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Gout is a type of arthritis that can affect different body parts like the ears, small joints on the hands, wrists, ankles or knees. Symptoms frequently include acute pain, swelling, intense tenderness and inflammation in the joints.


The exact cause is unknown, but a high amount of uric acid in the body is one of the reasons. Some other possible causes are genetics, excessive consumption of alcohol, lack of physical exercise, excessive protein intake and too much stress.

Gout is linked to other types of health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, and uric acid kidney stones, so it is important to get proper medical treatment. In addition, some easy-to-follow home treatments can promote healing and provide symptom relief.

home remedies for gout

Here are the top 10 home remedies for gout.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, which is used to treat headaches and acid stomach, also helps treat gout and arthritis. The acidity in apple cider vinegar will help relieve acute pain. You can also add honey to the remedy to boost the body’s anti-inflammatory response.

DIY ACV Remedy for Gout

  1. Mix one teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  2. Drink it two to three times daily.

If you find this remedy helpful, you can increase the dosage of apple cider vinegar to up to two tablespoons.

2. Ginger Root

The anti-inflammatory properties present in ginger root can be very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation. There are many ways to use ginger root in the treatment of gout.

  • Mix equal amounts of fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and dried ginger root powder (sonth). Have one teaspoon of this mixture along with warm water. Take it twice daily.
  • You can simply add ginger root in cooking recipes, or eat a small, raw piece of ginger root daily.
  • You can also add one-half teaspoon of ginger root to one cup of boiling water and mix it well. Drink this solution at least once daily.
  • Another option is to make a paste of ginger root with a little water and apply this paste on the affected area. Leave it on for about half an hour. Do this once daily.

3. Baking Soda

One significant factor contributing to gout is an increase of uric acid in the body. Baking soda can help lower the amount of uric acid, giving you relief from the pain.

  1. Mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water.
  2. Drink this solution four times a day but not more than that.
  3. Continue up to two weeks.

If you are above 60 years, do not take more than three times in a day. Also, ignore this remedy if you suffer from hypertension.

4. Lemon Juice

To get relief from gout pain, it is essential to alkalize the body and neutralize the excess uric acid in blood stream. This can be done easily with fresh lemon juice and baking soda. Along with lemon juice, also eat other fruits rich in vitamin C to strengthen the body tissues.

  • Mix the juice of one lemon with one-half teaspoon of baking soda. Let it sit for a few seconds until the fizzing stops, and then mix it in a glass of water. Drink it immediately.
  • Another option is to add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water and drink it three times a day.

5. Cherries

Cherries, whether sweet or sour, can also be very helpful in treating gout due to their antioxidant properties. Cherries also contain anthocyanins, which can reduce inflammation as well as minimize gout flare-ups.

  • For gout patients, eating 15 to 20 cherries a day is highly recommended. For better results, start your day with some cherries.
  • Another option is to drink a glass of black cherry juice daily. You can also add a few minced garlic cloves in it.

6. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is another useful ingredient for home treatment of gout and other forms of arthritis. The high amount of magnesium present in Epsom salt will also improve the condition of your heart and lower high blood pressure. Soaking the affected body part in warm water mixed with Epsom salt relaxes aching muscles and relieves pain.

  1. For a leisurely bath, add two cups of Epsom salt to warm bath water.
  2. Soak your body in it until the water starts losing heat.
  3. Do this once a week. If you have severe gout, you can try it two or three times a week.

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147 thoughts on “Medic for Gout”

      1. I have heard about tart cherry juice and have begun drinking. Do you know how many ounces a day us effective? Thanks so much. Just starting my journey with gout.

        1. I get gout attacks quite bad but when I have about 1/2 litre a day it reduces the attacks. It’s probably excessive but works for me. Only issue we can only get it for about $11 per litre. Expensive but worth it.

    1. I’ve found that I was taking fish oil pills and had crazy bad gout . Stop taking that and haven’t really had a bad one . Very miner now . The apple cider and baking soda works . It gets your body to even out . Sometimes when I drink beer it will happen but not that bad . A little sore

    2. If you ground up flax seed and take 2 tablespoons each morning you’ll be free of any episodes, the flax seed kills the inflammation so you won’t have to worry about the so called gout again. Haven’t had any issues since taking the flax seed.

