Any gout remedy should work to lower the levels of uric acid found in the body, which in turn allows the body to dissolve the crystals formed by the deposition of uric acid. It is the body’s immune system reacting to the crystals that causes the inflammation and pain associated with gout.
Cherries are also an effective gout remedy as they have a great effect on lowering the levels of uric acid in the blood stream. They may be whole or in juice form and almost all cherries are suitable. The gout sufferer should aim to eat eight ounces of cherries a day as this will seriously reduce the risk of any further gout attacks.
There are many gout remedies available on the market to choose from, many are herbal in nature and these can be very effective. Some of the most popular herbal gout remedies are very easy to make at home from easy to find ingredients.
One popular gout remedy is to take one tablespoon of chickweed from your local heath food store and add it to a cup of boiling water to make a tea. This tea should then be allowed to sit for at least four hours and then a quarter of the cup should be drank four times a day, after filtering.
A popular ointment you can make in the home to help relive the pain of gout is to mix one tablespoon of hops with one tablespoon of unsalted butter, this mixture should then be rubbed into the affected areas.
For an interesting home made gout remedy you may want to try mixing two tablespoons of lilac blooms with seven hundred milliliters of vodka, allow the mixture to stand in the fridge for a week and then take fifty drops three times a day before eating.
There are of course medications available for the sufferer of gout but these can often have serious side effects, which is why many people turn to the more natural, herbal remedies.
Gout is a dietary disease and as such the best gout remedy has to be a change in diet. Gout is brought on by the consumption of foods with a high purine content, so it makes sense to eliminate foods containing high amounts of purine. These foods are: Organ meats, such as kidney, heart, brains etc. Some seafoods such as: Scallops, mackerel, herring, anchovies and mussels.
By far the easiest gout remedy is nothing more complicated than drinking water, and lots of it. This has the desired effect of diluting the amount of uric acid in the body.
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