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Got Swollen Feet? Then, Try These Effective Home Remedies

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Oedema is a medical term for swelling, usually in the feet. Swelling in the feet usually occurs when there is a build-up of fluids in the body tissues.

In reality, there are numerous factors that can cause this kind of a swelling. But, if this problem occurs frequently, then it could be a warning sign of a serious health issue.

In such a case, it is highly recommended to consult with a doctor to know more about the underlying cause.

In fact, people with high blood pressure and mostly pregnant women are highly likely to get a swelling in their feet.

While it is not a life-threatening issue, this uncomfortable condition can be quite painful.

And that is why, today at Boldsky, we're letting you know about some of the age-old remedies to get relief from swollen feet.

Other than being safe and natural, these remedies are inexpensive and easily available.

Also, if you're suffering from a health problem, then do consult your doctor before trying anything new for your wellness and health.

Read on to discover about these viable and proven home remedies that can effectively reduce the swelling in your feet. Have a look at them, here.


1. Massage With An Essential Oil

Use an essential oil like lavender or peppermint oil to massage the affected area. This will effectively improve the blood circulation in that area and lessen the inflammation to a great extent.


2. Nettle Leaves

Nettle leaves are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that can give you relief from the swelling and discomfort. Add 4-5 nettle leaves to a pot of boiling water, let it stay for about 5-10 minutes before pouring it in a cup of water. Drink it through the day to get relief from the swelling and pain.


3. Apple Cider Vinegar

This natural ingredient is a powerhouse of potassium that enables it to reduce the swelling in the feet to a great extent. You can either have it with water and honey or just soak a clean wash cloth in a solution of diluted apple cider vinegar and wrap it on the affected area.


4. Epsom Salt Soak

This is a traditional way of reducing the swelling and also fluid retention. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt in a tub of warm water and soak your feet in it for about 15-20 minutes. It can greatly reduce the swelling and also subside the pain.


5. Dandelion Leaves

Drinking a freshly brewed cup of dandelion leaves tea can also provide relief from the inflammation and pain. The healing properties of this herbal tea will improve the blood circulation and also soothe the pain.


6. Lemon And Honey

Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and organic honey to a glass of warm water and drink it through the day. The anti-inflammatory agents present in the ingredients can significantly reduce the swelling and also give you a good relief from the pain.


7. Coriander Seeds

Since ancient times, people have been using coriander seeds to get relief from the pain and discomfort that come along with this condition. Boil coriander seeds in a pot of water and drink it through the day for relief.

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Story first published: Friday, July 1, 2016, 14:58 [IST]
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