Remedies for uric acid

Natural treatment for high uric acid level or hyperuricemia


Medicinal herbs for high uric acid level

Photo of rosemary infusion. Rosemary infusions are recommended to lower uric acid level.

Phytotherapy used to lower high levels of uric acid in the blood consists of diuretic plants that help expel the excess of this substance from the body. Plants are also used to relieve joint pain when gouty arthritis appears.

Herbal teas for uric acid

Among the most used diuretic plants we can mention the following:

  • Horsetail (Equisetum arvense):  (Decoction for 30 minutes of a good handful of dried plant in a liter of water. Take 3 cups a day) (2 tablets 600mg. of horsetail, 3 times a day)
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) (Decoction of 100 gr. of roots in liter and a half of water. Take three cups a day) (Infusion 1 teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water. Take 3 cups a day)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): (Infusion of 1 tablespoon of dried leaves per cup of water)
  • Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria): (Infusion of 2 teaspoons of leaves, twice a day. Do not boil to avoid destroying salicylic acid)
  • Nettle (Urtica dioica): (Decoction of the dried root for 10 minutes. Take 3 cups a day) (Infusion of two tablespoons of dried leaves per liter of water. Take three times a day before meals.)

Supplements for high uric acid level

  • supplement
    Beta carotene supplements are indicated for high uric acid level. One way to consume it is through spirulina tablets.

    Magnesium: One of the recommended supplements is magnesium, which, given its basifying effect, helps to counteract the acidification problems caused by the increase in uric acid levels. Magnesium helps to improve the general state of the organism and to prevent the wear of the joints by the increased of acidification of the organism.

    Magnesium helps to improve the general state of the organism and to prevent the wear of the joints by the increase of acidification of the organism.

The recommended daily dose is 400mg. daily through the diet, which is recommended to increase to 500mg. of magnesium per day in case of gout or hyperuricemia. (Take magnesium food supplements).

From the point of view of supplements, both wheat germ and brewer’s yeast should be controlled, because of their high purine content, they are not a suitable food supplement for people with high uric acid level.

There are other recommended vitamins and minerals that can improve the health status of people with high uric acid problems.

Diet to improve high uric acid level

boiled vegetables
Boiled vegetables are highly recommended because they do not contain purines and they help a lot to purify the body of uric acid.

A proper diet can contribute greatly to the recovery of normal uric acid levels and to the prevention of the consequences of these levels, such as gout attacks and joint pain (gouty arthritis).

The general guidelines for feeding in hyperuricemia or high uric acid are:

  • Diet with low purine content: One of the recommended diets in case of uric acid level is the ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet, due to its low purine content (Eggs and milk does not contain purines).
  • Low-salt foods (It promotes diuresis)
  • Drink between 2 and 3 liters of water a day
  • Take diuretic infusions: Among the recommended, rosemary, horsetail or dandelion.
  • Diet rich in vegetables, greens, vegetables and fruits.
  • Not dieting to lose weight: In case of obesity, strict weight loss diets should not be make until uric acid levels are normal.

* Related information:

Medicinal plants for gout

Excess of purines

Purines in food

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

11 October, 2022

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