Gout is a type of arthritis that is mostly characterized by sudden and severe attacks of joint pain. This includes warmth, swelling and redness in the affected area. It mostly attacks one joint at a time and often strikes the joint of the big toe.
The swelling and pain of gout attacks are mostly caused by uric acid crystals build-up in the joint. This leads to inflammation.
But did you know that there are powerful ingredients you can use to relieve gout. Here is a home remedy drink made with turmeric and to treat gout.
Pineapple Turmeric Drink:
2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 cup Tart cherry juice
1 medium pineapple
1 inch Fresh ginger root
1. Cut the pineapple stem and remove the skin.
2. Chop into small pieces.
3. Place the ingredients in a blender.
4. Blend until a homogeneous texture is achieved.
5. Put the drink in a glass container and store in the fridge.
This pineapple turmeric drink can last for a month in the fridge, use it as a remedy to ease the pain caused by gout.
1. Ginger Root
The active ingredients of ginger root are known as gingerols. Gingerols are in close relation with capsaicin. On a molecular level capsaicin and gingerols are very similar. This means that the enzymes which are the reason for the inflammation in the body are reduced.
Pineapple is one of the essential ingredients in this drink. This is due to pineapple’s Bromelain content, which is a natural and anti-inflammatory enzyme. Bromelain intrude the hormones that are in charge in the process of swelling, so it reduces this process.
Enzyme is also great for diets rich in protein and meat, because it helps in digestion. Diets that cause the levels of uric acid to be high are linked to gout. Bromelain is useful for enabling the digestion of the proteins to be proper.
3. Tart Cherry Root
Research have shown that cherries help lower the level of uric acid in the blood. This means that the chances of a gout attack is reduced.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory which works well for one’s overall health condition, thus relieving pain. Curcumin is responsible for blocking the vessels of the red blood cells from enlarging and blocks excessive protein production.