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Medic for Gout

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.


7. Bananas


Bananas are also very effective in treating gout. The high potassium content in bananas will help convert uric acid crystals into liquid form that will be flushed out of the body later through urination. Bananas also contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, which can be very effective in managing swelling and pain.

  • Simply eat one or two bananas daily, and soon you will notice improvement in your condition.
  • Another option is to add one ripe banana to one-half cup of yogurt. This will also help to keep diarrhea away.

8. Apples


It is very common to hear people say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s a good, healthy habit to eat at least one apple daily, especially when you have gout.

Experts suggest eating an apple after each meal. The malic acid present in apples will help neutralize uric acid in the body and thereby relieve gout pain and inflammation. If you do not like to eat apples, you can try apple juice. Along with an apple, it is also a good idea to eat raw carrots daily.

9. Activated Charcoal

activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is known to absorb uric acid; hence, it can be safely used for gout treatment. Those suffering from gout should take a charcoal bath twice or three times a week.

  • Mix one-half cup of charcoal powder with some water until it forms a paste. Put the paste in a tub and add more water. Soak your affected body part for at least half an hour. This remedy is a good solution for gout in the ankle joint or big toe.
  • For other affected body parts, make a charcoal paste and apply it on the skin. Leave it on for half an hour; then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Alternatively, you can take activated charcoal capsules orally to relieve gout pain and inflammation. Consult your doctor before using this option.

10. Cold Water

running water

Placing the affected area in cold water will reduce swelling as well as pain. When you have gout, do not use ice directly on the skin; it can damage the skin and make your condition worse.

  • Immerse the inflamed, swollen joint in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat the process several times a day.
  • You can use an ice pack for about 15 minutes, but wrap it in a towel before placing it on the affected area. Do this twice a day. Avoid excess use of ice packs because it can lead to crystallization of uric acid.

So, if you are suffering from gout, simply try these natural remedies to get relief from the pain and inflammation. Bear in mind, there is no quick cure. Time and determination are required to treat gout.


Medic for Gout was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies

150 thoughts on “Medic for Gout”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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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