Cherries And Cherry Juice Gout Cures
A message from a reader today prompts me to revisit my Cherry Juice Gout page.
The message was about how the reader uses cherries to help gout. More about that later, but first correction of an omission.
I wrote about “Later reports”, without mentioning what they were. The studies include:
- Jacob, Robert et al. Consumption of Cherries Lowers Plamsa Urate in Healthy Women. Journal of Nutrition. 2003 Jun;133(6):1826-9.
- Antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of anthocyanins and their aglycon, cyanidin, from tart cherries. Journal of natural products 1999 May;62(5):802.
- Consumption of Bing Sweet Cherries Lowers Circulating Concentrations of Inflammation Markers in Healthy Men and Women. Journal of Nutrition 2006 Apr 136: 981-986.
- Cyclooxygenase inhibitory and antioxidant cyanidin glycosides in cherries and berries. Phytomedicine. 2001 Sep;8(5):362-9.
I’ve listed these now on my Cherry Juice Gout page. If you hear about any other interesting studies about cherries or cherry juice (gout related), please let me know.
Of course, none of this means that cherry juice is a cure for gout. I have not noticed significant benefits myself. Reactions will vary from person to person. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of cherries should make them beneficial as part of a well balanced diet.
Your Cherry and Cherry Juice Gout Cures
I’m hoping more people will let me know how they use cherries.
Raw, cooked or juice?
Interesting cherry recipes?
Also see Gout, Cherries And Cherry Juice.
This discussion is now closed. Please join the cherry juice for gout discussion.
For the latest cherries information please see the Cherry Juice For Gout guidelines