Gouty Arthritis (Gout/ Vata Rakta Roga): Causes, Symptoms, Investigation, Home Remedies, Medicines

Sudden pain in the ankle joint or any other small joint sometimes neglected by us, but when used to visit any physician they often advised for Serum Uric Acid estimation. So what is it? Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances, like purine (Purines are found in some foods and drinks mostly in protein rich diets). Uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. From there, it passes out in the urine. If your body produces too much uric acid or does not remove enough if it then the level of uric acid used to increase in the blood serum commonly the normal range is 3.5 and 7.2 mg/DL. A high level of uric acid in the blood is called hyperuricemia.
Therefore, Gout means the condition when the uric acid tends to needle-sharp crystals and deposits in the joints, which leads to severe pain with redness and swelling and the condition worsen with involvement of other joints. Uric acid sediments form crystals, which used to store commonly in meta-torso-phalangeal joints. Such crystals  in joints even at levels less than 7 mg/DL, especially in men causes severe pain with swelling.  Pain can occur even bellow the higher range of normal limits.


  • Improper metabolism 
  • Heredity
  • Obesity (obese persons suffer more)
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Proper exercises and a lack of walking
  • High intake of food like liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, red meat, Shellfish, fish, peas, lentils and beans.
  • Consumption of foods contains more purines.
  • Alcohol consumption


Pain starts with the big toe and gradually becomes more painful and in the next steps involvements of the other joints. Common symptoms are,
  • Pain  in the affected joint
  • Swelling in the affected joint
  • Tenderness (Pain in touch) in the affected joint
  •  Restricted movement of the affected joint
  • Feeling of more pain during first steps just after leaving the bed in the morning.
  • Deformity in the joints.


  • X ray of the affected joints.
  • Blood Routine Examination
  • ASO (Anti-streptolysin O) titer (For Differential Diagnosis)
  • Rheumatoid factor (For Differential Diagnosis)
  • Uric Acid Estimation 

Normal Range Of Uric Acid In Blood

3.4-7.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/DL)
202-416 micromoles per liter (mcmol/DL)
2.4-6.0 mg/DL
143-357 mcmol/DL
2.0-5.5 mg/DL
119-327 mcmol/DL

Things To Avoid

  • Avoid any kind of riding, or other sports, which involve many joint movements if it is not done then damage, can occur to the joints.
  • Avoid the cold fermentation or any exposure to cold weather.
  • Do not consume alcohol.
  • Do not consume red meat because animal foods are rich in purines, which your body breaks down into uric acid.
  • Do not consume liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, fish, peas, lentils, and beans.

Home Remedies & Healthy Habits

  • Old rice, wheat, Mung beans, Meat soup, garliconion, Bitter gourd, papaya and green banana are good for patients.
  • Apples are good for gout.
  • Oil massage should be done in the affected area as it increases the metabolism, which leads to better tissue respiration and circulation.
  • Plenty of water to be taken orally.
  • Absolute rest of the affected joint otherwise friction between two bones and sharp crystals in the middle can cause severe damage to the joints.
  • Most importantly, diet restriction should be maintained properly by keeping the lock in tongues and taste.

Home Remedies

  • Haritaki Powder (Terminalia chebula) with honey or jaggery orally in the morning.
  • Decoction of Gudduchi in empty stomach with honey.
  • Decoction of plant Sariba (Hemedesmus Indicus)
  • Powder of Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris) is a useful diuretic
  • Juice of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) leaves is good for gout.
  • Juice of Pashanvedh (Bergenia ligulata) leaves is good for kidney and gouty arthritis.
  • Decoction of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)


  • Kaishore Guggulu (Classical)
  • Punarnavadhi Guggulu (Classical)
  • Guduchi Satva or Giloy Satva (Classical)
  • Maha Vata Vidhansa Rasa (Classical)
  • Punarnavadhi Mandur (Classical)
  • Sarivadyarista (Classical)
  • Punarnavarista (Classical)
  • Punarnavasav (Classical)
  • Vat Raktantak Rasa (Classical)
  • Cap. Gudduchi (Himalaya)
  • Cap. Neem Gaurd (Good care, by Bidhyanath)
  • Cap. Pesin (Dr. Jrk Siddha)
  • Cap. G7 (Dr. Jrk Siddha)
  • Syp. Safi (Humdrad)
  • Tab. Rumartho (Bidhyanath)
  • Cap. Ostonill (Selveo Bio Sciences)
  • Cap. Shallaki (Himalaya)

Local Applications

Medicated Oil

  • Bala Tail
  • Pinda Tail
  • Erenda Tail

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  1. These local treatments are being practiced in Asia for thousands of years and a lot of people get well through that treatments but I suggest them that must also have acupuncture once.

  2. Thanks For sharing the Information Admin. Arthritis can Only curable taking the help of best Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis. There are only few products which can cure speedy of arthritis problem. The ayurvedic medicine is the best medicines which don't have side effects on our health.

  3. Gouty arthritis can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness and swelling joint usually a big toe. When someone who already has higher than normal levels or uric acid in the body has a build-up of uric acid around a joint. Gout is treated using medications that lower the uric acid level in the body. Fuma Natural Antagut review is one medication for relieving gouty arthritis.Hope it will work.

  4. Gouty arthritis is a painful disease that makes you feel uncomfortable. I suffered that disease 5 years ago. At first, it seems like a small boil on my big toe but every day it's getting bigger. I can't walk properly without my staff. I consulted a doctor and they suggested me to use Organika Goutrin review that will me for relieving my gout.