Are you looking for a way to relieve body aches and arthritis pain? If so, drunken raisins may be an excellent natural remedy.
Sometimes called gin-soaked raisins or gin and raisins, these raisins offer excellent results.
Where did the idea of using drunken raisins to relieve arthritis pain start?
According to my research, it was a well-known radio personality, Paul Harvey, who began talking about the benefits of drunken raisins.
He started talking about these raisins in the 1990s, and later Good Morning America would feature these raisins in their show, “Home Remedies That Really Work…But We Don’t Know Why.”
After Paul Harvey had talked about the raisins on the air, many people begin mixing up batches of drunken raisins, spreading the word until the raisins became a popular choice among individuals who appreciate home remedies.
How do the Raisins work?
For years, my mother has been eating a few drunken raisins each day to help relieve her neck and shoulder pain. She was injured in a car accident, and after trying the raisins, she swears that they work.
In fact, whenever she travels, she always takes a batch of the drunken raisins along so she can keep eating them.
Some people think that the juniper found in the gin is the key. Others believe that the golden raisins have healing powers. Yes, it is important to make sure you use golden raisins when you make drunken raisins.
Personally, I think it’s both the curative powers of the raisins and the juniper, along with the positive intention and energy of taking this remedy, which helps to relieve pain and body aches.
Do you want to try drunken raisins? Personally, I’m not a big fan of gin.
However, I absolutely love the way these raisins taste after they absorb the gin, plump up and get all syrupy and sweet. They are simply delicious.
Why not try making a batch yourself?
① You’ll need a box of golden raisins. Don’t use black raisins.
Choose the golden raisins, which are sometimes referred to as white raisins. Add your golden raisins to a shallow bowl with a lid.
② Next, you need to pour some gin into the bowl. Make sure you add enough that the liquid comes up to the raisins. You shouldn’t cover the raisins – that’s too much gin.
③ After that, cover the bowl with some paper towels or a dish towel. Allow them to sit in the gin until all the gin evaporates.
④ They should be stirred a couple of times each day. In most cases, it will take 3-4 days, or even a week, for the gin to evaporate.
⑤ Since it takes a few days, I try to plan ahead. I keep my finished batch of raisins in an apothecary jar. Once I notice I’m getting a bit low, I begin making another batch of the raisins, adding a post-it note on top that lets me know they date by which they should be ready.
⑥ After my next batch is ready, I add them right to my apothecary jar, mixing them up. They don’t need to be refrigerated, you can keep them sitting out on your counter.
- Using a clean spoon, you should spoon out 9-12 of the prepared raisins each day. Of course, you don’t have to bother counting the raisins. Just scooping out a heaping teaspoon is perfect.
- You can eat your raisins at any time of day that works for you, whether it’s morning, night or the middle of the day. Just make sure you have some every day.
- Sometimes, it takes 3-6 weeks to begin noticing the benefits of taking your drunken raisins. However, the great results are well worth your wait.
I’m taking these raisins to help deal with some stubborn hip issues and some other joint problems. I actually take a tablespoon of the raisins each day. I love eating them.
Usually, I take the raisins after eating dinner, and sometimes I eat them instead of dessert. Try these delicious drunken raisins yourself. You have nothing to lose!
“I would not advise eating gin-soaked raisins if one has alcoholic tendencies or problems with addiction. Also, consult with your doctor if you are taking medications of any kind.”