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Q. I began taking celery seed extract capsules six months ago for gout. Within a day, all foot pain was gone. A blood test six weeks later showed normal levels of uric acid. I take two capsules each morning. It's a miracle, as far as I'm concerned.

A. Gout is an inflammatory condition in which crystals of uric acid precipitate out of the blood and build up in the joints. This causes excruciating pain and swelling.

Celery seed was a traditional treatment for rheumatism. Ethnobotanist James Duke, PhD, author of The Green Pharmacy, attests that celery seed extracts have helped him ward off gout attacks.

Many other readers tell us that sour cherries can also help against gout. One reader reported: "I used tart cherries to cure a gout attack and it worked. The real news is that the pain from osteoarthritis of the hip joint diminished also."

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My knee is delighted to learn that your hip was helped by celery seed extract; I'll try some! I often see recommendations to consume the whole plant or fruit/seed rather than an extract or derivative. In the case of celery, how much of the natural vegetable would be required to be the equivalent of a dose of the extract? What about consuming celery seeds?

I have been trying to find celery seed extract capsules for a friend. Extract to me means a liquid but all I can find is a capsule with celery seed powder. Is this right?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THE POWDER MIGHT BE A DRIED EXTRACT.

Has anyone used Celery for Rheumatoid Arthritis? I would like to know if this works for RA. Thank you

Where can I get celery seed capsules?

I have suffered with what I was told by my GP as arthritis in my big toe for about five years now until I was told by a clinician that it sounded like gout. I was advised to try celery seed to relieve the pain. I have since started taking the celery seed tablets and the pain in my foot has decreased considerably.

I have been taking water pills prescribed by my doctor for blood pressure. My ankles were quite swollen up even when taking the water pills. Also have had bouts of Morton's Neuroma in my right foot. I started taking supplements of celery seed extract (75mg capsule twice a day) and have been taking them for two months now. Both the swelling and the Morton's Neuroma are totally gone!

I have suffered with gout now 2-3 times a year for about 4 years. It ramped up in 2009 and I was down several times with my toe and the outside of my foot. Someone told me about celery seeds, and I'm here to testify. 2 tablets 4 times the 1st day and 1/2 way through the 2nd day, my attack was gone. I drink a lot of beer, but now I wash down celery seeds with it. Don't believe me...try it yourself!

Celery seed capsules sound like a great idea, the comments already published are a testament to the product. They must have some properties that helps cure gout inflammation though I have not heard how or what celery seed are comprised.
I will have to look into celery seeds.

How many milligrams was each celery seed tablet that you took?

Celery seeds work for my gout. Period. The seeds calm me down so much that I need to take them after I run or it is like running through sleep. And, oddly, being older I am a male prone to getting up at night to pee. I believe that the celery seeds have shrunk the old prostate? I take a pinky nail size dollop of the seeds and just chew them up after I run. And these are just regular celery seeds purchased at the grocery store.

Further to p.b.n.'s comments of April 15: I first posted on this subject last September (top of this list). After 7 months I am happy to report: this stuff works for me. Same as p.b.n., I just munch on a fingernail-size pinch of regular grocery store seeds. I have an arthritic knee which, while unlikely to cure itself, has stabilized: no nagging pain and reasonable mobility. It improved greatly when I started the celery seeds. I hadn't thought about whether it was also impacting my prostrate BPH; the fact that I haven't thought about it in months makes me speculate that it may have helped there as well. I'm not aware of any downside: try 'em!

Does celery seed affect the kidneys? I have PKD and have to be careful what I take, but I do get gout occasionally and would like to try celery seed if it won't be a problem.

Can one just eat a celery stalk a day to help with gout and/or Morton's neuroma instead of taking the extract capsule? I do not eat celery at all but if it helps or cures Morton's neuroma then I'll definitely start eating more of it.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: WE DON'T KNOW. IT MIGHT BE WORTH A TRY. IF YOU DO TRY IT, LET US KNOW IF ONE STALK DAILY WORKS.

