Gout is a kind of arthritis. Gout is caused initially by an excess of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). In ayurveda, Gout is known as ‘Vata Rakta’. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. Symptoms include an excruciating, sudden burning pain, redness and swelling in joints (particularly the big toe), low-grade fever, nausea, vague and abdominal pains, loss of appetite, constipation and highly colored and scant urine may be seen. Causes may include an impairment of digestion due to intake of incompatible foods, non-elimination of metabolic wastes from the body, hereditary factors, age and gender (rarer in females), and climate. Ayurvedic treatments emphasize herbal preparations, diet and routines that help to cleanse the blood it is also important that one adopts a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regimen to prevent being afflicted with gout.