Black cherry juice is an alternative treatment for gout, according to About.com. Though there is not a lot of research on black cherry juice, as of 2015, many who use it to treat gout see positive effects.
One of the reasons that people believe black cherry juice is a good treatment for gout is due to the presence of anthocyanins, or antioxidants, in the juice, explains About.com. There are a number of studies that show anthocyanins have a positive effect on obesity and may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. There is also evidence that this antioxidant helps treat and prevent both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.