4-6 stalks of celery a day--try to get organic (pesticide free).

I checked out the celery seed extract story to see if there was any proof behind the claims and was surprised to find that studies have been done on this. Actually Celery is diuretic, diuretic drugs are any drug that elevates urination levels. This aids in removing uric acid from the body.
Tests have shown to considerably decrease pain in gout sufferers.

How long does it take for celery extract to become noticeably effective? Is celery extract the same as celery seed extract?

I don't have direct experience of using celery seeds, but the more you read these days the more you cannot get away from the fact that many people are discovering natural foods have quite substantial healing properties.

I have a keen interest in detoxing and it never fails to surprise me that eating a very strict vegetable based diet for a few weeks remove ALL of my aches, pains and moans.

It's great to read stories like this where someone has discovered a natural alternative to filling ourselves up on prescription and chemical drugs.

I bought mine at a health food store.

I just bought some celery seed at health food store. My husband has been suffering with a gout attack for almost a week. He is walking with crutches and his foot is so swollen it is purple.. I sure hope this helps. Will update later..

I too can sing the praises of celery seed,since taking it about two years ago I haven't had a recurrence of the dreaded GOUT.

Checking in to see if celery seeds worked for your husband. I hope so. Have gout in my ankle now - really hard to get around and I cannot afford not to work!

I found celery seed at WHOLE FOODS. Seems to work well for gout!

Celery seeds capsules do an excellent job for my gout.
I am more free in eating and the attacks if there is any are very mild.
I take one cap three times daily sometimes go 4 capsules per day. I am on them for 2 years now. They changed my life totally.

I am distributing information about Celery seeds widely. I am saying from my heart. It is for god's sake. believe me.

I read about celery seed here and began taking a half teaspoon a day and just washing it down with water. It took care of my gout within the day. After a few months I had a checkup with lab tests. Whether or not it is related, my cholesterol was lowered 20 points. All I did differently was the celery seed daily.

I am currently in the middle of a major gout attack. This is the second in two months. Last month I went through a cycle of prednisone which cleared it up. I am not sure which was worse the gout or the prednisone. The gout reoccurred within a week. It is centered in my left knee and radiates up and down my entire leg from foot to hip. I am now starting to take colcrys to see if it will work.

Today I will start taking celery seed, and I will be ordering a celery seed extract. My gout is bad enough to immobilize me completely. I will report back over time regarding my experience.

CELERY SEEDS WORK!!!
I had my first attack some 10 years back while on the Atkins Diet. Too much protein for my system to tolerate. Later attacks have come 2-3 times yearly. Several months ago, at a yard sale for a quarter, I purchased "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. Dukes. This "Bible" of herbal remedies has been a God send!

Within days of taking celery seeds (4 daily the first week and 2 after) the gout has NOT returned. One exception did happen this week after eating about a dozen fresh shrimp. Swelling started the next morning so I took four tablets that day and all minor swelling was gone within 24 hours! Trust me it works and being Irish I still like my beer.

Hi T.Y
I also have Dr. Dukes "The Green Pharmacy," it's a great book. I am interested in taking celery seeds to help lower my high blood pressure. I am curious to know how many milligrams are the tablets you're taking?

My 92 year old Mom began having excruciating ankle pain about 4 months ago after standing up out of bed one morning. The pain has been more or less constant for the last 4 months. We had been to five doctors, including 3 podiatrists, a chiropractor and an emergency room visit where she had some bad effects from the 50 oz of Contrast that she drank for the CT Scans which she is still recovering from.

Anyway, they all basically said the ankle was severe osteoarthritis and various other things like plantar fascitis. Then while reading an article I noticed a Google text ad for gout a few weeks ago and clicked on it. They were using celery seed extract for gout. after searching celery seed extract and gout, I found this web page about gout.

Now after a couple weeks and 60 or so celery seed extract (Solaray brand) capsules later, Mom says she has no ankle pain although still some soreness on the bottom of her heel and an occasional shooting pain into her big toe, but overall a very good curative effect for the celery seed extract. It took a week or two for the celery seed extract to take effect, but she takes 4 capsules per day (say one capsule every 6 hours), including one in the night instead of the ibuprofen which we both wanted her off of because of the reputed possible side effects.

