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Q. At 39, my brother had knots come up on his shins. His ankles and knees got swollen, and he had pain so excruciating he could barely walk. Tests showed his uric acid levels were extremely high and he was diagnosed with gout.
He couldn’t afford prescription medicines, so he took pure cherry extract instead. Within three days, the knots and pain disappeared. His uric acid came down to normal and he has had no problems since.
His doctor agreed that the cherry juice must have worked since he had no other treatment. I have used cherry extract successfully for joint pain. If you try this, be sure to use pure cherry extract, not watered-down juice.

A. Gout is a painful irritation of the joints due to excess uric acid accumulation. Many people agree that tart cherries or cherry extract can be helpful. Anyone who tries this remedy should seek genuine cherry extract. Imitation cherry extract used for cooking is unlikely to work.

Other readers
have suggested dried cherries, frozen cherries, or even canned cherries. The cherries that work best are tart cherries, also referred to as sour cherries or pie cherries. Cherry concentrate or cherry pills may also help. For more information on remedies for gout, you may want to check our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies.

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  1. D

    According to website Terry Talks Nutrition………….”To help stop the pain and inflammation of gout and reduce the number of gout attacks, I recommend taking 750-1,500 mg of tart cherry (Prunus cerasus) twice daily. “

  2. KF

    how much are you supposed to use?!?!

  3. JW

    As per today’s article on cherry extract, please print the amount to take and how often. Thanks.

  4. Cindy B.

    Not long ago I developed a painful heel on the left side. I have no idea why, nor had it ever happened before. Got so bad I was literally hobbling at times. Got some tart cherry extract and began using it (1-2 T each night, in a little water), and the pain almost immediately disappeared. I used the cherry juice for about a month, then ran out… and I noticed that the pain DIDN’T return, so I haven’t even bought any more. THANK GOD for the cherry juice! Also, of course, thank Peoples Pharmacy.

  5. SJ

    The article does not say how to use the extract…How much or how to mix it..

  6. kd

    so did he mix it w/water as the pix shows and by what portions?

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