corncob, mustard, pumpkin, squash
- Corncob tea can be used to treat gout. After removing (or eating) the corn from 2-3 fresh cobs, cover with enough water to cover the cobs by 2 inches. On low heat, cook for an hour, strain, cool. Drink 2-3 cups a day until the problems subside, then reduce to only one cup per day. Keep refrigerated what you do not use right away.
- Grandma’s Old Time Mustard Plaster still helps for a variety of disorders, gout among them: Mash leaves and stems of fresh mustard plant into a pulp. Coat the surface of the skin with petroleum jelly (Crisco lard or Vaseline) before applying the pulp to prevent serious blisters or raising welts on the skin. Bind into place with gauze and adhesive tape and keep on for several hours or overnight for best results.
- The seeds of pumpkin and squash can be used to treat gout, too. Crush a handful of seeds and add them to a quart of boiling water, turn heat to low, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for an additional half hour, then strain. Until the desired relief is obtained, drink several cups of the tea each day, as needed.