  1. I hope all these ten commandments have been tried and proven very effective.I will surely try the ones that suit me,as most of the medical drugs are ladden with side effects.

  2. the advice for gout was great. usually it took three days for me to recede the gout attack. this time i got relief within one day….can you believe this?? Saturday woke up with gout, evening i saw this page and i ate lot of banana,lime juice,ginger and water now Sunday eve. i am perfectly all right, tomorrow i am going to office, thank you so much

  3. it really worked!!!

    i found this page last night when i was suffering gout, and edwin joseph k k’s comment above gave me confidence to try. i ate 3 bananas and drank a big cup of water mixed with ginger and lemon at 23:30 last night. guess what, the pain is gone! i just came back from shopping mall now!

    thanks a ton!!!

  4. I have very severe gout at present and am find it diffiult to walk been for xray said its gout. I am scared to eat to much lemon or cider drinks as have had open heart surgery to replace my mitral and atral valve and have now got mechanical valve replaced. Recentally I have been surffering from too much gout and also lots of joint pains. I have healthy diet.

    Can you please advice on any type of home remedy which I can take with honey.

    1. i found that pure black cherry juice works wonderfully and quickly too. After that you can get black cherry supplements and take them regularly.

  5. 1.Drink plenty of water.
    2.Take Motrin at the first sign of pain in joints to ward off long lasting pain. Take two and rest as soon as you can. Don’t hesitate.

    1. Yes plenty of water, and I also drink boiled turmeric and ginger roots with drops of lemon and honey, excercise. I did’nt take any synthetic medicines 🙂

  6. I am a gout+ uric acid patient for the last 7 years and I am just 32 years old. I get intense pain from the affected areas like leg joints, ankle. Prior to this year my gout+ uric acid pain persisted for 3-4 days but this time it’s been a week I am suffering from the pain though it has reduced as comapred to the first and second day. My question is as mentioned in the blog to eat lot of bananas but bananas incrases your body weight due to it’s high calorie content as I don’t do too much of physical activity. Is it really worth eating one banana in a day and don’t you think it will add body weight if taken daily ? Also I am taking Zyloric 300 medicine once a day to reduce uric acid content but it seems it is not working at all these days what it used to be before. Please suggest.

    1. If you are still having problems, try the baking soda. That works miracles as it reduces the acid in the body. It can cure many aches and pain. Look up the baking soda for cancer cure. This is like a wonder drug…

        1. Jon what would you take all natural to balance the acidic levels & uric acid levels? Obviously, you understand the Chemistry of the Human Body & how things break down & react. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thank .

        2. acid levels in your body are creating the salts from your liver in turn uric acid Jon . That why you want to alkaline you blood out to stop producing salts . You are right kinda

        3. Baking soda will lower the acid level in the body. It’s like having sweet and sour, too much sweeet or too much sour not good but just the right balance is good

    2. Try apple cider vinegar – google it. you can use a dessert spoon of apple cider vinegar with a dessert spoon of honey in a glass of warm water. This makes it taste like a refreshing drink. You can drink it 3 times a day. You can reduce the amount of honey (just because it’s a sugar) when your use to the taste.

      1. I started taking ACV with honey (1 tablespoon of each in 8-10 oz.warm water)
        this morning was my second treatment and already getting some relief . I have tried Colchine as prescribed by a doctor and also Alopurinal but they did nothing but increase the pain . I will let you know my progress over the next few days . Better than paying for a Doctor and Chemicals which always have side effects.

  7. I was in so much pain a year ago, I paid $30 for a secret home remedy at 3:00am one morning. It was a list simular to this one. I tried the backing soda and the pain was gone in couple hours. I had been in severe pain for two weeks. The medicine the doctor had given wasn’t working. Arm and hammer and double the dose they have listed for heartburn. Granted the remedy might make your blood pressure go up a little bit, but so is the pain your already in.

