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Ginger Root for Gout Treatment

Ginger is the kind of root plant that can be found in all supermarkets and can also sometimes be found in your backyard. It’s spicy and highly flavored that it is mostly for food flavoring in most Asian dishes.


The root plant also contains a lot of health of health benefits that relieves motion sickness, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, and seasickness.

Also, ginger is beneficial to gout sufferers because it contains gingerols and shogaols, which is a strong compound of anti-inflammatory. Not only that, it is also much cheaper than any gout treatment or medication.

How to Prepare and Consume Ginger Root for Gout

There are a number of different ways of using ginger for gout treatment. You can try one of these few methods for gout pain.


Here are three of the most common way of consuming ginger to treat gout pain:

Ginger Soaked Towel

Ginger can be topically used for relieving gout pain.
  • Gather a lot of ginger roots, maybe about 5 to 10 pieces of them, put them in a pot filled with water. Boil them up on the stove for at least 15 minutes or so.
  • Soak a dry and clean towel or cloth on the hot water and wrap it up on the inflamed limb or toe.
  • Once the towel gets cold, soak it up again and repeat the process. You can use this method as often as you like.
Chew Slices of Ginger
Just thinking about chewing and sucking raw ginger makes you go “ugh!”. Don’t worry, there are already different brands available of crystallized ginger (ginger that is coated with flavoring or sugar).

You can either grab a pack or chew at least 2 to 3 pieces of sliced raw gingers a day. Make it a habit of chewing and sucking the juice of the root during car journeys.

Drink Ginger Tea
You can either buy a pack of ginger teas available in the market or make your own one.
  • Chop and boil the root for 30 minutes or so and then use a filter to separate the bits of it from the ginger boiled water.
  • Pour the boiled water into a cup, you can also either add a teaspoon of honey or sugar if the drink is too bitter.
  • Drink your homemade ginger tea before bedtime since it also helps to make you fall asleep faster.
Conclusion:
There are a lot of reports that say ginger works really well in treating gout symptoms. Include the root plant in your balanced diet and lifestyle to not only relief gout pain, but to also prevent future attacks.