You may have heard about the wonders of cayenne pepper. But at that critical moment, you may not have it to hand. Besides, Scotch whiskey contains some plant chemicals that are not found in cayenne pepper. And most households have a bottle of whiskey somewhere. If you don’t have one in yours, buy a couple of bottles and keep them for emergencies.
How does Scotch whiskey work in this case? To start with, it contains the powerful plant chemicals available in oak – called tannins. These tannins are soaked for years into the whiskey from the oak barrels that the whiskey is stored and aged in. The aging process raises the concentration of these vital healing compounds. The length of soaking is the secret to get the tannins into the whiskey.
The changes that occur in the whiskey could be the reason that aged whiskeys are highly valued. It is recommended to use Scotch that is no more than twelve years as over-aging can result in the tannins converting into other compounds.
In addition, Scotch whiskey can feed the heart a quick-acting liquid energy in an emergency. This energy can keep it, the heart, alive. Don’t let a heart starve while waiting for help to arrive. Use Scotch whiskey. The tannins in the whiskey will keep your loved on, or you, whichever the case may be, on planet earth.
Helen Chow, ND