Effective home remedies for gout

Have you ever tried home remedies for gout relief? Do not miss the opportunity in using some of these natural cures for your treatment.
Gout belongs to arthritis class. Gout attack can be compared to liquid turning into glass in your body and suddenly shattering.

Some of your body’s uric acid changes from liquid into tiny crystals in the joints. Those crystals can settle as sharp spikes in your joints, especially the joint of the big toe.

This causes pain, heat, and swelling so severe that you can’t even walk. Uric acid develops as a result of breaking down of purines from foods by the body.

The exact gout causes are hard to pinpoint, but it is suspected to be mainly linked to purine and uric acid levels. Your pains can be relieved with home remedies for gout treatment.

Home remedies for gout relief

Meadowsweet Remedy

Here is one of the efficient home remedies for gout you must consider using.

Meadowsweet acts as a good herbal aspirin and arnica flowers also act as pain reliever. Infusion oil made with these herbs can actively reduce gout inflammation and pain.

  • 1 cup or 8 ounces of arnica flowers
  • 2 cups of droopy meadowsweet flowers or 1 cup of the dried flowers
  • 3 cups or 24 ounces of olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2000 International Units Vitamin E oil
  • 8 teaspoons of beeswax

Put the arnica flowers into a 64 ounce or bigger bowl (saucepan).
Strip the fresh meadowsweet flowers from their stems or use the dried flowers and add them to the bowl.

Add the olive oil and mix it with the content in the bowl. Heat it on a stove around 130°F to almost simmer but do not let it simmer though.

Let it stay on low heat for about four hours without simmering. Make sure the temperature does not go high by checking it with thermometer every half hour. Stir it every half hour.

Remove from heat after four hours and sieve it clean with muslin or paper coffee filter.

Add your vitamin E oil to it and stir to blend. Pour your infusion oil which is a little over 2 cups in a closable container and place it in a dark cabinet for storage.

How to use it

Add 8 teaspoons of beeswax to 1 cup of the infusion oil stir and warm it over low heat for the beeswax to melt. Remove from heat and let it sit for about 7 minutes. Pour the content into a glass cup and set aside for half an hour for it to thicken and massage your joints with it 3 times in a day for good relieve.

Cherry and honey

Place 1 cup of cherry stems in 2½ cups of water and simmer it for about ½ hour. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Sieve the cherry stems out of the liquid and add 2½ cups of honey to it.

Mix well and drink many tablespoons a day as home remedies for gout relief.  Substances in cherries called anthocyanocides are very effective in lowering acid levels.

Blackcurrant leave remedy

Chop up some blackcurrant leaves and boil 1 tablespoon full in 1 cup or 8 ounces of water for 1 or 2 minutes and reduce the heat for about 10 minutes. Strain the juice and take a third of it in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Comfrey leaves home remedies for gout

Boil some comfrey leaves and wrap them in a poultice cloth. Drape loosely across the gout infested limb and lie down quietly for a good half hour.

Capsicum cream for treatment

Capsicum (cayenne pepper) cream has an extraordinary and documented ability to relieve pain.

  • Massage a little quantity of capsicum cream on the gout area about 4 times daily, and wash your hands after you use it. Wash your hands thoroughly after using. Capsicum can be found online and at health food stores.

The vinegar family

The following home remedies for gout include the application of vinegar.

 Cayenne pepper and vinegar

  • Boil a teaspoon cayenne pepper in a cup of vinegar, dilute with 1 cup of water and dab on the painful joints as needed.

 Vinegar and rose hips

  • Boil rose hips in vinegar and apply gently to the affected area in the morning and evening for three weeks for pain relief.

 Mullen leaves with vinegar

  • Soak mullen leaves in hot vinegar and apply the liquid to the pain area to draw the poison

Check these remedies out

  • Have you tried sour cream and olive oil yet? Well, mix equal amounts and place it on the painful gout joints for relief.
  • Have tried dried apple slices tea yet? Get some dried apple slices and boil some of it. Sieve and drink with honey to sweeten it for gout relief.
  • Have you tried hot or cold compression yet?  Apply a hot or cold compress to the affected joint. You may add juniper oil to the compress to speed up the expulsion of uric acid.

Strong herbal extracts

Consider these home remedies for gout cure. These  herbs have strong anthocyanocides and flavonoids needed to overcome gout.

  • Bilberry extract: Take 4 times daily to overcome gout.
  • Hawthorne extract: Take 4 times daily for gout relief.

Supplement home remedies for gout

 Fish Oil treatment

  • Fish Oil slows down tenderness and sore in the joints. The daily dosage of fish oil product must contain at least 480 mg of EPA and 360 mg of

 Bromelain with quercetin home remedy for gout

  • Bromelain has a natural anti-inflammatory effect that is helpful in healing gout. Take 3 times in a day after each meal.

Juicing for gout

These juicing home remedies for gout must be taken seriously for gout pain relief. Cherry juice, alfalfa, blue berries, and elderberry juice are excellent remedies that cannot be ignored.

Alfalfa juice remedy

Alfalfa is high in certain mineral salts, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, which actively promote kidney function. All these minerals are diuretic in nature and, therefore help to remove fluid accumulations in muscle tissue and joints.

The juice of fresh alfalfa leave is too potent to be taken alone, so combine it with grape fruit, pineapple or carrot juice. This will reduce the hay taste and avoid possible intestinal gas and adverse reaction by the liver.

Wash about two tablespoons of fresh leaves for juicing. Set your juicer on low speed between 1 and 3. You will get a better result with slow turning juicers like wheatgrass juicer.

Turn the switch on for about 15 to 20 seconds then turn off. Add another cup of juice or more to reduce the strength, and turn the machine on again for about 30 seconds. You may choose to flavor the juice with cardamom or cinnamon. These gout home remedies are known to have helped a lot of people.

Quick Detox

A quick 3 day juice only detox can eliminate acid wastes and relieve gout. The night before you start eat a bowl of salad such as carrots, broccoli, cabbage, celery, and parsley.

Let your food be composed of ¾ fresh foods for a month after you finished the juice detox. Depend on high potassium foods like broccoli, potatoes, banana, strawberries, celery, cherries and greens to eliminate acid crystals.

You do not need high purine foods such as any form of red meat and its extracts. It is good to stay away from all meats until you are healed. Stay away from bullion, broths gravies, asparagus, sweetbread, mushrooms, rhubarb, coked spinach and dry peas. You may try these home remedies for gout if the time is favorable to you.

Controlling prescription drugs

There are certain prescription drugs for high blood pressure such as diuretics, that raise uric acid levels in the body.

Some other drugs that can trigger gout include aspirin, high-dose niacin therapy,ethambutol, pyrazinamide, and tuberculosis medications. You may want to consider restricting these drugs. However seek advice from your physician before discontinuing any prescription drug.

Self help

Be wary of alcohol consumption and try some exercises to stimulate blood flow to hurting areas to decrease pain. Also watch your weight because it limits gout effects.

Drink tremendous amount of water on daily basis to flush the uric acid crystals out of your system. Make sure you drink distilled water or water filtered by reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis is a process of removing nitrates from water.

Other types of water, including spring water may actually contribute to circulatory disease. It may deposit minerals in the blood vessels which may lead to hardening of the arteries. These simple home remedies for gout contribute a lot to your well-being.

With all these home remedies for gout you should not have much difficulty in reducing the pains that go with it. Do keep your medical adviser well informed about your natural approach to relieving gout.

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