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Amazing Home & Herbal Remedies for Swollen Feet

We generally across swelling in different local areas such as – face, feet etc. or throughout the body. Even though it usually appears as a symptom but in also in so many diseases related to vital organs like – liver, kidney, uterus, brain etc.
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Swelling may appear as individual disease itself due to imbalanced dosha. Due to the causative factors, the Vata dosha, blood, Kapha and Pitta are vitiated and they are lodged in veins which start circulating in the body and extremities. Due to defect in circulation, the muscle and skin are badly affected and ultimately become hard and elevated swelling is resulted. According to Ayurveda, inflammation or swelling is of three types. Master Charak has explained it in the 18th chapter of Sutrasthana.

Three types of swelling according to Charak Samhita

  1. Vataja – arising due to Vata dosha imbalance
  2. Pittaja – arising due to Pitta dosha imbalance
  3. Kaphaja – arising due to Kapha dosha imbalance.

It is again of 2 types

  1. Nija – Due to internal causes within the body (due to endogenous factors)
  2. Agantuja – Due to external causes like – injury (due to exogenous factors).
    Aetiology of exogenous swellings-Agantu Shotha Nidaana-
  • Excision wounds
  • Incision wounds
  • Fracture
  • Grinding
  • Exposure to excessive pressure
  • Tight tying
  • Twisting by snake/ tight wrapping
  • Compression/squeezing
  • Piercing
  • Bristles of poisonous insects/creepers/harmful leaves

Endogenous and Exogenous Swellings

The exogenous swelling is diagnosed by the characteristic etiology, signs and symptoms whereas the endogenous swelling starts with the vitiation of doshas and bring about pain. The exogenous swelling on the other hand, starts with the pain and brings about the vitiation of doshas.

Aetiology of Endogenous Swelling

Endogenous swelling is caused due to

  • A chronic disease
  • Due to fasting
  • Walking long distance
  • Suddenly consuming exceedingly heavy/sour/salty food
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Consumption of meat of marshy or aquatic animals
  • Excessive intake of salt
  • Adoption of improper regimen after delivery and excitation of doshas in females
  • Pressure on gravid uterus in females

Clinical features of Vataja swelling – By the intake of cold, non-slimy, exertion, unctuous light food, fasting for a long time Vata in the body gets aggravated and afflicts the skin, flesh, blood etc. and causes swelling. The swelling thus may appear and disappear disruptly. Swelling is either of blue or reddish in colour. It is mobile and it throbs. The skin and hair over the swelling part are rough, hard and broken. Due to this, the pain due to swelling resemble cutting, splitting, pressing, pinching by needles, crawling by ants etc.

Clinical features of Pittaja swelling – By the intake of pungent, bitter, alkaline, hot, saline, sour, salty and heavy food and exposure to heat, fire, sun, the Pitta gets aggravated and affects the skin, flesh and blood and thus the swelling is caused. It may be black, blue, yellow and coppery in colour and hot and soft in touch. It appears and disappears abruptly. The hair on the swelling area becomes coppery and light gray and due to this there is a feeling of hot sensation, pain, emission of smoke, steaming and sloughing and it is not able to stand hot touch.

Clinical features of Kaphaja Swelling – Due to the intake of heavy, sweet, cold and unctuous diet, lack of exercise, excessive sleep, Kapha dosha gets aggravated and it affects skin, muscles, blood and causes Shlaishmika type of swelling. Such type of swelling takes a long time to manifest and cure. Swelling is apparently pale white colour, heavy, smooth, unctuous, immobile and have white hair in the border. It withstands pressure and heat.

According to the etiology there are 3 more types of swellings due to the combined morbidity of the Doshas- (Vata-Pittaja, Vata-Kaphaja and Pitta-Kaphaja).

There is only one Sannipatika type of swelling arising due to combined morbidity of all the three doshas and it manifests signs and symptoms of all 3 doshas.

