105-year-old woman says gin-soaked raisins helped her beat Covid-19

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A resilient 105-year-old woman thinks there’s one special homemade remedy that helped her beat the coronavirus: gin-soaked raisins.

Lucia DeClerck, the oldest resident of her South Jersey nursing home, found out she had contracted Covid-19 on her 105th birthday in January. She is one of 62 residents to have contracted the virus, four of whom died, and got the positive test after receiving her second dose of the vaccine.

“We were very concerned,” her son Phillip Laws told the New York Times about receiving the news. “But she’s got a tenacity that is unbelievable. And she’s got that rosary – all the time.”’

DeClerck credits her old age to prayer and healthy eating, but told the Times her specific tradition of eating gin-soaked raisins each morning helped her in the battle against Covid. After being diagnosed, she was quarantined and showed a few symptoms, but returned to her room within two weeks.

“Fill a jar,” she explained. “Nine raisins a day after it sits for nine days.”

Gin-soaked raisins are just one of DeClerck’s rituals, which also include drinking aloe juice and brushing her teeth with baking soda.


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