Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

Swollen feet is a common problem that anyone can suffer from. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying issue. Usually, this problem arises when fluid accumulates in the tissues, leading to swelling known as edema.
People who have diabetes, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, and pregnant women are more prone to this problem.

Top 5 Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

Epsom Salt Foot Soak for Swelling

Epsom salt is one of the best remedies for swollen feet. It not only treats swelling but also alleviates pain and discomfort in your feet. Magnesium sulfate present in Epsom salt gets easily absorbed and improve blood circulation which reduces fluid build up and helps you get rid of swollen feet. You just need to soak your feet in some warm water mixed with Epsom salt

Get this:
● Epsom salt- 1/2 cup
● Warm water
● Foot bath

Do this:
● Fill the foot bath with warm water.
● Add Epsom salt to this.
● Soak your swollen feet in this water for 10-20 minutes.
● You may either do this daily or 2-3 times a week, depending upon the severity of your swollen feet.
● This remedy works best if your feet is swollen due to tiredness or prolonged sitting as well as due to standing or walking for a long time.


Ginger is a natural diuretic that helps treat swollen feet. It helps dilute sodium, a major contributing factor behind swelling. In addition, its anti-inflammatory property helps reduce swelling.

● Massage your swollen feet with ginger oil when massaging a few times daily.
● You can also drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea or chew some raw ginger slices.

Lemon Water

Drinking lemon water helps flush out excess fluid and toxins from your body, which can reduce swelling in the feet and other areas of the body caused by water retention. In addition, it helps keep the body hydrated and provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

● Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water.
● Sweeten it with a little raw honey.
● Drink this lemon water a few times daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar also helps reduce swelling in your feet. Its high potassium content helps reduce fluid retention, a common cause of swelling in the feet.

● Mix equal amounts of warm water and raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Soak a towel in the solution, wring out the excess liquid and then wrap the towel around your swollen feet. Do this for 10 minutes, a few times daily.
● Also, add 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Add some raw honey and drink it twice daily.


Regular physical exercise is important for preventing swelling in your feet. Exercise stimulates circulation and prevents blood from pooling in your lower extremities.

● Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do to lessen swelling and relieve inflammation and pain.
● Enjoy 30 minutes of walking or jogging, at least 5 days a week.
● Do some leg strengthening and stretching exercises.
● Do some yoga daily to help improve your circulation.

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