseases were sold in apothecaries, and to this day diluted alcohol is widely used as disinfectant.
Vodka used externally by rubbing onto patient's body, chest, legs or upper back, and can reduces high fever.
Many people who live past 100 year milestone, have a habit of drinking 30-50 grams of vodka or cognac every day. It helps prevent arteriosclerosis and improve blood circulation.
Sometimes a little vodka can help to relax and fall asleep easily. In the winter some people may consume alcohol to stay warm.
It is very important not to drink if you have medical conditions or use medications. NEVER drink when pregnant or nursing, before work, important day activity, or when operating heavy machinery!
NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!!!