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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Top 7 Natural Ways To Reduce Increased Uric Acid | Gout Natural Treatment

Though there is the advancement in the life style, technologies and medical field. But everything seems useless when we see the people around us who are suffering from the various ailments and looking for the treatment. Increased uric acid (Hyperuricemia) is also one of health complication which is haunting the mankind these days. But there is no need to worry because in Ayurveda various herbs are identified which are quite effective to reduce the uric acid naturally in the body.

Increased uric acid or Hyperuricemia means the excess of uric acid in the blood. Mostly reason of high uric acid levels is when our kidneys don't eliminate uric acid properly. Obesity, diuretic medications, diabetes, too much alcohol consumption and taking the foods producing more uric acid are the few causes which are responsible for this condition. Increased uric acid may results in the various health issues like inflammations of joints (gout), formation of kidney stones, problems with urination and certain type of cancers. To reduce the uric acid there are several natural ways which are quite beneficial without resulting any negative impact on health.

TOP 7 NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE INCREASED URIC ACID ARE DISCUSSED BELOW

1. Home Remedies

a) Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and helps to lower down the uric acid levels. Lemon juice creates an alkaline effect and neutralizes uric acid.

Direction to Use:

  • Squeeze juice of half lemon into a glass of warm water.
  • Drink it two times daily.

b) Fennel Powder – Consumption of the one teaspoonful of fennel powder two times in a day is known to be effective to reduce uric acid in body.

c) Amla juice – Amla is rich in vitamin C and also has antioxidant properties. It helps to remove the toxins from the body and also enhances the functioning of kidneys. Thus it is quite good to lower the uric acid levels.

Directions to Use:

  • Deseed the 2-3 pieces of amla.
  • Crush these pieces and add into 50 ml of water.
  • Strain it and drink 2 times every day.

2. Diet

Diet also plays a major role to reduce the uric acid naturally. So here is list of some food products which are good to lower down the uric acid levels.

  • Consume fruits like cherries, strawberries, apples, figs, fresh coconut, papaya, mango, pineapple, cranberries, grapes, peaches, raspberry and grapefruits.
  • Consume vegetables like cucumber, carrot, zucchini, sweet potato, pumpkin, celery, eggplant, turnips, cabbage and red onion.
  • Consumption of cow’s ghee is also good to lower down the uric acid levels.
  • Use olive oil in cooking because it is rich in vitamin C thus it helps to lower the uric acid levels.

3. Exercise

Light exercises are good to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. Exercise helps to increase the blood circulation and oxygen supply in the body.

4. Breathing Exercises (Pranayam)

Breathing exercises nurture the body with oxygen and also increase the healing power of body. These exercises dilate the blood vessels and improve the blood circulation in the body. Breathing exercises are quite beneficial to lower down the uric acid levels naturally.

5. Precautions

  • Avoid taking lentils, chick pea (chana), kidney beans (rajmah), black lentils, soybean and sprouts in the case of increased uric acid levels.
  • Avoid red meat, seafood, and organ meats and poultry products.
  • Avoid vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, peas, mushroom and bell pepper.
  • Avoid fruits like plums, prunes and dates.

6. Tips

  • Drinking plenty of water is good to decrease the elevated levels of uric acid naturally.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid coffee.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Try to fast once or twice weekly. Have fruit diet.

7. Herbs And Ayurvedic Medicines

In Ayurveda, there are three energies – vata, pitta and kapha which are responsible to maintain a healthy body. Vitiation in any of three energies results in the health issues. Increased uric acid in body is mainly due to the imbalance of vata dosha, pitta dosha and vitiation of rakta dhatu.  With the use of herbs increased uric acid levels can be managed naturally. Herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Guggul (Commniphora mukul), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) are quite beneficial to manage the high  uric acid naturally. Though herbs take time to show their effect on body but these uproot the disease from its origin.

Planet Ayurveda offers Gout Care Pack to reduce the uric acid levels, which are prepared from the standardized extracts of herbs, free from any chemicals, starch and preservatives. Thus these herbal products are completely safe for use and don't result in any side effects.

List Of Herbal Products In Gout Care Pack

  • Kaishore Guggul
  • Navkarshik Churna
  • Punarnava Capsules
  • Giloy Capsules

Product Description

1. Kaishore Guggul – Kaishore guggul is an amazing herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda to lower the uric acid levels. This herbal product is an amazing blend of various herbs which are discussed below. These herbs are also known to be a good natural gout treatment.

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale),
  • Guggul (Commniphora mukul),
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia),
  • Marich (Piper nigrum),
  • Pippali  (Piper longum),
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes),
  • Red Physic nut (Baliospermum montanum),
  • Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum).

Benefits of some of the herbs are listed below:

  • Amalaki  (Emblica officinalis) - Amalaki or amla  is known to be very effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. It is rich in vitamin c and lower down the uric acid levels. It enhances the functioning of kidney and removes all the toxins from the body.
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) - Bibhitaki has the great medicinal importance in Ayurveda and also known to be an effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) - This herb is packed with the anti-oxidant properties and also helps in blood purification. It also helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with increased uric acid like problem in urination, urinary stones and inflammation of joints.
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) - Shunthi is the common herb used in Indian kitchen and has the great medicinal properties. It helps to pacify the aggravated vata dosha and lower the uric acid levels.
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul) - This herb is good to reduce the intense pain and inflammation in the high uric acid levels.

Dosage: 2 tablets two times in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Navkarshik Churna – Navkarshik churna is the wonderful blend of various herbs which are quite beneficial to reduce the uric acid levels naturally.

Ingredients:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)
  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)

Benefits of some of the herbs are listed below:

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) - Amalaki or amla  is known to be very effective herb to reduce the uric acid levels in the body. It is rich in vitamin c and lower down the uric acid levels. It enhances the functioning of kidney and removes all the toxins from the body.
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) - This herb has the astringent properties. Use of Bahera is good to remove all the impurities from body.
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus) - This herb helps to provide the relief in the pain associated with increased uric acid levels.
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) - Neem has the great medicinal importance from ancient times and quite good to lower the uric acid naturally. This herb helps in blood purification and removes all the toxins from body.
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) - This herb is the blood purifier, diuretic and astringent and anti-inflammatory in nature. Use of this herb is quite effective to lower down the uric acid.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, twice in a day after meals with plain water.

3. Punarnava Capsules – Punarnava capsules are an amazing formulation by Planet Ayurveda to lower down the high uric acid levels. These capsules are also effective natural treatment for gout. Punarnava capsules are prepared from pure extracts of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).This herbal formulation is free from any chemicals, preservatives, color and starch.

Benefits: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is the flowering plant and also known by the other names such as tarvine, red spiderling and spreading hogweed. This plant is found throughout India and has the therapeutic properties. According to Ayurveda Punarnava is indentified as an effective natural gout treatment. It helps to balance the vitiated tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha). This herb is packed with anti-inflammatory, diuretic and blood purification properties. Thus it is good to manage the high uric acid levels.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water.

4. Giloy Capusles – Planet Ayurveda offers giloy capsules which are very useful to lower the uric acid levels. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is the major ingredient of these capsules. Standardized extract of herb is used to prepare giloy capsules.

Benefits: Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is also known by the other names like amrita, giloya and heartleaf moonseed. This herb has the great medicinal importance and good to decrease the high uric acid levels. All the parts of this herb offer various health benefits. This herb helps to reduce the inflammation and pain in the elevated uric acid levels.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

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