Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them. Gout most classically affects the joint in the base of the big toe.
he condition in which excess uric acid is formed in the body causes gout, also called hyperuricemia. Usually, gout is the problem faced by men, but it triggers in women after menopause.
HOME REMEDY FOR GOUT
It is often suggested to go for natural ways to cure any disease rather than depending completely on medicines. Here are some home remedies for gout.
1. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek is an herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. Dr. Sharma says, “Consumption of fenugreek seeds can help cure gout as it helps in reducing internal as well as external inflammation of the body.”
How to use:
Soak 1 Tbsp fenugreek seed in half cup water overnight and drink that water in the morning and chew the soaked seeds. This will help in reducing the swelling of the joints and can relieve pain.
Garlic is an incredible cure for gout. It helps in removing the excess uric acid from the body.
How to use:
Swallow one pod of garlic and if you find it difficult then you can finely chop the garlic and then consume it. It will help cure gout from its roots.
Coriander helps in improving the gastro intestinal tract with its antioxidant properties, thus decreasing uric acid level. Drinking adequate amounts of water too can work wonders in stabilizing uric acid levels in the body.
How to Use:
Take a few sprigs of coriander and mix it in a glass of water and consume. Add it to your food as garnish and have it.
Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric is believed to have lots of potential medicinal value. Turmeric suppresses chronic inflammation, which reduces the activity of Xanthine oxidase (an enzyme which produces uric acid).
How to use:
Turmeric can be consumed after mixing it in the milk, Haldi Doodh as it is popularly known in India.
Patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35 percent lower risk of gout attacks, as compared to those who did not eat the fruit.
The findings indicated that consuming cherries (up to three servings, a single serving containing one half cup or 10 to 12 cherries) or cherry extract lowers the risk of gout attack.
6. Castor Oil
Taking tolerably warm castor oil and massaging it on the gout affected area or just dabbing it with a cotton ball. It will help in breaking down the toxic deposit and relieving redness and pain.