Information on Gout

DescriptionGout is an ailment characterized by uric acid build-up in joints, causing irritation, inflammation, and pain. This build-up stems from a defect in metabolism that results in an overproduction of uric acid, or a reduced ability of the kidney to eliminate uric acid. Gout can develop in people with diabetes, obesity, sickle cell anemia, and kidney disease, or it may follow drug therapy that interferes with uric acid excretion. Gout has also been linked to a diet high in red meat, nuts, and other protein-rich foods.
Treatment PlanAn herbal treatment program can include herbs that are known to enhance elimination of nitrogenous waste products, blood purifiers, and cooling liver cleansers. A diet high in vegetables, fruit in season, and grains and legumes is helpful. Avoid meats and restrict daily protein intake to 35-45 grams.

Herbal Remedies for Gout

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Dandelionliver coolanttincture, tablet, capsule, tea
Sarsaparillaelimination enhancertincture, capsule, tea
Figwortblood purifiertincture
Artichokeelimination enhancertincture
Juniperanti-inflammatorytincture, tea, capsule
Meadowsweetanalgesictincture, tea, capsule
Celeryantispasmodic, nervine, cleansertincture, tea
Devil's Clawanti-inflammatorycapsules, tincture
Parsleydiuretictea, capsule
Yuccaanti-inflammatorytincture, capsule, tea