Gout can be caused by a few different elements in our life. Amongst them, genetics, diet and medication are the most major ones. Remedies that are homeopathic in nature may serve as a form of relief especially when you’re currently undergoing an episode of gout. Although homeophatic remedies have been cited by many medical establishments to be a sham and should not be depended upon, they can have its uses if you use them properly. Indeed, since gout cannot be cured through the use of medication alone, the only way in which you can remedy it will be via natural or homeopathic resources.
Among the first and most widely used gout remedies in Europe will be belladonna. Belladonna when taken in the right amount on a daily basis can help significantly in the reduction of the throbbing and swelling of the joints. Whenever you see that the skin around the joints is red and even shiny on the surface, you should try taking belladonna to reduce the severity of the inflammation.
In cases where the gout isn’t as serious as it usually is (you can tell by the size of the swelling and intensity of the pain), you should use berberis vulgaris instead. This is usually used when a person experiences sharp and sudden jabs of pain at the joints but the pain isn’t continuous in nature. Berberis may also help for those who are afflicted with a kidney condition, such as kidney stones.
For severe cases of gout in which the toes or elbows are affected, you may want to use colchicum. The joints will feel really painful and if you touch it, no matter how lightly, it will be throbbing for the next couple of minutes. In such instances, it is best that you keep the area warm with either a heating pad or an ice pack depending on the current weather at your location. If it’s cold in the winter season, apply a heating pad over the affected area, whereas if it’s really hot and the inflammation seems to be getting worse, an ice pack may help lessen the pain temporarily. If you’re not yet a coffee drinker, it may be nigh time to be one. Despite the fact that caffeinated products do not act as a cure for gout itself, it is likely that the levels of uric acid in an individual’s blood are much lower if he or she is a coffee drinker. Studies are still being conducted on the direct effects that coffee may have on gout victims and the results are looking promising so far.
Soaking your feet or elbow in Epsom salt has also been quoted by some individuals as being rather effective in the lesser cases of gout. Not all gout conditions will require treatment via medication so it is really possible to treat it fully by using natural resources of your body, food or herbs. Chinese herbs are constantly used to treat gout too but they aren’t scientifically proven to work so take caution with those.
In Africa, there’s a rare herb called the devil’s claw which apparently has excellent anti-inflammatory properties too. However, this is merely a claim and is not supported by any educated suggestions so if you wish to try it, at least seek some advice from your doctor first to see if it’s a viable option. Doses of Vitamin B and C as a remedy against gout may prove useful especially if your body lacks these minerals. Cell repair and improved kidney function are important results that could aid you in your fight against gout. Plenty of fluid, especially water, will also be necessary to keep the kidneys functioning well and properly in order to aid in the excretion of the uric acid from your bloodstream.