Recipe for rum soaked raisins

Robin Community Member September 21, 2007
  • I read someplace that eating rum soaked raisins helps with the rheumatoid arthritis.  Does anyone have this recipe?  Has anyone tried it?  Does it really help?  Thanks!  Robin
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  • Anonymous
    Tillie Jones
    Apr. 04, 2014

    Could it be the rum thats numbing. I would like to know more from someone who knows why it works.

  • oogie
    Sep. 30, 2013

    I am willing to try something other that medication, which does help, just get tired of having to pay so darn much for them.  Nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain.

     

  • Cay
    Cay
    Jan. 17, 2012

    I had heard about this remedy twice before but never tried it.  My mom and her sister both have pain in joints, back, shoulder, neck .....something on them hurts all the time.  My sister had some golden raisins soaking in a jar of rum (for a cake) and I had them try it.  They both had immediate relief.  It has worked every time they think...

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    I had heard about this remedy twice before but never tried it.  My mom and her sister both have pain in joints, back, shoulder, neck .....something on them hurts all the time.  My sister had some golden raisins soaking in a jar of rum (for a cake) and I had them try it.  They both had immediate relief.  It has worked every time they think of using it.   I'm on this site now because my mom just had a really bad flare up--worse than usual.  I gave her a heaping tablespoon of rum and raisins and her toes uncurled and pain went away in less than 1 minute.  

  • Chris
    Dec. 24, 2011

    I have osteo-arthriitis in my back, I will be 60 on Christmas day. I was in pain and walked bent over some. It hurt to stand up straight, difficult to get up from a chair or get out of the car, on and off the tractor. The Dr had told me I needed to think about trying to get on disability. I was at a farm sale ( OCT 1)when an older fellow told me to try...

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    I have osteo-arthriitis in my back, I will be 60 on Christmas day. I was in pain and walked bent over some. It hurt to stand up straight, difficult to get up from a chair or get out of the car, on and off the tractor. The Dr had told me I needed to think about trying to get on disability. I was at a farm sale ( OCT 1)when an older fellow told me to try rum soaked raisins, he said they would help. We went to town that night and bought the cheapest bottle of rum in the grocery store( under$9), came home and started them soaking. the following weekend I started taking them. I still work, so I can't take them to work and eat thru the day. I eat a salad fork full when I get up, another when I get home from work and one more before bed. Let me tell you it tastes AWFUL!!!  The following Friday evening I was working in the shed and my wife came out and looked at me and said; Do you realize you are standing up straighter? I hadn't paid any attention, but I was and it didn't hurt. Now I'm paying attention to see what does and doesn't hurt. The first thing I noticed is that in church, I was always the last one up when everyone stood up,  now I stand up first and IT DIDN"T HURT!!!!! I can get in and out of the car easily, on and off the tractor, no problems. I drove my pickup 487 miles last Saturday picking up some farm equipment and felt as good when I got home as I did when I left home. Then my knees quit hurting. I have been doing this since the end of the 1st week of October and I can't remember when I didn't hurt. I was told to just nibble on them all day. I see on here, you are supposed to eat 9 a day, well I must be overdosing. Other than the AWFUL taste, the rum has no effect( I'm not drunk all day) I'm not a drinker, so I would notice the effects of the rum. I have bought more alcohol in the last 3 months than I have all my life, but now I have my life back. Golden raisins seem to plump up more that the dark raisins, so I use the golden ones. To you skeptics, For the cost of a bottle of cheap rum and a box of raisins, you can try this to see if it helps you or not. If you haven't been in severe pain, you have no idea how bad it can be. I thought my ACTIVE life was near the end, but now I have to go, I have MANY things to do yet. Good Luck, Chris

  • Chris
    Dec. 24, 2011

    I have osteo-arthriitis in my back, I will be 60 on Christmas day. I was in pain and walked bent over some. It hurt to stand up straight, difficult to get up from a chair or get out of the car, on and off the tractor. The Dr had told me I needed to think about trying to get on disability. I was at a farm sale ( OCT 1)when an older fellow told me to try...

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    I have osteo-arthriitis in my back, I will be 60 on Christmas day. I was in pain and walked bent over some. It hurt to stand up straight, difficult to get up from a chair or get out of the car, on and off the tractor. The Dr had told me I needed to think about trying to get on disability. I was at a farm sale ( OCT 1)when an older fellow told me to try rum soaked raisins, he said they would help. We went to town that night and bought the cheapest bottle of rum in the grocery store( under$9), came home and started them soaking. the following weekend I started taking them. I still work, so I can't take them to work and eat thru the day. I eat a salad fork full when I get up, another when I get home from work and one more before bed. Let me tell you it tastes AWFUL!!!  The following Friday evening I was working in the shed and my wife came out and looked at me and said; Do you realize you are standing up straighter? I hadn't paid any attention, but I was and it didn't hurt. Now I'm paying attention to see what does and doesn't hurt. The first thing I noticed is that in church, I was always the last one up when everyone stood up,  now I stand up first and IT DIDN"T HURT!!!!! I can get in and out of the car easily, on and off the tractor, no problems. I drove my pickup 487 miles last Saturday picking up some farm equipment and felt as good when I got home as I did when I left home. Then my knees quit hurting. I have been doing this since the end of the 1st week of October and I can't remember when I didn't hurt. I was told to just nibble on them all day. I see on here, you are supposed to eat 9 a day, well I must be overdosing. Other than the AWFUL taste, the rum has no effect( I'm not drunk all day) I'm not a drinker, so I would notice the effects of the rum. I have bought more alcohol in the last 3 months than I have all my life, but now I have my life back. Golden raisins seem to plump up more that the dark raisins, so I use the golden ones. To you skeptics, For the cost of a bottle of cheap rum and a box of raisins, you can try this to see if it helps you or not. If you haven't been in severe pain, you have no idea how bad it can be. I thought my ACTIVE life was near the end, but now I have to go, I have MANY things to do yet. Good Luck, Chris

