5 Best Home Remedies for Gout Pain

5 Best Home Remedies for Gout Pain
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Gout is one form of arthritis that is known to attack different parts of the body such as small joints of the hands, wrists, ankle and feet. Typically, gout is associated with such symptoms such as acute pain, intense tenderness, inflammation and swelling in the joints. Though the exact cause of gout is not known, it is strongly indicated that excessive levels of uric acid in the body is one of the causes. Some other possible causes of gout include excessive consumption of alcohol, genetics, and high protein diet, too much stress and lack of physical exercises. Gout is also linked to other types of health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, and uric acid kidney stones. So, gout can be serious and cause lots of discomfort to patients, and it is, therefore, right to seek medical attention. In addition to medical treatment, here are five home remedies to follow and relieve your gout pain

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used to treat* acid stomach and headaches. This treatment can also apply to treating gout. Apple cider vinegar contains acidity is good in relieving acute pain caused by gout. You can decide to add some honey so as to boost* your body’s anti-inflammatory response.

Preparation and Dosage

  • In a glass of water, Mix 1 teaspoon of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
  • Drink this solution two to three times daily.

If you realize that this remedy is working with you, consider increasing* the dosage of the apple cider vinegar to two tablespoons.

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Ginger root contains anti-inflammatory properties that are known to be very helpful in alleviating pain and inflammation.

Preparation and Dosage

  • Put equal amounts of turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and dried ginger root powder (sonth) in a glass of water and mix them well.
  • Scoop one teaspoon of this mixture and mix it using warm water.
  • Take it twice per day.

Alternatively, you can consider adding ginger root into your cooking recipes, or perhaps eat it raw but in small quantities per day.

Another way of using ginger is by adding one-half teaspoon of ginger root to a one cup of boiling water and after mixing it well, drink the solution at least once a day.

Finally, you can use ginger to remedy gout pain by making a paste of ginger using a little water and then apply it onto the affected area. Leave the on the affected area and then remove* it after half an hour. Repeat this once a day.

Baking Soda

Uric acid is one of the contributing factors of gout causation. Bu is reducing* the amount of uric acid in the body, you’ll have done yourself a great favor. Baking soda is very good in reducing* the levels of uric acid, giving you a big relieve pain.

Preparationand Dosage

  • Put a one-half teaspoon baking soda into a glass full of water and then mix it well.
  • Drink this solution 4 times a day but do exceed more than that.
  • Drink it up to two weeks.

For those who are aged above 60 years, should refrain from talking this solution more than 3 times a day. Also, all hypertension patients should refrain from using this remedy.

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Alkalizing the body is another perfect way of reducing* uric acid in the body. You can easily alkalize your blood by using fresh lemon juice and baking soda. Besides the lemon juice, consider eating other fresh fruits rich in vitamin C so as to strengthen the body tissues.

Preparation and Dosage

  • Mix one lemon juice with one-half teaspoon baking soda.
  • Let the solution settle for some seconds until fizzing stops, and then mix it again in a glass of water.
  • Drink the solution immediately.

Alternatively, add lemon juice into a glass of water and drink it three times a day.

Epsom Salt

Another useful ingredient for the home treatment of gout as well as other forms of arthritis is Epsom salt. This salt contains a high amount of calcium that are good in improving* the condition of the heart and lower the rate of blood pressure.

By soaking the affected body part warm water containing Epsom salt, your aching muscles will relax and your pain will go away.

Preparation and Dosage

  • Add two cups of Epsom salt to warm bathwater.
  • Soak your affected body part in it until the water starts losing heat.
  • Repeat this once a week. You can try it two or three times a week if you have severe gout.

These remedies have been shown to work for quite a big number of gout patients, so try them and have your problems solved.

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Expert Author : Beth Solomon (Consumer Health Digest)

Beth Solomon has been writing articles on health for more than two years with a concentration on pain management and men’s and women’s health and fitness. She has been a contributing editor to Consumer Health Digest since 2013.