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Herbal Home Remedies for Gout and Uric Acid

Gout and Uric Acid-Ayurvedic Medicines-Natural Treatment

Although Gout remains a serious disease but with the help of herbal remedies, this cripping disorder can be handled very effectively. Gout is caused by the disturbed protein metabolism, that leads to breakdown of amino acids found in proteins into metabolic wastes like Uric acid. Uric acid becomes solidify in joints and forms the crystals, especially at toe joint. The deposited crystals are give rise to pain and inflammation. The herbs for gout show their results within 10-15 days of their regular use and the improvement is remarkable. Gouty arthritis is a crippling problem leading to joint destruction, painful joints due to deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints, espcially at the toe joint of the foot.The concepts of Ayurveda are very unique in treating this dreadful disorder and many patients showed excellent improvement in their conditions after ayurvedic treatment. We are providing the latest as well as the most ancient authentic inormation on Gout and uric acid metabolism including the natural treatment options available for patients.There is a unique herbal remedy which was recommended in ancient ayurvedic texts during 1100 AD. This extraordinary useful herbal remedy for gout is called "Navkarshik Churna". We have also included herbal home remedies for gout at our site.

What is Gout and Uric Acid ?

An article on Gouty Arthritis by Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Gouty Arthritis is one of the leading cause of disability for many. It affects mainly middle aged women, who complain generally of early morning stiffness, pain and swelling in their smaller joints of fingers and writs joints. The stiffness can sometimes felt in the whole body and goes away slowly as the sun goes up later in the afternoon. These kind of symptoms are seen in very mild and initial stages of rheumatism. Later on the pain and swelling becomes persistant and starts to cripple the smaller as well as bigger joints.The joints gets eroded and there is significant destruction of the joints in serious cases. Sometimes the problem can arise acutely involving all the joints simultaenously particularly in young patients. This is called juvenile Gouty arthritis.

Causes of Gout

Gouty arthritis most common type of arthritis caused by disturbed protein metabolism. Excessive accumulation of acidic metabolites like uric acid causes painful joint condition known as gout. Excessive consumption of protein rich diet is prohibited to get rid of this problem. Diet such as cheese, non-veg, pulses and cereals must be avoided to stop the production of uric acid.

Pain management with herbs in Gout and Uric acid

Sometimes there is excruciating pain at toe joint and that needs to be tackled quickly. There are very effective herbs for painful joint which work insantly. The herbs are very common like Dry Ginger, Turmeric (curcumin), Ashwagandha, Sallaki (Boswellia), Guggul, and Giloy (Tinospora). The extracts of these herbs are more effective in reducing the pain and inflammation of all types of arthritis and joint pains.

Herbs for Gout and high Uric Acid

There are many herbs which are described in Ayurveda for arthritis. These herbs are useful in all types of arthritis like osteoarthritis, Gouty arthritis and other forms of inflammatory joint conditions. Some of them reduce the pain, some reduce inflammation while herbs like Giloy (Tinospora and Ashwagandha ) are helpful in autoimmune disorders as well.

Nirgundi (Vitex negundo): Vitex negundo is described in Ayurveda as one of the most potent natural anti-arthritic herbs. It is very effective in controlling pain and inflammation particularly in arthritis and sciatica patients.

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata): Boswellia serrata is a very popular natural anti-inflammatory herb used by Ayurveda physicians all over the world. It is commonly known in India as 'Salai Guggul'. The resin obtained from the tree is purified and then used for pain and inflammation.It relieves arthritis pain naturally without causing any side effects.

Guggul (Commiphora mukul): Commiphora mukul is a known anti-inflammatory agent used by Ayurveda physicians worldwide. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory action is almost immediate. Guggul is also used in weight loss formulas and is effective in reducing weight, thus helping osteoarthritis patients directly and indirectly. It also reduces blood cholesterol levels.

Sonth (Zingiber officinale): It is commonly known as dry ginger. Dry Ginger is another useful anti-inflammatory herb. It also improves appetite and good for digestive and respiratory system. Dry ginger remarkably reduce markers of inflammation in the blood and is a very potent analgesic.

Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia): Tinospora is considered as one of the leading immuno-modulator. In Ayurveda, this herb is known as "Amrita". Amrit literally means "elixir for long life span". Recent studies explains it is useful in auto-immune disorders especially Gouty arthritis and gout.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha is popularly known as Indian ginseng in the west. It has known anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-stress activities. The plant steroids exert anti-inflammatory action where as another active ingredient of this herb root is Withaferin, Which act as a potent stress buster.

Arthritis Support (Herbal remedy for all types of Arthritis)

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Arthritis Support is a blend of unique herbs described in Ayurveda as best anti-inflammatory herbs. These rare herbs are nature's answer to moderate to severe forms of inflammation, swelling and pain. Arthritis Support contains extracts of Nirgundi, Shallaki, Guggul, Ginger, Giloy and Ashwagandha. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner and control acute and chronic inflammatory reactions.

Herbs in Arthritis Support: Arthritis Support is purely a herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects.

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Ingredients in Arthritis Support

(Capsules Arthritis Support contains pure herbs for Arthritis, explained above)

Sr. No. Herb Used Latin Name Quantity
1 Nirgundi Vitex negundo 100 mg
2 Shallaki Boswellia serrata 200 mg
3 Guggul Commiphora mukul 200 mg
4 Sonth Zingiber officinale 25 mg
5 Giloy Tinospora cordifolia 50 mg
6 Ashwagandha Withania somnifera 25 mg

Other Herbal remedies for Arthritis -

There are so many other useful herbal remedies for arthritis which give excellent results in joint pains and inflammation. Various herbal remedies are used in various forms of arthritis.

Herbal remedies for Osteoarthritis, Gouty arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis, Cervical spondylitis, Sacroileitis, Paget's disease and other painful joint conditions-

Commiphora mukul is a very unique and powerful anti-inflammatory herb and is very effective in all types of arthritis. Some of the tablets containing this herb are mentioned below. These herbal tablets are purely classical herbal remedies for arthritis and are used in Ayurveda since ages.

Tablets Kaishore Guggul - These are pure herbal tablets and are can be used along with Arthritis Support in cases of severe acute and chronic pain in osteoarthritis. Kaishore Guggul must be used with Navkarshik Churna (herbal powder for gout) in cases of high uric acid and Gout, along with arthritis support. Psoriatic arthritis also responds very well to this combination of these 3 herbal formulations.

Tablet Yograj Guggul - These are herbal tablets useful in chronic inflammation of joints. These can be used for long term arthriits herbal remedy in cases of Gouty arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.In cases of Gouty arthritis Yograj Guggul should be combined with arthritis support and Aamvatantak Churna.Curcumin (Turmeric- curcuma longa) is a very useful herb for ankylosing spondylitis.

Tablet Lakshadi Guggul- These are herbal tablets contain guggul and are very useful in cases of fractured bones, strains and sprains in muscles, tendons. These tablets hasten the healing in case of muscle rupture, ligament sprain. It is also very useful natural remedy for osteoarthrits.

Punarnava Mandoor- These herbal tablets contain Boerrhavia diffusa which reduces the inflammation remarkably. It removes excess body fluid through kidneys. It strengthens immune system and improves haemoglobin levels. It contains the natural iron. The tablets are useful in inflammatory Gouty arhritis which is usually associated with anemia. These tablets should be used along with aamvatantak churna, yograj guggul and syrup Kumari Saar (Kumari saar is our pure aloe vera juice).

Natural Gout Treatment in Ayurveda