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Ayurvedic Healing of Gout

Gout is a condition when uric acid is deposited in the cartilage of the joints. According to Ayurveda it is a metabolic disorder similar to arthritis and many remedies are the same. Sanskrit name for gout is Vata Rakta, which means Vata (wind) in the blood. Accordingly to that understanding, gout is treated by reducing Vata and cleansing the blood.

What causes Gout:

  1. Eating too much salty, sour and spicy food.
  2. Food that is too rich, oily or hot.
  3. Improperly prepared food.

What food to avoid:

Meat, sugar, jellies, pastries, beans, mushrooms, yogurt, pickles, acid fruits, and alcohol.

Food that heals gout:

Fresh vegetables and fruit, rice, wheat, potatoes, and milk.

Ayurvedic remedies:

  1. Herbs used to treat gout are: manjishta, guduchi, guggul, myrrh, neem, sandalwood and vetivert.
  2. Aloe gel with turmeric.
  3. Apply externally Pinda oil or Castor oil.
  4. Western herbs are: dandelion, red clover, burdock, and barberry.

Blood purifying formula:

Sandalwood 2 parts, vetivert 2 parts, lemon grass 1 part, katuka (or barberry) 2 parts, dry ginger 1 part.

Take 1-4 grams three times a day for 3 days. Should be taken with fasting, light diet and rest and adequate fluid intake.

Diet of Kitchari, rice, mung or barley gruel and mung water should be followed.

See also: Arthritis – the modern plaque.

TODAY’S TIP: The swollen and very painful big toe is an indicator of Gout.


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