Gin is a liquor made from juniper berries and popularly drank as a highball cocktail combined with tonic. It is a well-enjoyed drink with the internet abounding with personalized gift bottles and gin-themed decorative sets for all the gin lovers out there. Even the elegant gin labels reflect its status as a spirit of luxury and class.
However, few know about this spirit’s original intended purpose. Before gin drinking became a widespread phenomenon, gin was used to treat gallstones, kidney ailments, gout and the likes way back in the mid-17th century Holland.
However, it’s alternative uses are still relevant today.