Gout is a type of arthritis that causes swelling, pain, inflammation and tenderness in the joints. The highly affected body parts are ankles, knees, wrists, ears and hands’ joints. Typically, a high uric acid level in the body causes this problem, but other causes such as excessive alcohol, stress, high levels of protein and genetics are also responsible. Although conventional medication of gout is available, home and natural remedies can help the patient to get relief.
Ginger Root: This ingredient is filled with anti-inflammatory properties. This is the reason it is considered as the most effective natural remedy for gout pain. One can simply incorporate the ginger roots into his/her regular means or add it to the boiling water and take the mixture to the place of plain water. This single ingredient can give surprising health benefits to the gout patients.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is the simplest yet effective natural remedy for gout swelling and pain. Vinegar’s acidity helps to lighten the pain reduce the inflammation. Just take a glass of plain water and add one teaspoon of this vinegar and drink it twice or thrice in a day. You can add the amount of vinegar if you feel relief. However, consult with a good naturopath in Melbourne before trying this.
Banana: Bananas contain the high level of potassium that converts the uric acid crystals in the liquid. Later, that liquid exits from the body through urination. This fruit is also a great source of vitamin C which is effective to reduce the pain and swelling. Gout patients must add at least one or two bananas in their diet for extensive relief.
Baking Soda: High level of uric acid is the main reason for gout and this ingredient is an effective way to balance the uric acid level. Just mix the half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of plain water. Drink this mix at least 3-4 times in a day for 2-3 weeks. However, it is advisable to meet a good naturopath in Melbourne wellness centre for proper consultation.
Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More