  • Anonymous
    Sarah-b
    Jul. 06, 2009

    My Nan swore by this but I don't know how much rum she used.  She also tried cod liver oil but thought the raisins worked best.  She made the point that at least they were a pleasure to take, even if they were not the reason her pain diminished!  I don't know where she heard about it - certainly not on the internet.  I might start...

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    My Nan swore by this but I don't know how much rum she used.  She also tried cod liver oil but thought the raisins worked best.  She made the point that at least they were a pleasure to take, even if they were not the reason her pain diminished!  I don't know where she heard about it - certainly not on the internet.  I might start taking them myself though I only have very mild arthritis.  Robin have you tried it out yet? 

    • Francis de Souza
      Apr. 06, 2010

      I suffer from servere artritis, how sure are am I it will work for  me?

    • jim
      jim
      Oct. 02, 2010

      u would have nothing to loose.they would either work,or you would have some lovely tasting rum soaked raisins.try them i think they will work! if not.then enjoy the taste!

  • Anonymous
    Sherry Lemen
    May. 02, 2009

    The Amazing Gin-Soaked Raisin Remedy
    • 1 lb golden raisins
    • gin (approximately 1 pint)
    • glass bowl (Pyrex® is good -- crystal is bad)
    • glass jar with lid

    Spread the golden raisins evenly on the bottom of the glass bowl and pour enough gin over them to completely cover. Let them stay that way until all the gin is absorbed. It may take 5 to 7...

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    The Amazing Gin-Soaked Raisin Remedy
    • 1 lb golden raisins
    • gin (approximately 1 pint)
    • glass bowl (Pyrex® is good -- crystal is bad)
    • glass jar with lid

    Spread the golden raisins evenly on the bottom of the glass bowl and pour enough gin over them to completely cover. Let them stay that way until all the gin is absorbed. It may take 5 to 7 days.

    When the gin is absorbed, transfer the raisins to the jar, put the lid on and keep it closed. Do not refrigerate.

    Dosage. Each day, eat only the number of raisins specified on page 13 of your FREE-Preview book. No more, no less. Very important.

    Q. Is the gin just making folks numb? NOPE. This remedy was tested by an expert pharmacologist at the University of North Carolina. Result? Less than one drop of alcohol was left in your daily dose of raisins. So no one's getting tipsy. They're feeling no pain because it works. Just be sure to follow the Wilen Sisters' careful directions on page 13 of your FREE-Preview copy of Bottom Line's Secret FOOD CURES. This is where you'll also discover...

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    • BB
      BB
      May. 21, 2009

      My sister has been using Gin-Soaked Raisins  remedy for years and it has not work for her.

       

      I was on prednesone, methotrexate and plaquenil for many years. My doctor also suggested taking evening primrose 1300. Seven years ago my doctor took me off the methotrexate and reduced plaquenil to 200 mg. rather then the 400mg. According to...

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      My sister has been using Gin-Soaked Raisins  remedy for years and it has not work for her.

       

      I was on prednesone, methotrexate and plaquenil for many years. My doctor also suggested taking evening primrose 1300. Seven years ago my doctor took me off the methotrexate and reduced plaquenil to 200 mg. rather then the 400mg. According to him I'm in remission.

       

      I changed my diet and  exercise every day.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jan. 14, 2010

      I dont understand why your sister would continue to use a remedy for yours that does not work for her.

    • Anonymous
      Gin Soaked Boy
      Jul. 21, 2009

      I would like to see some hard data to back that hear-say. I have never come across any reputable studies on this remedy (probably because there is less truth than the "Buy today!" remedy claims).

       

      If there is any decent double-blind peer reviewed studies out there, that might be more helpful than copy-pasting the brochure of some faux therapy, which in...

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      I would like to see some hard data to back that hear-say. I have never come across any reputable studies on this remedy (probably because there is less truth than the "Buy today!" remedy claims).

       

      If there is any decent double-blind peer reviewed studies out there, that might be more helpful than copy-pasting the brochure of some faux therapy, which in all likeliness relies on the placebo effect.

