Gout Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 28, 2014

Bicarbonate Soda and Liquid Zinc   1  0   

Posted by Jill (Sydney, Australia) on 07/10/2008

[YEA]  I have had a few severe bouts of what was diagnosed as tennis and golfers elbow. After many weeks, my qulaiity of life destroyed and trying all the remdies of straps and ice and rest and even accupuncture I finally had to have cortisone injestion. This time round I decided to try 'Applied Kinesiology'. The diagnosis is believed to be gout. I was prescibed 1/4 Bi-Carbonate Soda [Baking Soda] in a small amount of cold water three times daily and 1/4 teaspoon liquid zinc twice daily. After 48 hours I definately have relief. I wondered if anyone has had experienced gout in an elbow. By the way the kinesiologist said "definately no AppleCider Vinegar".

Black Bean Broth   5  1   

Posted by Andrew (Singapore) on 01/24/2009

[YEA]  I notice that Black Beans has not been included in the list of remedies under the subject "Cure Gout", although it is included under "Remedies - Black Bean Broth"

I have personally used Black Beans to cure/relief my gout pains and with fantastic results, which are fast and long lasting. I have also recommended it to relatives who suffered from severe gout pains. Those who tried it can attest to its efficacy. Nonetheless, we must also be mindful of taking less of those purine rich food that cause gout.

Many people may have resevations about black beans because bean are know to cause gout. It is the skin or hull of the black beans which contains a very high level of anthocyanins that is effective in ridding gout pains.

As I am writing this, I have just cured myself of a bout of gout attack which recurred because I did not have gout pain for a long time and I simple became complacent and indulged myself in lots of red meat and purine rich food. After taking black bean broth the pain went off as fast as it came - like magic!.

Besides being a good cure for gout,
the skin of black beans are loaded with antioxidant compounds, which when taken regularly have also been shown to offer protection against heart disease, cancer and aging.

For more detailed information about black beans go to the link below:


Posted by Alice (New Orleans, LA) on 09/18/2008

[YEA]  I love your site. Bless you for having it. After reading just about all the suggestions I have been eating blackbeans that I cook from dry and freeze in small containers about a cup or so. Whenever I feel a gout attack coming on I just thaw out a small amount and eat. I don't even put anything in the blackbeans like seasoning or stuff. It seems to work for me.It is kinda amazing. I also have been doing the ACV and also the pectin capsules (and they are cheap). All these things I learned from your site. It has been about 8 months now since I stumbled upon your site. I thank you sooo much. I hope this will help someone else. I also stay away from certain foods- I have an inkling it might be mercury that activates it so I do not eat anything with spirillina which is in a lot of health foods, I think it caused one of the worst flare ups I ever had, and tuna, salmon or other fish that might contain mercury. I do eat fish though like trout, catfish and yes oysters. And I drink coffee like crazy but only black coffee. I do one thing that I haven't read on your site and that is vitimins from New Chapter called Zyflamend-they are kinda expensive-$22 or so and I'll only take them when I feel an attack coming on. They may or may not help because it might be the ACV, pectin capsules (3-6 a day) and my blackbeans that are working. I am just making sure that if they are working I do not want to not take them. I eat cherrys but don't really seem to benefit from them. Can I thank you one more time for your website. Thanks and I would like to thank the wonderful person that wrote about the blackbeans.

Posted by Arlene (Toronto, Canada) on 03/11/2008

[NAY]  Hi, Firstly I wanted to express my gratitude for this website, it's fantastic! I just discovered it and am eagerly trying many of the remedies for weight loss and my father's gout. I was excited to read the information about the black bean 'juice' and quickly made a batch for my father as he has been suffering from gout on and off for about 2 months. The day after I made the concoction, he came down with gout. We promptly tried the remedy, infact I had him drink 2 glasses, and unfortunately today it has worsened and swelled up. I feel terrible. Reading about ACV, I will TRY to get him to take some w/ honey - unfortunately I think that his trust in me has probably deteriorated - rightly so I guess. But I'll keep you posted. Also, can you give me any other information as to what foods may cause gout, I've checked so many websites and composed a list for my father - who is avoiding the foods as best as he can, but the gout still comes back on the weekly basis.

Posted by Gout Aware
Sydney, Australia
Hi there, I just read about your fathers gout getting worse after taking black bean broth or soup. That could be due to the fact that black bean contains anthocyanins which also contain flavonoids. When the body breaks down flavonoids it produces uric acid. This is the enemy of gout.

