Uric Acid is a heterocyclic compound when the body breaks down a substance called purine. Purine is usually made in the body but can consume externally from foods and beverages. Generally uric acid is a waste product of the body that must be eliminated outside the body through urine. Increases level of uric acid is not good for the health of an individual. The term used for the high level of uric acid is hyperuricemia.
High Uric Acid (Hyperuricemia)
When purines increases in our body, it cause the increased production of uric acid in the body which further leads to gout disease. Uric acid gets accumulated in the tissues and form crystals. The prevalence rate of hyperuricemia in the global population is rated at 20–25%, but among pre-menopause, women are only 4-6%. The prevalence of gout in males is 5.9% in males and females 2 %. Global, the prevalence of hyperuricemia has progressed significantly in recent decades.
The Normal Level of Uric Acid
In female: 2.4-6.0 mg/dL
In male: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL
If uric acid levels uric increase above 7.0 mg/dL, it may lead to Hyperuricemia.
Causes of High Uric Acid
Uric acid is produced by the breakdown of purine. Purine is formed naturally in our body but some external factors increase the purine level in the body, which leads to higher production of uric acid. And another reason for increased uric acid levels is when the kidneys do not properly excrete uric acid. There are also some factors for the abnormal functioning of the kidneys.
The Risk Factor of High Uric Acid
- Abnormal kidney function
- Excess production of uric acid
- Excess consumption of alcohol
- Some medicines such as diuretics or niacin
- Obesity and overweight
- More consumption of Caffeine
- Intake of Purine-rich food such as anchovies, game meat, gravy, mushrooms, sardines, peas, dried beans, and other foods
- Joint injury
Symptoms of High Uric Acid
- Fever, fatigue, and chills
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stone
- Heart disease
- Pain and swelling of the joints
- Pain in joints
- Swelling of the joints
- Urination problem
Ayurvedic Aspects for High Levels of Uric Acid
According to Ayurveda, this disease is known as Vata-Raksta Roga because this high uric acid causes Gout disease. Vata means Air and Rakta mean blood, so Vata-Rakta Roga means an imbalance in the air and buildup of the toxins in the blood. Hyperuricemia is also a condition when uric acid accumulates in the blood and leads to the pain and swelling of the joints.
Effective Herbs to reduce the High Uric Acid Levels
- Bitter gourd
These herbs are also used in the preparation of the herbal remedies and Planet Ayurveda provides the best and effective products for Hyperuricemia.
Herbal Remedies to Reduce High Levels of Uric Acid from Planet Ayurveda
Ayurveda provides herbs to balance the Vata dosha and also decrease the vitiation of rakta. During the treatment of high uric acid levels, Ayurveda always prioritizes the removal of harmful toxins from the body which causes abnormalities in the constitution of the blood. There are various herbs which help to detoxify the blood and reduce the level of uric acid.
Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal remedies to reduce high uric acid levels. The combination of herbal remedies offers named Gout Care Pack. This pack included some herbal products which are prepared by using the best natural herbs and under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic practitioner. These products are safe to use and do not produce any side effects.
- Giloy Capsules
- Kaishore Guggul
- Navkarshik Churna
- Punarnava Capsules
1. Giloy Capsules
Giloy capsules contain pure extract of a herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). It possesses analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory. It helps to relieve pain, swelling, inflammation which is associated with hyperuricemia and helps to reduce the high uric acid level. Gilroy also has antioxidant properties and supports the healthy functioning of the immune system. These capsules are also very effective in the fever.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
2. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore guggul are classical tablets prepared by mixture of herbs like Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggul resin (Commiphora Mukul), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Long piper (Piper longum), and Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) and Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum) that treats inflammation & pain condition. These tablets help to eliminate the toxins from the body. It is an effective remedy to reduce the level of uric acid. It also helps to lessen the buildup of the uric acid in the joints. Kishore guggul tablets help to manage the symptoms associated with gout-like heat, redness, severe pain and inflammation in the joints.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
3. Navkarshik Churna
Navkarshik churna is an effective formulation of Planet Ayurveda for Hyperuricemia condition. This formulation contains combinations of many herbs such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Neem (Azadira chtaindica), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). These herbs have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties. It helps to decrease a high level of uric acid and provide relief from symptoms associated with Hyperuricemia like inflammation, pain, and swelling. This churna balances the Vata dosha and also improves immunity.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
4. Punarnava Capsules
These capsules are made of a standardized extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It also an effective remedy for Hyperuricemia. It helps to reduce the increased level of uric acid and provides relief from the symptoms associated with the Gout like inflammation, redness, pain, and swelling of the joints. Punarnava capsules have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties and flush out the toxin from the body.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
There are various herbs, studied in Ayurveda for high uric acid levels. Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies to reduce the high level of uric acid naturally without causing any side effects.