Well, the celery seed extract is working very well and this was a very painful situation in the ankle. She is not walking yet but at least the pain is gone as long as she takes the celery seed extract and stays off of the foot. She also takes a small swallow of black tart cherry concentrate with the 3 celery seed extract doses during the day.

Somewhere I saw that gout can be not only in the big toe, but also in the ankle, knee or hip. We had tried the PEMF Therapy for several weeks which is electromagnetic which helped the swelling and pain, but is $35 for a 30 minute session and the PEMF machine was 30 miles away and inconvenient and painful for her to travel to. We also tried an ankle wrap with 16 of the 13,000 gauss magnets in it but it didn't help at all. The chiropractor tried a laser machine, ultrasound and did some adjustments but it was only of minor help. Another podiatrist used wraps for several weeks but they were only marginally helpful. The celery extract wins hands down.

Hi Gracer
I am pleased to read about your mother response to Celery seeds tablets. Celery seed tablets does help lots of things including Gout.

It helps women in the pre menopausal age to get adequate regular periods.
It calms nerves.

Is Celery really good for someone who has gout? How many stalks of celery do you need to take? How many weeks or days can you see result of the effectiveness of the celery?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THE RECOMMENDATION IS FOR CELERY SEED EXTRACT RATHER THAN STALKS OF CELERY. DR. JAMES DUKE HAS SUGGESTED FOUR STALKS OF CELERY A DAY, THOUGH.

Hi! I read your comment about celery. My husband has a gout and I haven't really tried the celery as a remedy. Is it really effective? How many days do you see the effect of taking the celery. Did you make it as a juice or you just ate the celery stalk? Has your gout been totally eliminated?

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: DR. JAMES DUKE HAS LONG RECOMMENDED CELERY OR CELERY SEED FOR GOUT. YOUR HUSBAND MIGHT TRY EATING 3 OR 4 STALKS A DAY TO SEE IF IT HELPS.

Mich
I take 3-4 per day and have for the past four to five months. TRUST ME... CELERY SEEDS WORK! No gout problems at all. It took almost a month taken daily to rid me of the gout. I now eat, drink and exercise with no pain. Try it. What can you lose? I do eat celery stalks with the pills often... T.Y.

Hi
It is effective,it has to be taken as tablets, each of 600 milligram three times daily with abundance of water. Within 2 weeks you would notice the difference. It changed my life look in the high street for natural food stores (am not allowed to give the name).
Good luck

Just an update to say that the celery seed extract (CSE) capsules replaced the Ibuprofen like we had hoped with my Mom's 5 months of ankle pain. She has been taking the CSE for 5 weeks, about 2 capsules daily, one around breakfast and the other capsule around lunch or later in the day.

We noticed the CSE helping within the first week or two, or earlier. I still can't believe all of the 5 doctors that I took her to never even mentioned gout, but only arthritis or plantar fascitis. I luckily stumbled upon a Google text ad the said "gout cure," which talked about celery seed extract or celery seeds for gout pain.

Maybe there is an arthritis component with her gout, but she needed pain relief very badly, which only the CSE provides in a meaningful way.

She still cannot put weight on the ankle but I did read about a fatty acid called cetyl myrestoleate (CM) which apparently helps mobility and range of motion in arthritis.

I have used celery seeds for my gout problem which has affected me for about 8 yrs.
I took celery seed and crushed into a powder form.
I have been taking 1teaspoonful and boil in 2 glasses of water.
I drink half a glass of the mixture every morning.
I have done it for 2 weeks and I have improved very well.

I think the celery seed extract capsule smells gross, but it helped me a lot. Even though every time I hold it, the smell is still in my hand it's worth it to get the gout away. Now I could finally sleep without the pain.

