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2016 volume 10 issue 4 #58 , DOI: 10.17306/J.NPT.2016.4.58
Roksana Jurczak, Julita Reguła
Plant materials used in supporting the treatment of gout

Gout (arthritis), is a disease belonging to the group of rheumatoid disorders. As a result of some disorders in the uric acid metabolism, deposition of its crystals takes place in tissues and organs. It causes pain of joints and forming of tophi and tophi in kidney. The limit of uric acid in the blood is 6.5 mg%. Worldwide, especially in well-developed countries, the frequency of gout incidence is still increasing – more in men than women. The incidence among women is increasing only in the postmenopausal period. Methods of gout treatment are based on a comprehensive approach to patients and include primarily lifestyle changes (introduction of special diets and increased physical activity) and introduction of drugs that act as analgesic and anti-inflammatory, as well as are able to remove an excess of uric acid. For ages, in gout treatment also plant raw materials have been applied. They show a potency comparable to medicines, but usually exhibit weaker side effects. Medicine pays special attention, while curing gout, to such plants as: Aegopodium podagraria L., Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil’s Claw), willow bark, birch leaves, mud meadowsweet flower, sour cherries, but also common goldenrod, nettle, horsetail and wild rose.

Key words: arthritis, diet, plants, purine, bioactive substances
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MLA Jurczak, Roksana, and Julita Reguła. "Plant materials used in supporting the treatment of gout." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 10.4 (2016): #58.
APA Roksana Jurczak1, Julita Reguła2 (2016). Plant materials used in supporting the treatment of gout. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 10 (4), #58
ISO 690 JURCZAK, Roksana, REGUłA, Julita. Plant materials used in supporting the treatment of gout. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2016, 10.4: #58.
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Roksana Jurczak
Katedra Higieny Żywienia Człowieka
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
ul. Wojska Polskiego 31/33
60-624 Poznań
Accepted for print: 19.12.2013