1. Ice Pack
The cold temperature of the ice pack changes the blood flow, which lessens the pain and swelling. It is one of the most effective home remedies for swollen feet.
a. Place the ice pack for 10 to 12 minutes on the swollen area.
b. Alternatively, Put ice the cubes on the towel, cover it around and use it.
c. Repeat it after some hours if the swelling does not alleviate.
The name itself specifies the wonderful soothing properties. Cucumber lowers the firmness and edema which mitigates the ache in the swollen feet.
a. Chop the cucumber into thin slices.
b. Put these slices on the swollen area and wrap them with a loose bandage.
c. Detach the bandage after 20 to 30 minutes.
d. You can even extract the cucumber juice, add it to water and apply it to your feet.
3. Cabbage Leaves
Cabbage has great water absorption feature and will pull out extra fluid in the feet. It also has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
a. Take cabbage leaves, wipe them clean, but do not wash them (Make the leaves cool by placing them in the fridge (but not frozen).
b. Put them on your swollen feet or tie them with a loose bandage.
c. After 30 minutes, remove the leaves .
d. Repeat it after 3 to 4 hours if needed.
Ginger is a natural diuretic and has anti-inflammatory properties that help to get rid of swollen feet. It also dilutes sodium which is a main wow factor behind swelling.
a. Massage your swollen feet with ginger oil a few times regularly.
b. Alternatively,chew some raw ginger slices or drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea.
5. Dandelion Tea
Dandelion has the diuretic feature that helps to treat water keeping and makes the body digest additional fluids. It also helps to control the sodium level in the body.
Dandelion tea is an amazing herb that is also rich in antioxidants. It effectively mitigates inflammation in any part of the body.
a. Make dandelion tea by adding 1 tablespoon of dandelion herb to a cup of boiling water
b. Allow it to steep for a while.
b. For best results drink it when it is warm.
c. Consume 1-2 cups daily until you find relief.
6. Lemon Water
Lemon Water has anti-inflammatory effects which keep the body hydrated. Drinking lemon water helps to wash out excessive toxins and fluid from your body. Thus, reduces swelling in the feet.
a. Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water.
b. Add a little raw honey for taste.
c. Drink this lemon water a few times daily.
7. Coriander Seeds
Coriander seeds have anti-inflammatory properties which boost blood circulation and diminishes swelling as well in the feet.
a. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of coriander seeds to one cup of water.
b. Boil it until the water reaches its half.
c. Strain the solution and cool down slightly then drink it.
d. Repeat it 2 times a day until you get comfort.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a fruitful fluid absorption action which makes the excess fluid to flush out from the feet.
Once it is gone, it can provide immediate relief from the swelling and stiffness. This is one of the effective swollen ankle solutions.
a. Mix 1/2 cup of Apple cider vinegar with warm water and the remaining half cup of cold water in separate bowls.
b. First immerse the towel in the warm water, squeeze out the excess, and wrap it around the swollen foot for about five minutes.
c. Remove the towel until it comes down to room temperature.
d. Repeat the process after some hours if the swelling does not alleviate.
Parsley has anti-inflammatory properties and a natural diuretic which will throw away the excess fluid that has collected in your feet.
a. Steep the leaves in the hot water sometimes.
b. Strain and drink while the tea is hot.
c. Drink 2 to 3 cups of this herbal tea per day.
10. Grapefruit Oil
This essential oil is a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent because of its diuretic properties. It also possesses antimicrobial properties.
a. Mix the 4-5 drops of grapefruit oil and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
b. Massage the affected area with it.
c. Leave it on all night.
d. Repeat it every night until the swelling is gone.
11. Barley Water
Barley is an effective diuretic which helps to get rid of toxins that have built up due to fluid retention and brings down edema in the feet.
a. Boil a handful of barley grains in 1-2 cups of water until the water takes on a light brown color.
b. Strain and cool it.
c. Cool it in the refrigerator or consume it either at room temperature.
d. Consume 1-2 glasses per day.
12. Baking Soda
The baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties. In combination with the rice water, it absorbs the excess water that has collected in the feet and also boosts the blood circulation in the swollen area.
a. Boil 2 teaspoons of rice and use the starchy water that you get once the rice is almost cooked.
b. Make a paste by mixing 2 teaspoons of baking soda with the rice water .
c. Apply it over your feet and keep it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
d. Wash your feet with water and moisturize them to keep them soft.
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