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Gin Soaked Raisins For Treating Arthritis Pain {Plus Tips}

This home remedy was sent in by three different readers over the past year or so but I was hesitant to publish it since it involves consuming a bit of alcohol and I’m extra cautious with those…but I finally got a chance to do a bit of investigating and found some credible online sources who have declared that it can work for relieving arthritis pain (and why).

First, here’s the gist of the remedy (all three recipes were pretty much the same so I’ll combine them into one), I added the sources I researched underneath:

*Can make any amount you wish, this is just a rough guideline



Who says it works? Dr. Oz himself [1] has declared this one a winner:

Verdict: It works! Drinking alcohol has been shown to cut the risks of developing rheumatoid arthritis in half. Gin is flavored by the juniper berry, which contains anti-inflammatory properties. Raisins contain ferulic acid, gentisic acid and salicylic acid – all natural pain relievers

Here’s an article from FoxNews [2] explaining in more detail why it can work, a brief quote (they also advise eating 10 a day):

The deductions here do not add up to an absolute guarantee that gin-soaked raisins will work to relieve your arthritis. But without question, there are enough anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving compounds in the golden raisins, the sulfur dioxide and the juniper gin to add up to a lot of very likely relief.

Thanks very much to Bill, Cheryl and Maria for sending this in (who each claimed it works for them or for a loved one), sorry I took my time posting it!

If you’re looking for a remedy that doesn’t contain alcohol, I do have a few here to try:

Note: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is simply a collection of information that I’ve gathered.