5 Best Home Remedies For Swollen Feet


Swollen feet are a sign of fluid buildup in the tissues in the feet. They may develop due to various reasons. Swelling of the feet is a common problem in pregnant women and is even associated with premenstrual syndrome. Your feet may swell if you stand or walk for a long time. Swollen feet could be a sign of poor circulation. They are a common symptom of heart and kidney diseases. Fortunately, there are a number of simple home remedies that are known to help in reducing the swelling of the feet. Home remedies help in flushing out the excess fluid from the feet and soothing the sore muscles.

The Following Home Remedies Are Best Known To Help In Alleviating Swollen Feet.

1. Salt Water Soak

When your feet are swollen due to standing or walking for a long time, soaking the swollen feet in hot salt water helps in relaxing the stressed muscles of the feet, which helps in reducing the swelling. Dissolve some table salt or for better result Epsom salt in hot water. Soak your swollen feet in the saline water for at least 10 minutes.[1]

Salt Water Soak

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Soaking the swollen feet in apple cider vinegar bath helps in reducing the swelling. When your feet have become swollen following overexertion, mix several cups of apple cider vinegar to a basin filled with warm water. Immerse your swollen feet in the warm water for 15 to 20 minutes.[2]

Apple Cider Vinegar

3. Lemon Juice

Take two damp towels and keep them in the refrigerator for 25 to 30 minutes. Extract the juice of a lemon or an orange. Pour the lemon or orange juice on the cold damp towels. Wrap the towels around your swollen feet. Relax for 20 to 25 minutes or until your feet are warm. The astringent effect of the citrus fruits seems to help in reducing the swelling.[3]

 Lemon Juice

4. Coriander

The diuretic effect of coriander seeds helps in flushing out the excess fluid from the tissues, which helps in reducing the swelling of the feet. Pour two cups of water in a pan. Add two tablespoons of coriander seeds and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Drink the coriander tea. You can drink coriander tea thrice a day.[4]


5. Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are also known for their diuretic effect. Therefore, they are considered effective in removing the excess fluid from the feet. Boil two teaspoons of fennel seeds in 250 ml water. When the water reduces to half, strain and drink it. Drink fennel seed tea twice a day for best result.[5]

Fennel Seeds