I had a sweet elderly woman come to one of my essential oil classes with her daughter. She was scheduled to have heart surgery but her hand were inflamed with gout and they wanted to postpone because she couldn’t use a walker and physical therapy would be difficult. She was on a fixed income and purchased the of Introductory Kit containing 5ml Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils. She used the lemon oil in her water daily and drank it. She told me she had to put her hands in an “ice bath” before she could the lavender followed by the peppermint which she used 2 drops of each in that order and rubbed on her hands. As you can see within 2 weeks she was able to put on her jewelry! If you know anyone that’s had gout; you know how incredibly painful it can be and there is no medication out there to stop it once it comes on. Essential oils are a beautiful alternative to synthetic medication and has no side effects. Its safer, less expensive and more effective!
Gout is a painful inflammation caused by buildup of uric acid crystals deposited in the joint. Uric acid is formed during the natural breakdown of dead tissues in the body. An excess of uric acid in the bloodstream can lead to the formation of crystals in the joints or kidneys (kidney stones). Some good ways to prevent the formation of uric acid crystals include maintaining a healthy body weight (which leaves less body tissue to be broken down), exercising, abstaining from pork, whole grains, alcohol and drinking plenty of water.
My husband was diagnosed with Gouty Arthritis because it went to different joints on his body at different times. He was on gout medication for 10 years which cause his liver enzymes to elevate. In order to control liver damage he would have to come off the prescription medication and would immediately have a gout attack. We are so thankful to have found a natural medicine that doesn’t have side effects. He has not had a single gout attack since using Lemon Essential Oil on a daily basis. He doesn’t miss a dose!
- Lemon – internally: Detoxifies the body; 3 drops/day in 00 veggie cap; 2 drops per 8oz glass of water. Consume 8 – 8 oz glasses of water to rid the body of uric acid
- Lavender – topically: gently apply lavender to inflamed site to relieve pain. If site is too tender to touch, soak in icy cold water first them apply lavender directly on site.
- Geranium or Deep Blue applied to site for pain management and inflammation
- Wintergreen, optional oil to apply if Deep Blue is not available.
Continue to drink Lemon Essential Oil in your water daily and take 1 veggie capsule daily to keep gout attacks from occurring. I also recommend dṓTERRA’s Life Long Vitality trio pack (LLV) a dietary whole food supplementation system. These have helped my health more than anything.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.