  8. I have gone into a vegetable diet and am regularly consuming – honey, yogurt,
    apple vinegar, ginger, garlic, and some Indian spices but no relief at all I try
    avoiding medicines but due to work commitments I have to take Goutmil, voran
    a pain killer and a pill for swelling.

    1. It’s a different kind of acid and the whole process is to get your blood alkaline state . Hence , apple cider , baking soda , lemon juice , ginger rout , banana . And do not take fish oil pills if you have this condition . Reduce your meat intake . Lots of water and less soda

    2. I do organic lime 1 whole one in a glass of water or even coke zero also I take urcinol and go out plex and curcumin tumeric w pepper all available on amazon drink high ph essential 9.5 alkaline water from earthfare or whole foods eat dark cherries or tart canned cherries over ice cream watch my protein consumption and diet purity take aleve on outbreaks eat banannas I dose myself according to how I’m eating each day it works also just had a flare up had stopped the lime no flareup for a few months then had one added the lme back got better in one day

  9. Hi all, I am also a sufferer of gout since many years but it is under control now. One thing is that if you have an acute attack of gout, then take a medicine called colchicine 0.5 mcg 2 tablets immediately and two before bed. This med is written in most Leaflets of allopurinol tablets like zyloric or Loric. This med reduces inflamation of only gout. If you are drinking alcohol restrict to 30 ml – 60 ml max with lots of water. do not touch beer or even wine (many website tell you to drink wine). hope this is useful.

  10. Hi its been a month nw since my husband as had a knee op, he suffers frm gout and it was severe so he was asked to operate and do a total knee replacement. Its been a month nd a half nw since the op nd I was told to give him ACV. He’s on it for about 2 weeks nw, bt I hav noticed that a whitish fluid is continously flowing from his open wound, the wound is however nt septic nd is healing up nicely, I would like to know if this is all the gout that’s in his body that’s coming out through the wound, cause there is a tiny hole that’s still healing up? Please can somebody give me sum advice on all of this. Thanks

    1. I had 3 knee surgeries and the surgeon told me as soon as she opened my knee up a lot of white fluid came out… good old gout… so I’m no doctor. But I would say yes..

  11. Just stumble on this site. Been having serious ankle and knee pain for couple of weeks… im not sure is it gout but will give it a try and see how it goes. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I find that when my gout flares up, one or two ibuprofen tablets will take the pain away in 10 minutes or so. colchicene is useless because it takes a whole day to work.

    1. you must not have bad gout … can take very strong / vicoden does not even breath on bad gout pain. if you can walk you have MILD gout , I have had some luck with colchicine .. try to help it along with lemon juice and baking soda but cherries have NEVER worked at all for me.

    1. You must get the organic kind that contains the “mother” (nasty looking sediment at the bottom)
      Just shake it and you’re fine. Bragg’s® is a popular brand easy to find at any major food market.
      It might be a little more expensive, but it’s not pasteurized, so the good bacteria is still in tact.

  13. i Used concentrated pure black cherry juice (oz), Juice from half a lemon and ginger root shaved with a microplane or lemon zester stired into a half glass of water. worked pretty good. take before bed and at night and if you can mid day too. breaks down uric acid quickly.

  14. I’m a registered nurse here in California who started suffering gout as soon as I turned 40. My family runs on arthritis and other sorts of intractable back pain. When it started hitting me (mainly on my feet), I brushed it off and just took ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day, cool saline soaks which would give me relief. It would last for 2 to 3 days then would subside. It comes back once or twice every 6 months while I watch my diet carefully. Over the next 2 years, it hit me about 3 times. The worst was about 4 months ago where it lingered for 2 weeks. Strange. My doctor wanted me to take colchicine which I did. The effect on me was minimal to moderate. I still go to work but with an obvious limp. Sometimes I cannot go to work at all for a few days. I got tired of it and started doing my “research” on the internet until I came about this article. So I tried apple cider vinegar 2 tsp mixed in fruit juice and 1 tsp of honey in a glass. Drink it 2x a day. Oftentimes I would just dip my dish on ACV 2-3 a day, then take vitamin C (also a uricosuric) caplets 500 mg twice a day as well. That proved to be a MIRACLE. I started peeing more cloudy urine over the next 3 days, and my pain is completely gone. So far it has not hit me again and hopefully for the rest of my ACV/vitamin C drinking days. No my urine has cleared up, but occasionally when I eat a high protein/purine diet, it becomes cloudy again. I am in no way connected to any apple cider vinegar manufacturing company or any vitamin C company. I am writing this because just like what I want my patients to feel in the hospital, I want people here to find relief in that very physically limiting condition. I have not taken a single ibuprofen or colchicine pill since I started the ACV/vitamin C regimen (on my own). My doctor has nothing to say about it except write it down and saying “come back to my office if you need something else”.

