There are many herbs that help relieve gout and reduce the inflammation and pain that it usually causes in the big toe , which can present as pricks, stitches, or sharp bone pain.

While gout is an inherited metabolic disorder in some people , usually something else actually causes uric acid levels to spike and trigger gout attacks. With approximately one million people suffering from gout , it is certainly a fairly common ailment. However, by understanding its causes, gout and its severe ailments can be alleviated.

Causes of the appearance of gout

Food allergies can lead to gout . When people who are sensitive to certain foods eliminate many of them from their diet, they find that their gout disappears.

Gout is more common in overweight people. Almost half of people with gout are at least 15% over their recommended weight. Diet can cause gout attacks.

Some other causes of gout

  • Stress increases uric acid levels
  • Surgery
  • Injuries
  • Candida or the use of antibiotics
  • Vitamin deficiency, especially B5, A and E
  • Chemotherapy – uric acid is released in extreme amounts due to cell destruction.
  • Hypothyroidism is often involved with gout.
  • A drop in barometric pressure can trigger an attack.
  • The renal failure may make it more difficult to rid the body of uric acid , thereby initiating the drop.
  • Diseases such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and psoriasis are associated with gout.

Herbs to relieve gout naturally

Herbs have been there for centuries to help humans fight many diseases. Gout can also have benefits from various herbs, especially those that have anti-inflammatory properties such as ginger root , bell pepper, devil’s claw, white willow bark, meadowsweet leaves, as well as flowers and licorice, etc. Here is a list of herbs and herbal remedies that will help you get relief for your gout-affected joints.

Ginger root

Make ginger root tea and drink once or twice a day, see the following instructions to make the best ginger tea. With a moderate but constant consumption you can reduce pain and swelling when treating gout .

  1. Take half a teaspoon of ground ginger root
  2. Boil a cup of water.
  3. Add the ginger root powder in it.
  4. Have tea

Devil’s claw

Devil’s Claw is an anti-inflammatory herb that can help you get great relief from the extreme pain of gout . It is one of the main herbs that are used to grant relief from arthritis . However, if you also suffer from diabetes or if you are taking any blood thinning medication, you should not take this herb. People who can use devil’s claw can make tea with it.

Instructions for preparing devil’s claw herb as an infusion

  1. Take half a teaspoon of powdered devil’s claw root.
  2. Boil a cup of water.
  3. Add the powdered herb to the water.
  4. Let it sit for ten minutes.
  5. Have tea.

Take this herbal tea at least once a day.


It is the same herb that is present in coffee as well. Chicory has been widely used for over 2000 years for medicinal purposes such as arthritis and gout.

  • Make one ounce chicory root powder.
  • Boil a liter of water.
  • Add the herb in it.
  • Take the drink.

What is even better; you can make a poultice using chicory too. Apply this poultice on the affected gout joint and leave it on for some time to relieve gout and reduce pain and inflammation.


Alfalfa is a very good source of minerals that help reduce the serum uric acid content in the blood. It also prevents deposition and future conditions of gout making it an effective remedy for it.


It is high in anthocyanosides and flavonoids, which are helpful in overcoming gout.


Hydrangea is a very effective anti-inflammatory to relieve gout and all the symptoms that may also occur due to problems related to arthritis and increased uric acid.


Soak the mullein leaves in a mixture of vinegar and hot water. Pack the leaves in the area affected with gout, usually around the “big” toe, you will see results very soon in the relief of gout.

Red clover

It has traditionally been one of the standard remedies for gout, as well as for removing toxins from the body, and treating psoriasis, eczema, and hot flashes. Studies have shown that red clover can thin the blood, so it should not be used by patients who are also taking blood thinning medication. While red clover is rich in isoflavones, the reason it is useful in treating gout has not been studied.

More herbs to treat gout naturally

  1. Saffron. Neutralizes uric acid build-up making it very.
  2. Green mind. Make a poultice of spearmint leaves and wrap the affected area.
  3. Strawberries. Eating a cup of strawberries with every meal should bring quick relief. They neutralize uric acid.
  4. Yarrow. Make a tea using equal parts yarrow and nettles; strain, cool and drink several cups a day.
  5. Grapes. They are rich in alkalis that decrease the acidity of uric acid and aid in its elimination from the body.
  6. Nettle. Contains alkaloids that neutralize uric acid.
  7. Parsley. It acts as a natural diuretic.
  8. Blueberries Blueberries are high in anthocyanosides and flavonoids, which are helpful in overcoming gout.
  9. Black cherry juice. Get some, make natural concentrated black cherry juice and drink several tablespoons of the concentrate every day. You should expect relief within 48 hours.
  10. Black cohosh. Moderates the acidity of the blood.
  11. Buchu tea. Helps dissolve and remove uric acid crystals.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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