In this article, we are going to present you some natural remedies that you should try, in order to get rid of swollen feet and ankles in no time.
Swelling, or with other name edema, is considered to be an accumulation of fluid in the tissues of our body.
There are several reasons that can cause this accumulation, such as high blood pressure, pregnancy and the most commonly reason are some kidney problems.
Edema or swelling is not something harmful, but it can be very uncomfortable. Also, when you notice that the one foot or leg is swelling a lot more than the other, you should visit your doctor, as it may be some blood clot, and the problem needs to be solved as soon as possible.
Here are the three natural remedies:
1. Mint bath
You will need the following ingredients:
– ½ cup mint leaves;
– 4 cups water.
On a pot over fire, place the mint leaves and the water. Leave it like that for 10 minutes, and after that remove them from the fire, and leave it like that for 10 minutes in order to cool down. Then, pour the water in a bucket and soak your feet in it for half an hour.
2. Tonic water bath
Even though this method seems odd to you, it is very effective and it helps in getting rid of the swollen feet and ankles.
You just need to soak your feet for half an hour in a room temperature tonic water, or in a cold if you can bare it. The quinine and the bubbles can help you a lot in the process of reducing the inflammation.
3. Salt water bath
In a bucket of water, enough to cover your ankles, prepare a salt water bath by adding a handful of Epsom salts, as they are amazing in relaxing the muscles.