Uric acid is a byproduct of the metabolic processed of the body which in excessive levels may cause serious health conditions like gout as well as kidney stones. Uric acid is produced when purines break down. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that are manufactured in cells of humans, plants and animals. Basically, uric acid levels increase (hyperuricemia) in the body when you consume a diet rich in meat and seafood. Excessive alcohol consumption also results in increased uric acid levels thereby increasing the risk of gout. Thankfully, there are plenty of herbal remedies that can control the level of uric acid levels in the body and prevent gout and stones. Here are some of the best herbs for increased levels of uric acid.