Syrup is a thick and gelatinous fluid. It is usually prepared by dissolving large amounts of sugar in boiling water. However, it shows a slight tendency to the deposit crystals. Syrup’s use is not only restricted to the medicinal world as it is also used in culinary activities and beverage industries to add flavour and taste to recipes. Pharmaceutical syrups (medicated and non-medicated syrups), culinary syrups and syrups of beverages (simple/flavoured and gomme syrups) are the well-known syrup varieties.
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It is a medicinal substance taken by millions of people worldwide for health, vitality and energy. Whenever patients complain to doctors about perceived declension of strength or weakness, they prescribe specific types of tonic in addition to the regular medications. It gives a feeling of heartiness or well-being. Best of all, it is the best remedy for various ailments. Tonic water is commonly used as a “cocktail mixer” for carbonated beverages, particularly those made with vodka or gin.
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