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Use basil to aid in the fight & prevention of gout

By August 26, 2022No Comments2 min read

Starting with pH balance, inflammation management is the key. We have a lot of options when it comes to our nutrition, water intake, and supplement selections to help us reach this balance. Learning to prepare meals with fresh ingredients, herbs, and spices can help you make healthy changes to deal with joint pain and other serious health issues.

In a number of pages on this website, we’ll concentrate on some potent, fresh herbs you may easily add to your homemade dishes for some scrumptious benefits and alkalizing effects.



One of the great culinary herbs that has been produced in tropical regions for thousands of years. Basil is seen as a symbol of love and devotion in various cultures. This annual plant, which originated in Africa and later made its way via trade routes from India to Europe, is silky and light green. Over 60 different types of basil exist. Sweet (Genoese) and Asian basil are the two most popular varieties. This delicious gem is a real favorite in Italian cooking, and for good reason. Basil is aromatic and pleasing to most palates; it can be used as a primary flavoring in tomato sauces or as the star ingredient in a fresh pesto. It’s common to see Asian basil used in soups and stir-fries. There aren’t many boundaries on how basil can complement a dish.


Basil leaves have been used medicinally to remove poison from insect bites and stings, to improve digestion, and even to have calming effects that ease headaches and anxiety.

From a Gout and Arthritis standpoint, Basil is known to stimulate the kidneys and can help reduce the uric acid levels in the blood. Basil contains an oil chemical compound, Eugenol, which is known to block the activity of certain enzymes that cause inflammation during joint attacks. NSAIDs happen to work to block this same enzyme, but unfortunately offers some undesirable side effects most would like to try and avoid.