I always heard that Jagermeister is very healthy for you and is a great digestive ,is all this true?Would a shot of Jagermeister make me more healthier or would the alcohol just be damaging me in time?

This is my first question on this site so sorry if I didn't formulated it quite well.

  • General medical onion is alcohol is not good. Red wine has some good stuff but alcohol is not on the list. Consult you Dr. – paparazzo Sep 15 '16 at 1:45
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    It sounds like good old-fashioned advertising to me. – Mick Sep 15 '16 at 6:38
  • @MickSharpe that is what I am wondering also. – John Pietrar Sep 15 '16 at 6:39
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I'm no expert but i'll give it a shot:

Jägermeister and other herbal liqueurs do contain herbal essences that probably have some effect on your body. But not in any medicinal quality, otherwise it couldn't be sold as food in the EU by law. There are strict rules (e.g. Directive 2001/83/EC).

In general the usefulness of digestifs for the digestion is heavily discussed (there are opinions that the alcohol takes away any positive effect the herbs might have). But i don't have any reliable sources at hand.

And the alcohol is unhealthy, no doubt.

So from a medicinal point of view: stay away from digestifs and stop eating too much so you won't need any digestion-helper.

From a recreational or culinary point of view: If you enjoy the taste, a digestif is a great closure of a good meal and the psychological effect of "believing it helps" works sometimes.

And i personally like the taste and drink it recreationally and not just as digestif ;)

  • I also like it that is why I wondered if it is also healthy :) – John Pietrar Sep 16 '16 at 11:25
  • Heh! I used to drink Amaro Montenegro when I worked in Italy. I loved the stuff. However, I can honestly say that it didn't help me with my Italian. It must be 30 years since I've downed a glass. – Mick Sep 16 '16 at 13:59

Apparently alcohol is not unhealthy if you limit yourself to a drink a day. Life expectancy increases with moderate alcohol consumption however if you go far beyond that life expectancy decreases.
I rarely have more than two to three drinks a month however in light of this information I'm thinking of increasing my consumption. 😉 Whether the 50-plus Herbs in Jagermeister make it healthier or not I think it's a good place to start. 💡

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Small amount of alcohol can reduce stress, cause relaxation, small improvement in circulatory system and provide psychological benefits. ıf it makes you feel good, tastes good, and causes no harm (if you do not over drink), then it is good for you. All these herbs ins,de may have some additional benefits although not medically proven yet.

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