Here, you'll discover 4 home remedies that many folks have found to be effective.
There is a huge interest nowadays in natural home remedies for gout.
But there are so many out there that it can take you a long time to find the remedies that will work for you.
You see, some are pretty effective, others less so, and, what might work for one person may not work as effectively for you.
Typical drug-based remedies use anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain during a gout attack.
And there are also uric acid reducing drugs to help lower uric acid.
The first type are only of use during an attack, so cannot prevent future gout attacks.
The second are for lowering and maintaining uric acid levels after an attack, in order to try to prevent recurring gout.
They can help to prevent gout, but only so long as you are taking them.
Once you come off them, unless you have taken several other courses of action (see below), there isn't anything to prevent your gout returning.
Because of this, and the fact that these drugs do have some pretty horrible side effects, plus the ongoing cost of course, gout sufferers are looking to natural home remedies for their gout.
And there are natural remedies that can reduce inflammation and relieve pain, whilst there are others that can reduce uric acid levels.
Here are just four natural ways to treat gout...
WATER I truly believe this to be one of the most important remedies for gout victims.
By keeping yourself well-hydrated you're helping to prevent crystals of uric acid forming in your joints and causing gout.
And by drinking lots of water throughout the day, you're also helping your kidneys to do their job of flushing excess uric acid from your body.
Drink a minimum of 12 x 8oz glasses every day.
FRUIT Many fruits have natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, along with vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.
And some also have uric acid reducing powers.
Especially good for gout are cherries (best of all I think), strawberries, grapes, and blueberries.
Eat lots, particularly cherries, every day.
HERBS There are numerous herbs for gout that have been used for thousands of years.
Many have anti-inflammatory and uric acid neutralizing powers.
The following seem to get particular mentions across the internet as being pretty effective; alfalfa, bilberry, buchu, and celery seeds (in particular).
SUPPLEMENTS These can be a particularly effective gout remedy, particularly during an attack when you need fast relief.
Of note here are; vitamin B complex, vitamin E, bromelain, and careful amounts of vitamin C.
With supplements, it's always best to consult your doctor before embarking on a course.
But good as some natural gout remedies are, they only form part of the solution.
There are a number of other issues that you need to investigate to fully appreciate what you need to do in order to prevent recurring gout.
For example, your weight, your usual diet, lifestyle, and more.
And this is very important since recurring gout, if left to go on over time, can cause you to suffer kidney problems and permanent joint damage.
And once having had gout your chances of having more painful attacks increases markedly.