Gout is an ailment characterized by uric acid build-up in joints, causing irritation, inflammation, and pain. This build-up stems from a defect in metabolism that results in an overproduction of uric acid, or a reduced ability of the kidney to eliminate uric acid. Gout can develop in people with diabetes, obesity, sickle cell anemia, and kidney disease, or it may follow drug therapy that interferes with uric acid excretion. Gout has also been linked to a diet high in red meat, nuts, and other protein-rich foods.
Treatment Plan for Gout
An herbal treatment program can include herbs that are known to enhance elimination of nitrogenous waste products, blood purifiers, and cooling liver cleansers. A diet high in vegetables, fruit in season, and grains and legumes is helpful. Avoid meats and restrict daily protein intake to 35-45 grams.
Herbal Remedies for Gout
Related Gout conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.