Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the US, and it comes under a variety of names (such as rheumatism, gout, bursitis). No matter what it’s called, the joint pain and stiffness it causes is hard to miss. Here are a few natural remedies to help make that pain go away…

Amazing gin-soaked raisin remedy: The feedback we’ve received on this unusual blend has been incredible. One woman wrote to tell us that at one time she had constant arthritis pain. Her doctor told her, “You’ll just have to learn to live with it.” We received her letter two weeks after she started taking the raisin remedy. She had no pain and total mobility. She also had a few friends waiting for their gin to be absorbed by their raisins.

This is just one of the dozens of success stories we’ve received. Some people have dramatic results after eating the raisins for less than a week, while it takes others a month or two to feel the healing effects. And some people might feel zero improvement. But it’s inexpensive, easy to do, delicious to eat and worth a try. Be consistent—eat the raisins every day. Expect a miracle…but have patience!

Recipe:

1 pound golden raisins

Gin (approximately 1 pint)

Glass bowl (Pyrex is good—crystal is bad)

Glass jar with lid

Spread the golden raisins as evenly as possible on the bottom of the glass bowl, and pour enough gin over the raisins to completely cover them. Let them stay that way until all the gin is absorbed by the raisins. It takes about five to seven days, depending on the humidity in your area. (You may want to lightly cover the bowl with a paper towel to keep out the riffraff.) Occasionally stir the raisin-gin mixture, bringing the bottom layer of raisins to the top of the bowl.

As soon as all the gin has been absorbed, transfer the raisins to the jar, put the lid on and keep it closed. Do not refrigerate. Each day, eat nine raisins—exactly and only nine raisins a day. Most people eat them in the morning with breakfast.

The Research Triangle Institute tested this gin-soaked raisin recipe for alcohol content. The result: Less than one drop of alcohol was left in nine raisins. So when people who take the raisins are feeling no pain, it’s not because they’re drunk—it’s because the remedy works.

Even so, be sure to check with your health professional to make sure that gin-soaked raisins will not conflict with any medication you may be taking or present a problem for any health challenge you may have, particularly an iron-overload condition. Also, do not give the gin-soaked raisins to children or women who are pregnant or nursing.

Healing tea for arthritis: Bring one-half cup of water to a boil. Add fresh ginger, cut into thin slices—you can use as much as you like—and let simmer for five minutes. Remove and discard the ginger. Turn off the heat, and add one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon of unflavored gelatin and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved, then add one-half to one cup of calcium-enriched orange juice. Drink this tea once or twice a day.

Homemade poultice for pain: Grate three tablespoons of fresh horseradish root (or three tablespoons of the best jarred you can find), and stir it into one-half cup of boiled milk. Pour the mixture onto two layers of cheesecloth, enough to cover the painful area. Let sit for a few seconds if it seems too hot to bear, but you want it to be as hot as you can stand. Apply the wet mass to the painful area. By the time the poultice cools, you’ll have some relief.