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Old 03-31-2008, 04:13 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by JMac View Post
I have been having a shot of rum and it does lessen the sore throat. However I haven't put any sugar or sugar content items in as I seem to remember from high school biology that sugar promotes bacteria/virus growth??
I think alcohol kills bacteria and viruses better than sugar promotes them. Somewhere out there on the net are old medical journals extolling the virtues of alcohol. My friend has a century old book instructing doctors how to distill spirits as a cure for many aliments. Generally, tinctures of herbs and barks, seeds and extracts of many varieties were brewed for many uses. Bitters were probably originally medicinal in nature.
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