I'm a roofer and thought I'd broken my toe one day, went to hospital and doctor told me I was in the gout club, I've tried every thing and let me tell you only one thing works and that's celery seed extract 3 tabs a day and plenty of water 2-3 ltrs a day. No more gout and you can eat what you like, but don't eat to late at night before you go to bed, leave at least 2 hours so your food can digest. As they sing at chelsea CELERY CELERY.

Would anyone know if CSE can help with the awful pain of fibromyalgia? Thanks

I have had several gout attacks in my life. They started in the big toe of my right foot (when I was 45) and have affected other joints since. At first they were few and far between and were treated with the usual array of drugs (Indomethacin Naproxen Colchicine etc...) But over time the pain from the attacks would begin to linger in low levels even after the crippling aspect was subdued.

I am now 53. I had a severe attack this past spring which left me crippled for almost 12 weeks. At first I went the Colchicine route and it was fine for a while but the pain returned in full force as soon as I stopped.

Then, being desperate I gave in and went the Prednisone route, but the gout recurred two weeks after (although to lesser extreme). It was still very uncomfortable to live with the level of pain I was in though.

A friend told be high doses of Folic acid are effective and I began taking that as a supplement. There were some noticeable side effects but it did seem to help and the pain was reduced to the point where it was just annoying.

I have just learned of the Celery seed approach to gout pain and I am now on my seventh day taking two 600mg tablets in the AM and one tablet in the PM. The effect was immediate and dramatic, the pain is almost completely gone and it is clearly a result of the celery seed. I am inclined to continue with a lower dose of folic acid just the same because I do think it has an anti-inflammatory effect.

I am just wondering if anyone had any comments on the interaction of the two or if they have ever even heard of the Folic acid angle. I have not experienced any bad effect thus far. I should mention I ran out of folic acid a couple of days ago and the celery seed does seem to be working very well on its own.

Hi Fred

I am very happy to your response to celery seeds tablets (600mg /tablet three times daily) which is not surprising at all to be honest.

Remember to drink like a fish or a camel,at least 3 liters per day.
Avoid or minimize eating internal organs like liver.

Celery seeds tablets do help women in getting regular periods.
Again I am very happy and thanks for your detailed feedback.

I have been taking Allopurinol 2 times a day 100mg and just recently like yesterday my ankle have been hurting me. Since I have been taking this I have not had a problem at all. I'm wondering does that mean my uric acid is up because I have been doing what is required mostly to keep my sugar under control because I am a type 2 diabetic. I don't know what else would cause this to happen. But I am going to try the celery capsules.

Celery Seeds work!! I am 43 and have been fighting high Uric Acid since my first attack 8 years ago. Everything I had tried from ACV, Cherries, Green Tea, etc. are all things for attacks. Nothing worked for every day maintenance. I drink a minimum of 100 oz. of high PH water a day and still have issues. I had a small attack this week on my right ankle.

Went to the magic Google box again and found this site. Celery seeds, who knew. Foot had pain but still could walk. Felt like a twisted ankle. Within 90 minutes of chewing celery seeds, pain is almost all gone. I have noticed the trips to the bathroom have increased as Celery seed is a diuretic but damn. I am impressed.

From now on, celery seed extract capsules will be a regular daily supplement.

Thanks guys

Every reply here claims to have long term bouts of Gout but only started taking Celery seed in the last few weeks or few months or even few days. Has anybody seen long term results? Greater than a year? 3 years? 5 years? Just curious if it really works or is this new condition I've been diagnosed so desperate that everyone falls in love with a new idea. I've heard all the stories about the miracles of sour cherries and Gout. When I looked into it... it was a study of 10 women. The internet would have us believe that it was the entire population of gout sufferers. Is Celery Seed the new sour cherry cure?

People's Pharmacy response: No studies at all of celery seed that we know of, but Dr. Duke has reported long-term success.

