The gout is an inherited metabolic disease characterized by disorder of the metabolism of the uric acid, whose salts are deposited within the joint space and in the tissues around the joints and the cartilage in the joints.
There are stages of painful attacks that are associated with higher levels of the uric acid in the serum, and there are phases of rest between the pain attacks.
The disease is most common in men between the age of 20 and 40. The characteristic areas of disposal of salt crystals of the uric acid are the joints of the toes on the feet, the ankles, the knees and the fingers on the hands.
The increased value of the uric acid (hyperuricemia) can exist for years without any symptoms and then you can feel sudden attacks with severe pain, swelling and redness of the affected part of the body as well as higher body temperature.
There is effusion in the joint, especially if we talk about the knee. The attacks can last from several days to several weeks, after which there is a calm period and complete establishment of the functions. The most dangerous is the complication of creating deposits of urate salts in the kidneys, which then leads to the formation of kidney stones.
Top 6 Herbs and Herbal Remedies to Treat Gout
In the acute phase of the disease, when the painful attacks appear, you should immobilize the joint, rest it completely. You should use cold coatings and put your extremities in an elevated position.
1. Comfrey Tincture
Apply the tincture on the affected areas several times a day. This ican help you a lot in the treatment.
2. Comfrey Bath
Put 200 g of comfrey in cold water and leave it for 12 hours, then strain it and make a bath. Stay in the bath for 20 minutes, do not wipe yourselves with a towel, go to bed and stay there for an hour.
Every day you should drink 2-3 cups of primrose tea in sips.
4. Ground pine
Drink one cup of tea in the morning on an empty stomach.
Make full baths of nettle, and also you should drink nettle tea.
6. Herbal Tea mix
Take 4 g of rose hip, 4 g of bearberry leaves, 3 g of fennel stems, 2 g of the root of sweet fern, 2 g of thyme stems, 1 g of horsetail stems
Chop finely all of the herbs and mix them. Boil 1 liter of water and let it cool off. Then put 5 g of the mixture of these herbs in the water and keep it like that for 12 hours. Then cook it covered for 1 minute. When the tea cools off, strain it into a bottle and drink it instead of water.