    1. My husband is hurting so bad with gout he can barely walk. I’ll have him try this and hopefully get him some relief! Thanks for sharing your info btw he’s already on 400 mg of Allopurinol and Uric acid still running high.

        1. Hey the apple cider and the vinegar done an wonderful job getting rid of the grout on the top of me right feet and my big toe. Smile. I am going to tell some of my friends about the matter.

    2. Hello

      I was reading your article and wanted to ask about something that you wrote. I didn’t understand what you meant when you said you would dip your dish on ACV
      and on the Vit. C can you eat a fruit or pills better.

      Thanks so much for your input.


  15. Thanks for this info on gout. I was also searching what other alternatives for gout remedies and found this after all. I’m currently mixing apple cider and ginger root. Also I’m drinking aloe vera juice as advise by my sister.

  16. gout is a disease of stomach constipation, so i advise to take aloevera juice in three times per day. drink 4to5 liters of water daily.

    1. its produced through your liver . Water is always good though . Uric acid builds up in your blood . Fish oil pills can cause it and a high meat diet . Good luck

  17. Thanks for all of this heavenly information as for meds cost people to have so many side affects and before you know it you’re back at the doctors office to only be introduced to another harmful drug.
    I live these natural home remedies which can help to prolong peoples lives better than using harmful drugs that damages our inside organs.
    Again, thank you much!!! May God bless you for posting such beneficial information.

    1. Y’all preciate that a great deal..been having this pain on my big toe,n’ my hands. I can’t clench a fist as it hurts. Will try the Ginger vinega, banana,honey n’ all Thnk u once again.

  18. I made a baking soda bread with one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of flower, an egg, two table spoons of sugar, pinch of salt and a cup of black berrys. It did taste awfull, but it lasted better than just putting soda in water. It really worked best after my gout had peaked and quickly reduced swelling that day or two. I also made my morning tea with dried alfalfa from my garden to wash it down with.

  19. Drink lots of water and you should urinate repeatedly..soon you notice your gout pain slowly disappears..as in take water to the maximum..

    1. I have been taking 600 Mg of Celery seed extract 3 times a day along with Black Cherry Concentrate 1000 Mg twice a day. I have had Chronic Gouty Arthritis for 35 years and is severe in Hips, Knees and Ankles. No Prescribed meds have helped. they only make it worse. Why do you just don’t like tablets. They are gel caps. They work great. Celery and Cherry Juice work great when I do get gout. I haven’t had an episode now for 3 months. I was getting it every month. I am on a NO PURINE DIET. Mine is also caused by preservatives in food. I do eat a lot of salads, but I am starting to look like a Bunny Rabbit!!! Three things I hated to give up were Pork, Coffee and tea. Waking up without Coffee is still hard, but I associate gouty food with pain and I don’t ever eat it again. Look up PURINES on WEBMD and don’t eat ANY of foods listed. It seems to have helped me. Good Luck.

  20. Am cronic gout patient,pain started from toe than ankle,knee than to hip join,feeling very cold,cant hardly work..Am on lemon cleansing now.. Will post again on the out come.

