Gout Home Remedies

Here is a list of powerful home remedies for gout that are cheap and accessible (can purchase in most grocery stores).


Celery has been shown to decrease uric acid buildup in the body.

While celery seed extract is a diuretic, it has the opposite effect on uric acid. Lab analyses of celery seed have found that it contains luteolin, a substance that reduces unhealthy levels of uric acid by blocking an enzyme that contributes to its overproduction.

Consumed as celery, juice or seed extract supplement.


Great anti-inflammatory agent for arthritis, which includes gout.

One notable study measured the impact of curcumin on free radical levels in the blood. The results showed clear evidence that curcumin can act like an antioxidant, helping to neutralize the risk of free radicals.

As a result you may find that taking a turmeric supplements helps your kidneys to function effectively, and in doing so uric acid may remain at a healthy level.

Often consumed as supplement.


Bromelain is found in the core of a pineapple, and it’s a digestive enzyme that’s been shown to help reduce uric acid and inflammation.

A review of gout treatment published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal mentions bromelain, along with many other foods, as part of a gout treatment diet.

Magnesium is an alkaline mineral.


Great anti inflammatory

Helps relieve gout pain.

Consumed often as tea.

Fish Oil

Doesn’t act as fast, but over time, fish oil can decrease your risk for gout.

Helpful for people with gout because they reduce inflammation, a key hallmark of this condition.


Studies show magnesium is an effective treatment for gout, particularly acute cases of gout.

Drink a lot of water

Drinking plenty of water reduces swelling. Intake of fluid can kickstart kidneys to release excess fluids which can reduce swelling caused by gout.

Drinking water throughout the day will help flush the uric acid from your system. Aim for drinking 8 glasses a day. Stay away from alcohol and sugary drinks, such as soda and sports drinks, which can make your gout worse.

Ginger root / tea

Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties are well-known and therefore can be used when one is suffering from gout. To practise this treatment, in boiling water add one tablespoon freshly grated ginger root. Take a washcloth and put it into the solution. Let it cool down and then apply it in the affected area. Do this at least once a day for 15-30 minutes. There might be skin irritation, therefore first apply it on a small patch on the skin.

One can also drink the solution which is prepared by adding two teaspoon ginger root in boiling water. Drinking 3 cups a day will provide a much-needed relief from gout.

There can be interactions too. Therefore, before starting this treatment, consult your doctor.

Applying ice (cold therapy)

An ice pack covered in a cloth can also be applied in the affected area of gout to reduce anti-inflammation. Use a thin towel, cover an ice pack and apply it in the affected part for 10-15 minutes

Lemon juice

Researches have shown that lemon juice lowers uric acid in people with gout.

Normal lemon juice can be consumed in case of gout. One can also squeeze half a lemon into warm water with two teaspoons of turmeric and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for relief from gout. This solution can be taken twice or thrice a day.


Have bananas as including them in your diet is beneficial in lowering excess uric acid levels.

You probably have these gout remedies right on your kitchen counter. The high levels of potassium in bananas convert uric acid crystals in the body into liquid, which will then exit the body through urination. Bananas also contain vitamin C, which may help reduce gout. Bananas are also an anti-inflammatory food. Try adding one or two bananas to your daily food intake for your gout.

Green tea

Another way to treat high uric acid is by consuming green tea every day. This helps in controlling hyperuricemia or high uric acid levels and also lowers the risk of developing gout.

Epson salt

Epsom salt contains high levels of magnesium, which works to reduce high blood pressure. Soak the affected body part in a mixture of Epsom salt and warm water for pain relief and to reduce swelling.

Tomatoes, Cucumbers and broccoli

Have tomatoes, cucumbers and broccoli before you start your meal. This is the best way to can prevent the formation of high uric acid in your blood. Their alkaline nature is helpful to maintain uric acid in bloodstream.