Gout is a disease caused by uric acid levels that exceed the normal threshold. This can occur due to an irregular eating pattern or an unstable psychological condition, such as stress.
Prolonged stress conditions can make endurance decrease and trigger an increase in uric acid levels. Behind it, there is no need to worry too much.
There are several traditional foods and drinks that can be used to treat high uric acid. A summary of traditional gout drugs is described as follows.
1. Salam Leaves
In general, bay leaves are more famous as one of the kitchen spices that can create a more delicious taste in cooking. But on the other hand, bay leaves also have benefits as a gout medicinal plant.
Salam plants contain tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, and essential oils consisting of citrate and eugenol. Bay leaf (Syzygium polyanthum Wight) is able to increase urine production (diuretic) so that it can reduce uric acid levels. How to process bay leaves to cure gout can be started as below.
- Clean 5-10 bay leaves that are dark green with water. Next, the bay leaf is cut and kneaded to extract the juice.
- After that, the bay leaf juice is boiled with three glasses of water until the water is reduced by one third. Then, boiled water of bay leaves can be drunk as a gout drug two to three times a week.
2. Soursop Leaves
Soursop is one type of plant that is commonly found in tropical climates, such as Indonesia. In addition to delicious and nutrient-rich fruit, soursop leaves also have a million benefits, one of which is a powerful and natural gout drug. How to make natural gout medicine from soursop leaves can be seen below.
- Clean the soursop leaves as much as 5-10 pieces with running water. Then, the soursop leaves are cut and kneaded to extract the juice. After that, the soursop leaves are boiled with two glasses of water until the amount is reduced to half the initial dose.
- Furthermore, soursop leaf boiled water can be drunk as a gout drug twice a day on a regular basis.
Secang or sepang is a type of thorny plant with small leaves. This plant at a glance is similar to the Chinese petai plant which is greenish in color and will change color to brown as it ages.
The part of the plant with the Latin name Caesalpania Sappan L which is most often used is the woody stem. Secang wood can be efficacious as a natural gout drug.
The therapy given for natural treatment is done by giving a cup of decoction which is used as drinking water. Secang boiled water can be consumed for at least 14 consecutive days to reduce uric acid levels without requiring pharmacological therapy.
That’s all information related to some traditional gout drugs. Hopefully the information about traditional gout drugs can be useful for those of you who suffer from gout.