Crazy as a Loom

Monday, May 11, 2015

A little alcohol.

Summer means ice tea at my house.   This will be full all summer long.

One of the gifts of my gene pool is arthritis.  Both my mother's family, and my father's, had plenty of it to pass along.
It doesn't help that arthritis loves to settle in anyplace you've had an injury, like my knees, and my NECK.
Oh, and I have it in my hips, too, and heaven knows where else.
I am adamant that keeping moving makes it more bearable.
And compared to my 3 year headache, arthritis does pale.

But still, if there's help for it, why not, right??

So there's this home remedy that has apparently been around for quite some time.  I just heard about it.
And since a couple of the people who have vouched for it, are pretty well known to me  and reliable, I thought to give it a go.

OK, call me crazy.   Unless it works, then you'll be all over it.   Tell me you won't.

Here goes.

 First you get yourself a box of golden raisins.

Then you pop in the liquor store, and buy a small bottle of gin, I think this is a pint, and I bought the cheapest kind.
It's not like I am an expert on gin.

 I put the raisins in a glass bowl, and poured in the gin, you want the raisins to be just covered.

I covered the dish with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 3 days.

The raisins get big, soaking up the gin.

Then I put them in a quart canning jar and put the top on.

Then every day, you eat 8 raisins.   It's barely a teaspoon.  They do not taste like gin, but they do have a bit of an alcohol taste, kind of like cough medicine.  I have my coffee right near by, to wash them down with.
I am going to finish this jar, however long that takes, and then I will report.  I have enough arthritis to be considered a reliable test subject, believe me.

What's arthritis, Mimi???


claudia said...

I got that recipe from some ladies at the store where I worked. Of course, me being me, I put it all together and then tried it one day and forgot about it after that. My daughter cleaned the fridge out for me and knowing that those raisins had been there a while, tossed them. I will be waiting to see how they work for you, cause if they do I will be making myself a new batch. My "dosage" was nine...who knows, one more or less can't hurt.

MarthaVA said...

I MUST know if this works. Knees, elbow, and other various parts.
Awaiting results!

thotlady said...

Oh, I would love to hear if this helps. I have Arthritis in both knees and my hands.

Dizzy-Dick said...

My wife's arthritis has turned her into a weatherman.

Sweetpea said...

Going to follow along with this one, Hilary, for I love gin and certainly gots me quota of the joint affliction!
I'm intrigued.

All best wishes,

Country Girl said...

Hmmm. Veddy interesting. Hope it works!

Christine said...

I'll be all over this if it works! Keep us posted.

Glenna said...

I've never heard of it before, but I'll be following it closely! I love a good gin and tonic. Maybe skip the raisins and start the day with a g&t.

Karen said...

Hmmm... I'll be curious to know how that goes...

518Frenchgirl said...

I've got rughookers neck, always stiff. Not planning on stopping, so need a good remedy. How's it working? They look tasty and so does the tea.

Daryl said...

i hope it works ... i have arthritis in my neck .. for years i thought i was sleeping wrong HA ... and now its moved into my jaw .. weird and achy of course being a clencher when asleep doesn't help .. sigh .. getting older is not always fun

LesleyAnn said...

I've come to visit via Deb @ JustCats. And I'm sure I'll drop by often. Great blog. I want to purchase a small loom and learn. I love weaving. I did a small project when I was young, some 30 years ago, and enjoyed it.

Joan Rivers swore by the raisins and gin for her arthritis; she used brown raisins. She'd gotten the suggestion from Dr. Oz. I believe I'll give it a try, too. Looking forward to your opinion.

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