Moringa as a Treatment for Gout and Arthritis

Moringa as a Treatment for Gout and Arthritis

Hi to all of you out there . . .

With this post I’d like to share how the pain of Gout and Arthritis can be reduced by using Moringa. It could be just the thing that gives you that relief you so desperately desire.

Now I know that some of you have never have even heard of Moringa and may be thinking, what crack-pot cure do we have here?

Bear with me . . .

Moringa as a treatment for gout and arthritis was used throughout the ancient world as a traditional medicine. It’s been around for centuries.

It was believed that the Moringa leaf powder helped reduce joint inflammation and the pain caused by these conditions.

But let’s start off with – what is gout and arthritis?

  • Both are what one calls, metabolic (where food is converted to energy) disorders.
  • Crystals are deposited in and around the joints. They come from blood that contains high concentrations of uric acid. A waste product of digested food and drink.
  • Normally the urate is excreted in the urine we pass, but in some people the body’s mechanism to excrete the uric acid is defective.
  • If urate levels in the blood are too high crystals start forming deposits where the temperature is lower. For gout sufferers it’s normally around the big toe.

  • Symptoms can include extreme tenderness and pain in affected joints. These can include fingers, knees and elbows.
  • Sometimes if the arthritis is chronic it can cause joint deformity. Tophi (hard little lumps of urate deposits) may also form around the hands, ankles, tips of the elbow and earlobes.
  • And a collection of these urate crystals in the kidneys can lead to kidney stones.

What causes gout?

  • Urate is normally excreted into the urine, but in some people this process is defective.
  • These people are commonly known as under-excretors and constitute the majority of gout sufferers.

High levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia) which induce gout have various origins.

Diet.

  • High intake of dietary purine. Normally high concentrations are found in meat and meat products.
  • Sources can include – sweetbreads, anchovies and sardines, liver and beef kidney.

Fasting and rapid weight loss.

  • This can temporarily elevate uric acid levels.

Serum uric acid.

  • Uric acid levels are increased by reduced excretion of the kidneys.

Certain drugs.

  • Thiazide a class of diuretic that’s often used in the treatment of Hypertension, can increase blood uric levels by interfering with renal clearance.

Tumor lysis syndrome.

  • It’s a metabolic abnormality that occurs as a complication during the treatment of cancer. (Chemotherapy) Where large amounts of tumor cells are killed off (lysed) at the same time they release their contents into the bloodstream.

 

Published research

The University of Putra in Malaysia published a study on Moringa. Their test was to see if Moringa possessed any anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities, the same activities achieved by the drugs used in modern medicine.

Anti-nociceptive means . . . The action or process of blocking the detection of a painful or injurious stimulus by sensory neutrons.

Findings.

The Ancients were right in their treatment of arthritis and gout.

Research found that Moringa possesses incredible high quantities of anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory substances and that these substances were active.

What does this actually mean?

  • There is an enzyme – the COX-2enzyme – that’s responsible for the inflammation process and the pain that goes with it.
  • Moringa actually helps suppress the COX-2 enzyme.
  • Modern drugs, some prescribed and others over the counter, also suppress this enzyme – Voltaren, Nksin, Arcoxia, etc.

But it’s the side effects of these drugs that can cause problems

  • Some include risk of stroke, stomach and kidney problems and the list goes on.
  • Combine these risks from side-effects with the existing condition and you have the perfect storm.

Why not supplement your medication with Moringa oleifera? It’s a natural product that’s been used for centuries as both a food and medicine.

Also

It’s available almost anywhere and contains all those anti-oxidants and amino acids your body desperately needs.

I hope that this overview has been of benefit to you.

Take Moringa and live healthier.

If you like what you read please Subscribe to our Blog.

Regards Peter.

Author: Peter

My name’s Peter Hood and for the past 20 years I’ve prepared and cooked food exclusively for children. I’ve found that over this period lifestyles have changed and with it, eating habits. Today our children face two major obstacles. The first, and not only in the poor countries of the world, is malnutrition. The second — obesity. In both situations there’s a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants, essential amino and non-essential amino acids that the body so desperately needs.

You are welcome to leave a Reply