Medicinal Herbs to Treat Uric Acid

There's a wide variety of medicinal plants that can help us reduce our levels of uric acid to avoid all of the complications that come with this problem. We can find them in many natural stores and their effect are very powerful.
Medicinal Herbs to Treat Uric Acid
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Uric acid is a very common problem today. Bad life habits and a poor diet are undoubtedly the main factors that cause metabolic waste to appear in your blood.We will explain what nature can do for you: medicinal plants to treat uric acid.

Great medicinal plants to treat uric acid


We all have a certain level of uric acid in our body. As long as it remains in balance, there won’t be any problems. But when you have a poor diet, you accumulate what’s known as purines, the waste that comes from the decomposition of protein from animal meat, as well as coffee and some alcoholic beverages.

What happens when there’s an excess of uric acid in your body? Gout, joint pain, and inflammation appear. And be careful, the most extreme risk you can suffer is kidney or liver failure. You have to keep it in mind.

Another thing to remember is that uric acid also causes an elevated blood pH, which can cause failure in different organs, lower defenses, fatigue, illnesses, brittle bones, etc.

So, what can you do to treat uric acid and avoid these serious problems? Stop eating red meat, animal protein, fat, lunch-meat, alcohol, refined flours, salt, sugar, carbonated drinks…

On the other hand, you should improve your diet by increasing your consumption of vegetables, fruits, and grains. It’s best if you increase the amount of oats, strawberries, and citrus fruits, like lemon, grapefruit, and oranges for example.

You should also know there are medicinal plants that can help you. They obviously won’t substitute any medications but will serve as an excellent supplement, like this infusion you can drink everyday to cleanse your blood. These are the medicinal plants that will help you treat uric acid:

1. Diuretic plants that remove purines

Dandelion infusion to treat uric acid

A horsetail, dandelion, and artichoke infusion will let you eliminate excess fluids, cleanse out toxins, clean your blood and lymphatic system, and provide you with an excellent diuretic effect. Increasing urine elimination will help you eliminate all the purines in your body. They’re truly beneficial.

It would be best to drink them after your first meal, for example. You can choose the one you want each time. They’re great to treat uric acid.

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2. The protective effect of milk thistle

Milk thistle to treat uric acid

You probably already know the great virtues of milk thistle. It’s a huge protector of the liver and all liver functions because of its cleansing effect. It promotes the formation of proteins and the transformation of ammonia to urea. 

Milk thistle provides antioxidants and especially helps cleanse your blood from purines, the excess of proteins that end up deteriorating in your body. What if you start your day with a milk thistle infusion? You can find it in natural stores as an infusion as well as in pills. It’s fantastic!

3. Harpagophytum or grapple plant to reduce inflammation

Grapple plant infusion to treat uric acid

It’s not very well known, but this therapeutic and curative root is worth knowing about. It’s great for this type of illness. This is because it acts directly on your muscles and joints, reducing the effect of inflammation from uric acid. If you already have gout, this will help you a lot and relieve pain and improve joint mobility. You can also find it in natural stores and it is perfect to take whenever you feel pain as a natural painkiller. Don’t forget: it is grapple plant root.

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