Apple cider vinegar is a popular and pretty effective home remedy for gout. It contains loads of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes etc., so is beneficial in many ways, apart from as a gout remedy.
It cannot ‘cure’ gout, but it can certainly help to reduce the symptoms of gout. When drunk, it is believed to alter your blood pH so lower your uric acid levels. And, applied externally to the affected joint, it can help to alleviate the pain and inflammation there.
Let’s start with the drink…
Add 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a large glass of water and mix thoroughly. Drink a glass at least twice a day. I personally drink three glasses a day. If the taste is too much for you, you can add some honey or fruit juice to help it along.
Now for the topical remedy…
Use a ratio of half of a cup of vinegar to three cups of hot water and soak your foot for about 30 minutes. Repeat as you like, reheating the mixture as you go.
As for the type of apple cider vinegar you use, it must be the raw, un-distilled, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar you would get from a health food store or other specialist store. It normally has a good deal of sediment in the bottom of the bottle; called the ‘mother.’
But as I said at the start, apple cider vinegar cannot cure the gout in your foot on it’s own. You need to investigate and address a whole range of issues, as well as other natural home remedies, to be able to successfully manage your gout and prevent recurring attacks.
This is important because recurring gout can cause you to eventually have permanent joint damage as well as possible kidney problems, such as painful kidney stones. You can get all this information in one place — The Gout Remedy Report — which I have successfully used and review here: The Gout Remedy Report Review.