Gout is a condition brought about by the buildup of too much uric acid in the body. It causes pain, redness, swelling and tenderness of the joints in its victims. A gout sufferer can have symptoms that come and go every few days or they may suffer one attack and not have another for several years.
The causes of the gout attacks are not specifically known as they can vary from one person to another. The good news is that there are many different types of prescription medicines available that can be used to treat gout. These can either be taken as preventative or relief measures.
But, what if you are tired of filling your body with even more chemicals and want to take a natural approach? What are your options then?
Nettle tea is an excellent choice for those looking for a natural way to relieve their gout symptoms. Either made by boiling nettle leaves and seeping them in hot water or through purchasing nettle tea bags through a health food store, Mother Nature’s remedy to alleviate the pain and suffering brought on by gout has been used for centuries.
How it works is simple: nettle tea is a natural diuretic, which assists in the flushing of the body and kidneys and, therefore, pushes along the removal of the excess uric acid, the cause of the gout. Additionally, nettle tea contains anti-inflammatory properties which help tremendously with easing those swollen joints.
Not only will drinking nettle tea help relieve the inconvenience and distress brought about by gout, but by drinking a cup or two daily, will keep your system cleansed to help prevent future attacks. I will drink to that!