Gout, or gouty arthritis, is a disease that usually causes excessive uric acid buildup in the blood. This build up leads to the development of uric acid crystals, which from in the joints creating inflammation, pain and mobility issues. Gout is a type of arthritis and therefore, in addition to doctor prescribed medications and therapies, various natural remedies can help relieve symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and joint stiffness:
1. Tart cherry juice
A 2016 research survey discovered that cherries whether red, sweet, sour in raw or juice form can be a very successful in treating gout. Tart cherry is used to prevent gout attacks according to research that was conducted in 2012, and recommends patients drink or consume 3 servings of tart cherries per day.
Magnesium is a dietary mineral. Some medics claim that magnesium reduces chronic inflammatory stress in our bodies. There has been no research to prove this but there was a study that was done in 2015 that indicated adequate magnesium causes lower levels of uric acid in the body, and therefore, alleviates gout. It is therefore advisable to take magnesium-rich foods every day or even a daily magnesium supplement.
Ginger is an herb and a culinary spice that is usually prescribed by many experts to help reduce symptoms of several inflammatory conditions. Various studies show ginger can reduce pain associated with uric acid buildup within a short period. To prepare a ginger tea:
- Boil a cup of hot water.
- Add a tablespoon of fresh ginger root or a tablespoon of fresh ginger root.
- To keep the mixture together, soak ginger in a bit of cheese cloth or a tea strainer.
- Let steep and drink.
- You can also apply the cooled cheesecloth directly to the gouty area where you feel pain.
3. Prepare a gouty fighting drink
Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and turmeric mixed with warm water are also recommended to treat gouty arthritis. When mixed, they make a pleasant remedy and beverage.
In conclusion, it is recommended that you contact your doctor who will help us with advice before proceeding with any natural gout treatment.