Cherries and gout
Apparently there's something in cherries that can relieve
the painful symptoms of gout.
you have gout or know someone with this condition, try investigating
black cherry juice concentrate, so-called, or cherry extract capsules.
You might be able to find these in your local health food shop. If not,
they are available widely in the US. You can try using a search engine
and you should find some online retailers offering them. One brand of
juice concentrate is called Jensen's, though it contains sugar and iron
reportedly, which one gout sufferer that I know was reluctant to ingest
because of kidney problems. There are also dry capsules available that
don't contain sugar and iron, though I can't remember the brand of these.
It really does seem to work. I've heard several stories of people whose
gout has quickly subsided once they took the cherry extracts, and I've
now seen someone benefit first-hand. One alternative medicine practitioner that I know insists that the black cherry variant is the one that works. I don't know.
If you suffer from pre-existing kidney or liver problems, be careful
even though this is a natural (but artificially concentrated) product.
The sufferer I mention above eventually had to stop taking his cherry
extract capsules because blood tests revealed that they had caused an adverse
effect upon his body's purification system.