Gout Treatment in Ayurveda
When the human body breaks down the chemicals called purines, it produces uric acid. Purines are found naturally in our body as well as in food. Normally, uric acid dissolves and goes through the urine via the kidneys. But if the body is producing too much uric acid or if the body is not excreting enough uric acid, it starts accumulating in the body. This build up results in the formation of sharp, needle-like crystals. When they accumulate in the joints or surrounding tissues, it causes pain, inflammation, and swelling.
- Burning sensation.
- Pricking pain
- Change of color of the skin
- Pain and redness in the small joints of the body.
- Swollen joints
In Ayurveda, gout is known as vatarakt, as the main dosha involved is vata and it affects rakt dhatu. Vitiation (impairment) of vata dosha and rakt dhatu is caused by increased intake of spicy, sour, salty, alkaline, heavy and penetrating foods. The impaired doshas travel through the channels of the body and get accumulated at the smaller joints causing damage to the tissues and bones of the joint resulting in vatarakt.
Excessive anger, waking up late in the night, sleeping in the daytime, excessive traveling, trauma, overindulgence in physical exercises, excessive sexual activity and suppressing the natural urges of the body can also lead to gout. Ayurvedic treatments emphasize herbal preparations, diet, and routines that help to cleanse the blood.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
- Avoid high-protein diet and excessive salt.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to cleanse toxins from the body.
- Avoid all sour, pungent, fried foods, red meat, alcohol, and tobacco.
- Take light and easily digestible food like steamed or boiled vegetables or vegetable broth.
- Use wholegrain bread, cereals and increase intake of seasonal fruits (except banana).
- Increase the use of garlic, ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander, cardamom, and cinnamon.
- Do light and gentle exercises.
- Massage the joints gently with lukewarm sesame oil for 20-30 minutes.
- Avoid damp and cold places and keep the body warm.
- Avoid dairy products, especially yogurt.
Home Remedies for Gout Treatment
- Swallow 2-3 fresh, peeled garlic buds with water on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Mix one tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink It two to three times daily.
- Mix one lemon juice with half tsp of baking soda. Leave it for a few seconds and then mix it in a glass of water. Drink it immediately.
- Mix equal amount of fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and dried ginger root powder. Take one tsp of this mixture along with warm water.
- For better result, eating 15 to 20 cherries per day.
Steps For Preventing Gout
- Drink more water
- Balanced & Healthy diet
- Start taking fruit and vegetable juices
- Avoid alcohol
- Reduce excess weight
- Avoid foodstuffs that contain purine. Red meat, tofu, fish are some of the best examples.
- Eat fruits rich in vitamin C and potassium like oranges, bananas, and apples.
- Drink lemon juice after meals
- Avoid diuretics
- Avoid fructose-rich soft drinks
- Drink low-fat milk
- Eat salads and green vegetables.
Some herbs used in gout treatment
- Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
- Gokhshur (Tribulus terresteris)
- Lemon (Citrus limon)
- Banana (Musa paradisium)
- Apple (Pyrus malus)
- Neem (Azadirachta indica)
- Guggal (Commiphora weghtii)
- Vacha (Acormus calamus)
- Dharuharidra (Berberis aristata)
- Pineapple ( Ananus sativus)
Classical Ayurvedic Medicines Used for gout treatment
- Mukta sukhti pisti
- Kamdudha Ras
- Swarn makshik bhasma
- Swarn sameer panag Ras
- Vrihat vaat chintamani Ras
- Kishore Guggul
DEEP AYURVEDA Patient medicine for gout treatment
- Artho Herbal Capsule
- Urocare Herbal Capsule
- Guggal Herbal Capsule
- Gilloy Herbal Capsule
- Gokshur Hebal Capsule
- Neem Herbal Capsule
- Shallaki Herbal Capsule
- Triyog Herbal Capsule
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