Natural treatment of gout through lemon, ginger and banana

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Gout is a type of arthritis that can affect different parts of our bodies, such as knees, ankles, wrists, and small joints in the hands and ears. There are many symptoms of gout, such as inflammation, intense tenderness, swelling, and acute pain in the joints. The exact cause for this condition is not known, but the high amount of uric acid in our bodies is one of the reasons that can lead to gout. But also, there are other possible causes that can lead to gouts, such as too much stress, excessive protein intake, lack of physical exercise, excessive consumption of alcohol, and genetics.

This condition is linked to other types of health problems such as uric acid, kidney stones, diabetes, and hypertension, so this is a reason why you need to get proper medical treatment as soon as possible. Also, you can try some of the mentioned natural cures because they can promote healing and provide you with symptom relief.

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11 Natural cures for gout

Epsom salt

This is a very effective home remedy for gout and other forms of arthritis. It has high amounts of magnesium, which also lower high blood pressure and improve the condition of your heart. When you soak your body in warm water mixed with Epsom salt, then this relieves pain and relaxes aching muscles [1]. You should add 2 cups of Epsom salt to warm bath water to help you have a leisurely bath. You should soak your body in it until the water starts losing heat. You should do this natural treatment once per week. If you have severe gout, then you can try it 2 or 3 times per week.

Cherries

Cherries, no matter if they are sour or sweet, can also be a very effective natural treatment for gout because they have antioxidant properties [1]. This fruit also has anthocyanins which can reduce inflammation and also it can minimize gout flare-ups. People who suffer from gout should eat 15 – 20 cherries every day. This is highly recommended for these patients. If you want the best results, you should start your day with some cherries. Also, there is another option to drink one glass of black cherry juice every day. Also, you can add a few minced garlic cloves to your juice.

Lemon juice

If you want to get relief from gout, it is very important to alkalize your body and neutralize the excess uric acid in your bloodstream. This can be done easily with baking soda and fresh lemon juice. Also, with lemon juice, you should eat fruits that are rich in Vitamin C to strengthen your body tissues. You should mix the juice of one lemon with ½ teaspoon of baking soda. You should let it sit for a few seconds until the fizzing stops, and then you should mix it in a glass of water. You should drink this natural cure immediately. Also, you can add the juice of half a lemon to one glass of water, and you should drink this natural cure 3 times per day. [1]

Baking soda

An increase in uric acid in the body is one significant factor that contributes to gout [2]. This natural cure can help lower the amount of uric acid, which can give you relief from the pain. You should mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda in one glass of water. You should drink this natural cure 4 times per day, but you should not drink more than this amount. You should continue drinking this natural cure for up to 2 weeks. If you are above 60 years, then you should not take this natural cure more than 3 times per day. Also, you should ignore this natural cure if you suffer from hypertension.

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Ginger root

This natural cure has anti-inflammatory properties, and it can be very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation [3]. There are many different ways to use ginger root in the natural treatment of gout. You should have equal amounts of dried ginger root powder (sonth), turmeric powder, and fenugreek powder. You should have one teaspoon of this mixture along with warm water. You should take it 2 times per day.

Also, you can add ginger root to cooking recipes, or you can eat a small and raw piece of ginger root daily. There is a third option that you can use from this natural cure. You can add ½ teaspoon of ginger root to one cup of boiling water, and then you should mix it well. You should drink this natural cure at least once per day. There is a fourth option that you can make from the ginger root. You can make a paste of ginger root with a small amount of water, and then you should apply this natural cure to the affected areas. You should let it stay there for about 30 minutes. You should do this natural treatment once per day.

Apple cider vinegar

This natural cure is used to treat headaches and acid stomachs. Also, it can help you to treat arthritis and gout [4]. Apple cider vinegar has acidity, which can help you to get relief from acute pain. Also, you can add honey to this natural cure to boost the anti-inflammatory response of your body. In one glass of water, you should add one teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You should drink this natural cure 2 – 3 times per day. If you have noticed that this natural cure is helping, then you can increase the dosage of apple cider vinegar to up to 2 tablespoons.

Apples

It is a very good and healthy habit to eat at least one apple per day, especially when you suffer from gout. Experts are suggesting eating an apple after each meal. Apples have malic acid, which can help to neutralize uric acid in your body, and this can help you to get relief from inflammation and gout pain. If you do not want to eat apples, then you can try apple juice. Along with an apple, it is a very good idea to eat raw carrots every day.

Bananas

This is also a very effective home remedy that you can use to treat gout [5]. Bananas are rich in potassium which can help to convert the uric acid crystals into liquid form, which will be flushed out of our bodies later through urination. Also, this fruit has moderate amounts of Vitamin C, which can be a very effective natural treatment in managing pain and swelling. You should eat one or 2 bananas every day, and soon, you will notice improvements in your condition. Also, you can add one ripe banana to ½ cup of yogurt. This natural cure will help to keep diarrhea away.

Cold water

You should place the affected area in cold water because this will help you to reduce pain and swelling. When you suffer from gout, then you should not use ice directly on your skin because it can damage your skin and it will worsen your condition. You should immerse the inflamed and swollen joint in cold water for ten to fifteen minutes. You should repeat this natural treatment several times per day. Also, you can use an ice pack for about fifteen minutes, but you should wrap it in a towel before you place it on the affected area. You should do this natural treatment two times per day. You should avoid excessive use of ice packs because it can lead to the crystallization of uric acid.

Activated charcoal

This natural cure is known to absorb uric acid. This is a reason why it can be used as a very effective natural treatment for gout. People, who suffer from gout, should take a charcoal bath 2 or 3 times per week. You should mix ½ cup of charcoal powder with some water until it forms a paste. You should put this paste in a tub, and you should add more water. You should soak your affected body part for at least 30 minutes.

This is a very effective natural cure for gout in the ankle joint or big toe. If other parts of your body are affected, then you should make a charcoal paste and apply this natural cure to your skin. You should let it stay there for 30 minutes. Then, you should rinse it off using lukewarm water. Also, you can take activated charcoal capsules orally to get relief from gout inflammation and pain. But you should talk with your doctor before you add this option as your treatment for gout.

Celery seed extract

You can consume celery seed extract and celery juice. There are many studies in which it is said that celery has a dozen different types of antioxidants, which give this property to it. Some antioxidants are plus flavaols like quecetin, ferulic acid and cafeic acid. You can use your vegetable juicer to produce this juice but also you can eat celery throughout the day. Also, you can buy celery seed extract, or you can buy celery seed extract. There many studies in which it is said that celery seed extract can decrease the uric acid buildup in your body, which in turn reduce gout. [5]

References:

[1] Milind P, Sushila K, Neeraj S. Understanding gout beyond doubt. International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 2013;4(9):25-34.

[2] Abou-Elela A. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of uric acid urolithiasis: A narrative review. Journal of Advanced Research. 2017;8(5):513-27.

[3] Abu Bakar FI, Abu Bakar MF, Rahmat A, et al. Anti-gout potential of Malaysian medicinal plants. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2018;9:261.

[4] Akanksha S, Mishra S. Study about the nutritional and medicinal properties of apple cider vinegar. Asian Journal of Science and Technology. 2017;8(12).

[5] Changizi Ashtiyani S, Golestanpour A, Shamsi M, et al. Rhazes’ prescriptions in treatment of gout. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2012;14(2):108-12.

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