Gout Arthritis can be very painful and some people have described it as walking on glass. This said, treating gout is two fold. You want to eliminate the source or reason why you get gout and reduce the pain by taking things that will naturally reduce inflammation in the joints and areas that are affected. In this article, I am going to go over some natural home remedies to treat gout pain.
Fish Oil – Personally, I recommend eating your cold water fish (cod, mackerel, herring, sardines, salmon, ect.) to get your omega 3’s but since most prefer fried fish or don’t like fish at all, you can always opt for fish oil, either in liquid form or in capsules. Frankly, I have not found a better food than cold water fish that will help with inflammation in joints. Fish oil is good for all types of arthritis…even metabolic arthritis aka gout.
Quercitin is another natural anti-inflammatory that can be used to reduce the pain that gout causes. Once again, I suggest eating the foods that are high in quercetin such as capers (which are great on salmon by the way), apples, organic tomatoes, green leafy vegetables and berries (all types). That said, you can find quercetin in health food stores like whole foods grocery in capsule form.
Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne pepper has a huge amount of other health benefits but it works very well for reducing inflammation. Use it as a topical aid. Mix a little pepper with some vinegar, bring to a boil and let it cool. Then dab it on the affected areas. If this seems too much for you, you can also buy Capsicum cream from your grocery.
Turmeric powder – Chinese and Ayurvedic cultures have been using the things that they cook with as herbal remedies for common ailments for thousands of years. Turmeric is reportedly a powerful anti-flammatory spice that will help reduce overall inflammation in the body.
These are just a few of the natural home remedies for gout arthritis. The reality is that there are tons of options that you have to help prevent gout pain that don’t require doctor administered medication, which I don’t recommend. Try some of these suggestions out to see if it helps…
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