Edema or swelling is caused by abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body. Various factors can cause the swelling, and the most common are pregnancy, high blood pressure and kidney problems.
Even though the edema can affect any body part, most commonly it is manifested in the feet, ankles, legs, arms and hands.
At most patients, this condition is not much painful, but still, it can be very uncomfortable. In case you notice that one of your feet or legs is swelling substantially more than the other one, you should visit doctor immediately as that swelling may be caused by a blood clot.
In today’s article we are going to present you 3 natural and efficient remedies that will relieve your swollen feet and ankles:
- Mint Bath
½ cup mint leaves
4 cups water
Method of preparation:
In a pot put the mint leaves and the water and then place the pot it on the heat. Leave it stand for 10 minutes. After that, remove from the heat and leave to cool for another 10 minutes. Finally, pour the water in a bucket and soak your feet for half an hour.
- Tonic Water Bath
This may sound strange and unbelievable, but tonic water efficiently can relieve the swollen feet and ankles.
All you should do is to soak your feet in a room temperature tonic water (by your choice it can be cold) for 30 minutes. The bubbles and the quinine are extremely efficient in reducing the inflammation.
- Salt Water Bath
Epsom salt is remarkable option for relaxing the muscles. In bucket of water (enough to cover your ankles) simply add a handful of Epsom salt.