I’ve met whole bunch of folks who swear on their lives that apple cider vinegar works for gout. This is good news for all who wish to cure gout naturally. In some other people the results have varied.
Again, I encourage you to be a researcher.
This includes trying various natural remedies for gout and the knowledge about preventing gout.
See which one works best for you. If you got gout apple cider vinegar is certainly there for you!
Apple cider vinegar…
can be used in a couple of different ways.
You can use it as:
- foot bath
- topical treatment
- combination of all the above
Ok, so how to cure gout with this?
More precisely: how to use it as a relief for gout?
Here you go:
- FOOT BATH FOR GOUT.
Sure, it will be a hand bath if your gout has decided that your hand’s a better place (for him). Mix 1/2 to 1 cup apple cider vinegar with about 4 cups hot water. Bath (soak) your affected foot for at least 30 minutes.Do this a couple times a day. No restrictions here.
- TOPICAL TREATMENT FOR GOUT.
Soak a clean cloth in apple cider vinegar and water mixed at a ratio as above. Apply it to the sore foot (hand, knee etc.) and wrap an elastic bandage around it – not too tight – leave on for a minimum of 15 minute to 1 hr.
NOTE. You can make a similar compress, using Swedish Bitters – no dilution. If you use Swedish Bitters be sure to treat the affected are with a good skin cream to protect the skin! A clean cloth saturated with the bitters is the placed on your gouty site, be it your foot or your hand, whatever your case may be. Cover the cloth with a plastic bag and wrap around with a bandage. Leave on for up to 1 hr.
I personally used Swedish Bitters topically during the gout attack with great benefit. I pretreated my skin with a gout pain treatment cream. (I chose “Everflex” Cream).
Should you consume apple cider vinegar?
Absolutely – in moderation (see word of caution below). Here’s a recipe for “The Really Yucky Anti-Gout Drink”:
Add 1- 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2-3 spoons of honey to a cup of warm water. Boy, it tastes horrible, but you want to get rid of gout, right? You need to drink this solution 3 times daily.If the taste does not scare you and you’re really up to it, please go ahead and try this without water:Just vinegar and and honey (dark, raw, unpasteurized is best.
Mixed them well. And voila! To your health!
WORD OF CAUTION
Gout apple cider vinegar remedy in the form of a drink is not for everyone. Avoid it if you’re allergic to apples. Consumed in excessive amounts it may damage the stomach and duodenum (which happened in lab animals). This is why I said: “in moderation”. Use caution if you have been diagnosed with hypokalemia or osteoporosis. You need to check with your doc if you are taking drugs that lower potassium. People with low blood pressure need to know that apple cider vinegar could lower their blood pressure even more.
In any case:
- use common sense
- listen to you body, you will no doubt know if something just does not seem right
If you problem is gout apple cider vinegar is something you can experiment with, you never know…
WHAT THE MEDICAL BOOKS SAY
There is a lot of skepticism regarding the benefits of gout apple cider vinegar treatment in gout sufferers. Some websites out there say that apple cider vinegar remedy is not only ridiculous but may even be dangerous. For gout apple cider vinegar is no better than placebo, they say.
First off – official medicine does not accept gout apple cider vinegar treatment as a viable remedy due to – so called – lack of scientific evidence. The problem is that no clinical studies have been conducted to confirm safety and efficacy.
All testimonies that support curative claims are almost always quickly discounted as “anecdotal evidence”. Not the same as “scientific evidence”. This stance remains unchanged in relation to many other natural cures.
WHAT YOUR HERBALIST SAYS
With all due respect for official medicine: I really don’t care how anecdotal and “unscientific” the evidence may be, if the poor gout sufferer has managed to relieve or cure is affliction.
While “only anecdotal”, there is tons of evidence.
There is definitely something in it.
In my own research I have gone to study folk and alternative medicines in other countries, most especially Eastern and Central Europe. Even the “official” medicine there appears to be more open and accepting.
To be fair, I have tried gout apple cider vinegar remedy to cure my own gout. It has not brought a lot of relief for me BUT, again, be you own researcher. Find what works best for you.