Gout is a form of Rheumatoid arthritis. It is also known as toe or feet disease. But, gout can also affect your knees, hands, wrists, and elbows. Gout can cause such excruciating pain; small joints on the hands, wrists, ankles or knees. Symptoms frequently include acute pain, swelling, intense tenderness and inflammation in the joints. Several factors can cause excessive uric acid including genetics, kidney failure, excessive weight loss, hypertension, diabetes and bad diet. The main cause of gout is the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints, skin, and kidneys.
Uric acid forms from the body's chemical processes. When the level of uric acid increases, it can turn into gout attack. Other causes include: Excessive alcohol intake, High aspirin intake, Lack of exercise, Rich food, Dehydration, Stress, Menopause and Skipping meals. Self care is an important step for treating gout, in most cases; it can be treated easily at home. It is therefore a good idea for sufferers to look for natural gout remedies. Try these natural home remedies for quick relief.
Take ½ tsp Celery seed (Ajmuda) along with water before each meal for 15 days. Celery seed extract also has anti-inflammatory properties. Or take daily ½ litre fresh juice of Celery leaves and its stems at suitable intervals in a day. If you don’t like its taste you can add Carrots juice in same quantity to enhance the taste. Or simmer 5 gm Celery seeds in 2 glass of water for an hour on medium heat until reduced by one glass and drink. It will normalize uric acid in your body. Or take celery root tea 3-5 cups a day. Or make some Celery root soup. Dice celery root; add stalks, salt & peppers to taste. Boil until soft and have it.
Soak thin slices of a medium Potato with peels in a glass of water overnight next morning drink it on an empty stomach or drink a glass of freshly squeezed juice of Potatoes on an empty stomach for few days. This is a highly beneficial and trial prescription for uric acid.
Boil 2 cloves of Organic Garlic (Desi Lehsan) in 1 ½ cup of Milk until reduced by one cup strain and drink it lukewarm. Start this remedy with 2 cloves of Garlic then gradually increase to 6 cloves of Garlic in 15 days. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatise to normalize uric acid in your body.
4-Saffron, Raw Goat Milk
Mix well ¼ tsp Saffron in a cup of raw Goat Milk and drink daily. It will be quite beneficial to reduce the pain and inflammation of gout.
Eat 3 days fresh Papaya instead of your dinner until you starts a feeling of fullness. Papaya contains carotene plus high amounts of vitamins C and A, as well as lower amounts of iron and calcium. This wonder fruit is low in calories and high in nutritional value, is good for the digestion, and will neutralize the uric acid that causes gout.
6-Nigella seeds oil
Mix 5 drops of Nigella seeds (Kalonji) oil in a cup of lukewarm water take it twice a day once in the morning and once in evening. It will very beneficial in Gout treatment and it provides immediate relief.
7-Pumpkin, Ash Gourd
Boil or Bake then mashes 250 gm Pumpkin (Mith Kaddu) or Ash Gourd (Petha) pulp. Add 2 tsp Honey or to taste and eat in breakfast daily. Both are beneficial for joint/joints affected by gout and also neutralize the uric acid.
8-Roasted Brown Rice
Roast ½ cup of Brown Rice in an iron pot on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes then chew and eat them in a small quantity during the day. This is a highly beneficial and trial treatment of gout.
9-Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
Mix two teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar with two teaspoon of Honey in a cup of lukewarm water. Sip this mixture slowly while taking each meal thrice a day. Drinking three cups of this mixture every day should relieve you of the painful symptoms of gout. The anti inflammatory property of honey and malic acid content of apple vinegar will work together to ensure relief.
10-Corn Silk Tea
Corn silk (Makai Resham) is known to have diuretic properties. Corn silk tea or infusion can be made by pouring 1 cup (240 ml) of boiling water over 2 tsp (2.5 g) of dried corn silk. The mixture is covered and steeped for 10–15 minutes. You can sweeten with honey to taste and a dash of fresh lemon juice may also enhance the taste. The tea should be consumed three times daily at maximum use for 10 days and then skip for 5 days. Corn silk tea can help lower the amount of uric acid, giving you relief from the pain.
11-Baking Soda, Lukewarm Water
Dissolve ½ tablespoon Baking Soda with 8 ounces/a glass of lukewarm water drink all of it within a minute and do this 3 times a day for 15 days. Baking soda alkalizes the blood and urine, preventing uric acid crystals from forming. Uric acid remains in suspension in the blood and urine in an alkaline environment and is easily eliminated through urination. Baking soda can raise the blood pressure, so
12-Lemon / Lime Juice
Lime is a good source of Vitamin C which is known to prevent inflammation and cure sore joints. Also, the citric acid in limes counteracts the effects of uric acid. Take the juice of half a lime squeezed into a glass of water twice a day. The citric acid content of lemon serves to neutralize excess uric acid in blood stream; the most important element contributing to the occurrence of gout. So daily consumption of water enriched with squeezed juice of half a lemon (or fresh lemon slices) proves counterproductive from the point of view of gout.
Besides juicy and citrus fruits; certain vegetables also have curative role to play in the treatment of gout. Raw vegetable juices are an excellent treatment for gout, particularly Carrot, Beetroot and Cucumber. Liquidized into a juicer and make a cocktail of your favorites. Try to drink a pint a day, not all at once but with regular doses throughout the day. Equally beneficial is the regular consumption a cup of juice made out of French beans or String beans in treatment of gout.
