How to reduce swelling on legs and hands

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How to reduce swelling on legs and hands
How to reduce swelling on legs and hands

Swollen limbs is a common problem not only among pregnant women. It can be due to excess fluid retention, prolonged sitting, dehydration of the body and others. But there are a few ways you can help yourself and reduce the swelling.

Fennel seeds

Bring 500 ml of water to a boil and dissolve a teaspoon of sugar in it. Add 12 mg of fennel seeds and let soak for 15 minutes. Consume this drink every day to reduce swelling in your ankles and feet.

Soak your feet in tonic

for the tonic drink. You may not believe it, but the quinine in it helps to relieve swelling. Soak your feet in it for a few minutes and you will immediately notice the improvement.

Coriander Seed Bath

Bring 1 liter of water to boil and add 50 grams of coriander seeds to boil for 10 minutes. Wait for it to cool, strain the liquid and soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes.

Consume cucumbers

Cucumbers act as a natural diuretic. Eat them daily or take them in juice form.


Take Ginkgo Biloba

not only improves cognitive functions, but also enhances blood circulation by relaxing constricted blood vessels. Drink ginkgo biloba tea daily.

Drink Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic that helps eliminate excess fluids from the body and thus prevents swelling of the ankles and hands. Consume two glasses daily of it.

Take a grapefruit essential oil bath or massage with it

Drip about 20-30 drops of grapefruit essential oil into a warm bath. If you don't have a bathtub, there is another alternative you can do. Combine this oil with olive oil and massage the affected areas.

Take a Epsom S alt Bath

Add a few spoons of it to the bath or if you don't have a bath fill a basin with warm water and dissolve some Epsom s alt. It will help reduce pain and inflammation.

Ointment (gel) of horse chestnut

Horse chestnut ointment is recognized as a cure. It improves blood circulation, reduces swelling, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to increase the permeability of the capillaries, thus excess fluid is released from the body.

Do exercises

Swollen legs are often caused by a sedentary lifestyle. The best way to get rid of excess fluids is by being physically active.

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