What is Eucalyptus and how does it help with gout
Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (E. globulus, Myrtaceae) is used in Europe as a traditional folk remedy for inflammation-related disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, and gout.
As this oil is absorbed by the body, the powerful compound eucalyptol works as a potent vasodilator, increasing the size of blood vessels. This allows for more blood to flow and circulate around the body.
Eucalyptol, the principal component in essential oil of eucalyptus leaves, possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Eucalyptol alleviates MSU-induced pain and inflammation via mechanisms possibly involving anti-oxidative effect. Eucalyptol and other antioxidants may represent promising therapeutic options for gout arthritis.
ROS, NLRP3 activation, and TRPV1 overexpression are involved in gout pain and inflammation mechanisms.
Eucalyptol inhibits gout inflammation and pain with effectiveness similar to that of indomethacin.
Eucalyptol reduces ROS production, inhibits NLRP3 activation and TRPV1 overexpression, and thereby relieves gout.