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7 Natural Medicines to Treat Gout

By ARMEN SAPUTRA - Monday, October 29, 2012


Uric acid or gout is a disease that has existed from time immemorial. Egyptians about 5000 years ago and the Greeks some twenty centuries later was called. Al-Razi or Rhazes, one prominent Muslim doctors in medieval times, suggesting some kind of therapy to treat gout.
Uric acid is known as "the disease of kings" because it affects many rich people and nobles who like to eat nice meals but less physical activity. Some famous figures in history known to suffer from gout, among them: Kublai Khan, King Henry VIII, Nostrodamus, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and King Charles V, who led the British Empire at its peak. When we look from the play ketoprak and folklore, Menak Jinggo-king Blambangan (Banyuwangi) who rebelled from the Majapahit-apparently also suffer from gout. This is evident from a limping step and he often complained of his legs.
Because the history of gout that long, traditional medicines have long used natural man to handle. Here are some of them:

1. Sidaguri (sida rhombifolia)

Sidaguri are wild plants that grow at the edge of the road, lawns, forests, fields, and places with direct sunlight or a slightly shielded. Sidaguri containing ephedrine alkaloids, particularly in the seeds, which have a cooling effect on the body (anti-fever), digestion, shrinking the tissue (astringent), stimulates the production of urine (diuretic) and strengthens stamina. In addition to effective for gout, sidaguri also useful to overcome hematuria, cystitis, sexual weakness and poor sperm quality.

2. Legundi (vitex negundo)

Flowers and leaves Legundi is one herb that is very effective in controlling pain and inflammation due to arthritis and sciatica .Legundi is creeping shrub tree with an irregular crown, aromatic, and 1-4 m high. This tree can be found as wild plants in the teak forest, secondary forest, on the edge of the road and rice fields and flowering in January-December.

3. Seed (nigella sativa

Seed or black cumin has been used for more than 2000 years by the Greeks and the Middle East for various treatments. An anti-inflammatory effect is very suitable to relieve inflammation caused by uric acid. In addition, black cumin is also efficacious to relieve asthma, flu and allergies, reduce high blood pressure, prevent gallstones, cancer prevention, and many others.

4. Salai guggul (boswellia serrata)

This plant is widely grown in India and South Asia. Resin derived from purified plant trees and used to treat the pain and inflammation of gout. Boswelik acid contained in it is also known to reduce cholesterol and protect the heart against bacterial endotoxins. Part of the non-acid salai guggul tree extract can lower blood pressure and is soothing.

5. Red Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Red Ginger is a herbal anti-inflammatory. In addition, red ginger increasing appetite and facilitate the digestive and respiratory systems. Red Ginger helps reduce inflammation in the joints and discard pile uric acid by improving blood circulation.

6. Brotowali (Tinospora cordifolia

Brotowali rated as one of the main herbal enhancers immune system (immuno-modulator). Because of its nature, the brotowali make the body more healthy to disease and more youthful. In addition to relieve gout, brotowali also useful to overcome diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and nourish the body's vital organs.

7. Green tea

Green tea contain many polyphenols that work as antioxidants preventing gout attacks. In addition, green tea also contains vitamin C and vitamin E are beneficial for gout sufferers. Research by the University of Michigan showed that green tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which prevents the production of molecules that cause inflammation and joint damage in patients with gout.

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