  • Anonymous
    MBarnes
    May. 18, 2008

    Yes I tried it for first time last month. It is miraculous! My arithritis pain goes away almost totally. I also have neuropathy in my feet from taking chemo for several years. It helps some with the neuropathy but it does not go away totally like the arithritis.

    • Robin
      May. 18, 2008

      You wouldn't have the recipe do you?  I haven't found it.   Thanks!  Robin

    • peggy
      Mar. 05, 2011

      Hi I heard that it works because gen is made from the berry of the juniper plant I also heard that you should use the yellow colored raisins. Hope it works 

    • Anonymous
      Clem
      Mar. 12, 2012

      I use a small Rubbermaid bowl with lid.  Put in about 1 cup golden raisins and

      cover with clear rum just so it covers the raisins when you press down the raisins.  Wait FOUR days before using and then eat 8 raisins several times a day. 

    • Anonymous
      Doug
      Oct. 15, 2008

      How much rum do you use?

    • Anonymous
      Al
      Feb. 01, 2009

      It worked for me. I took out a small bottle, put some Rum in it and soaked raisin for a day. I take about 5 in the morning and another 5 in the evening. My wife is a physician and she tells me that may be Rum just numbed the pain without actually fixing anything. That would be bad in my mind. Because the knees will deteriprate without realizing it.

    • lexxie
      Jul. 22, 2011

      Is is a "home remedy", but is it a combination between the "sulphurous" proudct that the golden raisens have with the juniper that is found in the gin.  There is also a vitamin that has the sulphourous of the golden raisens; is it called MSM.  However, I read an article from someone that stopped the raisens to take the MSM vitamin supplement,...

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      Is is a "home remedy", but is it a combination between the "sulphurous" proudct that the golden raisens have with the juniper that is found in the gin.  There is also a vitamin that has the sulphourous of the golden raisens; is it called MSM.  However, I read an article from someone that stopped the raisens to take the MSM vitamin supplement, and did *not* have good results.  Therefore, the person started back on the "medicinal raisens" and once again reported pain relief.  It is not merely from the alcohol, that is only a "byproduct": the *real* pain relief comes from the sulphurous properties of the raisens paired with the juniper.  There are many websites that report this, and can easily be found with "personal" accounts of this.  I hope this helps you.  I have not tried the "medicinal raisens", but today I start the "soaking" of them.  Perhaps I shall let you know how they work.  Have you experienced relief from this home remedy?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec. 23, 2007

    1 mikey of gin

    1 package of yellow raisins

    put in jar 1 quart jar

    let stand in frig for a week

    eat 9 raisins a day

    it does work

    • Anonymous
      lynnf
      Jan. 12, 2008
      exactly what my mother told me. she swore by it.
      i always thought it should be rum.
    • Anonymous
      Mike
      Jan. 23, 2010

      I can tell you that in my wifes family they had done this for years, in fact her Grandfather and mother on her moms side are still alive and working their farm everyday and swear by this. Now they use the golden raisins and clear rum, they soak it for five days and take a table spoon everyday, not ten or twelve they just use a healthy pile on a table...

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      I can tell you that in my wifes family they had done this for years, in fact her Grandfather and mother on her moms side are still alive and working their farm everyday and swear by this. Now they use the golden raisins and clear rum, they soak it for five days and take a table spoon everyday, not ten or twelve they just use a healthy pile on a table spoon. They told me that is helps create or replenish natural cortisone in your joints. I'll be honest and tell you I do not have the history as to how far this goes back in her family, but they do seem to live forever (I am not saying it extends life but I was curious why they have live for so long and asked questions, I am sore the fact that they stay very active had something to do with this.)  But they swear by their rum and raisins. Now for the person that wanted a Medical report on this subject, I have one question. Do you work for a pharmaceutical company? I mean I am sure the internet is full of bad information and it is sometime hard to discern good information from bad, but I assure you no one should be getting drunk with this small amount of rum and raisins.  Doubt is good sometimes but I feel there are those people in our greedy capitalist idealism that sequester good information and this is good information. thanks

    • Anonymous
      esq41
      Oct. 19, 2010

      It never worked for or on me all the years I took the raisin treatment; the arthritis just worsened.

       

      While others "swear by it," I can only "swear at it." A total flop for me.

       

      Your results may vary, of course.

       

       

       

      esq41

       

       

    • Anonymous
      esq41
      Oct. 19, 2010

      It never worked for or on me all the years I took the raisin treatment; the arthritis just worsened.

       

      While others "swear by it," I can only "swear at it." A total flop for me.

       

      Your results may vary, of course.

       

       

       

      esq41

       

       

    • B.J.
      Jun. 03, 2011

      I have a batch of rum raisins soaking & Gin yellow raisins soaking! I have Ra I thought I would give it a try! How long does it take if its going to work? BJ

    • Herr Doktor Heinzel
      Oct. 23, 2012

      Not eight or ten, no: nine!

       

      Only then it works, no matter the size or quality of the raisin or the booze.

      (But you have to believe, just as with all quackery.)