All about the benefits and harms of lemon in the treatment of gout

Sometimes medicines are located right in our kitchen. These include lemon. It would seem that this yellow fruit can help. And especially, many are interested in whether it is possible to use lemon with gout.


Lemon is a citrus fruit. It has a specific sour taste and aroma. It is an oval fruit with a diameter of 4-6 cm, length up to 9 cm. Lemon is narrowed at both ends. It is covered with a dense crust of light yellow color. On it you can find many dimples, in which there are glands with essential oils.

A tightly lying crust hides the inside of the fruit. It is divided into segments. The slices, in turn, are divided into small veins that contain juice – this is a yellow lemon flesh. And also there are seeds that can be yellow-green or white.


In order to understand what lemon will bring with gout: benefit or harm, you need to figure out its composition.

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Components of fetal seeds:

  1. Fixed oils;
  2. Limonin (a bitter substance).

Vitamin components of lemon:

Micro and macro elements:

Useful Properties

The components of the fruit help to neutralize the action of uric acid. In addition, the fruit improves digestion and detoxifies. As well as the benefits of lemon for gout, potassium also helps the kidneys better remove uric acid salts.

Positive effect on the body:

  1. Stimulation of peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract;
  2. Improves the absorption of nutrients from food;
  3. Increases immunity;
  4. Helps to cope with colds;
  5. Relieves fatigue, drowsiness;
  6. Lowers cholesterol;
  7. Strengthens the walls of blood vessels;
  8. It has anti-inflammatory properties;
  9. Rejuvenates;
  10. Improves metabolism;
  11. Improves blood circulation;
  12. Supports an organism in a tone;
  13. Reduces appetite;
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Harm and contraindications

Citrus is not recommended for use with stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcers. With gastritis, it is able to provoke the appearance of attacks of pain, cramping and heartburn.

With diseases of the stomach, it is still worth abandoning the use of whole fruit or its juice. Just confine yourself to adding a slice of lemon to tea or its juice to other dishes.

Harm from citrus:

  • Damages tooth enamel;
  • May cause an allergic reaction;
  • Increases the acidity of the stomach.

It is also better to refrain from drinking lemon or freshly squeezed juice with sore throat. With increased pressure, use citrus with caution.

  1. Gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer;
  2. Acute jade;
  3. Hepatitis;
  4. Cholecystitis.

Lemon and Gout

With this pathology, a large amount of urea accumulates in the joints. In this case, articular lubrication decreases or completely disappears. In this condition, a person experiences pain while moving.

In addition, the natural outflow of fluid is difficult. Swelling in the limbs begins to appear.

The main thing in the treatment of gout is to organize proper nutrition and limit protein and fat in the menu.

How to use

To properly treat gout, you need to arm yourself with the following rules:

  • You need to choose only ripe fruits, saturated yellow;
  • The peel of the fetus should be clean shiny;
  • Lemon should not be too soft or hard;
  • Drink juice in small sips;
  • Drinking juice is enough 2-3 times a day;
  • You can eat a pulp of citrus or add it to tea;
  • Do not drink freshly squeezed juice and do not eat lemon on an empty stomach.


Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologistShishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews.

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Lemon juice

18 days 2 times a day to drink freshly squeezed juice for 1 tbsp. l Such therapy is done up to 2 times per year. It is advisable to consult a doctor.

Water and lemon juice

Dilute the juice of 1 lemon with 1 cup of boiled chilled water. To drink all day.

Tea with lemon

Brew tea as usual. Put a couple of slices to taste to it. You can add sugar or honey. This recipe applies to berry and herbal teas.

Lemon and garlic

  1. Peel a couple of heads of garlic;
  2. Cut 4 lemons. Having previously taken out the bones;
  3. Grind pulp and garlic in a blender;
  4. Add to the gruel 7 glasses of boiled water;
  5. Let it brew for about a day.

Take in strained form 50 ml 3 times a day.

Lemon and soda

  1. Squeeze juice from 1 lemon;
  2. Add 1⁄2 tsp soda;
  3. Top up with 220 ml of boiled water;
  4. Stir, wait for the bubbles to pass and drink.

Lemon treatment can give positive results if you approach this wisely. Before starting lemon therapy, it is best to consult a doctor.

Shishkevich Vladimir

Shishkevich Vladimir, orthopedic and traumatologist, project editor-in-chief ExpertNews. It specializes in the treatment of diseases in orthopedic, traumatological, vertebrological profiles