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10 Most Effective Home Remedies for Gout

10 Most Effective Home Remedies for Gout

Gout- it’s painful! You know that. Either you have acute gout (only at one joint) or chronic gout (multiple joints), you need to relieve yourself of that painful lump. Even better if you can avoid those gout flare ups that stay for days and weeks. Medicines haven’t proved to be the magical pills. They only suppress the symptoms, the pain and the swelling just letting them come again and again. So, what’s the way out then? Home remedies and certain changes in diet and lifestyle. Here I give you a list of really effective home remedies for gout. Following them will not only avoid your gout flare ups but eventually treat your gout too.

1. Drink, Drink, Drink Water!

Uric acid in your blood is the culprit. The excessive uric acid that can’t be excreted out of your system by your kidneys not only forms kidney stones but also leads to gout by crystallizing itself at the joints. The pain and swelling at your big toe or at heels, ankles, knees and elbows are caused by crystallization of this excess uric acid only. So, its better to expel it out of your body before it gets a chance to crystallize. For this, you have to drink a lots of water. Water in your case or anyone who suffers from gout, is the elixir of life! Make it a habit of drinking a glass of water every 30-40 minutes. You can even have other healthy beverages like coconut water, lime juice and fruit juices. If so, you may keep your water intake somewhat low but ensure that whatever amount of fluid you are having during the day, half of it should be water.

2. Munch on Cherries

Cherries are the second best home remedy for gout, after water. Why? Because cherries have in the ‘anthocyanins’ known to heal pain, inflammation and tenderness of joints.

Ways to have cherries during the day:

Just for your help, these are some of the ways in which you can have lots of cherries to treat your gout.

  • Have cherries (sweet or sour- both can work) before breakfast.
  • Make juice with cherries and a few cloves of garlic to get relief from inflammation and joint tenderness.
  • Just munch on cherries. Have 6-10 cherries during the day.
  • Drink a glass of cherries juice once a day.
  • Have anything cherry- cherry pie, cherry compote, cherry juice, cherry jam, cherry tea! Just consult your doctor if you are diabetic or have any other grave medical condition before having them in abundance.
  • Have concentrated juice of black cherry at regular intervals, twice or thrice a day to get relief from gout pain.
  • Along with cherries, you may also have other dark colored fruits like blackberries, blueberries, purple grapes and raspberries etc.
  • You may even have cherry in vitamins form if you don’t like to munch on this fruit.

About Sara

Sara is a Boston-based registered dietitian who works with clients to improve their health by optimizing nutrition. You can find her running, sweating in hot yoga, cooking in the kitchen, dining out, or exploring. Eating Food-Mostly Plants, and improving our relationship with food, is the secret to lifelong health in her eyes.

21 comments

  1. Since when I started reading home remedies for health problems I feel better cause I just don’t read it but use in my life. So thanks very much to have such a website like this. Thanks ….. Mann

  2. I soak my foot in straight apple cider vinegar for 15 to 20 minutes . It takes the pain away for most of the day . It does not relieve the swelling , however . I'll try some of your remedies and see how they work . Thank you for all the insight …

  3. thank you for giving us the remedies of gout..

  4. doct. I ask how to remove dark in the face..

  5. Thanks for the info. It really helps a lot.

  6. Hafidha Fatiysh Deron

    salam mamy kaifa halek ???

  7. Thank u somuch for nice remedies

  8. Thank you so much for these information. Affordable remedies

  9. Pl tell me if apple cider vinegar is good for gout.

  10. I applied the mustard directly to my skin, pretty dumb in hind sight. It caused second degree burns. Other sites warn of this burn potential, I suggest a warning be added. It did seem to help the gout however.

  11. I would like to see more articles about gout, i will also be writing a piece on this soon.

  12. Getting rid of Gout is easy all you have to do is eliminate bread from your diet.

  13. Water is key. If you are going to have a surgery, make sure it is first thing in the morning. The reason being is that you have to fast the night before – including no fluid. So drink as much water as possible up to the time allowed and you will be fine. My worst gout flare occurred after a surgery because of this.

    I have tried the baking soda and apple cider during a flare but did not notice any improvement.

  14. Eat cherries it really works have seen the result with my husband.

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