Gout Herbal Treatment

Devil’s Claw and Ginger Tea:

This herbal tea combines devil’s claw and ginger for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 teaspoon of dried devil’s claw root
    • 1 teaspoon of dried ginger
    • 1 cup of boiling water
    • Honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • Instructions:
    1. Place the dried devil’s claw root and ginger in a cup.
    2. Pour boiling water over the herbs.
    3. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Strain and add honey for flavor, if desired.
    5. Sip this devil’s claw and ginger tea up to three times a day to help reduce gout-related inflammation and pain.

Turmeric and Nettle Leaf Capsules:

This remedy combines turmeric and nettle leaf in capsule form to provide ongoing anti-inflammatory support.

  • Ingredients:
    • Turmeric capsules (follow label instructions)
    • Nettle leaf capsules (follow label instructions)
  • Instructions:
    1. Take turmeric and nettle leaf capsules daily as recommended on the product labels.
    2. These capsules can help reduce inflammation and may alleviate gout symptoms over time.

Boswellia and Celery Seed Poultice:

This topical poultice uses boswellia and celery seeds to target localized gout pain and swelling.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 tablespoons of powdered boswellia
    • 2 tablespoons of powdered celery seeds
    • Enough warm water to make a paste
  • Instructions:
    1. Mix the powdered boswellia and celery seeds in a bowl.
    2. Add enough warm water to create a thick paste.
    3. Apply the poultice directly to the affected joint.
    4. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
    5. Use this poultice as needed to reduce pain and swelling.

Ginger and Turmeric Golden Milk:

This traditional Ayurvedic drink combines ginger and turmeric to reduce inflammation and improve overall well-being.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any preferred milk)
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
    • A pinch of black pepper
    • Honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • Instructions:
    1. In a small saucepan, combine the almond milk, ground ginger, ground turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper.
    2. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until it’s warm but not boiling.
    3. Remove from heat, strain, and add honey for flavor, if desired.
    4. Enjoy this ginger and turmeric golden milk daily to reduce inflammation and promote well-being.

Nettle Leaf and Celery Seed Infusion:

This infusion combines nettle leaf and celery seeds to create a diuretic drink that may help flush out excess uric acid.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaf
    • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
    • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Instructions:
    1. Place the dried nettle leaf and celery seeds in a cup.
    2. Pour boiling water over the herbs.
    3. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Strain and drink this nettle leaf and celery seed infusion regularly to support uric acid elimination and reduce gout symptoms.

Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before using herbal remedies for gout, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. These herbal treatments should be part of a holistic approach to managing gout, which may include dietary changes and lifestyle modifications for best results.

Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.


Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.

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Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.

Neuralgia

General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.

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Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.

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Toothache
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.

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