Natural remedies for Gout
Gout is a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposit of urates in and around the joints and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood. Gout usually occurs after recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis.
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The causes include increased level of uric acid in the body, intake of foods rich with purines, regular use of aspirin, heavy alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, regular use of diuretics, chemotherapy, Stress, hereditary. As per Ayurveda, the cause of Gout is vitiated blood.
The symptoms include Swelling, inflammation, tenderness in the joints. The affected area may become red or purplish.
Natural remedies for Gout that can be followed easily-
Omega 3 fatty acids are good to maintain the health of Joints. They help to relieve pain and swelling of joints when gout flares up.
Celery is useful in the treatment of Gout.
Crushed French beans juice is helpful.
People should not do any strenuous and complicated exercises.
Rice, Meat, Garlic, Bitter melon are advisable.
Fresh raw vegetables are good for reducing uric acid.
Alfalfa is beneficial.
Red clover tea is beneficial.
Do not put the weight on the joints, as this will increase pain.
Try to reduce your weight.
Vegetable juices like carrot and beet help.
Avoid afternoon sleep.
Avoid the consumption of food, which increases the quantity of uric acid in the blood.
Do not take diuretics.
Avoid soya milk as soya naturally contains substances known as purines.
Ashwagandha root has anti-inflammatory properties. Hence useful in Gout.
Indian madder is useful in the treatment of Gout as it tones up the blood circulation and also helps to purify the blood.
I hope the above natural remedies for Gout including the use of certain herbal supplements will help all that are trying to address this situation. In severe or chronic cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only.