Remedies for Swollen Feet
At time due to water retention, high blood pressure etc there can be inflammation on feet, ankles and legs. Pregnant ladies may experience this commonly during the pregnancy. There are various home remedies that can be used to reduce the swelling of the feet, ankle or legs. Swelling can be a common problem mostly but this doesn’t mean there can’t be serious medical condition involved if the swelling is too much or takes place too frequently. Let’s have a look at the home remedies to reduce the swelling of the legs.
Home Remedies for Swollen Feet, Ankle and Legs
1. Epsom Salt Soak
Epsom salt works the best for decreasing the inflammation of the feet, legs etc. This is really good to take care of the fatigued legs, the tiredness and pain in the feet can be decreased by the Epsom salt foot soak. To get rid of the dead skin cells and flaky skin, this is a good foot soak. You can even brush up the skin using a loofah for the better skin smoothness.
How to try this treatment:
Take half bucket of lukewarm water and add half cup of Epsom salt.
Soak you feet in that for 15-20 minutes. You will see that this warmth of water and the Epsom salt will help to decrease the swelling.
This will also give you relief from food odor and the tiredness after a hectic day where you have walked or stand for a long time.
2. Feet exercises
A little feet exercise which isn’t an exercise basically but is like a leg position. This is the elevation, where you have to lie down on the bed or just sit with the legs stretch out in front. Then take a pillow and place this under the legs. This will create a elevation. This position will help in the drainage of the fluids. Therefore, this can also be tried to get relief from the swollen feet condition.
Massaging is also good remedy to drain the trapped fluid to decrease the swelling. You can take some oil and the massage gently. While massaging give some pressure at some points. It gives warmth which also help to get instant relief while the oil will further increase the blood circulation.
Flaxseeds are great in any form for the inflammation in the body thus, consuming flaxseeds also helps a lot in the swollen feet condition. Though care should be taken that per day just a teaspoonful of flaxseed should be consumed not more than that. Another great benefit of taking flaxseeds is that they are high source of antioxidants and omega -3 fatty acids.
Oil based Home Remedies for Swollen Feet, Ankle and Legs
5. Essential oils
Earlier we had shared how you can use essential oils for swollen legs, feet and ankles. Essential oils like lavender oil, Cyprus oil, tea tree oil, geranium oil etc are highly recommended in getting relief from the swelling and the inflammation. Just take the essential oils like tea tree oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil etc and gently massage over the swollen legs, feet or the ankles. Soon the pain and the swelling will decrease.
6. Cinnamon oil
Another oil that is known to give great relief from the swollen feet condition and water retention in the feet is cinnamon oil.
Take few drops of cinnamon oil and massage the feet.
Keep massaging gently for 10-12 minutes.
This will definitely boost the blood circulation and gives good benefits in decreasing the swelling faster.
7. Mustard oil and salt
Mustard oil has a very characteristic strong smell and thick dark yellow color.his remedy is a tried and tested remedy that many grandmother will suggest and recommend.
Take 2 teaspoonfuls of mustard oil and mix 2 pinches of salt in that.
Mix and use this mixture of mustard oil with salt to massage the feet, legs or ankles.
This will boost the micro blood circulation and instantly gives results in the swollen feet condition.
These 2 ingredients are commonly found in the kitchen. If you don’t have mustard oil then a small bottle can be kept since this oil has other beauty benefits as well.
So, these were the home remedies for swollen feet, legs and ankles. You can try them as per your choice. If this problem persists ten you should definitely go and consult a physician.