Edema or also known as swelling is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body. There are several factors which can cause swelling including pregnancy, high blood pressure, and kidney problems.
Although edema can affect any part of the body, it is most commonly manifested in the feet, ankles, legs, arms, and hands.
In some cases, this condition is not that painful, but it can be very uncomfortable. However, if you notice that one of your feet or legs is swelling more than the other one, you should immediately consult a doctor because this can be a blood clot.
Today we will present you 3 natural and effective remedies which can help you to relieve your swollen feet and ankles:
1. Mint Bath
- ½ cup mint leaves
- 4 cups water
Put the mint leaves and the water in a pot, place it on the heat and let it stand for 10 minutes. Then, remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes as well. You should pour the water in a bucket and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
2. Tonic Water Bath
Maybe this sounds unbelievable, but tonic water can be significantly effective in the case of swollen feet and ankles.
You should soak your feet in a room temperature tonic water (or cold if you prefer) for 30 minutes. The bubbles and the quinine will extremely help you in reducing the inflammation.
3. Salt Water Bath
Epsom salt is incredible for relaxing the muscles. Just add a handful of Epsom salt in a bucket of water, enough to cover your ankles.