Posted by Tay (Singapore) on 02/15/2008

[YEA]  My hubby got a serious gout attack recently. For the 1st time, he actually felt the throubing pain near the spin area. He though he has developed kidney stone and was worried. Swell subsequently developed at his toe and reaslied that it is another gout attack. Went thru the net for some remedies and chance upon this web site. It is hard to get cherries in Singapore and it is really expensive as well. Tried the black bean soup and the swell did went off very quickly. The next day, the swell was gone and walking was an ease. Hubby also drank 2 glasses of ACV with honey twice each day( morning and night) and the attack did not relapse. He was able to exercise after 3 days. During the same period, he did eat some protein rich food and the attack also never relapse.This is unlike previously when he was down with gout attack. For the previous attacks, he need to keep to a protein free diet even with medication.He takes a long time of more than 2 weeks to recover even with injection and pills. ' Now he is drinking ACV faithfully for preventive and packets of black bean are in our kitchen for any emergency.Hope this is useful for the sufferers out there

Posted by Siong (Singapore, Singapore) on 08/14/2007

[YEA]  Black bean broth helps speed clearing up pain due to gout.When I was a kid I often heard that black beans cooked with pork bones help strengthen the legs. But fearing that black beans will aggravate gout, I avoided black beans. Dennis's article convinced me to try black bean broth discarding the beans.Now I drink it as coffee or tea and make a black bean drink at night when I want to. The flavor and taste is great. Adjust your preference - 2 handfuls of beans for 1 cup(300ml)

Posted by Denis (Luo Dong Township, Taiwan) on 05/29/2007

[YEA]  I get really severe gout attacks sometimes, usually in my knees, but at times I can even feel the uric acid crystals forming in my finger joints, wrists or elbows! I know that cherry juice, blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, etc (which all contain anthocyanins) can eliminate uric acid from the blood and is much more effective than colchicine which merely stops the production of more uric acid in the liver. But colchicine is also very damaging to the liver, and liver damage is the origin of gout in the first place in many people (or kidney damage in others). After moving here to Taiwan, the manager of a school I was teaching in informed me about black bean broth. Unlike the various juices mentioned above, black beans are CHEAP and are easy to find in local markets and to keep around the house. A close look at the black bean broth shows that the black color is really a dark red. Yes, black beans contain anthocyanins, that group of pigments which range in color from blue to red to almost black. In an emergency, you throw a cup of black beans in a pot of water and boil it and as soon as the water color turns dark, you can get some broth, cool it and drink it. This remedy takes only a few hours to eliminate the crystals from the joints, but the damage to the joints may take up to two days to heal. It is good to prepare some of this amazing healing remedy and freeze it in case of a sudden gout attack.

Black Cherry Concentrate   1  0   

Posted by Myrrandas7 (Campbellsville, Ky, United States) on 03/05/2013

I've been told that "Black Cherry Juice" you can get from health food stores (and I've seen at Kroger around the vitamens) is very good for artheritis and gout, and has cancer fighting properties. Hope this helps : )

Posted by Iconoclast01 (Ellettsville, In) on 06/18/2012

[YEA]  I'm a 53 year old male. It is now nearly a week since my first "bout with gout. " I think I brought it on after throwing back a burger with some home brew. That evening I didn't sleep well as the pain in my right foot made me restless. I limped the next day and by that evening I complained to a friend about the pain and he suggested that I probably have gout…. He was right. I started up with the ACV that evening and into the next day, but really got little relief of the inflammation. The day after, I visited the local Health Food store; they sold me a bottle of Black Cherry Concentrate. Told me to get off the ACV for a week, take 1Tbsp of BCC chased with 8 oz of water 3x day to relieve the inflammation.

Worked for me…24 hrs later pain and inflammation down considerably. Three days later, just a little stiffness.

I figure many factors involved that brought on the gout:

Overweight with BMI at 30.5 – Need to lose weight, too sedentary lifestyle according to caloric intake…eat less/move more.

Dehydrated - need to drink more liquid throughout the day. Water with ACV

Too Acidic – Need to alkalize; eat more raw foods, fresh fruits and veggies, etc.

Blueberry, Pomegranate Juice   1  0   

Posted by Marie (Ontario) on 05/22/2006

[YEA]  Blueberry and pomegranate juice cured gout in my big toe and thumb. I'm only 34 years old, and it seems in my case, stress may have brought on an attack. My doctor prescribed indacide. I took on pill and took a very severe reaction. I started looking on line for a natural remedy. Tried blueberry juice and lots of water. So far, so good. It's been 4 days of pain, and today, being the second day of the blueberry pomegranate juice, I can walk on my foot again.