  21. I have always worked on my feet as a nurse and waitress and have never had such agonizing pain being on my feet . I still do not have a diag of what the pain is will hopefully get an answer tomorrow at the podiatrist but was just looking on line and one person said not even Vicodin kills the pain my no kidding it doesnt , foot is not broken which that was the first thing the ER , my PCP and a walk in over the past 2 weeks have done no labs so i took upon myself to look up some relief some of the advice was helpful hoping for answers thanks

  22. I had a gout with extreme pain.An Ayurvedic specialist suggest a remedy which I tried and really worked.The ingredient is very simple, take a raw papaya weighing approx 200 gms and 15 guava leaves clean it with water. Thereafter cut the raw papaya into pieces with its seeds in it and please note do not wash it again.Take one liter of water put the pieces of papaya with guava leaves boil it till the one liter water reduces to half liter. Cool the half liter and drink, repeat it twice to have atleast one liter a day. You will find relief in a day or two.

  23. Suffered from bad gout attacks for 6 months, I am on cherry concentrate & Acid Cider Vinnegar, it has also reduced my GERD or excessive indigestion attacks

  24. Baking soda and lemon juice with water, worked wonders for me, damn!!!!!!!!!!! had the pain for 2 days……….. spent R460. 00 on medication, nothing helped until the home made remedy was introduced. thanks for the free recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  25. im trying them on my husband but, he just will not listen to me. he a big tea drinker and meat eater. lol. but he does love his cherries.

  26. One night while I was holidaying in San Jose,I got a severe pain in my big toe such that ,it was unbearable even to use my cover sheet. First thing in the morning, I
    Googled and and found that two tsps of Apple Cider Vinegar with one tsp of honey in a glass f water would cure it.
    Well I had it three times that day and it was gone. I can swear by this.
    Back home I had tests, and because Uric Acid was high was given alluprinol.
    Well I use alluprinol and do not have these bouts of gout.

  27. i had my first attack when i was 30. May be its due to canned foods and stuff or alot of read meat i dont know, it runs in my family as well. But i got it way earlier than my father.
    I got the second attack 3 months later and 3rd another 3 months. Then i started having baby spinach, celery, 1/2 lemon and 1 tbl spoon ACV. I did not had gout for almot 1.5 years and had a recent attack just few days back only because i stopped consuming this smoothie. I do try to stay away from red meat, but i do consume it once or twice a month. I eat chicken and eggs twice a week. Apart from that i guess my recipie is working good.

  28. Never. had gout in my life. I’m 62 yrs old. I was recently bitten by a spider not sure what type but my doc gave me antibiotics and ointment. I do not like to take antibiotics I believe it disrupts you bodys symptoms in fighting other problems. In my case I have got gout and in a bad way. I have read yr tips & I will certainly go & buy the ingredients & try them. I took baking soda & water & have already some relief

    1. This is interesting, I have had gout in the past-big toe. Drank montmorency cherry juice and it was gone.Last winter, same foot was bitten by something, guessing spider, swelling with a little sore that got bigger the next day. It eventually went away. Now next fall I’ve had gout pain in big toe and in the ball of my foot for the last 2-3 months. I have drank about $100 worth of these cherries and nothing. Hope this spider didn’t screw me up here. Gonna try ACV next, any comments?

  29. Wally how strange…i got bit by a spider also in Nigeria…thought i was going to die…like you i dont take any sort of tablets…the pain is there to let you know not to use the area where the pain is…back to the spider i have had gout ever since from time to time..in all my joints very painful indeed..i will try the cider vinegar route when i can muster enough strength to hobble to the shop

  30. I have tried these to no avail. Best one I found was this: 8oz black cherry juice, one ounce apple cider vinegar. 3-4times daily during an attack. When in first tried it, it was 2am on a sunday morning. Laid down n went to sleep. 9am I could walk.

  31. hey, seafood was always my trigger… My left toe locked up and felt like someone hit it with a lump hammer, indimisaden, not sure on the spelling ! Wad the only thing of the doctors that worked, well two years later I’ve just had an attack, my left ankle, shit it hurts…. I twisted my ankle a few days ago but gout popped up too… Is there a thing when trauma is caused to an area or joint can set it off ? Well this has happened twice. I ate a huge steak as well lol… Now I’m paying… Lemon juice and baking soda is my best home made remedy yes it really works, I eat lots of cherries and berries too… Dehydration is a fact too..

