HERBAL FORMULA FOR GOUT
Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. You can also get gout attacks in your foot, ankle, or knees. The attacks can last a few days or many weeks before the pain goes away. Another attack may not happen for months or years.
These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men.
According to Chinese Medicine Gout is caused by Spleen and Stomach disorder that accumulates damp-heat in the joints and excess uric acid. Therefore optimal treatment requires use of herbs to strengthen the stomach and spleen to open the channels and collaterals, drain damp heat and relieve pain.
Description of herbal formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Hera Lysimachiae: Drains damp heat and helps to expel uric acid from the body through urination.
Rhizoma Atractylodis: Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach to resolve dampness and swelling.
Caulis Spatholobi: Opens the channels and collaterals to activate blood circulation. Relaxes the tendons.
Semen Plantaginis: Drains damp heat and helps to expel uric acid from the body.
Herba Verbenae: Activates blood circulation, disperses blood stagnation to treat joint soreness and pain. Clears heat for swollen joints.
Ramlus Mori: Is used to treat painful swelling in the joints and tightness in the tendons and muscles. Reduces swelling and inflammation.
Fructus Chebulae: Astringent herb that reduces swelling and inflammation.
Rhizoma Alismatis: Reduces uric acid from the joints.
Cortes Phellodendri: Reduces the inflammation and burning sensation. Anti-inflammatory effect.
Radix Rehmanniae: Clears heat and sedates fire to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.
Semen Coicis: Strenghens the Spleen and Stomach to resolve dampness and swelling.
Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae: It treats musculoskeletal and joint disorders, whether acute or chronic with redness, swelling and inflammation. It relieves stiffness and tightness in the joints.
Cortex Phellodendri: Activates blood circulation and relieves pain.
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups daily until gout has disappeared. This formula may be taken at reduced dosages for maintenance and prevention.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to traditional herbal medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.