GOUT is such a painful condition. I have not read about APIGENIN anywhere on this site so I wanted to share this extremely helpful supplement. In addition to eating dried tart cherries, at the first sign of gout, I take 50-100 mg of APIGENIN and continue taking it (along with the cherries) until the pain subsides. (For those who suffer from frequent episodes, it would probably be advisable to take the supplement on a routine bases for prevention. I've not read of any dose limit but I would assume that 50 mg per day would be sufficient for prevention.) Apigenin is a citrus bioflavonoid. It is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and has many other healthful properties. It is reported to block uric acid formation which causes gout. It's found in parsley, thyme and peppermint, chamomile, horsetail, lemon balm, yarrow and other herbs. Chamomile and thyme are good sources. I've read that you can purchase chamomile extract supplement containing apigenin, but the best source I've found for pure apigenin is Swanson Vitamins. They sell a 50 mg capsule of apigenin.
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