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
- 1 cup Golden or “White” raisins (can’t be any other kind)
- Approximately 3/4 cup good quality Gin
- Dump them into a glass or ceramic bowl (a large canning jar works too) then pour the alcohol over top until they are *just* covered (they must be fully covered).
- Cover bowl with a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter (to keep out dust) and set it out of the way (keep at room temperature).
- Leave for two weeks or until all the liquid has been absorbed by the fruit (minimum one week, top up with more if necessary).
- Store them in a sealed glass jar and refrigerate.
- Eat 9 of them each day, you can add them to a bowl of cereal if you don’t care for the taste of them on their own. You can also sprinkle with cinnamon to help with the taste.
- May take 4 to 6 weeks of daily consumption before it starts working.
- *Variation: One tip suggested eating 15 each day for the first two weeks, then drop to 9.
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 relieversHere’s an article from FoxNews  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:
- Eat tart cherries or drink sour cherry frequently.
- Cinnamon & Honey: Each morning take 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Fresh Ginger: Take a small piece of peeled, fresh ginger with breakfast, lunch and dinner (piece size about 1/2″).
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey: Each day take one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a large glass of water (warm).