Although Ayurvedic medicine is over 5000 years old, it has many practical tips for modern day gout warriors. The fact is – people were getting gout attacks long before modern drugs came along, and with the help of Ayurveda they got rid of them!

What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word that translates as “science of life”, sees humans as being made up of 5 “elements”:  Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Ether.

Each of us has our own unique combination of these 5 elements, which are called “doshas”.

By learning about our individual doshas, we can begin to decipher what’s good for us, what’s not, and how best to manage our gout.

Ayurveda for Gout

The Ayurvedic term for gout is Vata Rakta”, which roughly translates to “fire in the joints”.  An Ayurvedic gout treatment plan will include recommendations for diet, herbs, exercise and detoxification. Here are the top Ayurvedic tips for reducing uric acid levels:

  • Follow a “heat-reducing” alkaline diet to reduce inflammation.
  • Drink plenty of filtered water, at least eight glasses a day.
  • Get some mild exercise to move uric acid out of the joints.
  • Reduce your stress levels to improve sleep, digestion, and hormonal balance.

Uric Acid Detoxification

Ayurveda recommends short periods of detoxification or “panchakarma” to help the body clear out toxins.  A short period of eating light foods, avoiding alcohol, getting some exercise and extra rest can be enough to help correct and prevent uric acid imbalances.

. . .

Yes I am a testament to this !!!!  Off meds and my BP IS NORMALIZED.  Yoga, meditation, and the body can heal itself !!!!

Go Bert !!!


. . .

Ayurvedic Herbs for Gout

Celery seed extract is the number one Ayurvedeic gout herb because:

  • It is a diuretic (it makes you pee) so it helps get rid of excess uric acid.
  • It relaxes the arteries helping to bring more blood flow to your gouty joint.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties which act as a pain killer.
  • It contains vitamin C and potassium, a known alkalizing mineral.

There are three Ayurvedic herbal formulas that work well for gout:

  1. Punarnava – Used internally, or externally as a paste, to reduce swelling.
  2. Kishore Guggul – Used to reduce redness and inflammation.
  3. Triphala – Used to clean the blood, aid the liver, improve digestion and provide high levels of vitamin C.

   ☆  Bottom Line:  Ayurvedic Medicine is a proven strategy for eliminating gout pain, and preventing the recurrence of attacks.  Try the Ayurvedic approach and watch your gout disappear!