I know why you are here. You are suffering from gout and you are looking for the next best thing that can help you. I have been in your place countless times and I know the pain (literally the pain) involved. Sadly, there is no cure for our disease, so we are left to wonder and try different things.
Yes, there are countless medications out there and some of them do work, some do not work at all and all of them come with drawbacks or side effects. It is useful to have painkillers in your bag pack but try to use them as less as possible.
Another thing I must point out is that a gout attack will occur at any given moment, usually in some bad moments. It happens when the uric acid levels are too high in the joints and they cause inflammation. When that happens, the pain is inevitable.
I have been looking for countless, natural remedies that should decrease the risk of gout attack and I have found several herbs that should work. Today, we will see the link between gout and Boswellia Serrata. For some, this is a well-known plant that has been used for thousands of years and for others, it will be a completely unknown thing. I will explain all you need to know.
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What is Boswellia Serrata?
Boswellia Serrata is a plant that grows in dry mountains in some parts of the world such as India, the Middle East and Africa (northern territories only). It is a member of the Burseraceae family and it is also known as frankincense.
Apparently, the plant was given to Jesus Christ by three wise men alongside myrrh and gold. As such, it has been used in local medicines for almost 2000 years and especially in Ayurvedic medicine, which is present in India.
Boswellia Serrata isn’t commonly used for cooking, and you will have to use it as a supplement or a raw plant if you want to try it in a battle against gout. I will explain how to use it actually a bit later!
For some patients getting hands to this plant is extremely easy, while for others it is extremely complicated. On the other hand, all people can easily find the supplements available online.
Boswellia Serrata and Gout – Links and effects
Boswellia Serrata is a powerful herb and it literally has dozens of applications and purposes. It is used as a completely natural painkiller that comes without side effects. As such, people suffering arthritis, gout, inflammation and many other conditions have been using it for a long period of time.
Let’s also add that the herb can be used for treating Chron’s Disease, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, and many other conditions. It is very helpful and positive results are easy to see within hours.
One reason why it is so effective and so desirable regarding gout is the presence of boswellic acids. This compound will prevent white blood cells to get inside the tissue and cause pain to escalate. At the same time, it will increase or better said promote blood flow to the tissue around and inside the joint and speed up the repairs that need to be done.
There are two main studies that involved Boswellia Serrata. The first occurred in 2003 and it followed the people who treated knee swelling with this herb. They noticed a significant decrease in swelling.
The second study in 2006, which was published in The Indian Journal of Pharmacology monitored the people suffering osteoarthritis and they took Boswellia Serrata and they did measure significant pain decrease.
How you should use Boswellia Serrata to treat gout?
You can use supplements which are probably the simplest way to get in contact with this herb. If the actual plant is available in your local store, go for it. Simply mix it with a salad or eat it.
If you cannot stand the taste and aroma, then opt for pills or tablets. There is also a cream made from this herb which is specifically designed and used for treating gout. Apply the cream to the targeted area and you are done.
I believe that gout and Boswellia Serrata should be mixed occasionally. This is a powerful herb that is a natural pain killer and can help us with gout within 12-24 hours. Be free to experiment and consult your doctor regarding your treatment.