Daun Encok to Relieve Gout

"As we get older, our bones do not get stronger. It gets more brittle. This is because our bones lose strength and density as we age. In addition, our muscles and joints weaken as well."

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  18/03/2020 09:17 WIB

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The main cause of the weakening of our muscles and bones is a lack of calcium reserves in our body, as well as a lack of physical activity or exercise. In addition, as quoted from detik.health.com, there are still several other factors, namely being overweight, frequent alcohol consumption, enzyme disorders, and genetic factors.

One of the illness related to bones and muscles is gout. This disease can affect anyone, both male and female, young and old. There are several things you can do to treat gout, including doing light exercise (walking or swimming), sunbathing in the morning, and taking chemical drugs.

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However, if you prefer natural treatment with herbs, there is a plant which suits well to relieve gout. Its name is daun encok/ Ceylon leadwort (Plumbago zeylanica). Daun encok has long been believed to be a natural remedy for treating gout. However, we cannot use this herb for more than 30 minutes because it is bitter and poisonous and can make our skin blister. Keep in mind, use daun encok for external use only.

For treating gout, take 15 grams of daun encok, 1 tablespoon kapur sirih/lime paste, and enough water. Grind all the ingredients until smooth then put it on the affected area. Remember, the use of this herb should not take more than 30 minutes to avoid skin blister.



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