No. You may be thinking of the home remedy for decreasing rheumatoid. The golden raisin and gin cure is purported to reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Gin is the preferred liquor. Gin contains juniper berries, which give gin its flavor. They contain terpenes which have been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer to high blood pressure. Does it work? There is no hard, scientific evidence that gin or rum-soaked golden raisins reduce the inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Raisins themselves are a good source of fiber and fiber has been shown to help lower cholesterol when exercise and a low-fat diet are included. In this case you can skip the gin and just boost your fiber intake with raisins and other high-fiber foods to help lower your cholesterol. Although including the gin may temporarily make you feel better.
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There are no studies to support the use of gin soaked raisins to treat arthritis. This has been used as a folk remedy that is believed to relieve arthritis pain. Some believe that the gin soaked raisins contain ingredients that act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent and a natural pain killer. As with any home remedy, you should discuss this with your doctor as it may have negative interactions with other medications that you are taking.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.