Bromelain   1  0   

Posted by Ash (Lyons, Colorado USA) on 10/05/2007

[YEA]  Hello,
Just wanted to share my Gout cure with anyone who could benefit. First, I have tried EVERYTHING for years and a have truly found a regimen that not only cures accute attacks, but has prevented additional attacks for the past two plus years.

1. Bromelain: Daily dose of 4 X 500mgs @ 1000 GDU's per 500 mg. For accuet attacks, 10 X 500 mg. capsule.

2. Water. At least .75 gallons per day.

3. Omega 3.6.9 blend: 4-7 capsules per day.

4. Coffee: Yes...it sweeps away Uric Acid, no kidding.

I no longer have to be obsessive about what I eat, though I do avoid most red meat and only have beer one in a while. I am a 36 year old, athletic male with a family history of gout, and first got it at age 32.

This really works, better than ACV/cherries, or what3ever. Bromelain is the dominant player in this regimen. It is amazing. Hope this helps!


Posted by Sylvanna
Sydney, Australia
you mentioned coffee, for gout did you drink it black, with sugar?

Buchu Tea   1  0   

Posted by Dan Cruz (Edmonton, Canada) on 01/31/2013

[YEA]  to all gout sufferers. Here is the simplest and very effective method to eradicate gout. this simple method allows you to drink and eat anything you want for at least 3 days.

1. excessive uric acid may cause you kidney uric acid stones so in order to dissolve this just do this.

a. Magnessium supplements vit b6 1 cup of celery juice nightly

b. Drink buchu tea before going to bed. 1 pc of buchu tea nightly is enough to control gout attack. if you drank or consumed bad foods or any foods that may trigger gout attacks, drink 1 or 2 pcs of buchu tea baking soda before going to bed.

excessive take of acv, lemon may irritate you throat. excessive take of allopurinol and baking soda also has some side effect.

cherry fruits is expensive compare to buchu tea. Buchu tea may be purchased thru e bay

Posted by Dan Cruz (Edmonton, Canada) on 01/31/2013

acv and lemon is both good to prevent gout BUT continuous taking of this will someday irritate your throat. Baking soda and allupurinol is both good to prevent gout BUT continuous taking of this will give you numerous side effect. The best based in my experience as a gout sufferer is BUCHU TEA. You can take buchu tea 1 pc before going to bed only if you ate some bad foods. If you have eaten so many bad foods then take 1 or 2 pcs of buchu tea plus small amount of baking soda. for maintenance 1 pc every other day is enough.

Carrot Juice   0  0   

Posted by Brandon (Big Lake, Minnesota, USA) on 06/15/2012

OMG I found a drink that cures all of my gout attacks within 24 hours, and has never failed, no matter how bad the attack was. I know this sounds like an advertisement, but trust me it is not. 50/50 Tropical/carrot juice. I drink it and within 24 hours the attack is completely gone. In each bottle there is 3 oranges, 2/3 passion fruit, 1 Guava, 2 1/3 pears, 2 3/4 Apples and 12 1/2 carrots. Something about this mixture seems to reduce the acid levels enough to be an, almost, instant cure! Try it and you will see!

Castor Oil   1  0   

Posted by Loobiloo (Wales, Uk) on 06/26/2012

[YEA]  I first suffered with gout unexpectedly 3 years ago. I had not been eating the 'typical gout inducing diet' nor do I drink alcohol. It was extremely painful and it took a couple of months for my foot to return to normal. Since that first time, I have suffered with gout every year, starting at the same time (May/June). Each time my diet varied from the previous year, still no rich foods or high purine foods and still no alcohol. Water is my sole intake of liquids apart from an infrequent coffee (3 or 4 cups a month at most).

Trying to prevent any attack this year I ate mostly just raw vegetables/salad and light foods, and drank only water. Completely avoided the 'typical gout diet' that people are constantly told cause it. Lo and behold, towards the end of May, regardless of my diet, my foot starting showing signs of gout. At first it only hurt when I put pressure on it whilst walking etc. But the next day when I woke up it was hurting whilst still in bed and felt very stiff, very heavy and 'big' and like the bones in the top of my foot beneath my toes were fractured and was throbbing around the big toe joint and also underneath. I couldn't believe it after all my efforts! I have never been able to stop a gout attack once it has first showed signs and was dreading what was coming (anyone who has suffered the terrible pain of gout will know the dread I mean). I was so furious that after all my dietary efforts I was still getting gout, that I said to my body (sounds weird, I know) "Right, I am NOT putting up with gout this time, I AM going to prevent its spread and cure it" and I said it with a deeply held faith and belief that I could.

