Best Natural Home Remedies for Gout - Treating Gout
Gout Home Remedies
After the acute symptoms of gout have subsided, the patient may adopt an all-fruit diet for a furter three or four days. In this regimen, he should have three meals a day of juicy fruits such as
grapes, apples, pears, peaches, oranges and pineapple. After the all-fruit diet, the patient may
gradually embark upon the following diet :
- Breakfast : Fruits such as oranges, apples, figs, apricot, mangoes, whole wheat bread or dalia
and milk or butter-milk.
- Lunch : Steamed vegetables such as lettuce, beets, celery, water-cress, turnips,squash,
carrots, tomatoes, cabbage and potatoes, chappatis of whole wheat flour, cottage cheese and
- Dinner : Sprouts such as alfalfa and mung beans, a good-sized salad of raw vegetables such as
carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, whole wheat bread and butter.
Spices and salts Gout Home Remedy
The patient should avoid all purine and uric acid producing foods such as all meats, eggs, and
fish. Glandular meats are especially harmful. He should also avoid all intoxicating liquors, tea,
coffee, sugar, white flour and its products and all canned and processed foods. Spices and salts
should be used as little as possible.
Cherry, sweet or sour Gout Home Remedy
The cherry, sweet or sour, is considered an effective remedy for gout. This was discovered by
Ludwig W. Blan Ph.D. some 35 years ago. Himself a gout sufferer, Blan Ph.D. some cherries to
be miraculously effective in his own case and published his own experience in a medical journal.
Subsequently, many people with gout used this simple therapy with great success. To start with,
the patient should consume about 15 to 25 cherries a day. Thereafter, about 10 cherries a day
will keep the ailment under control. While fresh cherries are best, canned cherries can also be
used with success.
Foods Gout Home Remedy
Foods high in potassium such as potatoes, bananas, leafy green vegetables, beans and raw
vegetable juices are protective against gout. Carrot juice in combination with juices of beet and
cucumber, is especially valuable. 100 ml. each of beet and cucumber juices should be mixed in
300 ml. of carrot juice to make 500 ml. of combined juice.
Juice Gout Home Remedy
The juice of French or string beans has also proved effective in the treatment of gout. About 150
ml. of this juice should be taken by the patient suffering from this disease. Raw potato juice and
fresh pineapple juices are also beneficial.
Epsom salt Gout Home Remedy
The feet should be bathed in Epsom salt foot bath twice daily. Half a pound to one pound of salt
may be added to a foot bath of hot water. Full Empsom salt baths should also be taken three
times a week. The baths may be reduced to two per week later. Cold packs at night, applied to
the affected joints, will be beneficial. Fresh air and outdoor exercise are also essential. The
patient should eliminate as much stress from his life as possible.