  32. Thank you so much for the good info. I started to feel the pain in my wrist on thurs then come Fri a full gout attack was on. About two months ago I had an attack that took me out of work for three days. This time I was happy it was just before the weekend. Well my twelve year old son noticed the pain I was in and asked how he could help me so I told him to search the net for remedies. He then told me about the lemon juice with soda, which I had never heard of! He prepared the juice for me as I was getting ready for a long night of pain, discomfort, and no sleep. I drank the juice as directed and withing two hours I notice the difference. I was able to get some sleep and woke up with very little discomfort. I took the time to post this comment so that I could thank who ever posted this info and to help any other readers out there who are searching for relief.

  33. I was somewhat skeptical of these home remedies but I tried the apple cider vinegar and also included cherries into my diet and IT WORKED after 2 days. Thank you so much. I take the vinegar twice a day,it’s also great for digestion and acid reflux.

  34. ThankU for ur information its very empowering. I have gout in my right toe an is definitely going to try the above home remedies.

  35. The Apple cider vinegar works wonders and it is good for sooo much more such as, blood circulation, diebeties, weight and keeping the gout control
    Mixed with honey to help your body create its own anti-inflamitory for the swellimg. I have been drinking it for 3 days now and its cleated up the redness and pain is subsiding
    Thanks for this tip, it is a life savor.

    1. This morning woke up with so much pain in my left big toe could hardly walk. Looked on the computer and found this information . I told my husband to get me the vinegar and soda as he was coming home from church. He mixed the vinagar and soda in 8 oz. Of water and just a short time I can tell a difference. Still some pain but nothing compared to where I was.I thank God for you people it was like a miracle to me
      The last battle I had with gout I was given a med.which cost me $109 other meds to go with it ,it still took me several days the meds cause a horrible headache that took me several days to get over even with the meds. So you guys testimony’s have been a miracle to me. Thank you and God bless.

  36. I really don’t like taking Allupurinol & Ibuprofen tabs because I’m afraid these will hurt my liver in the long run. So, I will now try the ACV. Thank you so much to those who selflessly shared their stories. God bless you!

  37. Good people thank you so much .i was now thinking that i have been bewitched.little did i know its gout.thank you let me try out Apple Cider Vinegar .thank let me assist my family also.god bless .

  38. Thanks for the information about the treatment of gout. I am a chronic gout patient for the last more than 20 years and not only me but there are several chronic gout patient in my locality. I will try the above method of treatment and on successful it will be a blessed for me as well to the people of my locality.

  39. I have gout for a few years and have been skeptical of medications and after effects. I saw these remedies in the internet and all I can say is WOW! The remedies really work. I am currently trying the ACV with honey and water. Awesome.

  40. What type of meats and seafood can I eat which will not cause a flare up of gout? Is red wine also a no, no? I am a social drinker but after reading the results here I see that what I am mixing my vodka with the juices have a lot of sugar fructose! I will need to stop using them. This is my first gout flare up but I lost my job over it because I lost 3 days of work due to the pain of not being able to walk and the side effects of the medicine. As my previous employer only allowes 4 sick days a year for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Kathy – I think you should name and shame your former employer because the older an employee gets, the more chances of illness will occur. It is better to take time off and not spread any illness throughout the company. Your former employee is not exempt from illness and their turn will come and I bet they will take off more than four paltry days. That is disgusting! Poor you losing your job, what a mean employer

  41. I make a tonic that not only treats gout but also colds, flus, any arthritus, detoxifys body, balances PH & lots more. Most ingredients already mentioned already. Any of theses can be taken seperately.
    tsp turmeric
    tsp cinnamon
    tsp ginger
    tbsp apple cider vinegar
    tbsp honey
    half a lemon squeezed
    coconut milk
    warm water

  42. I am so happy to find this info!! I am having my Second attack at this time and I’m in Severe pain. I went to the Dr. The first time and was giving steroids. It helped after three days but has never been 100% gone. I suffer from burning needle like pain in my feet and my big toe is stiff and inflamed. I tried soaking with Epsom salt this did nothing! Is there another type of soak or ointment for the burning? I’ll be trying the acv tomorrow. Thanks for all the help full info!!

