Although not proved in
scientific studies, complementary therapies may be used by some people to
relieve symptoms caused by
Cherries and an herb called devil's claw are
folk medicine remedies that have been used as anti-inflammatories to treat
gout. Research is needed to evaluate the usefulness of these and other
complementary medicines to treat gout.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
is known to reduce chronic inflammation. It has not yet been studied to see
whether it can help reduce inflammation from gout.
just a theory, some studies indicate that folic acid may be helpful in
inhibiting the enzyme needed to produce uric acid.
Be sure to talk with your doctor if you are considering
taking vitamins, minerals, or other remedies to help reduce future gout