Historically, beer has not only been drunk for pleasure, but it is also said to have healing qualities. Today science has confirmed the truth of this. In principle beer is nothing other than a medicinal herbal mixture. As a result of the Reinheitsgebot, beer in Germany was only made with hops, barley and malt, which are known to contain numerous healthy elements. The positive qualities in beer are mainly a result of the fermentation and bitters extracted from the hops and malt.