Raisins+gin for arthritis.

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Subject: Re: Arthritus
From: Star Dancer <strdancr.gate.net>
Date: 5 Aug 1995 01:59:37 GMT

My mother six months ago was facing total knee replacements because of arthritis. Two months ago she started taking an old wives remedy. Last week we went to the beach, walked for hours in the flea market and went shopping all weekend long. The recipe for this is

1 lb of GOLDEN raisins. (they must be the golden ones)
½ pint of gin.

you place the raisins into a bowl and pour the gin over them. Leave them sit on the counter uncovered until the gin has been absorbed into the raisins. This also dissipates the alcohol. When the raisins have absorbed all the liquid cover them and put them in the refrigerator. Eat 9 of these raisins every day. It took about 5 weeks or so for the effects to be as they are. I watched her walking better every day after about the 5th week. All of a sudden it occured to her that she was walking without limping again. The change in her has been wonderful.


From: gail miller <gail.escape.com>

My cousin eats ten gin soaked white raisins every night and appears to have great success making the arthritic pain in her hands subside. She covers the raisins with gin in a jar for two weeks, adding gin if necessary as it is absorbed by the raisins to keep them covered. Anybody else have experience with this?


From: cherridge.delphi.com Connor

>Does anyone know of any herbs that help reduce the pain of severe arthritis?

Yes,
Take two pounds of white raisens commonly called 'golden' raisens and mix in a pint of gin. Stir it occasionally for two days until all of the alcohol has evaporated and the gin has completely soaked into the raisens.
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Eat only 10 raisens a day. It will take about two months for the pain to completely stop.


From: p_iannone.pop.com (Paul Iannone)

: Take two pounds of white raisens commonly called 'golden' raisens and mix in a pint of gin.

Commonly called sulfured raisins. The sulphites used in these raisins (to change their color and preserve them) are not very healthy for you, and if you want to drink gin, just go ahead and do it. Such use of alcohol to kill arthritis pain is not new (!), nor is it healthful if the problem is associated with reddened joints or liver problems.

It would make vastly more sense to drink an alcohol extract of the proper herbal arthritis formula.


From: tatyana.blarg.com

: Take two pounds of white raisens commonly called 'golden' raisens and mix in a pint of gin.

As much as I wish it were true, this does NOT work. Alcohol has been a long time pain reliever in many countries, that's all this will do. Unfortunately there isn't even enough in the raisins to have much of an effect. I have heard, though, that evening primrose whatever helps with arthritis. This was recently posted in the arthritis newsgroups (about the raisins).


From: Star Dancer <StrDancr.gate.net>

>As much as I wish it were true, this does NOT work. Alcohol has been

I beg to differ with you, I have SEEN the difference in my mother after taking the raisins & gin thing. She has gone from nearly bed ridden to walking the beach. And it isn't just being masked. Her x-rays have shown a decrease in the inflamation and swelling and even her doctor has been impressed with the changes.


From: carolbil.ix.netcom.com (Carol Leavenworth)

Star Dancer <StrDancr.gate.net> writes:
>>Does anyone know of any herbs that help reduce the pain of severe arthritis?
>Yes... but it may sound strange!
>My mom had severe arthritis in her knees to the point of being in agony just to go to the living room from the bedroom. She finally decided to try "gin and raisins" that she had been told about before.
>take a pound of "golden" raisins.(Must be golden) and a half pint of gin. pour the gin over the raisins in a bowl and stir them often for a couple of days until the liquid has been absorbed. (the alcohol will evaporate by then also). When the liquid has been completely absorbed take 10 raisins a day. In about 6-8 weeks you will not believe the difference.
>I saw this with my own eyes so I know it works. I've heard from others that it works also. But now my mom goes to the malls and the beaches again and the difference is amazing!

I got this same receipe from my mother. It worked for me and when I recently asked her about her arthritis, she said "I don't have arthritis" so I guess it has worked for her too. I heard to take 9 raisins a day.


From: p_iannone.pop.com (Paul Iannone)

: I got this same receipe from my mother. It worked for me and when I recently asked her about

Eat a pound or two. This is sympathetic magic at its finest.

This has never, and will never work for actual arthritis. What it works for is for Stagnation-type joint pain, a minor sort of 'Bi' (Obstruction syndrome). Alcohol Moves Qi, so it resolves the Stagnation. Exercise of a mild sort, like Tai ji quan, will do the same, and will also help Dredge the Channels so your pain doesn't come back.


Also see http://www.henriettes-herb.com/archives/best/1994/arthritis.html.