The pain that you feel because of gout may be excruciating that you want to try everything to alleviate this. Pain relievers are usually taken to temporarily lessen or remove the pain but these do not really treat the problem. Gout is caused by excessive formation of uric acid in your body. Aside from the temporary solution of removing the pain, it’s best to know how to prevent build up of uric acid as well as how to remove the uric acid crystals that were formed causing the pain that you feel on your joints. Doctors usually prescribe gout medicines such as Colchicine and Allopurinol. There are also natural ways for treating gout, which remove the pain as well as control uric acid without having side effects that you can get from prescribed medicines. Alternative remedies for treating gouts are also available. You can try these remedies as long as your doctor approves of these.
Here are the steps on how to treat gout with alternative remedies.
- Use herbal products. Aside from the aroma and rich taste that herbs give on foods these are also helpful in treating gout. Some of these herbs are bilberry, chamomile, hyssop, yucca, burdock and turmeric. Celery seeds, guaiacum, ginger and capsicum are other herbs that can treat painful joints. Garlic is also very popular in treating different diseases like high blood pressure. Eating 3 to 5 cloves of garlic everyday can also help in treating gout. Parsley can help remove excess uric acid on your body. Parsley can be eaten fresh or made as tea.
- Take alfalfa tablets. The recommended dosage of alfalfa tablets you need to take regularly is 3,000 milligrams. These herbal tablets lower the level of uric acid in your blood. Furthermore, these also help in the absorption of cholesterol in your body, which is beneficial to your heart. Aside from herbal tablets and capsules for treating gout, there are also other ingredients that you can mix together and use as gout remedy. Mix two tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar. Take this twice a day (in the morning and evening).
- Get homeopathic remedies. These are medicines made from plants, minerals and organic ingredients through the process of potentization. There are several homeopathic remedies for gout such as Aconitum napellus, Arnica, Belladonna and Benzinum acidum. For more information on homeopathic remedies for gout, you can visit Holistic Online’s site.
- Eat berries. Strawberries, cherries and blueberries are not only delicious but are also helpful in treating gout as these fruits neutralize uric acid in your body. Other foods that help in neutralizing uric acid are grains, seeds and nuts. Bananas, tomatoes, celery, green-leafy vegetables and tofu are some of the foods that are best for you if you have gout.
The pain that you feel because of gout can end through these alternative remedies as well as the natural ways and prescribed medicines by the doctor. Regular check-up with your doctor should be continued to make sure that the treatment that you are taking is helpful in treating your gout as well as prevent any negative effects.