Natural cure for Gout - Best solutions to stop further attacks
The best treatment for gout includes the ones that our ancestors used to follow. They used the products that were found easily at home. As science and medical research pushed new treatments, these natural cures fell out of errand. Unluckily, new remedies have not provided better relief than old methods. So, this article focuses on natural and effective treatments that can be followed by gout patients.
Apply ice and drink more water
Gout patients can apply ice over the painful and swollen joints. One may feel more pain while applying ice initially, but after some time, this will provide a soothing relief.
Drinking a lot of water also helps in treating gout. Water helps in the process of digestion and flushes out excess of uric acid from the human body. It can also help in preventing kidney stones. Water is safe to drink and it has no side effects.
It is vital for the gout patients to lower the consumption of beverages that ground dehydration like soda, tea, coffee and alcohol. Stick to the drinks that help in hydration like water, fresh fruit juice and herbal tea.
Cherry juice or cherry
Cherries are one of the most common natural treatments for gout. They are effective in all forms – dried, canned, red sour, black, sweet yellow, fresh or cherry juice. If one starts consuming cherries as a treatment to gout, here are some guidelines. One glass of cherry juice can be taken 2 times a day. If cherries are eaten as a fruit, maximum half pound can be eaten daily.
Though cherries have no side effects, but eating in excess can always cause distress in stomach, diarrhea, constipation etc. Therefore, above guidelines need to be kept in mind as far as cherries are concerned.
This is a gout remedy that helps in reducing inflammation to a great extent. It can be prepared by mixing ½ cup of charcoal powder and 5 tbsp flaxseed (grounded). When this mixture turns out to be mealy, add warm water to form a paste. This paste is known as charcoal poultice. The paste is applied on swollen joints and covered with a cotton cloth. Dressing needs to be changed after few hours, approx. 5 or 6.
Apple cider vinegar
This can prove as a great treatment for gout. Mix 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 2 tbsp honey. Apply this mixture over the affected parts few times a day. It is much better if one finds organic vinegar and honey at some local store.
Intake of garlic is useful for inhibiting the manufacture of uric acid.
Thyme tea has inflammatory properties that will start working immediately against this disease.
One herb named devil’s claw can also ease gout pain; but do not take this herb when an individual is suffering from diabetes.
These remedies can prove to be helpful in reducing the symptoms of gout. However, the best idea is to prevent gout by following healthy diet and regular exercise.