  43. iam 23 year old but 45 kg weighted man suffering from high uric acid or gout. i have been facing this problem from 2008, for last 4 years iam suffering from continuous uric acid attack. my problem is knee swelling and pain. sometimes you may laugh here my uric acid cycle, it usually starts on sundays, increasing the swelling on mondays, reaching at top on tuesdays and then decreasing yet to reach to normal stage in late thursdays, then two days free for me…..

  44. I have been a gout sufferer for close on 17 years now. I have tried all sorts of experiments now and the one that suits me the best is apple cider vinegar. Every night before i go off to bed, I take 1 tablespoon of ACV and mix it with a glass of sparkling water and to kill the unsavoury taste of ACV, I put an orange flavoured effervescent vitamin c tablet and enjoy a pleasant , healthy and refreshing “beverage” drink. Job done!!!! I have not had an attack now for the last 15 months.

  45. I just experience my 2nd Gout attack in my left toe. The pain was SO sever I tried several remedies. 1. Concentrate Tart Cherry Juice in water. 2. Baking Soda and Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar together with water. 3. Ate an apple for Vitamin C. 4. Drank lots of water, including Alkaline and finally was able to sleep even walked better the next morning. Thank GOD for NATURAL remedies. AMEN!!!!

  46. I believe gout is more prevalent these days, due to the increase in sugar intake. It’s in all processed foods. Fructose not only produces uric acid through the liver, but also inhibits excretion through the kidneys. A twofold approach in raising uric acid levels. Please avoid added sugar.

  47. hi! thanks for the info…I really found your page useful and I will be writing something about it as a nutritional journalist. pls can u send ur name urgently to my mail cos that will be very important…I will be waiting for your reply

  48. My left foot hurts like hell. To much jerky meat and energy drinks. I would eat a whole bucket of rotten cherries if it would help. Well off to taco bell.

  49. I have read a lot about this, i am 50 and I have had this problem off and on for about 3 years, I am trying the ACV, honey, Vtm. C and lots of water. thanks for all the info.

  50. Ramesh Ahuja

    I am on an anticoagulant medication due to having undergone AVR ( Aotic Valve Regurgisation ) surgery in Jan. 2000 at AIIMS in Delhi. Have suffered a severe attack of swollen joints with acute pain after 3-4 years of surgery but on analyzing the same was cured with Zyloric as per recommendations of a good physician and following a diet with no intake of purine containing diets such as Cauliflower, Brinjals, Pumpkin and Mushrooms. Also I was advised to consume no or least Protines such as whole grain pulses, Rajmah/ white chane etc. It cured me of the problem almost fully and the status persisted for about another 5-6 years. It was then all of a sudden that one morning in the month of Aug. 2012 that I was immobilized altogether, not even able to go to the Bath room at my own. Since then I am suffering from the excess of Uric Acid ( beyond 5.0 ml ) which causes severe pain in my Ankle joints and due to which I can’t walk for more than a Km. or so at a stretch or can’t stand for more than half an hour at a stretch. I have to take a rest or break of 10-15 minutes for being able to walk or stand again. I have tried all the possible home remedies and allopathic medicines as recommended by any Ayurvedic or Allopathic practioner, except the ones told/advised above, such as ACV or Baking soda. Otherwise I have been taking freshly extracted Amla juice with honey, daily in the Morning since long ( the richest source of Vitamin C ) till it is available in the Market, otherwise I soak dried Amla in water for 24 hrs. and take the clear soaked water after mixing with a teaspoon of Honey in it.
    Can any body share his/her similar experience of Goutic Pain due to high Uric Acid?
    Doctors say it is due to in ability of our digestion system to break up the protiens we intake, thus leading to excess of purines causing formation of excess uric Acid. If it is so, then how can any home remedy cure this situation effectively, is not understood.
    Any technically and logical remedy/suggestion shall be most appreciated.

