International Gin & Tonic Day: 7 surprising health benefits of drinking gin | London Evening Standard

“The juniper-based spirit has shrugged off its reputation from the 18th century as ‘Mother’s ruin’ to become one of the nation’s favourite tipples.

Artisan distilleries have been popping up everywhere from Cornwall to Enfield, with a decent number even within the M25.

What might surprise you however is that gin has some health benefits – when drunk in moderation, of course. In fact, as early as the Middle Ages, gin was used as a form of herbal medicine.”