Cognac – “health drink”
It has long been proven that cognac is not only a strong alcoholic drink, but also a therapeutic agent for many disorders and ailments. Being the most complicated mixture of organic and inorganic substances, cognac in the 18th century was attributed to more than 40 healing properties.
Proved that cognac has healing properties.
How and to whom is brandy useful?
Due to the large number of biologically active essential oils and alcohols, cognac rightfully occupies a leading position among strong alcoholic beverages that have a beneficial effect on the human body.
Cognac has a powerful antiseptic and tonic effect. Even in diluted cognac, all microbes and viruses, including the causative agent of cholera and typhoid fever, die within 5-10 minutes.
Tannins that are part of brandy, promote the rapid absorption of vitamin C, stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and improve digestion.
Cognac has a vasodilating effect that will relieve you from headaches.
Interesting! A study by American scientists showed that older women who regularly drink a little strong alcohol a day suffer less from age-related deterioration in brain function and 20% less likely to have memory problems.
Heated brandy with honey and lemon is an excellent antipyretic
It will help with toothache, as it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects.
A glass of brandy can reduce insulin levels and increase the sensitivity of cells to it. The “safe” amount for a diabetic is about 50 – 100 ml per day. It is interesting that for the treatment of diabetes mellitus before the invention of insulin only alcoholic beverages were used, in particular, strong wine and brandy.
Quality cognac increases the average life expectancy, reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease by up to 40%.
One tablespoon of brandy normalizes blood pressure and helps people suffering from hypotension.
Heated brandy with honey and lemon is an excellent antipyretic agent.
It is not by chance that cognac is considered an excellent digestif – a strong alcoholic drink served at the very end of the meal, activates digestion and speeds up the digestion of fats.
And finally, one spoon of cognac, on the advice of doctors, will soothe the nervous system, relieve stress and help to cope with severe shock.
The main thing is to know when to stop and not to overdo it! Even Hippocrates said that “medicine for poison differs only in dose.”
Important! Bottles with brandy should be stored in an upright position in a dry, dark and cold place. An uncorked bottle should not be kept open for more than 2–3 months, since the beverage will begin to oxidize under the action of air, and its bouquet will not be so bright.
Cognac has a vasodilating effect.
So what is the secret of this noble drink?
Cognac differs from all other spirits in that its production technology implies long-term aging of distilled alcohol in oak barrels.
Interesting! The age of wood barrels in which cognac aging takes place is usually 150-200 years.
Already at the first stage, during distillation, the drink is saturated with important antioxidants for the body, which are responsible for the immune defense of the organism as a whole.
Then there is a long maturation of our wonderful “elixir”, accompanied by complex redox processes, during which useful substances are transferred from oak to cognac. Being in a barrel, the drink “breathes” – is saturated with oxygen from the air through the pores of the oak. At the beginning, a blend of cognac spirits comes in contact with the top layer of the barrel, tannins and lignins, which have antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties, go into cognac. Then the drink is enriched with aromatic substances and tannins, which favorably affect the human cardiovascular system. As a result, we get a real healing “elixir”, rightfully deserved the name “health drink”.
A spoon of brandy soothes the nervous system
Important! It is believed that the most useful brandy from 5 to 10 years of aging. Younger, as a rule, have not yet acquired all the necessary properties, and older ones can be overloaded with tannins.
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Important milestones in cognac history
We decided not to write a lot of superfluous words, not to make unnecessary explanations, but to describe the history of cognac briefly (and only in the case), so that you can trace its entire history without being distracted by superfluous information.
His Majesty Cognac Baron Otard
Baron Otard is an exquisite cognac created by the unrivaled bronze Jean-Baptiste Antoine Otard de la Grange. This talented baron inherited his love for winemaking from his father and grandfather and, as expected, decided to try himself in this difficult task. True, his main goal was to create something new.