Kevin, Celery seed is an herb, herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat and heal health conditions. One thing very few people think about is the question "Where do the pharmaceutical companies get their raw material to produce their drugs?" The answer is, most of them come from leaves, flowers, berries, roots, tree bark, in other words out of the earth, "HERBS". Where else could they get them?
I'm no chemist but I'm sure they change the compositions around to make other compounds & poisons. Like chemotherapy drugs that I've heard most chemotherapists say they would take themselves.

I'm battling a really bad case of gout right now myself and the pain was so bad I couldn't take the time to find out if cherries or celery seed work, so I got a prescription from my doctor, but I'm also taking the celery seed as well. And am going to continue after this misery stops so hopefully I'll never get it again. So, try it and see.

I had family members that have gout really bad. I fine out about Standard Process celery seed extract. And my dad and brother try it and it worked. then I had a hurting in my little finger joint and down in my hand. I took 1 teaspoon and by night I was better. I would tell everyone about it. I"m going to try my husband on it for blood pressure.

I just started to take celery seed for two days and my foot pain is gone! Thanks for the great information. It was the first good night's sleep I've had in weeks!

I have been reading about natural gout remedies for two or three years now. My boyfriend has gout, and I was trying to help him avoid this painful condition. He hates taking the pills and their inherent side effects, and a lot of the remedies were either expensive (cherries) or involved taking more pills. I decided to try the celery seed. He is a difficult man, especially when he is "gouty", so any remedy has to be non-invasive to his 'manhood'-like carrying around cherries, etc. to eat-so I gave him half a teaspoon of seeds and told him to munch. He is just starting to show signs of another attack, with some pain and swelling. This is Saturday...I will post tomorrow with an update. Wish us luck!

gout IS arthritis!

People's Pharmacy response: Gout is indeed one form of arthritis. There are many.

Hello everybody have read a lot of comments about Celery Seed I have pain in my toe ankes and knees which has lasted over 1 year, I have today started to take 600mg tablets I got from a well known UK health food store.

I have 2 questions first one, is this a good dosage should it be higher or lower, they say 3 times a day with a meal?

Second is how will it affect blood pressure. I am on 3 tablets a day Amlopine 10mg Doxazosin 2mg and ramipril 10mg for this.
I will update you on how i get on over the next couple of weeks will love to hear you views.

Here is an update to my last post I notice a reduction in pain the next day and now 5 days later what a difference it has made. Will give u an update in 3 weeks.

Paul

My husband has had gout in his big toe several different times, just this past weekend his ankle started hurting him so bad and was so swollen we thought he broke a bone. I took him to the ER where he was diagnosed with gout I think this is by far the worst case he has experienced he is in excruciating pain he has been taking his meds from Dr but so far the swelling has not decreased any. But tomorrow I will be going for celery seed and will let ya know the results.

I pray this will help him I can't stand to see him in so much pain he has to walk on crutches and where he has broke his neck and had to have surgery the crutches cause him to put pressure in his shoulder area which makes his neck pain even worse. So I am sure hoping this will work for him.

in addition to the celery seed, it sounds like he needs skeletal support. I take N-acetyl glucosamine for my back. Nothing else would work.

I went through a terrible bout with gout last December, it took weeks to get completely rid of it. It was so bad I even went to the doctor.

The celery seed is a diuretic so drink plenty of water, orange juice is even better at flushing uric acid out of the blood.

Other weapons you can use are 4oz. twice a day of tart Cherry juice, Vitamin B complex, Turmeric Extract Herbal Supplement for the inflammation and pain.

Going through a major gout flare up right now. Previously had only experienced flares in the big toe that lasted two to three days. This time it's the whole foot and it's sheer agony. Serendipitously I was driving and heard about celery seed on your show - a miracle since ibuprofen does very little for me.

Well, within 12 hours of swallowing .75 tablespoons of celery seed bought at the grocery store, my toe flareup had gone. But then the whole foot flare started. Have just today tried making a tea with 1 tbsp of seed and 1 cup boiling water, steeping for 15 min. Within an hour I noticed a definite (albeit slight reduction in swelling). Going to repeat twice more over the next eight hours. Also drink plenty of water - at least a pint an hour.

