Five Home Remedies to Lower Your Uric Acid Levels

20 December, 2020
In order to know if you have high uric acid levels, it's essential to see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Then, it'll be necessary to follow their guidelines.

When you’re told you need to lower your uric acid levels, it means you need to improve certain lifestyle habits as soon as possible and begin medical treatment.

The accumulation of uric acid in the body, a disorder known as hyperuricemia, can cause inflammatory reactions and health problems that reduce your quality of life.

This substance is produced when the body decomposes the purines found in foods and sends them to the blood flow and kidneys in order to then eliminate them.

The problem arises when this acid accumulates in excessive quantities, be it because the body’s capacity to remove it reduces or because there’s a greater quantity to process.

This results in discomfort in the joints as well as kidney stones, gout, and other disorders that tend to get worse if not taken care of in good time.

Home remedies to lower your uric acid levels

Although there are no scientific studies to support the efficacy or safety of these home remedies, folk wisdom suggests that in some cases they may be useful to lower your uric acid levels.

Before using them, we recommend consulting your doctor. In this way, you can avoid interactions with the remedies and other food or medications.

In case your doctor authorizes it, it’s important to do it in moderation and always within a healthy lifestyle. On the other hand, it’s advisable to avoid mixing several remedies at the same time, since it could be counterproductive.

1. Tepid water and apple cider vinegar

A bottle of apple cider tea.

The organic acids of apple cider vinegar, particularly malic acid, help to decompose uric acid to prevent the formation of crystals and inflammatory afflictions.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c. of water

Preparation

  • Dilute the vinegar in a cup of warm water
  • Consume this drink only once a week (or as directed by your doctor)

2. Nettle infusion

The cleansing properties of nettle leaves can be used to cleanse the blood and lower your uric acid levels. In addition, this drink contributes to the health of the renal system and, in particular, the kidneys, since it stimulates their functions.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of nettle leaves

Preparation

  • Heat up a cup of water and, when it boils, add the nettle leaves
  • Cover the drink and let it steep for 10 minutes
  • Drink

Method of intake

  • Drink the infusion twice a day for 10 days.

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3. Horsetail infusion

A horsetail infusion to lower your uric acid levels.

Due to its diuretic effect and anti-inflammatory properties, the consumption of horsetail infusion is also recommended. Some say it helps stimulate urination and thus, easily expel waste substances and lower uric acid levels.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Firstly, boil the cup of water and add the horsetail
  • Leave it to steep for 10 minutes and then strain it
  • Finally, drink

4. Willow infusion

Due to its ability to help decompose purines, willow infusion can be used as a complement to reducing excess uric acid. Its anti-inflammatories calm other ailments.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. of willow bark
  • 1 c. of water

Preparation

  • Firstly, add the willow bark to a cup of boiling water
  • Then, leave it to steep for 10 minutes
  • Finally, strain and drink

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5. Lower your uric acid levels with onion tea

Some onions in a bowl of water.

Although its flavor might not be the most pleasant, onion tea is a detoxing drink that helps to control hyperuricemia. Its antioxidants and natural acids cleanse the blood and help to decompose the crystals of uric acid in the kidneys.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 an onion
  • 2 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp. of honey

Preparation

  • Firstly, chop up the onion and boil it in a pan with the water
  • Leave it on a low heat for 10 minutes and then turn it off
  • Leave it to stand then strain it and sweeten it with honey

You need better habits in order to lower your uric acid levels

Uric acid levels don’t just magically improve with these home remedies, so it’s important to rely on good living habits and, of course, on the treatment prescribed by your doctor.

Do you suffer from joint pains or gout? Have your blood tests shown high levels of uric acid? As well as improving your diet, try preparing some of the above-mentioned remedies and fight it before it leads to other illnesses.

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