If you experience a swelling of your feet and ankles it is causes by a buildup of fluid in that part of the body and this condition is commonly referred to as edema.
The buildup of fluid in your ankles and feet can be due to several reasons some of which include:
- Kidney disease
- High blood pressure
This condition causes discomfort even though it is not fatal. However, if one ankle or foot is swollen more than the other ankle or foot you need to take a visit to your doctor for proper examination as it could be as a result of blood clot.
Here are three natural remedies you can try out today to gain instant relief from edema:
- Try Out An Epsom Salt Water Bath
Just include about a fist full of Epsom salt in a basin of water and immerse your feet and ankles in the water. The swelling of your feet and ankles will reduce and also your tensed muscles will be relaxed as well.
- Take A Tonic Water Bath
You can reduce the swelling of your ankles and feet when you take a bath with tonic water.
You can immerse yourself feet in lukewarm tonic water for 30 minutes. As you do the bubbling and effects of the quinine in the tonic water will help to reduce the swelling to your feet and ankles.
- Try Taking A Mint Bath
To take a mint bath what you will need is as follows;
- Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
- Clean water – 4 cups
Preparation And Use
- Boil the mint leaves in water and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Once boiled leave the mint leaves and water to cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
- Then pour the mint leaves water into a basin and immerse your feet in the water for about 30 minutes.
Source: Nature Health and Beauty