Local anesthetic: interferes with neural signal transmission, slowing the function of your nervous system but can cause tissue damage due to its ability to break down cells, so it should not be poured on open wounds.

Cough suppressant: A hot toddy can help beat a cold. The vapor breaks up mucus and honey soothes the throat.

Mouthwash: Ethanol kills the bacteria that live in your mouth by denaturing their proteins and dissolving their lipids.

Temporary vivaciousness.

Esquire magazine