Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gout Remedies

Every time Husband has a gout outbreak, I end up scouring the internet in search of remedies to help him out.  Every time, I write it down.  And every time, I can't find the page I was looking for.  This post is just a collection of everything I've read for future reference. 

Potassium liquefies uric acid.
  • bananas
  • tomatoes
  • cantaloupe
  • peaches
  • yams
  • baked potatoes (with skin)
  • carrots
  • Papaya
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • white beans
  • dark leafy greens
  • apricots
  • squash
  • yogurt
Vitamin C reduces uric acid levels.
  • rosehip
  • black currant
  • parsley
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • elderberry
  • papaya
  • strawberries
  • orange
  • kale
  • grapes
  • cherries
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Alfalfa
  • Watermelon
Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory enzyme that helps to digest protein molecules.
  • pineapple
Anthocyanins  help protect from cell damage caused by the uric acid crystals, increase the blood pumped through joints. This is important because the extra blood flow helps clean out your joints keeping them healthier.
  • any type of berry - black/purple/blue/red
  • Bilberry 
  • Blueberry
  • cranberries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • red wine
  • grapes
  • cherries
  • green tea
  • eggplant
  • red cabbage
  • red beets
 Reduce Inflammation
  • Celery Seed- decreases swelling in joints, helps renal system (kidneys) get rid of uric acid through urination while also alkalizing blood. Celery seed is a diuretic and therefore helps to increase the pace at which uric acid is flushed from the body. Spice/tea/extract.
  • Fish Oil Supplements
  • yucca root
  • cherries
  • Devil's claw root- 1/2 teaspoon powdered devil's claw root with 1 cup of boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup daily.
  • gingerroot
  • meadowsweet leaves and flowertops
  • white willow bark
  •  boswellia (frankincense)
  • capsicum (cayenne)- infused oil (4Tbsp cayenne to 1 Cup olive oil)
  • feverfew
  • licorice
  • Birch -use bark and leaves to make a tea.
Diuretics- detoxify
Pain Relievers
  • Turmeric-helps to block the pain nerve endings.
  • Rosemary- essential oil


  1. A friend with little internet skills has problems with gout. I read that cherry juice helped. While in stores, I found Knudsen's 100% cherry juice. The article I read said to take 1 T cherry juice two or three times each day. I have not heard if she bought it and used it, or if it helped.

    Only Knudsen's is 100% cherry juice.

    Do you have a list of things to avoid other than meat? Okay, that is the only thing I really know that I have heard people should avoid.

    1. I used to have a list, but Husband won't follow it. There are too many things he likes on it. One of his worst triggers is asparagus, and if I cook it, he'll eat half the pot. It's easier to buy a bunch of bananas and a cantaloupe with the asparagus than to slap his fingers when I cook asparagus. Of course, I could stop cooking asparagus, but that's not really fair to the rest of us.

      I hadn't heard about cherries until researching with this current outbreak, but I think I'll make him some choke cherry juice next summer. Right now all I have is choke cherry jam, which I'll be adding to a fruit sauce for him this afternoon.

  2. printed. and thanks so much. off to check The Colony now. have been having horrible withdrawals. there better be a new post or else....and i have your address missy - bahahahahahahah!

    your friend,

    1. And where are you putting it? Hmmmm? How is it that you can print things and not lose them? lol

      Sorry. But it's there now!

    2. Wendy - i have about a katrillion binders filled with all kinds of different information - i love information! now to spend the proper amount of time this winter organizing them all - bahahahahah!

  3. Here is a blog post by a doctor about gout. You may already know all this.