Many persons these days complain about red, swollen joints with severe pain etc in them. It is said that gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis and persons having gout would have the above symptoms. One important point is the joint present at the base of the big toe is affected in half the number of cases of gout. Sometimes certain other joints in us like elbow joints, wrist joints, thumb joints etc are also affected by gout. Urate crystals get accumulated in the joints and this causes inflammation and severe pain. High level of uric acid is responsible for this formation of urate crystals in us. Gout could also be due to other factors like age, gender, genes, health conditions etc.
There are few oils that could be used to get relief from gout pain. These are
Rosemary essential oil:
It is sensational to mention that rosemary oil has got astringent plus antibacterial, analgesic and anti-arthritic properties in it and is highly effective in treating gout pain. By applying this rosemary essential oil on the skin, the area gets warmed. Numbing effect of nerves takes place and relief from the pain is got
Basil essential oil:
This is also one superb essential oil that could be highly effective to treat gout pain. Basil or tulsi is a low growing herb found in warm tropical places. Inflammation in the joints takes place due to gout and severe burning sensation occurs. The anti-inflammatory property of basil does amazingly and brings relief from swelling and inflammation. Burning sensation gets reduced.
Lemongrass essential oil:
The antimicrobial as well as antibacterial properties of lemongrass essential oil helps in the treatment of gout. This lemongrass essential oil could be consumed and it could reduce the uric acid levels.
Thyme essential oil:
It is known that thyme has got nice aroma and adds flavour to cooking. Not may know that thyme essential oil has got compounds like ursolic acid and oleanolic acids and these show anti-inflammatory properties. This essential oil lowers the inflammation by inhibiting nitric oxide.
Apart from being used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals etc olive oil is also used to treat gout issue in us. It is well known that from the olives is got liquid fat and this is olive oil. By pressing whole olives, the olive oil is processed. The anti-inflammatory plus antioxidant properties of olive oil are tremendous and hence this oil is used to treat both gout and rheumatoid arthritis.