The most frustrating thing is being unable to find a definitive list of gout-friendly foods online. There is so much contradictory information out there. For example, I was drinking a good amount of orange juice for the vitamin C; some sources advise this while others say avoid it like the plague.

In the meantime, water water water and celery tea. And follow traditional RICE protocol.

I am 37 and have had gout for 12 years.

Gout ... It has been a curse for over 40 years. The drugs given by the medical community worked to some degree, however, I still had nasty attacks a couple times a year. At a point about 4 years ago, I had one of those nasty flare-ups where the air from the heat vent hitting my toe (which could not be put under a sheet) brought pain and no sleep.

During the night I got out of bed, and decided to sit up and suffer. On the way by the refrigerator I reached in for a snack and grabbed a couple stalks of celery. I sat and chewed on them and only thought of sleep. After about 30 minutes and a second trip for a couple more stalks, I realized the pain was not nearly as intense. I decided bed might be an option, since I was now exhausted from lack of sleep, and the realization the pain was not as bad. I actually put a sheet over my foot, and fell asleep.

Next morning it was all back again, and remembering the success of the night before, and the reduction of pain, I grabbed six stalks of celery for breakfast, and found relief. I started researching celery and gout on Google. I found an article by a Dr. that had a history of gout for many years, and his representation of the pain let me to believe he knew all about it. On travel, he had forgotten his medication and had a gout attack. From the depths of South America someone introduced him to celery seed extract. It worked miracles for him.

I then searched to find some and found one source back then. Since I found reasonable prices for capsules at Swanson's Vitamins and always have a good six months supply on hand (making sure I have enough for travel or there is a run on it and supplies are low).

No attacks while taking the capsules. I was on travel and after about 3 weeks, found I hadn't been religious about taking it. One knee is now twice the size of the other. X-rays show gout in the knee with the additional pleasure of a red big toe.

I had my first attack of gout six weeks ago, just before my 58th birthday. I did not know what it was, but went to a doctor who diagnosed it accurately and prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Within 25 minutes of the first dose, the pain and swelling began subsiding. I cut down on meat intake and started drinking tart cherry juice daily, but after a Thanksgiving week of more meat than I should have had, the symptoms returned,and this just days before I was to leave for a weekend in New York.

On that Thursday I began a vegetarian diet, made sure to drink two liters of water every day and continued with the cherry juice. That combination caused the symptoms to subside, this time without medication. I walked at least ten miles during my three days in Manhattan, with very minimal to no discomfort. My wife read about the celery seed theory. I've purchased raw seed from our local health food store and have begun to take a teaspoon a day. I'll also be continuing indefinitely the vegetarian diet with cherry juice.

It is encouraging to read the accounts others have had with joint pain in general and gout in particular. Thanks for sharing!

I have been using the celery seed for a couple of weeks. Had the beginnings of an attack a couple of weeks ago and took the seed and the attack never materialized.

Just had a long wedding weekend with rich food and alcohol ... feel a big swelling starting in my ankle, so I have started the celery seed and water.

Will report back...I am encouraged by the anecdotal evidence here as well as my current experience with celery seed.

Will report back.

I was searching online whether I can take Allopurinol while have a gout attack and came across this website and page. From the numerous positive reviews on how celery seed works wonders on gout, I made a dash to the store to get it. I did not find the extract but found the Watkins brand of celery seed. I have taken half a teaspoon which I am chewing. My first reaction to it, is that it's very bitter when chewed raw, but what's that compared to the pain of a gout attack? I will give it a try and report back when and not if my gout attack goes away.

Well I took 3 teaspoons of celery seed yesterday with as much water as I could. Late at night my gout increased and the pain was just too excruciating I had to take a capsule of indocine at 2:30AM to be able to sleep better the rest of the night. Today in the morning my gout has worsened and I had to pull out my crutches.

What am I doing wrong?
1. Am I too impatient with the celery seed? Yesterday was my first day of taking it.
2. Am I taking the wrong brand of celery seed? I am taking the Watkins brand from Walmart.
3. Should I grind the seeds and take them as tea? I am just chewing the seeds.

