Alfalfa and gout: As well as being rich in nutrients and minerals, alfalfa can help to lower uric acid, reduce inflammation, and relieve gout pain.
Alfalfa for Gout
Alfalfa is an excellent herbal remedy for the relief of gout symptoms. It’s a perennial found in many areas throughout the world and because of its very deep rooted system can very efficiently absorb a variety of nutrients from the soil.
Because of this alfalfa is very rich in minerals, essential amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, etc.
Typical of its minerals and vitamins are: zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, as well as vitamins such as B1, B6, A, C, and D.
Alfalfa works on gout by helping to neutralize and reduce high uric acid levels in your blood, but it also has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So it is a very good choice for gout relief.
And the good news for us gout sufferers is that it can be taken in a number of ways: as a tea made from its leaves, or in supplement form, through capsules, tablets or liquid extracts.
Although generally safe to take at the recommended doses, it’s best to first consult with your health-care provider before taking this remedy as large doses of alfalfa can have some negative side effects.
For example large doses may encourage menstruation and so lead to miscarriage in pregnant women; interfere with proper iron absorption in the body; cause a blood disorder that affects clotting and white blood cells, etc.