With that, I got out of bed, went downstairs to get my castor oil, propped my foot up on the settee and rubbed a nice big dollop of the oil all over my foot. The gout hadn't progressed to the point where I couldn't touch the skin yet, so it felt ok. After massaging the oil into my foot for a few minutes, I wrapped it quite tightly in cling-film and then put 2 loose-fitting socks on my foot to keep it warm. I then spent the rest of the day sitting with my foot raised, putting no pressure on it. I took the juice of 1 lemon with half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with water added and drank it down and also drank water throughout the day. The first food I ate was in the late evening whereby I had a mix of raw peppers, apple, raw onion, raw carrot and a baked potato with olive oil drizzled on it. I then went to bed at around midnight with my foot still wrapped up, and I actually slept!

When I awoke in the morning there was no longer any pain in my foot. I gingerly got up and put pressure on it and to my delight found the pain had more or less disappeared apart from a slight tenderness from the pressure when walking. My foot no longer felt heavy and big and the feeling of the bones being fractured had gone. My foot and ankle were very skinny as opposed to it being swollen at the onset of the attack. Not being one to count my chickens, I was very wary of it being 'cured' so I rubbed more oil into my foot again, wrapped it securely with new cling-film, placed the socks back on and kept my foot up.

I decided not to eat anything hoping to give my body the chance to heal and was worried about risking the attack coming back. I again took the lemon and bicarb and water mix. Whilst I was sitting relaxing with my foot resting up, I kept reaffirming in my mind that I was healing. I was able to move my foot freely with no pain or heavy sensation and kept remarking to my boyfriend how amazing it was - that this time maybe I had actually stopped a gout attack in its tracks. But I wanted to still be careful so kept it rested. I was so amazed by the incredible healing properties of the castor oil and the remarkable effect that it had on my foot but a part of me dared not tempt fate by believing the gout had gone so I continued sending healing and loving thoughts to my foot.

I ate a potato-based meal in the late evening and re-wrapped my foot in the castor oil and cling-film and went to bed, socks on. The next morning there was still no pain in my foot but continued to do the castor oil wrap. I moved a bit more on my foot to test it out and it felt fine but still kept it up and rested as much as possible just to be sure. I continued with this castor oil regime each morning and night for the next few days. My foot stayed pain free. It has now been nearly 4 weeks since the attack started and my foot has remained pain-free even though I have not put any castor oil on it for nearly 3 weeks! It truly has been amazing and I am extremely grateful that I managed to prevent the spread of the attack before it got to the very painful stage and have a true belief in the healing properties of castor oil.

Previously I had tried cherries and other dietary changes to cure the gout but nothing worked until the castor oil - and it worked extremely quickly. The castor oil I used was organic and I believe is cold-pressed.

I apologise for the lengthy feedback but I know what it is like desperately trawling through forum posts trying to find some help and hoping to spot similar experiences to other people, so thought it best to detail a timeline of events. I do believe it will help arthritic conditions too as gout is a form of arthritis - at the very least it is a natural product so is always worth a try. I truly hope this helps someone and wish you all well in your own recovery and prevention.

Posted by Don
Bangalore, India
Dear Loobillo from wales, UK, am so happy to have read your long letter, that, I got tears at the end hearing your your success, meanwhile am Dr. Don Bheemasena Rao from Bangalore, am a teacher in the school of microbiological Sciences guiding the post graduate students, I need to stand at least 4-6 hrs per day, and people who have gout and R. Arthritis alone know its pain. After I read your success story, at least am confident that I can fight this disease. Believe me Mr. Loobiloo, am in tears when I typed these lines. Thanks a million. Keep writing... Regards, Don
Posted by Loobiloo
Wales, Uk
Dear Don, Thank you for your lovely response to my post. I found your reply very touching, and humbling. I do hope you are able to give the castor oil a try, and that you too have success. If not the castor oil, then I sincerely hope you find a cure for your condition and wish you a long, happy, and healthy life. If there are any questions you would like to ask, please feel free.

Best Wishes, Loobiloo

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