Cherries both sweet and sour may be consumed before breakfast to counter the inflammatory conditions of gout. Cherries contain chemical compounds that may help neutralize uric acid allowing your body to eliminate this acid as waste. Consume about 20-30 cherries on an empty stomach a day until gout disappears. After, ten cherries a day can keep gout away. Instead of eating cherries, you can drink cherry juice and get the same effects - the real juice, not the artificially flavored stuff - daily. Cherry compote, cherry juice, cherry jam, cherry tea, and canned cherry anything works.
Bananas can help in the treatment of gout and can be included in ones diet during the therapeutic stage. Simply eat 2-3 bananas daily, for three to four days to seek relief from gout. The high potassium content in bananas will help convert uric acid crystals into liquid form that will be flushed out of the body later through urination. Bananas also contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, which can be very effective in managing swelling and pain.
Apples are an excellent source of malic acid. The mentioned acid neutralizes excess uric acid and affords relief from gout. Just take one apple or apple juice after each meal.
Grapes are high in a certain alkaline that can help lessen the acidity of uric acid and make build up of the acid less likely to occur and help in elimination from the body. Colored grapes, raspberries and black berries are also beneficial.
18-Guavas, Lemon juice
Cut in slices 250 gm Sweet Guavas (Amrood) and sprinkle to the Guavas Lemon juice, Black pepper powder, Black Cumin powder and Salt to taste. A high stress level life can bring on gout. Eating guava relieves tension and worries. It will provide energy to muscles, remove heat from the body and cure patients affected by gout.
Chicory: Steep 25 gm Chicory root to 2 cups / 16 oz boiling water, and take as much of it as you want.
Thyme: Drink as a tea. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to a cup of boiling water. Sweeten, and drink.
Alfalfa: Alfalfa is known to reduce the amount of serum uric acid levels in the blood. Drink Alfalfa tea, prepared by steeping one teaspoon of dried alfalfa leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Yucca, Yarrow, Mint: Equally beneficial is the regular consumption a cup of Yucca or Yarrow or Mint tea in treatment of gout.
Ginger: Make Ginger tea by chopping an inch of fresh Ginger root into small pieces (or ½ tsp of powdered Ginger) and boiling them in a cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes after straining drink this solution at least once daily.
20-Meadow Saffron, Cumin seeds, Sweet Lime juiceMake a fine powder of Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale) (Suranjan Shirin) and Cumin seeds (Safed Zeera) in same quantity. Take ½ tsp along with lukewarm milk after breakfast and drink 2 glasses juice of Sweet Lime (Mousami) at 4 pm within 3-4 days uric acid neutralize in your body.
Make a fine powder of Fennel (Sounf), Dried Ginger (Sonth), Indian Ginseng / Winter cherry (Asgandanagaori) Green Chebulic Myrobalan (Sabaz Hareer), Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale) (Suranjan Shirin) in same quantity. Take 1/3 tsp powder along with fresh water at 4 pm within 3-4 days uric acid neutralize in your body.
22-Fennel, Dried Ginger, Meadow Saffron, Indian Rhubarb
Take each one 25 gm and make a fine powder of Dried Ginger (Sonth), Fennel (Sounf), Liquorice (Mulethi), Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale) (Suranjan Shirin) and Indian Rhubarb/Rheum (Revandchini) and save in a vessel. Take ½ tsp along with fresh water twice a day.
APPLICATION HOME REMEDIES FOR GOUT
1-Activated Charcoal, Flax seeds Powder
Activated charcoal is known to absorb uric acid. Mix well 10 tbls Activated Charcoal and 10 tbls Flaxseeds powder with some hot water until it forms a paste. Slather petroleum jelly or Olive affected area. Spread a thick coat of paste on a piece of gauze or cotton cloth, and then apply over the affected greased-up area before sleep leave it on for overnight next morning rinse it off with lukewarm water
2-Activated Charcoal, Lukewarm water
Those suffering from gout should take a charcoal hot foot bath twice or three times a week. Make a paste of 10 tbls Activated Charcoal by adding some water now Put the paste in a tub and add more lukewarm water. Soak your ankle joint or toe joint for at least half an hour.
3-Epsom Salt Bath /Soak
Usually affecting the ankle joint or toe joint; patients affected with acute gout are often advised to take hot foot bath in water enriched with Epsom salt. In case the conditions affecting more than one joint regular bathing in lukewarm water with Epsom salt proves to be relieving. For a bath, add 2 cups of Epsom salt to warm bath water. Or soak your body in it until the water starts losing heat.
4-Mustard powder, Whole Wheat flour
Make a mustard plaster and apply to the achy joint. Mix 1 part Mustard powder to 1 part Whole Wheat Flour and add enough water to form a thick paste. Slather petroleum jelly or Olive oil affected area. Spread a thick coat of mustard paste on a piece of gauze or cloth, and then apply over the greased-up area before sleep leave it on for overnight next morning rinse it off with lukewarm water.
5-Juniper oil, Castor oil
Make a compress comprised of tolerably warm castor oil or juniper oil. Placing this on the affected area or application with cotton ball will help break down the toxic deposits. This has been found to be very beneficial to many gout sufferers.