Home Remedies for Uric Acid

Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating Increased Uric Acid
Ayurvedic Remedies for Treating Increased Uric Acid
There are many natural ways to reduce uric acid. Ayurvedic remedies are one of them. Ayurveda is a traditional healthcare system practiced in India and is recognized by WHO. Ayurveda utilizes various herbs and minerals to care various diseases including methods to reduce uric acid naturally without causing any side effects.

In Ayurveda, gout is known as vatrakt, as the main dosha involved is vata and it affects rakt dhatu. Vitiation (impairment) of vata dosha and rakt dhatu is caused by increased intake of spicy, sour, salty, alkaline, heavy and penetrating foods. The impaired doshas travel through the channels of the body and get accumulated at the smaller joints causing damage to the tissues and bones of the joint resulting in vatrakt.

Causes of Increased Uric Acid in the Body

Uric acid is a chemical, created in the body by the breaking down of substances known as purines. It is flushed out of the body by the kidneys, through urine, after it dissolves in the blood. If it is not flushed out of the body properly, high levels of uric acid gets accumulated which causes ailments like gout and kidney diseases. This build up results in the formation of sharp, needle like crystals. When they accumulate in the joints or surrounding tissues, it causes pain, inflammation and swelling. 

The excessive deposition of uric acid in the cartilages of the joints first affects the big toe causing it to swell and become very painful. In the next stages it spreads to the ankles, knees, joints of hands and feet, the wrist and elbow. 

High uric acid levels in the body, is known as 'hyperuricemia' and it may also worsen conditions like diabetes, leukemia and hypertension. Hyperuricemia is usually caused due to the regular intake of purine rich foods and conditions such as hypoparathyroidism, lead poisoning, renal failure and side effects of chemotherapy.

Studies have shown that foods high in uric acid play a major role in the development and aggravation of diseases such as gout. In conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and changes in diet, it can actually be easier to manage than many people believe, as long as the sufferer is willing to make some significant changes in their eating habits.

Factors Responsible for Uric Acid

  • Obesity can be linked to high uric acid levels in the blood. People who are overweight should consult with their doctor to decide on a reasonable weight-loss program. Fasting or severe dieting can actually raise uric acid levels and cause gout to worsen.
  • Usually people can eat what they like within limits. People who have kidney stones due to uric acid may need to actually eliminate purine-rich foods from their diet because those foods can raise their uric acid level.
  • Consuming coffee and tea is not a problem but alcohol can raise uric acid levels and provoke an episode of gout. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of non-alcoholic fluids every day is recommended, especially for people with kidney stones, to help flush the uric acid crystals from the body.
  • Excessive intake of Salt and Salty Food,
  • Excessive intake of Sour and Spicy Food
  • Excessive consumption of oily and hot foods,
  • Excessive intake of underground vegetables like potato, arbi, raddish, urad, sugarcane, curd, buttermilk, wine, tobacco etc.. are the major causes of increase in the uric acid levels.
  • Having a second meal before the digestion is not complete of the meals taken earlier,
  • Excessive anger,
  • Waking up late in the night, sleeping in the daytime, 
  • Excessive traveling

Common Symptoms

  • Swelling, pain and redness in the small joints of the body.
  • Pain usually starts in the night.
  • Pain might be accompanied with fever and thirst.
  • Itching and burning sensation.
  • Pricking pain and change of color of the skin.
  • Tender, red and swollen joints.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice as per Ayurveda

  1. Avoid high-protein diet and excessive salt.
  2. Avoid all sour, pungent, fried foods, red meat, alcohol, soft drinks and tobacco.
  3. Take light and easily digestible food like steamed or boiled vegetables or vegetable broth.
  4. Use wholegrain bread, cereals and increase intake of seasonal fruits (except banana).
  5. Increase the use of garlic, ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander, cardamom and cinnamon.
  6. Include Vegetables like Bathua (Chenopodium Leaves), Chaulai (Amaranth Leaves), Karela (Bittergourd), Parwal (Trichosanthes dioica), Makki (maize), fruits like papaya are highly beneficial.
  7. Avoid foods like Urad, kulathi, chana, bajara, meat, fish, gobhi, mushroom, pulses, dahi, mooli, adarakh, peas, beans, cauliflower, spinach, sour eatable items, spicy and pungent food, heavy to digest eatables, marriage pakwans, paneer, narial gari, soyabean, khamir grains, ghee, dry fruits etc. Meat is a complete no no.
  8. Avoid dairy products, especially yogurt.
  9. Do light and gentle exercises.
  10. Massage the joints gently with lukewarm sesame oil for 20-30 minutes.
  11. Avoid damp and cold places and keep the body warm.
  12. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to cleanse toxins from the body.
  13. Do not sleep during day time. 
  14. Avoid excessive exercise, sex, and sun rays.
All in all, uric acid reduction diet should be low in proteins and purines and high in potassium and complex carbohydrates. It is also essential to maintain a moderate body weight for the reduction of uric acid in the body. The diet, along with medication and exercise, should be able to successfully lower uric acid levels in the body.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Treating Uric Acid

For treating it go to some ayurvedic chikitsak and get a prescription, and buy items to treat your disease of gouts a instructed below:-.

o In old disease- Dashmul kwath.
o In case there is vay and cough mis balances- hartal bhashma, taal sindoor
o Weak urination- Tapyadi lauh
o Cough- mahayograj guggul,
o Pitt- Gandhak rasayan,
o Other famous medicines:- Suranjan churna, nimbadi churn, kaishore guggul, sari vadwasav, giloy-satt, khadirashti, tiktash tapal, ghee, prabal pishti, singhnad guggul, mahatikt ghrit, swarn makshika, bhashma, punarva mandur, arogya vardhani vati, amrita guggul, rakt shodhak churn.

Ayurveda Home Remedies for Increased Uric Acid

  1. Swallow 2-3 fresh, peeled garlic buds with water on an empty stomach in the morning.
  2. Eat 1 apple after every meal. Apples have malic acid, which neutralises uric acid.
  3. Add the juice of half a lime to 1 glass of water. Drink 2 times a day. Citric acid in lime dissolves uric acid
  4. Boil 10 rose petals in 4 tablespoons of vinegar until an ointment develops. Apply this ointment 3-4 times a day on the affected joint.
  5. Take 1 cup of mustard oil. Add 10 gm of camphor. Heat till camphor dissolves completely. Massage the affected area with lukewarm oil
  6. Giloy (guduchi) is very beneficial in this disease. Mix giloy stem powder (2 gm), dry ginger powder (0.5 gm) and amla powder (2 gm). Make a paste with honey and lick the paste twice daily.
  7. Take pure shilajeet 2 grams and drink it with milk twice a day. This will be highly beneficial.
  8. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. It washes out the uric acid deposits
  9. Have 15-20 cherries every day. Anti-oxidants in cherries help relieve inflammation.
  10. Amla is a rich source of vitamin – C and has high medicinal values. You can use amla juice, powder or capsules to control your uric acid levels.
These home remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.
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