Gout Home Remedies
No more bouts of gout

The gout home remedies we selected here can take care of these gout pains you’ve been experiencing. We understand they are a true hell; we’ve seen it a few times before. These natural remedies have been proven to be very effective in fighting the pains caused by gout

Let us be upfront straight away, gout can NOT be cured, yet. There is no miracle potion, but it CAN very easily be controlled. With slight life style changes, an adjustment in your food habits and your persistence you will be able to get on top of it

What is gout?

gout imageThe uric acid deposits in the joints cause swelling and inflammation

Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints and soft tissue caused by the formation of crystals of uric acid. Most of the times the feet and big toe are affected, but gout can also strike knees, ankles and elbows

We will try to make a bit clearer to what gout is through the list of gout symptoms and gout causes

Gout symptoms

The most common gout symptom is acute pain in the big toe, which becomes tender, hot, and swollen in a few hours. The gout attack usually occurs at midnight or in the early hours of the morning. It generally lasts for a week or soacute gout with redness

Gout symptoms include

  • Pain, warmth, swelling and extreme tenderness in joints, usually the big toe joint are the primary gout symptoms
  • Intense pain at night, even light pressure from a sheet is intolerable
  • Discomfort rises fast, lasting for some hours of the night and then easing during the next few days
  • When the gout attack slowly eases off, the skin around the affected joint may peel and feel itchy
  • Very red or purplish skin around the affected joint, which may appear to be infected
  • Limited movement in the affected joint
  • Fever

elbow with goutGout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints and soft tissue caused by the formation of crystals of uric acid. Most of the times the feet and big toe are affected, but gout can also strike knees, ankles and elbows as in this case

Gout causes

One of the main gout causes is the formation of uric acid crystals in your joints, skin and kidneys. Uric acid is in everybody’s blood, but sometimes the level gets too high. This in combination with other circumstances like

  • obesity
  • alcohol intake (especially beer)
  • eating much meat and seafood
  • very low calorie diets

can all spark a serious bout of gout pains

Gout Home Remedies
What to do to get rid of the pain

Like we said, gout cannot be cured yet but it can be controlled relatively easy. But with these natural remedies for gout all you need is the right food and attitude and your gout pains will disappear

Here are some of our recommendations

Gout home remedies

Cherries or Black cherrie juice

cherries against gout

Research has shown that cherries contain anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory properties; this takes care of the root of your gout problem. So cherries reduce the inflammation that causes gout pain by reducing the uric acid that causes gout

Start with 10 to 20 cherries a day, fresh is best and if unavailable the canned ones will also do

Drinking a few glasses of black cherry juice during the day has the same effect

Gout home remedies


fruits against gout

Oranges, kiwi, lime, grapes etc. Especially fruit that has a lot of vitamin C in it is useful to fight gout. It helps flushing uric acids from your body

Apples contain malic acid, this is believed to neutralize the uric acid relieves gout sufferers of their pain. Take one apple 2 hours after each meal

Banana, eating bananas only for 3 or 4 days has shown to provide some relief from gout. Take 8 or 9 bananas a day and nothing else

Gout home remedies

Vegetable juices

Raw vegetable juices are very helpful when fighting gout. Carrot juice, combined with beet and cucumber juice, is especially valuable

Take 300 ml of carrot juice mix it with 100 ml cucumber juice and 100 ml beet juice. Drink this every day

Natural remedies for Gout

Healthy diet or anti Gout diet

healthy anti gout diet

A healthy balanced diet with the all important fibers, vitamins (especially A, B5 and E), minerals and a lot of water will give you a serious advantage over the gout pains. Fresh fruits and raw vegetables should be a big part of your new food pattern

If you’re overweight, together with some exercise this will also make you lose weight. Of course this anti gout diet can make a heck of a difference, not only to your gout, but also to your health in general


Stay away from purine rich and uric acid producing foods, these include things like:

  • red meats
  • alcohol (especially beer)
  • fish
  • beans
  • eggs
  • tea
  • coffee
  • sugar
  • white flour products
  • canned foods
  • processed foods
  • fried foods

Also some medicines like Aspirin, Excedrin or Tylenol can cause gout to act up, just as medicines that reduce the amount of salt and water in the body (diuretics)

Gout home remedies

Skim milk

Recent studies have shown that skim milk may also help preventing a gout attack. The orotic acid in skim milk helps your kidneys to excrete uric acid

Gout home remedies

Celery seed extract

This was a traditional treatment for rheumatism, but it has proven to be very effective also against gout attacks. This will drop your uric acidlevels dramatically

Gout home remedies

Activated charcoal

Activate charcoal taken orally (through the mouth) can help reduce uric acid levels in the blood. Take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon four times a day

Final note

Gout is a painful and serious condition, if these home remedies for gout do not work for you, please contact your doctor

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When you're suffering from gout or think you might be, you want to know more about it. In that case check what WebMD Gout specialists have to say about it or you can always visit the Wikipedia Gout page

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