Purines,specific chemical compounds, can be found in certain foods like organ meat, shellfish, aged cheese, wine and mushrooms. These purines assemble in the joints which can lead to occurrence of gout, or in other cases it can form kidney stones by accumulating in the kidneys.
The purines result in swelling in the near-by tissues creating extreme pain because of their sharpness.But, there are few natural herbal medicines that can successfully break down uric acid crystals and also lower the uric acidity in the blood.
- Alfalfa Sprouts
The alfalfa helps increasing the PH in the body and as a result of that is able to break down uric acid crystals because the uric acid dissolves in alkaline environment in the body.
- Devil’s Claw
Devil’s claw (grapple plant or wood spider) has some substances that can decrease the amount of uric acid in the blood. This natural cure is usually used for healing some types of arthritis including gout. In the event of an intense gout attack it should be treated with 500 to 750 mg of Devil’s claw, three times a day.
- Fresh Lemon Juice
Lemon is very rich with vitamin C, also has tissue strengthening effects, and reduces the harm in the joints caused by the purines. It is also said that the fresh lemon juice activates the creation of calcium carbonate, which reduces the excess acid in the blood and prevents the gout attacks and swelling in the joints.
- Sour Black Cherries
According to “Biochemistry of Human Nutrition” the black cherries and cherry juice as well are very efficient in the treatment of gout and kidney stones. They also are rich with enzyme that can neutralize the acidity, and anthocyanins that have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which helps with reducing the gout symptoms. In order to prohibit gout attacks it is suggested to be consumed between ½ dozen and 2 dozen daily.
- Burdock Root
The Burdock root has been used as medicine for treating different types of arthritis including gout attack for a while now. According to the “The Essential Book of Herbal medicine” the burdock root has some substances that can decrease the swelling, remove toxins from the blood and stimulate urine excursions. It is advised to be consumed 20 to 30 drops of burdock root tincture mixed in 8 oz water, three to four times a day, for a couple of days.