Oops! I made a spelling error…raisins NOT rasins. Sorry. The teacher in me just HAD to correct this.
Juniper Berries and Raisins for Pain
By Nicole LeBoeuf-Little — From livestrong.com March 29, 2011 1,892 2 1
Arthritis and gout have been around for generations. Folk remedies for these conditions have a likewise long pedigree. Among them is a food item that sounds like it belongs in a fruitcake recipe: golden raisins soaked in gin. Though this remedy has no scientific support, many people, some of them famous, do swear by it.
A possible connection between gin-soaked raisins and pain relief is the juniper berry, a common flavoring ingredient in gin. According to the "Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine," anti-inflammatory properties are among the many medicinal qualities attributed to the juniper berry.