Gout Home Remedies 


Introduction to Gout Home Remedies

Take a look a these Gout Home Remedies and see which one can help you soothe the extremely painful symptoms of a bout of gout, which comes on suddenly and without any warning.

Gout, dubbed as the "rich man's illness", is a great source of amusement for others.

But you ask anyone who has suffered from this and they will tell you in detail that it is no laughing matter. 

It is seriously painful!

What is Gout.

  • Gout , a form of arthritis, occurs when the levels of uric acid in the body become excessive and the body is unable to metabolize this quickly enough to eliminate as urine.

  • The build up of uric acid results in the formation of crystal-like deposits which will settle in a joint, the favored one is seemingly the joint of the big toe.

  • These urate crystals can collect in the urinary tract of a gout sufferer and can then lead to Kidney stones.

  • It is thought to be hereditary when the body is unable to eliminate this uric acid quickly enough.

  • Gout is also associated with obesity and is more prevalent in men.

What Triggers an Attack of Gout?

  • Over-indulgence in foods rich in purines such as red meat and alcohol are believed to trigger, but not be the cause, of the acute symptoms of a gout attack.

How do I get rid of Gout Pain?

Now that we have checked out some of the facts about gout let's take a look at some traditional Gout Home Remedies and see how these old folklore solutions can help in reducing the build up of uric acid in the body, and perhaps help us stop worrying about what is causing our gout.

And at the same time give some relief in soothing the area afflicted by this incredibly painful ailment.

"The Best Remedy that I have for Rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't Gout".

Try this Natural Gout Remedy using a mixture of Epsom Salts, Cream of Tartar and Flowers of Sulfur.


1 pkt Epsom Salts

1 pkt Cream of Tartar

1 pkt Flowers of Sulfur


Mix all the ingredients together and place in an airtight container.

Take a half teaspoon stirred into a glass of water first thing every  morning.

Why These Three Ingredients?

  • Epsom salts are made of the mineral magnesium sulfate which draws toxins from the body.
  • Cream of tartar contains potassium which assists in lowering uric acid in the blood.
  • Flowers of sulfur helps the body repair bone and connective tissue in the joints.

A Gout Home Remedy using the leaves of an Arum Lily, to help relieve itching and peeling.


Take a few leaves of the Arum Lily.


Do not crush or bruise the leaf and heat it up in water.

Apply this as a plaster to the gout infected area for relief of itching and peeling of the skin which is one the the unpleasant after effects of a gout attack.

Why The Arum Lily?

  • This remedy is based on folklore and hearsay. But it is believed that the leaves of an Arum Lily are rich in vitamin C and this Vitamin helps reduce damage that toxins do to the cells.

A simple Gout Home Remedy using a poultice made from the Ordinary Onion.



One thick slice of bread

One large onion


Heat the milk, and pour onto the slice of bread.

Grate the onion and add to the milk and bread. Mix into a paste and place on the inflamed gout infected area. Keep in place with a retaining dressing.

Why Onions?

  • Quercetin is a flavonoid contained in onions which has natural anti-inflammatory properties.

  • It is a powerful anti-oxidant as well as a natural anti-histamine, all very useful in helping soothe the painful symptoms of gout.

What is the Best Cure for Gout?

A bowl of cherries a day will keep my gout at bay!

Why Cherries?

  • Cherries are a good source of potassium.
  •  Potassium helps convert uric acid into a substance more readily disposable of by the kidneys through urination.


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Figs for Gout

Soak 4 figs in water, mash them and then apply directly to the affected area and keep in place with a clean cloth.

Leave for up to an hour.

Gout is caused by build up of uric acid in the joints.
Figs are alkaline and help to counteract this acidity.

Morin, a compound found in figs have been shown to reduce uric acid.

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