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History of wine articles:

Wine & health articles:Chronology of wine as medicineSummary of the medicinal uses of wine by the ancientsSummary of medicinal benefits of wine in moderationWine & health summary of OenotherapyAn update on OenotherapyAllergy, side effects and HangoversWhy white wine is just as good for you as red wineDementiaWhite wine & improved lung functionDr Phil Norrie's Thesis 'Wine and health through the ages'

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Summary of the medicinal uses of wine by the ancients

  1. Antiseptic - of wounds, of water, and preoperatively
  2. Tranquilizer/sedative
  3. Hypnotic
  4. Anaesthetic
  5. Anti-nauseant
  6. Appetite stimulant
  7. Tonic/restorative during convalescence
  8. Treatment of anaemia
  9. Diuretic
  10. Purgative (depending on type of wine)
  11. Anti diarrhoeal (depending on type of wine)
  12. Cooling agents
  13. Poultices
  14. Mixing medium for other medicines - sometimes with honey


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