Gout Home Remedies

Here are some gout home remedies that you can try to treat gout.

Are there any gout home remedies that people can use when gout suddenly attacks? A kind of arthritis common among men, gout is the result of the accumulation of uric acid in the joints.

Because gout affects different age groups, people now are looking for the best home remedies to relieve gout pain. This disease have signs and symptoms ranging from nighttime attack of swelling, feeling of tenderness, redness and sudden pain in the affected areas.

Common gout home remedies

Here are some gout home remedies that you can try to treat and relieve gout pain.

Cold and hot compresses are applied to the area to relieve the pain. It is recommended to use alternate application of hot and cold compresses every 15 minutes interval.

Exercise once or twice a day to strengthen the muscles around the joints. A gentle massage in the affected areas can also help.

A foot bath of Epson salt or crushed ginger in warm water to soak the affected area can also reduce painful gout especially in the ankles or toes area. Do this for 30 minutes.

One way to neutralize uric acids is by taking in grains, seeds, nuts and strawberries.

Cherry juices or cherries can reduce the levels of uric acid deposits. Cherries  are rich in vitamin C and magnesium which stimulates  circulation and helps  in digestion.

Drink at least 12 full glasses of water to dilute the uric acid in the body and eliminating the toxins.

Leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes included in your diet will be helpful.

Aspirin or Advil to relieve pain.

Poultice to relieve gout

Charcoal poultice can be used to draw out the body toxins.To make a charcoal poultice, mix half a cup of charcoal powder and a few tablespoons of grounded flax seed. Combine the two to make a poultice and apply it to the affected.

You can also apply a paste made from mixing equal amounts of mustard powder and wheat powder with some water. Leave the paste overnight.

Combine a teaspoon of pepper, a cup of vinegar, and some water to form a poultice and apply to the swollen region leaving it on for two to three hours before washing it off.

Herbs for gout pain

A number of common herbs can also relieve gout pain. These are some common herbs:

Devil’s Claw

Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a shrub  used for its anti-inflammatory effect. This herb also lessens uric acid buildup. However, if you have diabetes or taking some blood-thinning medication, you must not take Devil’s Claw.


Garlic is  usually used to  inhibit the production of uric acid. To learn more about other garlic remedies, visit Garlic Health Benefits.


Popularly known in the 1600’s by the royalty to treat gout, thyme is made into tea because of its anti-inflammatory properties


Primrose oil is also known as pain reliever.


Bromelain which is a kind of pineapple possesses a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.


Parsley juices and Horseradish can aid in the stimulation  the elimination of uric acid.

The most important thing of course is to watch what you eat. Avoid foods with high amount of purines such as organ meats, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and brains; meats, including bacon, beef, pork, and lamb; game meats; or any other meats in large amounts. Refrain also from eating anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel, and scallops, gravy and drinking beer.

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