Herbal Remedies for Gout
Who knew? I have a gouty toe, weird, I’ve had it for years and it’s quite painful. It doesn’t flare up often, but over the holidays it flared up and has made me uncomfortable since then. I do NOT want another prescription. I don’t want to go to the doctor (spend money) and have him tell me what I already know… It’s high uric acid, I need to lose weight (thank you menopause!) I need to watch my diet better… I know all that… (And I’m working on it!!)
I was doing research on home remedies to find relief for it. I found tons of information online about celery seed as a remedy. Well, I had some in my spice box and thought it couldn’t hurt to try.
I feel a BIG difference in my toe! I’m so excited I feel like dancing around the house and I bet I could!Kathy’s personal experience!
First, I started a celery seed tincture using the Folk method and 80 proof vodka (it’ll be ready in 6 weeks). Then, I made an infusion of celery seed and let it cool. Then… I drank it. Now, I really like celery, and this infusion was pretty good, a little bitter but not bad.
Celery seed is a diuretic and helps to promote a healthy urinary tract and reduce inflammation. You guessed it… It makes you go… Really! Anyway, this morning, after only one infusion, I feel a BIG difference in my toe! I’m so excited I feel like dancing around the house and I bet I could! I will have the infusion two more days in a row, or until flare-up is over, then go on a schedule of maybe once a week.
After the tincture is finished, I might not even need the infusion. There are lots of resources online, just google celery seed and gout. I did read that it’s not supposed to be taken by pregnant women so keep that in mind if you decide to try it. I’ve always been interested in herbs and their medicinal properties and I think I’ll see what other herbs can help my aches and pains. Hmmm. Maybe for my migraines? I feel all “mother earthy” all of a sudden! 🙂 NOTE: I’m not a doctor, I can only say what worked for ME. You may or may not have the same results.
First posted on the ToBeNamedLater.com blog by Kathy McCabe