Herbal Remedies for Gout
Gout is an ailment characterized by uric acid build-up in joints, causing irritation, inflammation, and pain. This build-up stems from a defect in metabolism that results in an overproduction of uric acid, or a reduced ability of the kidney to eliminate uric acid. Gout can develop in people with diabetes, obesity, sickle cell anemia, and kidney disease, or it may follow drug therapy that interferes with uric acid excretion. Gout has also been linked to a diet high in red meat, nuts, and other protein-rich foods.
An herbal treatment program can include herbs that are known to enhance elimination of nitrogenous waste products, blood purifiers, and cooling liver cleansers. A diet high in vegetables, fruit in season, and grains and legumes is helpful. Avoid meats and restrict daily protein intake to 35-45 grams.
Herbs Used To Treat Gout
|Celery||antispasmodic, nervine, cleanser||tincture, tea|
|Dandelion||liver coolant||tincture, tablet, capsule, tea|
|Devil's Claw||anti-inflammatory||capsules, tincture|
|Juniper||anti-inflammatory||tincture, tea, capsule|
|Meadowsweet||analgesic||tincture, tea, capsule|
|Sarsaparilla||elimination enhancer||tincture, capsule, tea|
|Yucca||anti-inflammatory||tincture, capsule, tea|