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Michael (New Zealand) on 08/26/2020
Plenty of recent postings on this Site extolling the virtues of Golden Raisins for Arthritis, so that's really interesting. Many of us Oldies have at least one or more creaking joints etc.!
Luckily, I have perloined the remaining dregs of a family member's London, Dry Gin bottle, carefully hidden away in the pantry. They won't miss it. Does the concoction need to be kept for two weeks in the Fridge?
In the quest to source a small supply of these G.R. at the Bottom of the World (ex. California usually), I stumbled on the following site that makes some pretty strong claims for the health benefits of G.R. WOW!!
Worth checking out - tooth enamel and cavities etc but "Wait there is more" ...the list goes on. One would be wise to check this site out I reckon and see what you think??!!
Valerie (Wirral) on 08/23/2020
Mama To Many (Tn) on 08/20/2020
You asked if we have tried the Gin soaked raisins remedy for arthritis. I have not, but back in the 90's my parents used this remedy! They must have seen it on a talk show and thought, "Why not?" They were very faithful with the remedy for quite some time and did find it to be helpful.
At the time, I thought it seemed pretty hokey. But really, it is a raisin tincture. I use tinctures with different plant products all of the time and I use them because they work. The gin is the menstruum and the raisin is the fruit of the plant. I have made an elderberry tincture before. With the elderberry fruit in vodka. I have put chaste berries into vodka to make a tincture. Why not raisins in gin?
Thanks for reminding us of this folk remedy!
~Mama to Many~
Lorik24 (New Castle, Va/usa) on 12/30/2011
It took about a week before I noticed anything, but wow did I notice a difference. I also take Bio-Flex, but when I slack off on the raisins/gin, I can tell the difference. Please give this a try. I make a second jar so I always have one waiting to be used. Good luck!!
Susan (Wv) on 03/14/2015
Ken (Amherst, Ny Usa) on 03/08/2013
P. S. The raisins may soak up the alcohol sooner than two weeks. Let the raisins sit two weeks before you try them. It doesn't seem to work if you try the raisins too soon.
Atlantiswaites (Phoenix, Az, Usa) on 01/04/2012
I'm surprised to not see the remedy of golden raisins soaked in gin for arthritis on this site. I learned of this from my aunt, who has arthritis in her neck (creating headaches) and knees, so her doctor actually told her to try soaking golden (they MUST be golden! ) raisins in any juniper berry gin. I gave some jars to my grandmother with rheumatoid arthritis and to my mother who has osteoarthritis for Christmas this year... it hasn't been long enough to get feedback from them so far, but my aunt swears this has helped her arthritis in her knees and neck.
Pour the gin to a level just above the level of the raisins in your jar.
Soak them for a week, which basically reconstitutes the raisins.
After that week, take anywhere between 5-10 raisins a day, whatever works for you.
Do yourself a favor and get two jars so that you can start your next jar as you start to run out of the first jar, otherwise, you'll have a week of no raisins.
Heiko (Northport, Ny, Usa) on 10/12/2010
Anonymous (Iowa) on 02/22/2009
Myra (Montgmery, AL) on 03/14/2008