Two teaspoons of tart cherry juice taken twice a day may relieve the symptoms of gout. Black cherry juice concentrate or extract are equally effective in reducing excess amounts of uric acid in the body and decreasing inflammation, states TartCherryJuice.org. Eating a bowl of fresh cherries may also be beneficial.
Gout occurs when elevated levels of uric acid crystalize to form deposits in tendons, joints and tissues. Most often the big toe is affected, and becomes painful, hot, red and swollen. Other symptoms can include fever and fatigue, states Wikipedia.
Cherries are rich in antioxidants that improve circulation and promote joint health. When the pain caused by gout subsides, cherry juice can be taken in lesser amounts, states TartCherryJuice.org.