There is no scientific evidence that suggests that raisins soaked in gin help with arthritis, explains the Arthritis Foundation. This is a myth that people claim works, but experts say it doesn’t, states WebMD.
Raisins and grapes contain anti-inflammatory properties but not in enough amounts to be therapeutic. The gin might help dull pain, but when drunk in excess, it may sabotage the health benefits of vitamins and nutrients, as well as introduce more health problems, explains WebMD. Gin is made from juniper berries, fruits that were used in the Middle Ages because of their anti-inflammatory properties, but this fact has never been proven, states the Arthritis Foundation.