Q. As an active senior, I was more than dismayed with increasing arthritis that caused pain when I attempted simple activities. Aspirin and exercise helped a bit. I tried deleting the “reds” from my diet (meat, tomatoes, eggplant). I also took herbs like boswellia, turmeric and bromelain. They helped a little but not enough.
Then I tried the gin-soaked raisins and I am pain-free and flexible once more. Fantastic! My horses thank you, my grandkids thank you and my garden also thanks you.
A. We don’t know why some people get such relief from raisins in gin and others tell us this remedy is worthless. We’re delighted to learn that it worked for you.
To make this remedy, put golden raisins in a shallow bowl, cover with gin and allow it to evaporate. Eat nine daily. For more details on this and other natural approaches we offer our Guide to Alternatives for Arthritis.