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Natural Gout Remedies: Diet, Topicals, and Precautions

| Modified on May 22, 2024
A-C Carbamide
Posted by Jay (Coos Bay) on 04/10/2024

I had suffered with a painful ankle for a long time. It hurt so badly, I actually wondered if I had cracked a bone and didn't know it.
Looking on earth clinic for a cure for my sisters gout problem, I suddenly wondered if I too might have gout. I had seen a chiropractor on you tube recommending a product by standard process called A-C Carbamide for gout. I just so happened to have some I had bought for my husband for another condition, so I tried it just before bed. Woke up with no pain in my ankle after weeks of excruciating pain. Since then I have had gout flare up in different joints. Each time I think I must have cracked a bone it's so painful and literally made me cry it ached so bad. Finally a light bulb will go on and I'll think, hey, maybe it's gout! And I will take the pills and the pain will go away. I've discovered painful joints start after eating sugar. If I take one capsule a day I usually can prevent any flare ups, unless I eat sugar several days in a row. Then I'll take three capsules to get rid of the pain. Usually only takes one day, but a few times two or three days. But it ALWAYS works. I hope this helps someone as there is no pain like gout. Just horrible. I believe sugar is the culprit, not meat.

Black Cherry Juice
Posted by Diane (Pennsylvania) on 10/24/2023

Black Cherry Juice Concentrate for Gout

I had a second gout attack this year, which began a couple of weeks ago (left big toe). The first time it happened, I drank lemon juice, and it took it away in a day. This time, it went on almost a week, until I was at my wit's end, and I called the local health food store. The lady who owns it told me to use Black Cherry juice. 1 TBSP black cherry juice CONCENTRATE with 3 TBSP water. So my sweet husband went right away and picked some up for me. Within one hour after the first does, the pain began to subside from a 9 to a 3. After two more doses, the pain left entirely. It did take a few days for the redness and the pain to the touch only, along the left side of my foot to go away.

Before trying the black cherry juice, I tried the lemon juice, baking soda, apple cider vinegar (with the mother), celery seed, tart cherry juice, and even the activated charcoal.

Posted by Stuman (Oceanside, CA) on 02/05/2023

What makes burdock root particularly interesting to gout sufferers is that the herb is a very powerful xanthine oxidase inhibitor, the enzyme in the body that produces uric acid. Blocking this enzyme is how the prescription drugs like Allopurinol and Febuxostat decrease uric acid levels in the blood.

https://goutandyou.com/gout-and-burdock-root/#:~:text=What makes burdock root particularly, acid levels in the blood.

In the past I've successfully used celery seeds for gout pain. This time the celery seeds worked but the pain came back 4 times in different location on my left foot and ankle. The burdock seems to stop the crystals from forming.

A good approach would be:

  • stop eating high purine food and stop overeating. When I overate low purine food, it seemed to cause a flare up.
  • Eat burdock to prevent crystal formation. I've been eating about 2-4 ounces of the root as food 3-5 times a day.
  • Remove the crystal in the joint with celery seed and lots of water.
  • Reduce the swelling turmeric and resveratrol helped short term but I eventually used the pharmaceutical Aleve for 12 hour relief.

Posted by Rh (Iowa) on 12/29/2022

I use to get gout terribly. 3 years ago I bought a liquid collagen supplement and take it daily. No gout for 3 years. Lately I have gotten off schedule and missed my daily dose for 2 or 3 days and I have a gout flare up.

Chanca Piedra
Posted by Ong3 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 10/02/2021

Chanca piedra is a better remedy for gout. I have tried ACV, tart cherry juice and some others but I find chanca piedra most effective. I mixed a teaspoon of chanca piedra powder in a glass of warm water and drink the mixture. You should feel the pain lessen in a few hours. Twice a day if you are already suffering from gout. The mixture is quite bitter or take chanca piedra in capsule form, without the bitterness.

Posted by Peter (Los Angeles, California) on 05/22/2021

Without knowing what it was at the time because it didn't affect my joints as is common (i.e. big toe), but actually the soft tissue at the bottom of my foot, I suffered a handful of gout episodes in my right foot that I attribute to high uric acid levels from drinking too much beer on numerous occasions.

I tried a number of supplements to remedy the situation with varying degrees of success (i.e. ACV, cherry juice, baking soda, cherry extract) One thing that permanently relieved the aforementioned gout no matter how poorly I ate or drank is MSM.

