10 Home Remedies for Excess Uric Acid

10 Home Remedies for Excess Uric Acid
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Uric acid is a waste product your body produces when you metabolize purines, a compound that’s found in certain foods. This substance travels through your bloodstream and is later eliminated through the urine after being processed though your kidneys.

If you have poor kidney function, your purine levels can be higher than normal and cause severe consequences. The can result into a condition known as hyperuricemia, which is characterized by the formation of uric acid crystals that cause inflammation and pain.

Do you want to learn how you can prevent this medical condition from affecting your quality of life? Then continue reading to learn about five home remedies to treat this condition before high uric acid levels cause other disorders.

1-Onion water

Onion water
The onion’s diuretic properties can help increase your kidney urine production, which in turn will help eliminate any uric acid residues. Antioxidant compounds protect your cells and reduce the risk of inflammatory or degenerative diseases, such as arthritis.


  • ½ of an onion
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g, optional)


  • Place half an onion in a saucepan with the water.
  • Bring it to a boil for five minutes and let it cool.
  • While it’s still warm, strain the liquid into a separate container and add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten to your own taste.

Mode of consumption

  • Drink one cup of onion water before every main meal.

2-Birch tea

This medicinal plant contains cleansing compounds that help purify your bloodstream and maintain stable uric acid levels.


  • 1 teaspoon of dried birch leaves (5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add a teaspoon of birch leaves to a cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and allow them to steep for 10 minutes, before straining the liquid into a separate container.

Mode of consumption

  • Drink up to three cups of this tea a day, for two to three weeks.

Important: This remedy is not recommended for women during pregnancy or for women who are breastfeeding.

3-Nettle tea

Nettle tea
Green nettle has diuretic properties that will promote the removal of uric acid. Tea made from the plant cleanses your bloodstream and improves renal function.


  • 1 teaspoon of green nettle (5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the green nettle to a cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and allow it to steep for five to 10 minutes.
  • When it reaches your temperature of choice, strain the liquid into a separate container.

Mode of consumption

  • Drink two to three cups of this tea a day for three weeks.

Important: don’t undergo this treatment if you have problems with high blood pressure.

4-Cranberry tea

Cranberries are excellent fruits for controlling uric acid levels. They contain antioxidants and alkaline compounds that help eliminate waste from the body, cleansing your bloodstream and kidneys.


  • 3 tablespoons of cranberries (30 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the ingredients to a saucepan and bring them to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and allow it to cool off for three minutes.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes and then strain the liquid into a separate container.

Mode of consumption

  • Drink a cup of cranberry tea before every main meal.
  • Repeat this treatment for two to three weeks.

Check out this article too: 7 foods that increase uric acid

5-Potato juice

Potato juice has become a popular natural treatment for several digestive and health conditions. It’s also suitable for restoring normal uric acid levels. This is because of the slight alkaline effect it has on the body, which helps your body eliminate certain substances that it doesn’t need.


  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g, optional)


  • Peel and slice a potato.
  • Place it into a blender and process until you have a juicy paste.
  • Transfer the paste into a cloth strainer and press it to extract the juice.
  • Finally, add a tablespoon of honey to add some flavor to it.

Mode of consumption

  • Drink potato juice at mid-morning and repeat again in the afternoon.
  • Follow this treatment for at least two weeks to get the best results.

How high are your uric acid levels? Remember that if they exceed 7 mg/dl, they are considered to be too high. Try any of the treatments above to control this condition before it causes you any additional problems.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.