4. Should I have taken it with my regular medication; indocine?
5. Does extract work better?
6. Should I try celery stalks instead?

Someone at Peoples' pharmacy, please help. I have been suffering from gout for 7 years. I have faith in celery in its many forms since it has worked for so many people here.

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY: Perhaps you need to be more patient with the celery seed. We hope you are feeling better now. Indocin is appropriate for relieving the pain of an acute attack, but celery seed is used more as a preventative measure. Best of luck!

Oliver,
From the urgency of your inquiries, I suspect you are presently suffering a gout attack. Most of your questions are addressed in the threads of this subject over the past 4 years; I won't repeat them here. We are all different, but yes - the stuff does seem to work for most of us, most of the time. In my case, the efficacy dropped off over time. I stopped taking them as a preventive and resorted to them only when I felt a flare-up coming on; again and again they have worked short term magic.

I have taken extract, chewed the seeds, and eaten celery stalks. Each seems to work well. I suggest all of the above with food. IF celery does provide relief, I suggest an ongoing program of salads with lots of celery (leaves, base and all), and take extract or chew seeds if/when toy have a flare-up. Finally, if it's going to work, I believe it will work for you within a week; otherwise not at all. Remember, this is ONE person's experience and suggestions. Good luck!

Oliver,

There are other things you can do for gout, if you can live without meat that would help a lot, also 4oz of pure tart cherry juice does wonders for me.

I tried Tart cherries extract pills for 10 months and they did not work for me. Yesterday I have started Celery extract pills and lets see if this works.

HAHAHA I just washed down (2) 505mg Celery Seed pills with a beer, hope it works lol thanks =)

Hi everyone, good to know about everyone's experiences. I've been experiencing possibly the first major gout attack in my life around the big toe region on left leg since Monday. I didn't realize it was gout and went the first couple of days normally taking light pain medication till my leg appeared quite swollen and it was real difficult to walk. I still had to go to work for a while, which put additional pressure on the leg. Saw the doctor yesterday who confirmed this was gout and prescribed Colcrys, saying that in couple of days, I should be better. But it's been that now and the swelling is still not reduced much and walking is still painful. Called the doctor's office today and the nurse practitioner said that I need to wait 72 hours for medicine to take effect. My dad had gout and it used to last him 3-5 days typically. But I'm worried now how long it'll be before I get better. Also taking Advil to reduce pain (400 mg each time) but the effect is shortlived for only a few hours.

Should / could I try celery sticks or celery seeds? What frequency would be good? I really need to get back to work from Monday.

Thanks!

Hi Matt, hopefully this info will help. I've found making a tea out of about 1 tbsp of celery seeds works best. I have a tea infuser, which I'm sure is not easy to find, so I'd suggest steeping a mug's worth of boiling water with the seeds and then straining through a coffee filter. You should find some relief by drinking this about 3-4 times a day. Don't be afraid to make it really potent by steeping longer.

I've also seen some progress with Celery Seed Extract capsules but to be honest their effects have been minimal in recent uses. The tea works much better. If anything, just swallow a teaspoon of raw celery seeds with a glass of water once every 6 hours or so.

Overall, though, I'd strongly recommend tart/sour cherries. Their effect on diminishing uric acid crystals and inflammation has been extraordinary in my opinion. There are two sources I'd highly advise to keep on hand:

1) R.W. Knudsen "Just The Cherries" Black Cherry juice. You can find this at Whole Foods and most organic food stores. I was suffering a mild gout flare up and within minutes of drinking an 8 oz cup of this stuff I could literally feel a "crunchiness" in my toe joint where the crystals were dissolving. Drink regularly along with lots of water.

2) Tart Cherry Ultra capsules. These I've found at the Whole Foods vitamin store (I believe it's called Whole Body) but you can easily buy them online as well. I get a 90 capsule bottle for about 18 bucks, taking 3 a day and I find even severe flare ups quickly dissipate. I'd alternate taking these with drinking the juice mentioned above.

