Q. I have read about combining something called Certo with grape juice for arthritis pain. I suffer something awful and have never heard of Certo. My pharmacist was no help.
Is it an herb, a home remedy, a drug or a plant? How does it work on arthritis? Also how can Certo be purchased and where?
A. Certo is liquid plant pectin. Home canners use it to thicken jams and jellies. It can be found in most grocery stores in the canning supplies department.
We have no idea why the combination of grape juice and Certo seems to be helpful for joint pain. There are various recipes for this remedy. One is to mix one tablespoon of Certo in 8 oz. of grape juice daily.
Our Guide to Home Remedies has more details on this and other arthritis remedies like gin-soaked raisins.