Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints.
The pain usually is at the feet, the ankle, and the big toe.
Chinese people call this illness the “rich man’s disease” because they believe gout happens when one eat too much shell food such as shrimps, crabs, oysters, etc…, which costs more than other types of meat.
When gout attacks it is so painful one can hardly walk.
Gout medicine helps but it takes time to heal.
My husband has gout. When gout attacks he usually takes the medicine and drink the papaya green tea and his pain will be gone the next day.
For my husband, this papaya tea is magic.
Papaya Tea Recipe:
1 green papaya
a cooking pot (that holds about 3-quart water)
1. Peel the green papaya. Cut in 1-inch cubes.
2. Add the papaya in the cooking pot. Fill the pot with water, bring to a boil, lower the heat and let cook for 30 minutes.
3. Put 1 teaspoon green tea in a teapot and add the boiling papaya water.
Drink this tea throughout the day.