High levels of uric acid can lead to a medical condition called hyperuricemia, in which a person suffers from painful inflammation of the bone and joints. This inflammatory arthritis is also called gout. Experts suggest many diet and lifestyle changes to manage this condition and uric acid levels in the body. Ayurveda believes that high levels of uric acid occur due to the ‘vata dosha.’ Therefore, this traditional medicine recommends avoiding high purine foods such as cabbage, bell pepper, brinjal, beans, beetroot, and some kinds of fish to bring down the uric acid levels. Onlymyhealth editorial te spoke to Dr. M Mufeeq, Ayurveda Sanjivni clinic, Shakarpur, about some ayurvedic remedies to bring down uric acid levels.
Ayurvedic remedies to neutralise uric acid levels
Ayurvedic solutions are associated with verious herbs as well as lifestyle moderations, including physical activity, meditation, yoga and healthy diet. There are many effective Ayurvedic treatments for gout and high uric acid levels. From giloy to triphala, there are many Ayurvedic ingredients that can help in bringing down uric acid levels. So, here are 5 ayurvedic remedies to lower uric acid levels in the body:
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Giloy is one of the best ayurvedic ingredients that is used for boosting immunity and balancing uric acid levels as well. It is a climber and its leaves are mostly used in Ayurvedic medicine. Consuming one glass of giloy juice everyday, extracted from its stem can help in reducing inflammation of the joints and also in bringing down the uric acid levels of the body. Many people also prefer taking supplements of giloy that are easily available in the market.
Amla is a multipurpose superfood that can be used to fight many illnesses, including gout. One can rely on this ayurvedic food to lower uric acid levels in the body.
Vitamin C rich foods are extremely helpful in such situations, which means that you should incorporate guavas, oranges and Indian gooseberry or amla in a uric acid reducing diet surely. Amla can easily be included in your diet through amla juice, raw amla or murabba. It can also be added in decoctions along with honey and cinnamon for more effectiveness in neutralising uric acid levels.
Triphala is a famous ayurvedic remedy that can be used to bring down uric acid. It is created from three fruits, mainly bibhitaki, amalaka, and haritaki. And, it works on all three doshas including vata, pitha and kapha. Triphala contains anti-inflammatory properties that can also reduce pain caused by arthritis. You can talk to an expert before taking triphala supplements for neutralising uric acid levels.
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Cinnamon is a spice that is originally from India, China and Sri Lanka and is one of the oldest spices that is being used for ayurvedic treatments as well. It is beneficial in neutralising uric acid levels in the body. One can make a decoction using cinnamon with honey and it can help in reducing uric acid levels in gout patients.
5. Shuddha Guggulu
Shuddha Guggulu helps in losing weight, reduces joint inflammation pain and brings down uric acid levels in the body. It is an effective natural way of treating joint problems and Vata related diseases (Neurological issues). Guggulu also helps in maintaining normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. There are various supplements and medicines that contain this helpful ingredient. However, this should only be consumed to lower uric acid levels after asking your doctor or an Ayurveda expert.
According to Dr. Mufeeq, along with all these ayurvedic ingredients, there are many other lifestyle moderations that one should make to neutralise uric acid levels. Avoiding sugar, alcohol, protein rich foods and milk also comes into the picture when we talk about high uric acid in the body. In fact, it is important to reduce stress levels and exercise daily.
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