Most importantly, prevention is the watchword. So Nolen, don't expect a lot of success with reducing your gout pain if you're gonna wash the celery seeds down with beer. You need to drastically reduce purine-rich food (that means the suds) while maintaining as alkaline a bloodstream as possible (meaning lots of lemon juice in water, leafy greens, etc.). It's really the only good way to keep gout away, that I've found. Try to avoid too much Advil; it's murder on your stomach and can lead to allergies.

Hope this info helps!

NG

Anyone suffering from gout should try and drink more water. I suffered with gout for years. seen several docs and finally one said to drink more water, preferably distilled. I drink a gallon a day now and haven't had gout in 5 years. If you feel an attack coming on drink a lot of water throughout that day and you can probably ward off the attack. Cherries didn't help me and I haven't tried celery seed.

You can get celery seed liquid extract from Swanson vitamins online. It is supposed to help with pain and I hear good reports about that. I do not have pain but have obstructed bile flow....and last night for the first time I took 1 drop liquid celery seed extract in a cup of water before bedtime: this morning for the first time in two weeks stool as normal color instead of pale..... indicating bile got where it was supposed to go and did what it was supposed to do! I am ecstatic.

I eat several stalks of organic celery each day but it has not helped my bile obstruction problem. However just the one drop of liquid celery seed extract in a cup of water at bedtime last night did the trick...almost too well. The extract obviously promotes peristalsys, at least in me, NOT diarrhea, just moving the normal process along so that "that feeling" was not a warning...meant things were actually happening.

Maybe bile itself promotes peristalsis? and I do take Iodoral, too, which is supposed to promote peristalsys the Iodine seemed to have any impact on my bile problem. Today I also feel movement with very slight discomfort in my lower back and am wondering if some gallstones were dislodged and are on the move.

The reason I eat so much celery is because it helps keep my blood pressure down. It really does. But just eating celery did not help me with the bile problem. Or maybe the bile situation would have been a lot worse within eating the celery? Anyway, the liquid celery seed extract worked wonders last night. I was am so happy. Can't figure out how I got gallstones. I eat pretty well, including a lot of vegetables. Do eat meat, though, usually small servings. Can't seem to get along without it.

Gout has flared up again and lasted for over a month. Yesterday I tried something new. Two celery seed extract capsules gave me significant improvement in 30 minutes. After a few hours 90 percent of the pressure and pain were gone. Later it began to come back. So, I took too more capsules and the following morning I am feeling not minor discomfort. I'll continue this course and see what happens.

Gout attack is over 4 days old. I have been taking tart cherry extract capsules and they seemed to work in the past.
Not this time.
Trying celery seed extract. It seems to have helped a bit. I can walk slowly where before the extract I had to limp.

I think both celery seed and/or tart cherry may be best as a treatment for flareups rather than as a constant diet. My experience is that the efficacy seems to blunt after a while. Alternately, take the less-effective one routinely and use the more-effective one as the treatment for the inevitable flareups. My condition is arthritis; my symptoms subside almost immediately with this method. My (very old) GP told me to try anything that wasn't likely to harm me, just don't keep it up indefinitely: he was a proponent of this in both medicine and health matters - lots of variety, lots of pauses between sessions of maintenance treatments, and set aside the best stuff for when you really need it.

I'm 30 I've had gout since I was 25... Thanks grandfather, I'm currently on aropuranol and indocid (anti-inflam) I still get attacks I stay away from my trigger foods i.e. shellfish red wine acidic veggies. I got put on to celery extract by a friend that's a naturopath and good results also stinging nettle I could only find that in a tea, colcacine didn't work for me i.e. Cherries and cherry juice yuk. I also found it calmed me after taking a capsule of cse information is power gentleman any ideas are better than nothing.

Tart cherry juice gives some people relief from gout.

My husband takes Warfarin does celery seed contain any blood thining agent.

Celery seeds are the new aged pain reliever.......

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