Gin and raisins

@JudyEv (101028)
Bunbury, Australia
December 5, 2017 6:38pm CST
About a week ago I suddenly had severe pains in two fingers. This persisted for some time then eased a bit. As far as I know I hadn’t done anything to cause this. Since then the knuckles in particular have stayed sore and now some of the other knuckles are going out in sympathy from time to time. I’m tipping it’s arthritis and it’s painful enough that I’m resorting to a ‘cure’ that an old friend put me on to many years ago. Gin-soaked raisins. On googling it I found it is commonly touted as helpful in cases of arthritis. I don’t care if it is all in the mind or not as long as it helps. So I have my cup of raisins soaking in half a cup of gin. The gin must contain juniper berries. Once the gin is all soaked (in about a week apparently) I’m to have nine raisins a day. If that doesn’t work I’ll double the dose. Has anyone tried this before? Had any success with it?
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@Platespinner (18532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Dec
If you keep increasing the dose, eventually you won't care.
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@owlwings (38179)
• Cambridge, England
6 Dec
I like your spirit! There's some raisin in what you say, too!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Dec
@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
That's what I'm thinking. I intend to thoroughly test this theory.
@Happy2BeMe (70216)
• Canada
6 Dec
I have never heard of it before so i never tried it but you got nothing tonlose by trying it. Keep us posted.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Hopefully in six or seven weeks I might start to see some results. I'll certainly keep you posted.
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@Happy2BeMe (70216)
• Canada
6 Dec
@JudyEv I will be watching for the updates
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
No, I have not tried, I know that my husband loves to soak raisins in aged Rum or Brandy, not because of health benefits, just because he loves the taste.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I'm hoping I'll like the taste too. I'm not overly fond of raisins but soaked in gin? Who knows?
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
@JudyEv I am not fond of raisins either, I think that they are better soaked in whisky, rum or brandy than in a white liquor like gin or vodka.
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• United States
7 Dec
But the question is: Does your husband have arthritis?
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• United States
6 Dec
I've never heard of it, but I would definitely try it. I hope it helps.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It is worth a try I think. And better than having pain-killers although I'm not at that stage yet.
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@TRBRocks420 (62235)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Dec
Sounds like a pretty good medicine :)
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I've heard of worse!
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@ilocosboy (33324)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Wow that is nice thing to know, now I have good reason to have gin with raisins.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
Wouldn't it be good if it worked? Some of the testimonies on the web seem to think it helps.
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@ilocosboy (33324)
• Philippines
7 Dec
if this work I will also campaign for this, haha
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• Preston, England
7 Dec
not heard of it though I happily drink gin and eat raisins
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
Perhaps they'll find each other along the way and help prevent arthritis.
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• Preston, England
9 Dec
@JudyEv yes, though drinking gin is great in itself
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@allknowing (55773)
• India
7 Dec
Just what the doctor ordered is what comes to mind. Who would not want to have arthritis if this is the cure (lol)
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
It will be great if it works. It won't be a cure but if it stops the pain and/or stops it getting worse or slows down the onset that would be good.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21651)
• United States
6 Dec
I've never heard of this remedy. I hope that it works for you.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
It would be good if it stops my knuckles from hurting so much. It's not that bad but judging by friends who have arthritis it is only going to get worse.
@teamfreak16 (36567)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec
I haven't heard of it, but it sounds like my kind of remedy!
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I intend to test it thoroughly before making a decision either way.
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@Madshadi (4789)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
I’ve never hear of that medicine before. But I heard that Sweden Bitter is good for arthritis. I hope you will feel better
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It could be much worse but my fingers are definitely sore.
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@Juliaacv (23246)
• Canada
6 Dec
I've never heard of that remedy before. Can you eat raisins and still drive afterwards?
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@shaggin (26901)
• United States
6 Dec
I have never heard of doing this before but anything to ease the pain that isn’t addictive or has bad side effects is good! Let us know in a few weeks if it helped or not.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I can't see how it can hurt and it just might work. My research says it will be about 7 weeks before I'll feel any different.
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@1creekgirl (8744)
• United States
7 Dec
I've heard of it and actually tried it one time, but probably not long enough to see if it worked.