Here are some well proven Herbal Remedies for Gout.

Herbal remedies for gout can be very helpful in bringing this condition under control. Gout is a very painful rheumatic condition caused by uric crystals lodging within the joints. Usually your big toe, ankles, knees or hips are most effected. These crystals are caused by excessive uric acid and they can feel like crushed glass wherever an attack of Gout occurs. But gout cures don't have to be expensive...

So what causes Gout?
The precise cause of gout is not known however the following are possible causes:

  • Excessive Alcohol.
  • Poor Kidney function.
  • Joint Injury.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Severe Illness.
  • Strenuous Dieting.
  • Weight Problem.
  • Poor Dietary habits.

Gout usually occurs in middle aged men and an attack can last for ten days or longer. So what can you do about it? Well here are some natural treatments that I hope you will find useful.

Chamomile Herb

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea has long since been recognised as one of the best herbal remedies for gout and as an aid to digestion. Chamomile contains three strong anti-inflammatory compounds which are very effective in the treatment of Gout. Chamomile is easily taken as a tea or it can be added to foods. Chamomile has powerful qualities that aid with digestion and help to prevent the build-up of uric acid in the joints. It is this quality that helps the process of digesting proteins and allowing them to be flushed away in the urine.

Bilberry is one of the best herbal remedies for gout that is available today. It has been used for the treatment of Gout for centuries. You can buy (or make your own) bilberry jam which is best taken after a meal to aid with digestion and help in the prevention of Gout.

Celery Seed Extract
Celery seed extract is an excellent gout remedy and it's available from health food shops in capsule or tablet form. It aids with the absorption of uric acid into the urine and thus helps prevent the painful build-up of uric acid in the joints.

Vitamin-B as well as vitamin-C can help with the symptoms of Gout. When treating gout it is very important to maintain your vitamin-B complex which contains folic acid, essential in treating Gout. It is central not to exceed the stated dosed when taking any vitamin.

Ginger Herb

Ginger contains a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and it is very effective in the treatment of gout. The health benefits of Ginger go well beyond its anti-inflammatory properties and it is useful in treating a great many other conditions too.

Fruit Juices
Drinking plenty fruit juices especially cranberry, pineapple, and cherry are great ways to help flush uric acid out from the body which is essential for all herbal remedies for gout to work efficiently. It is important that you avoid dehydration, If you notice your urine is dark or yellow in colour this can be a sign of dehydration. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best herbal remedies for gout as it helps to flush the body of uric acid.

Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is a powerful treatment for any joint problem and especially Gout. Other fish oils are useful but they are not in the same league as pure Cod Liver Oil. Most fish oils are available in capsule form or in bottles of the liquid {for the more serious fish oil lover!} Cod liver oil contains Vitamin-A, necessary for good vision, a healthy and strong digestive tract lining, as well as healthy skin. It also contains Vitamin-D essential to maintaining a healthy immune system, as well as strong bones and teeth, it also decreases your risk of developing autoimmune conditions, which all in all makes cod liver oil an excellent gout home remedy.

Nettle Gout

Recent research in Germany has shone the spotlight on the humble Stinging Nettle. This common herb has come to the fore as a valuable aid useful for treating Gout. Nettles contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients and they have the ability to clear uric acid from the system thus greatly reliving the pain of Gout. Click here for a Nettle tea recipe, a nettle beer recipe and nettle soup recipe.

herbal remedies for gout

Can Cinnamon taken daily help your Gout? Well recent research has found that it certainly can. Take a look at this page for more information on the benefits of cinnamon. It really is a surprisingly effective herb and one that's extremely good for you in so many ways.

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