Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs
From: mike.hormick.svis.org (Mike Hormick)
Date: 08 Jan 1996 19:35:00 -05
Subject: Re: HERBS FOR GOUT ??

> Just wondering if anyone knows of some herbs that might be used to help in fighting off bouts of gout ?

Add berries to your diet, especially strawberries. You want to increase pectin in your body.

I suffer from acute gouty arthritis. The best advise I can give you it to follow what I do daily. Since I started this simple routine I have NOT had to take colchisine or alopurinol.

I add one packet of Certo (r) to a half gallon of orange juice. I drink about 6-8 ounces of the orange juice every morning.

This has help me for the past 2 years.

Certo is used for making jellies. I purchase it at my local grocery store. I have tried Sure-Jel (r) and generic jelly substances. None work for me as well as Certo.

I have heard that Certo in 'Grape Juice' is better. But, I can't drink Grape Juice daily.