During summer, due to the heat our blood vessels dilate and that can cause headaches and swollen feet, among other health issues. High heat can also be a cause of water retention, which also causes the swelling of the feet and calves and the sensation of heavy legs.
Here are 7 efficient natural remedies which can help you get rid of this problem:
After a long day of chasing things done, pour some warm to hot water in a basin, and add a handful of coarse salt and 150ml of apple cider vinegar. Relax your feet in it for 15 minutes and the wrap them in a towel and keep them lifted above your head for a few minutes (you can do this on the couch, for example).
Parsley is a powerful diuretic and also contains minerals and vitamins. Include it in your diet as much as possible to benefit from its amazing health properties.
Dandelion tea or dandelion extract found in the form of pills or tincture is great for eliminating water retention and also helps in weight loss.
This is a powerful medicinal plant which has been used for thousands of years in China. It improves circulation, and it is especially helpful in eliminating water retention in the legs, particularly in the feet. If you have serious circulation problems it might be best to consult a specialist before trying it on your own.
You can drink peppermint tea or soak your feet in warm water in which you pour a few drops of peppermint oil. Don’t keep the feet it for more than 10 minutes. Afterwards, soak your feet in cold water for 30 seconds.
It has curative properties and it is known to fight against heart diseases, rheumatism, cystitis, etc. It is rich in vitamin C and it is also a diuretic. Consume 2 cups of tea daily for 2 months to get results.
Chestnut, raspberry, currant, mulberry, willow and aloe
In a liter of water add a tablespoon of leaves from each of the above ingredients, and leave it to sit overnight. Use the obtained liquid as well as the leaves to rub your feet and calves.