I take a tablespoon of MSM on most days and ever since I have never had one episode of gout related pain again. I attribute the success of MSM to its known ability to enhance the permeability of the cellular membrane which allows water and nutrients to flow in while allowing toxins and waste to flow out of the cell so as not to accumulate as in the case of uric acid which builds up as sharp crystals inside the cell which is what causes gout pain.

I never took any drugs for this or even saw a physician. MSM simply works for gout pain because I believe it prevents the built-up of uric acid inside the cells by enhancing the function of the cellular membrane. If you want added insurance to prevent gout, take Quercetin. It deactivates the same enzyme in the body that produces uric acid in the body that the drug Allopurinol does.

Alkalizing Remedies
Posted by Ruby (GA) on 01/07/2021

Diagnosed with gout and put on Allopurinol 300 mg and colchicine .6 mg twice daily all of which helped little and caused many more problems like heartburn, diarrhea. bleeding, nausea, etc. I had researched natural cures but was always sent to a website advertising some expensive bottle of herbs, etc. Desperate, I tried again and amazingly found you! I immediately tried the lemon juice, water and baking soda and am also trying ACV, baking soda and water. THANK YOU. You saved my life!

Posted by Marsh57 (United States) on 10/30/2019

In 1998, I awoke in mid-summer with my big toe on fire. Excruciating pain with a sheet covering it, but I could put a shoe on and walk. Went into the college nurse who diagnosed it as gout. Ok, so I wasn't an overweight, drunken smoker. Instead 110# and yes, probably partying a little too much. There was a health food store next door, so chatted them up. The lady gave me the name of a reflexologist. Made an appointment, and to this day just remember begging for a wooden bullet. While he worked on my feet, I could literally hear the crunching of uric acid. It took a few sessions, but well worth it. PLUS stopped eating fried foods, American cheeses, processed foods. 30 years later (where did the time go?) not another episode. I still have reflexology done a minimum of 2-3x a year to keep any uric acid from building up, although there isn't much with the dietary changes.

Apple Cider Vinegar, L-Orthinine
Posted by Clew (Tx) on 06/15/2020

My husband came home from work and took his shoes and socks off- then he called me over to look- on the top of one foot was this dark purple rash just above his toes- it was about 4”x3” and had very small bumps mixed into it! Scared me and I remembered that many years ago he had been diagnosed with gout (it was soooo bad) but had no more issues since then. I had no idea if it was gout or a bug sting (he is allergic to most bug stings) or athletes foot or what???? So I immediately came to Earth Clinic and researched foot rashes!

I saw that apple cider vinegar had the most cures- but then I remembered that L- Orthinine would help eliminate the uric acid -if it was gout! So I immediately started him on the L-Orthinine at 3 Capsules of 500mg first thing every morning and a foot soak of ACV and a bit of water to cover his foot- at first it seemed his rash became more purple- but within 2 days of the ACV foot bath it was about 1/2 the rash as when we started. By day 4 it was 90% gone and he ask if we could let it heal on out from there. We are very grateful for all the articles from Earth Clinic.... Wish you had a book, with everyone's experiences mentioned!!! Thanks.

Lithium Orotate, Vitamin C
Posted by Joe (Las Vegas) on 12/05/2018

I have been using Lithium Orotate combined with high doses of Vitamin C to control my gout attacks with great success for the past year. Twice a day take 2,000mg of a good Vitamin C supplement along with 10mg of Lithium Orotate and you will control your gout.

Baking Soda, Vitamin C
Posted by Annec (Nyc) on 01/31/2017

Baking Soda and Vitamin C treatment for Gout.

My brother could not walk yesterday. I did not know what was wrong. The doctors stay it was arthritis, yet he got no relief. I came to this site, I used the baking soda first 1/2 teaspoon with 1/2 glass of water. Then I gave him 2 packets of 1,000 mg Vitamin C that dissolve in water. Within half an hour he was able to walk. I will be giving it to him on a regular basis.

Baking Soda, Lime Juice
Posted by Mikemike77 (Uk) on 11/04/2016

Gout relief achieved by bicarbonate of soda and lime juice.Take about half a teaspoon of bicarb on an empty stomach with a little lime juice and make sure the fizz has totally gone before drinking. First thing in the morning is good. Take another maybe before bedtime. I had suffered for weeks and I kid you not, within a day there was a major improvement and even after an hour I could walk better.

After only one dose my foot was nearly back to normal.

Reduce Protein Intake
Posted by Donna (Nyc) on 01/05/2016

My husband had gout and after cutting back his protein intake, the gout goes away. Also, tart black cherry, which he gets at the health food store in capsule form helps.