  51. Hi my hubby suffers with gout and I found a few wonder treatments
    *fresh pineapple juice
    *jam tomatoes
    *cinnamon and turmeric in warm water early in the morning on empty stomach

  52. Ohh Dear God, Help me cure my stubborn Ignorant self.

    I’m 42 and first encountered a gout attack when I was 40. At the time i was drinking 1 bottle of Red Wine per night. This day i was dehydrated and fitting a Kitchen. I was working outside in the summer sun. On this day my toe joint started to hurt. I thought it was my steel toe cap boot. The next day it was worse and it became difficult to walk. The 3rd day was excruciating. I could not sleep, or walk or have the bed sheets touch my foot. I did nothing at all to fix this problem. I didn’t go to Docs or change my diet. Within a week the symptoms disappeared, but there has always been a slight discomfort or lack of flexibility in my toe. Over the last 2 years I am still drinking 7 bottles of Red Wine per week. My toe joint is getting bigger (Tophi).
    This Saturday the pain slowly started again. By Sunday It was becoming difficult to walk. By Sunday evening it was becoming very painful. By Monday it was full blown Gout attack. (but I have not drank since Friday and it is now Tuesday). My blood test from 2 years ago showed High Uric Acid levels.

    I have been drinking Green tea, Lemon Juice, Fresh ginger Root. Baking Soda, Cellery Drink. Forever Living Aloe Vera Juice. Turmeric. Apple Cider Vinegar. Plenty of Water. I drank so much water and took so much of these ingredients yesterday that I had to run to the toilet!!!!!

    I am still In agony!!! I did not get to bed till 5am this morning but could not sleep for the pain. Today I will keep tying with also bananas, cherries. Lets hope today is the day it starts to ease off.

  53. Just fighting an attack. Tried 250 ml of Orange Juice with 2 tsp of ACV.

    In Cape Town, some of the older folks use Condom Oil, which they rub onto the affected area.

  54. Orange Juice and ACV. Just tried it as I had a minor gout attack.
    Seems to be working.
    Thanks for the advice.

    Some of the older folk in Cape Town also rub some condom oil on the affected areas.

  55. Cherries are always liked, either sweet or sour. These contain anthocyanins, antioxident properties which can reduce inflammation as well as minimize gout flare-ups. Thanks for sharing such valuable healthy life tips.

  56. Baking soda is an excellent remedy for various ailments and is a popular home remedy. It has a mild alkaline effect, which helps prevent the peeling of the skin caused by gout.

  57. Lemon juice has an alkalizing effect and helps neutralize the effect of the uric acid that mixes in the blood of the patient suffering from gout.

  58. For folks that have good luck using raw apple cider vinegar then maybe make salads with acv and olive oil as a preventative. We have switched to this for our salad dressing and like it a lot. Nothing like acv and olive oil in a cucumber salad in the summer. Enjoy.

  59. I suggest adding celery and celery seed from the spice section to your list of gout remedies. (I just swallow about 1/2 tsp. of the seed with water) I read that from another source and it helped me.

  60. I have had my 4th gout attack in 8 months. I have been to the DR on Allopurinol for 2 months. I started getting a sore foot about a week ago. I have been taking tart cherry vitamins and Bio Gout out with no improvement and getting a little worse each day. I tried the Cider Vineagar and baking soda with water not combined in the same glass and in 24 hours an improvement and now 48 hours it’s still getting better. Working for me at the moment.

  61. My aunty has almost 30 years of gout. A few months ago by a friend introduced to her friend’s home to treatment, after10 times treatment, Gout lumps has become smaller and no pain. Treat it is use a piece of Chinese medicine film put on the area of the gout ,then there have a small device will illuminate the area where the Chinese medicine plaster is attached ,treatment time for an hour.no pain or feeling of discomfort during treatment. It is not a shop; they do treatment because is introduced by friend. To today has been 2 months my auntie’s gout has no recurrence.

  62. Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience and remedies for gout. I will try this for my son, 37 yrs old, as he has been suffering from gout for 3 days now. He cannot walk due to inflammation and so much pain. I read some of your comments and it is really very much appreciated. I just gave him a glass of lemon juice a while ago. Hoping that his condition will improve. I will also try the ginger root & other suggestions to try what would be best for him. Thank you so much. God bless!

  63. I am in so much pain. Don’t have insurance to go to doctor. Please someone tell me how to make it go away. I have been drinking too many sodas. And I have high BP. Please be honest. I am a very caring grandmother who has to be health.

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