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Daytime Natural Remedies for Your Feet

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1. Tart Cherry juice for Gout

A. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This helps knock out the redness, swelling and pain.

B. It is a powerful anti-oxidnat: This helps limit the excess production of uric acid and also helps your kidneys eliminate the excess uric acid your blood has accumulated.

2. Watermelon for Edema;

Taking natural diuretics is an easy way to treat edema, a condition that causes excess fluid build up in peripheral areas of the body such as the ankles and the fingers. They work by stimulating urine flow, thus helping to get rid of accumulated fluids in the tissues.

3. Lemon & Aspirin for Calluses.

You can treat a callus with a simple mixture of aspirin, which drys the skin, and lemon juice, which softens the skin, for easy removal of the callus with a pumice stone.

4. Garlic for Athletes Foot

Apply garlic. Garlic contains the antifungal compound ajoene and has been shown to be effective against a number of fungal infections, a 1% ajoene solution applied twice weekly for two months was found to have a 100% cure rate of athlete's foot, finely crush several garlic cloves, add them to a foot bath, and soak your foot for 30 minutes. Alternatively, mix freshly-minced garlic with olive oil and rub it on the affected area with a cotton ball.

**Ajoene solutions are not commercially available

5. Foot odor

1. Vinegar

2. Ginger

3. Black Tea

Vinegar. Soak your feet several times a week in an apple cider or plain vinegar bath. Mix 1/3 cup vinegar into a bowl of warm water. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

Ginger. Mash a 1- or 2-inch piece of ginger into a pulp, put it into a handkerchief or piece of gauze, and soak it in some hot water for a few minutes. Rub the ginger liquid onto each foot nightly after taking a shower. Try for two weeks

Black tea. Soak feet in black tea. Tannic acid, a component of tea, is thought to have astringent properties that prevent feet from perspiring. To make a foot-tea soak, brew 5 bags black tea in 1 quart boiling water. Let cool, add ice cubes during summertime, and soak in this "iced tea for the toes" bath for 20 to 30 minutes.)

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