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Whisky in home remedies

May 26, 2014

Most of the home remedies have been time tested and people have been using them since long. These handy and effective home remedies prescription tips are passed on from generation to generation with a lot of love and care and concern. Using spices and herbs for the treatment of minor ailments have always been a common practice. Even the ease of using modern forms of medicines tablets, pills, syrups and other medicines that are made by using chemicals have not been able to stop or wipe out usage of home remedies completely.

Over a period of time, even the modern medical science seems to have acknowledged the efficacy of these home remedies. This is evident from the emergence of a separate range of herbal medicines and other products of many pharmaceutical companies. Almost all of us must have received one or the other home-remedy treatment for stomach-ache, nausea, or common cold especially when we were young children.

Many of us might also be aware that brandy mixed with hot water or small amount of hot milk is sometimes given to get rid of cold and cough. But it is interesting to find on the Web that the Scottish drink called toddy which is an effective age-old home remedy for cough and cold is prepared by using whisky. Thus, any variant of the Black Dog Scotch whisky from your bar can be used to prepare this drink to get rid of the irritating symptoms of cold and cough! Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve being triple matured and truly refined may add flavours and aromas to toddy!

Traditional Scottish hot toddy is said to be a mixture of whisky, boiling water, and sugar or honey. Additional ingredients like clove, cinnamon or a lemon slice/juice can be also added. There are several different recipes available on the internet but the basic ingredient is whisky.

I am sure, like me, the first correlation that might have come to your mind must also be of ‘taadi’ a traditional alcoholic beverage made from Palm in south of India!

Even Wikipedia says ‘It has been suggested that the name comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. The term could have been introduced into Scotland by a member of the East India Company.

Whisky in a home remedies treatment! Interesting, isn’t it?



Sangita Passey
26 May 2014



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