Gout commonly impacts body function and lifestyle. This is the most frequently occurring arthritis. It’s very difficult to focus on our work and daily activities when experiencing gout pain and inflammation. In this article, we are going to talk about natural and effective ways to manage gout pain.
Gout is the inflammatory condition of the joints due to excessive accumulation of uric acid crystals in the body and patient may experience pain, inflammation, redness, tenderness in the joints and restricted movement. The condition of excessive formation of uric acid is known as Hyperuricemia. The causes may include excessive intake of pulses, curd, organ meat, seafood etc. The patients with high protein diet, obesity, family history, kidney diseases and recurrent surgery are more prone to have gout. We can manage the gout by restricting high protein diet, sea food and with natural herbal remedies.
7 Ways to Effectively Manage Gout Pain
These are the natural herbal remedies which is helpful in removing excess of uric acid from the body and relieve other associated symptoms.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is the herb recommended for inflammation and pain. It also reduces the Serum uric acid and helps in decreasing the inflammation of joints and pain.
How to take? - Make ginger paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger root (Grated) in boiling water and soak the washcloth in it and apply it locally over the affected area for 15 to 30 minutes.
2. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek helps in treating gout by relieving the inflammation. Its daily consumption decreases the serum uric acid level also.
How to use? - Take 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and soak it overnight in half cup of water and then chew the soaked seeds in the morning and drink the water.
3. Castor Oil
Massage the affected area with bearable warm castor oil. It helps in relieving pain and redness. This remedy helps in lowering down the serum uric acid level in the body.
4. Coriander Seeds
Coriander possesses antioxidant and digestive properties. Thus, it helps in decreasing the serum uric acid level.
How to take it? - Have 1 teaspoon of coriander powder mixed in 1 glass of water and consume it.
You can also add this to your food.
Turmeric is an herb that possesses various health benefits. It is supposed to decrease inflammation and relieve pain by decreasing the activity of xanthine oxidase (an enzyme that forms uric acid).
How to use it? - Take 1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder mixed in milk.
Daily consumption of cherries decreases the risk of gout to about 35%. Take half to one cup of cherries daily.
Garlic is the best home remedy that helps out in the removal of excess uric acid from the body and relieves pain in joints.
How to take it? - Take 1 garlic clove daily directly or by crushing it.
8. Increase Fluid Intake
Drinking plenty of fluids decreases the serum uric acid level in the body. Kidneys filter the uric acid crystals from the body and lessen the risk of Gout. It also diminishes the pain and inflammation of joints.
At last we can say that these herbal remedies are very helpful in reducing gout pain and other linked symptoms of gout. Alternation in the diet along with the above mentioned remedies reduces the risk of Gout and improves the quality of life.