Gout is considered to be one of the most painful diseases in the medical world and the disease has victimized a large portion of the people of the world. Gout is a type of metabolic arthritis and the disease is caused by the high level of uric acid deposits in the body. The high level of uric acid builds up and forms the uric acid crystals in the joints and in the tissues and tendons. Uric acid is created by the metabolism of the high purines which can be accumulated in the human body through the foods that we consume during our daily food habit. The patients of the gout can’t get rid of the excess uric acid from the body through the urine as the normal human being can and that results in the uric acid build up in the body. Sometimes the reason for the high uric acid accumulation can be due to the overproduction of the uric acid in the human body.
There are various recommended options for the treatment of the gout. Doctors prescribe different medication keeping in mind the different cases of the patients. Many of the medications have side effects and long term use of those medicines is not recommended at all. The doctors sometimes use the steroids to relieve the pain but these are not good for long term use. The use of the non steroid anti inflammatory medications drugs or the NSAIDs may also cause the high blood pressures, bleeding problems, ulcers, rashes and may other complications while the COX-2 inhibitors has the side effects of affecting the kidneys severely. Risks of heart attack and the bleeding are also there in these medicines.
Because of the severe side effects of the drugs the herbal remedies are also prescribed for the gout patients. Many scientific studies have studied the fact that some herbal remedies really have some good effects on the gout patients. One of the recommended herbal treating options is the use of the Devil’s Claw. Folk medicine has long been recommended and used the Devil’s Claw to treat the pain of the gout attack. It alleviates the joint pain and help reducing the uric acid level in the body. Taking 750 mg of Devil’s Claw thrice daily is prescribed by the Folk medicine practitioners.
Another herbal remedies for the gout problem is the Autumn Crocus from which the gout medicine Colchicine is made of. Patients use the drug mostly than using the plant extract. But both the drug and the plant extract are toxic and they should be used only under the qualified professional doctor. If you are taking the Colchicine you should cut out the herbal tea from your daily routine because taking both the option together can have ill effects. If you can’t take the Colchicine then you can take the Gravel root which is known for excretion of uric acid from the body. You can take 2 teaspoons of Gravel Root in a cup and can mix it with water and can take it thrice daily.
You can also try the Nettle root or the Jupiter berry for the treatment of gout option. If you want to use the Jupiter berry take 350 mg to 500 mg of Jupiter capsule or take Jupiter tea twice daily. If you want to try the nettle root you can 250 mg of it thrice daily. Pine bark, turmeric or the grape seeds are also said to be good herbal options for the treatment of gout.