Gout is not only very unpleasant, but also extremely painful. Since high levels of uric acid are the cause of this disease, it is essential to find some way to reduce the high levels of uric acid in order to relieve the painful and unpleasant symptoms of gout. It is also necessary to reduce inflammation, as high uric acid levels and high levels of inflammation are the cause of pain. There are foods, herbs and supplements that can be very helpful if you suffer from this disease. We’ll show you what they are.
For centuries, Ayurvedic medicine has used celery and celery seed effectively to alleviate the symptoms of gout. Celery seed extract can help not only to reduce high levels of uric acid, but also to reduce oxidative stress, high levels of which can also be a cause of inflammation.
Turmeric contains high levels of valuable polyphenol compounds. These polyphenols also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric can also be added to water or smoothies. For greater effectiveness, add a pinch of black pepper. Black pepper helps the curcuminoids to be absorbed more efficiently.
Nettle can also be very effective in treating gout and can be consumed in the form of tea and supplements. Nettle reduces the production of inflammation-causing cytokines, and in this way it can successfully rid us of gout.
Gout doesn’t always affect just the toes, sometimes it can be felt all over the body. The best solution is to take a nice hot bath. You can add Epsom salts to the bath water, which is also very effective in reducing inflammation and pain.
Dandelion herbal tea can also be of great benefit if you suffer from gout, as this herb is also very effective in reducing uric acid levels. This tea can also support the functioning of the kidneys and liver, and as it does not contain caffeine, you can have a cup of dandelion tea before going to bed, which will soon bring the much-awaited healing.
Milk thistle is an excellent liver cleanser, and its silymarin compound is active in lowering uric acid levels. It can be taken in tablet or tea form.