What it is: Herbal Tea for Gout
What it does: Helps to flush the kidneys and reduce uric acid, which causes crystals that contribute to gout pain.
Who it is for: It is great for people who have low functioning kidneys, people on dialysis or otherwise prone to being affected by gout.
What is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis that develops when the level of uric acid in the blood is abnormally high.
Once uric acid levels rise, crystals start to form in the joints and kidneys. This causes pain, inflammation, swelling and discomfort.
Normally, your body filters out uric acid through your kidneys and in urine. If you consume too much purine in your diet, or if your body can’t get rid of the purine fast enough, uric acid can build up in your blood.
Purines are compounds that occur naturally in some foods. As the body breaks down purines, it produces uric acid. The process of metabolizing purine-rich foods may lead to gout by causing the body to produce too much uric acid.
Gout can be triggered by:
- Alcohol Consumption
- Excessive Consumption of meat & Purines
- Lack of exercise or obesity
- Too much protein or Carbohydrates
- Impaired kidney function
- Nutritional deficiencies
Some Key Ingredients Include:
This helps to eliminate the toxins in the bloodstream, reduces inflammation and promotes proper excretion of urine which contains uric acid, and this is why it is commonly recommended as an effective folk remedy for gout. It is also helpful for heartburn and acid reflux.
Helps to decrease uric acid and reduce gout flare ups.
A natural antibiotic. Helps to reduce the frequency and severity of painful gout attacks. Luteolin is a compound in celery seeds, which helps to reduce uric acid levels and reduce inflammatory nitric oxide production that contributes to the formation or Uric crystals and gout flare ups.
Celery seeds are a powerful diuretic which cleanses the system of excess fluids and stimulates the kidneys, causing the body to flush out uric acid and dissolve crystals which cause gout pain.
Helps with effective functioning of Kidneys.
A natural diuretic. Helps to flush the kidneys
For maximum results, start your regimen with at least 1-2 cups daily for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, 1 cup at least 2 times weekly
- Steep 1 Tblsp. in hot water for 5 minutes (for stronger tea, use 2 Tblsp and steep longer)
- Sweeten with your favorite sweetener, if desired. But remember, excess sugar contributes to gout.