Gout is a type of joint disorder. It usually affects greater toe. As per Ayurveda, it is caused due to Vata imbalance along with blood vitiation. Hence it is called as Vatarakta in Ayurveda. There is a section in Ayurveda, where single herbs are specifically mentioned for specific disease. Giloy (Guduchi) is mentioned as specific remedy for gout. Let us learn about a simple home remedy using Giloy for this disease.
What you require:
Guduchi / Giloy / Indian Tinospora – 25 grams – coarse powder is better, if not, fine powder will also do.
water – 400 ml of water
How to do?
Mix Guduchi powder into water and keep it on fire. We are gonna make Guduchi Kashayam. Heat it in mild fire. Stir continuously. The vessel should be wide mouthed. Boil it slowly and reduce the water proportion to 100 ml.
Filter it and use it for drinking.
Dose: 30 – 40 ml once or twice a day before food
Hitch: Slightly bitter.
- All rules for making Kashayam apply in this procedure.
- Each day, the Kashayam needs to be prepared fresh. Once prepared Kashayam can be stored only for 10 hours.
Benefit: It is told in Ayurveda that this Guduchi Kashayam should be administered to the Gout patient for a long time, for 2 – 3 months.
How it works?
Guduchi is a potent immuno-modulator and anti inflammatory herb. It relieves pain and inflammation. Read more Guduchi
It is useful in diabetes as well, as it helps control blood sugar level. Hence people undergoing diabetes treatment should consult their doctor before following this home remedy.