Gout is a common yet complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone and can be felt in various parts of the body, including the knees, ankles, wrists, hands, and toes, and causes pain and inflammation in the joints. The symptoms are caused by too high amounts of uric acid in the blood. According to the Arthritis Foundation, gout occurs in about 4 percent of American adults, but it is more likely to affect men than women. Although there are many gout patients who use medicinal treatments, there are also great natural alternatives that can be made in the comfort of your home.
20. Ginger Root
Ginger root has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by gout. There are many ways to consume ginger root; for instance, it can be added to daily meals or drank in tea twice a day while it is still hot. Alternatively, ginger root water can be used to wash areas affected by gout.
19. Apple Cider Vinegar
Commonly used as a remedy to treat illnesses such as sour stomach and headaches, apple cider vinegar can also prevent inflammation caused by gout.
Drinking a glass of warm water with three drops of apple cider vinegar daily can have the best results when treating gout. Feel free to add a few drops of honey to the glass to lessen the strong smell and taste. Another great way to treat gout with apple cider vinegar is to add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to a large bowl of water, then use the water to wash the affected area. Adding salt to the water can also be helpful, as it can further reduce inflammation.