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7. Cat’s Claw
This herb gets more and more attention over the years as scientists discover its abilities to treat a wide range of health problems. In fact, the public is also getting word about this herb, and it is now one of the best-selling supplements in America. Cat’s claw has anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-viral, and, of course, anti-inflammatory compounds that are very helpful for gout sufferers. Although most people consume cat’s claw to relieve chronic pain, it can also help to relive the pain and inflammation for those suffering from gout, as well as other inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.
Ginger can be consumed as a tea or used as a compress (or both), and its natural anti-inflammatory compounds will go to work relieving the pain and inflammation of gout. One study showed that an active compound in ginger, 6-shogaol, reduces levels of monosodium urate crystal, inducing inflammation. Drink three cups of fresh ginger tea daily for best results. You can also consume a ginger supplement, but speak to your doctor about proper dosage.
9. Burdock Root
This root has been used for centuries as a means of relieving inflammation and offering much-needed relief for arthritis and gout sufferers. Burdock root cleanses the blood and removes excessive levels of uric acid. You can drink burdock tea and/or apply this root as a compress. Either way, many people find that this root is the fastest, most effective way of reliving gout pain and inflammation.
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