What is Gout?
Gout is a form of arthritis which comes on suddenly and without any warning. Normally it strikes the joints of the big toe on either foot but is not limited to the feet. It can occur in any other part of the body; however, the feet are most common.
What Causes Gout?
Gout occurs when levels of uric acid in the body get too high. The body is not able to metabolize it quickly enough to eliminate as urine. The build-up results in the formation of crystal deposits in the joints.
These same crystals can collect in the urinary tract and cause Kidney stones.
Where does Uric Acid come from?
Most commonly uric acid build up is caused by overindulgence in foods such as red meat and alcohol which are actually triggers, not the cause, of a gout attack. The body’s inability to eliminate uric acid quickly is thought to be hereditary.
Natural Gout Remedy Number One
You will need:
- 1 pkg Epsom Salts
- 1 pkg Cream of Tartar
- 1 pkg Flowers of Sulfur
Mix all ingredients together and place in an airtight container.
Take a half teaspoon stirred into a glass of water first thing in the morning.
Remedy number Two
Take a few leaves of the Arum Lily and heat it up in water. Don’t crush or bruise the leaf.
Apply this to the infected area for relief of itching and peeling. (One of the unpleasant side effects of gout)
Remedy Number Three
Take two slices of bread and crumble in a bowl. Over this pour warm milk. Take one large onion, grate it up and add to the mixture. Mix this into a paste and place on the infected area. Use a retaining dressing to keep it in place.
Onions contain Quercetin, a flavonoid which has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
It is a powerful anti-oxidant as well as natural anti-histamine. Both are useful in treating the symptoms of gout.
Remedy Number Four
Eat a lot of Cherries!
Cherries are high in potassium. Potassium assists to convert uric acid into a substance disposed of by the kidneys through urination. Cherry juice is also good but make sure you use 100% pure cherry juice.
Some Other Helpful Tips
- Limit the amount of red meat and fish you eat.
- Limit the amount of alcohol you consume.
- Try one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning and one ate night.
Why Do You Need A Remedy For Gout?
You don’t unless you have it. If you do have it, then you already have the answer to that question. Gout is a seriously painful ailment. No one who has ever had it would disagree.
With diet and exercise, the levels of uric acid in the body can be kept at bay. But no matter how careful we are sometimes a flare-up will happen. When it does, these simple gout remedies can help bring relief.
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