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Glossary - V

  • Vapour chamber This is the onion shaped alembic dome lid where evaporating vapours from the pot or boiler collect before proceeding to the condenser via the swan neck pipe.
  • This is a substance that dilates the blood vessels and thus decreases blood pressure.
  • Veronica The leaves of this aromatic plant are used to flavour liqueurs , for making teas and ointments. The veronica plant has digestive and antispasmodic properties.
  • Vetiver This plant is used to make essential oils , in the perfume industry and in aromatherapy . The leaves of this plant are also used for making mats and basketry.
  • Typical Serbian Moonshine, brandy made from pears.
  • Vodka This alcoholic spirit is made from various cereals (corn, rye and wheat), tubers (potatoes, beetroots), molasses soy beans, grapes and rice. Both the Russians and the poles claim to be the first to distill Vodka.
  • = Volatile Component .
  • Descriptive of certain substances, liquids or solids that evaporate easily. During  distillation  the more volatile components are the first to exit due to their low boiling points.
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