General symptoms of swelling

  • Thinning of the affected skin surface
  • Numbness
  • Red or black discoloration
  • Roughness
  • Occasional pain
  • Soft oedematous lesions
  • Vertigo
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Sepsis
  • Black or yellow coloured lesions
  • Severe burning
  • Instant ulceration
  • Tastelessness
  • Nausea
  • Excess sleep
  • Stable and thick oedema
  • Oedema worsening during night time

Simple home remedies for swelling

  1. Regular consumption of 1 pinch of turmeric along with half teaspoon of ginger and honey relieves swelling.
  2. Erandmoola, Jeeraka and Gokshura are taken in equal quantity and decoction is prepared. This is capable of providing relief from swelling.
  3. 1 teaspoon of Punarnava, turmeric and ginger are taken in a vessel. 2 cups of water are added, boiled and reduced to half. 20 ml dose of this preparation must be taken 2 times a day before food with a small piece of jaggery.

Herbal Remedies for Swollen Feet

Punarnava capsules of Planet Ayurveda for swelling

punarnava-capsulesPunarnava capsules of Planet Ayurveda are very helpful in the treatment of swelling or oedema due to any reasons as it reduces inflammation in a natural way without any side effects. Punarnava capsule of Planet Ayurveda is a pure herbal product. The herb Punarnava helps to promote health of the urinary tract and also helps to maintain efficient kidney function. It helps in water retention caused by any reasons which can be liver, kidney, heart problems or even venous insufficiency.

Single drug recommended in swelling – Castor root, ginger, Punarnava, Tribulus, cumin seeds, Shilajit, turmeric, shallaki etc.

Unwholesome diet – salty, dry vegetables, heavy food, pulses, spicy food, long walk, curd, sour substances must be avoided.

It must be noted that swelling is a simple health complaint if it is localised one or is of recent origin whereas the generalised swelling with chronic history denotes serious underlying pathology. So one should take immediate attention towards such problems.

Herbal Remedies for Water Retention, Fluid Retention & Edema treatment

It is rightly said that “Health is Wealth”, it is biggest fact of life. If some one not feel good that cannot enjoy their life and feel conscious in front of others. There are different factors like lifestyle, eating habits which are responsible for health complications. Here we will discuss about various aspects of edema or water retention.

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What is water retention?

Water retention means accumulation of water or fluid in the body tissues which results in swelling. Swelling is a simple problem which denotes serious underlying pathology.

It is also called fluid retention or edema.

It can affect any part of body but it is most commonly seen in arms, legs, hands, feet and ankles. It affects the healing process that may cause skin infection and affect blood circulation. It is not considered as disease but it indicates that something went wrong in body.

It is characterized by symptoms such as swelling of body parts like hands, feet, legs, aching, increase the size of abdomen, dimpling of skin after pressing for few seconds, weight fluctuations. It can be caused by different factors like increase intake of sodium, heart problems, kidney problems, stress, lack of exercise, pregnancy, lifestyle, malnutrition, surgery, certain medications, and poor circulation.

As per Ayurveda, edema is Shvathuor Shotha roga. The cause of edema as per Ayurveda is vitiation of all three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Accumulation of ama is also responsible for shotha which is caused due to obstruction of channels. These are categorized into different categories according to doshas involved- vataj edema, pittaj edema and kaphaj edema.

When causative factor attacks the body then vata, pitta, kapha and rakta (blood) are vitiated and then eneters into blood and enters the circulation. Due to defect in circulation it put negative effect on muscles (mamsa) and skin (twak) and which results in edema.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR EDEMA

To cure this problem one should be careful and take a simple step towards such problems. Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for different disease condition without any side effects. As per Ayurveda one should get relief from problem with the help of healthy diet and lifestyle along with herbal medicines.

There are various effective herbal remedies which helps to reduce edema or swelling. These remedies not only help to reduce the swelling and also provide strength to body.

Planet Ayurveda is one of the best herbal manufacturing company which provides 100% pure and natural herbal medicines for many disease conditions. Some of herbal remedies for edema or water retention of Planet Ayurveda are explained below:


Water Retention Care Pack

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1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

These capsules are prepared from pure extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This herbal formulation is free from any chemicals, preservatives, color and starch. This helps to manage the fluid retention in the body and also has ability to balance the three doshas in the body mainly kapha dosha because vitiation of kapha dosha results in severe edema.

Dosage – One capsule two times in a day with plain water.

2. PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

These are classical Ayurvedic tablets which are useful in many health complications. These are diuretic in nature. It helps in management of fluid accumulation, swelling, renal failure, liver failure and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

These tablets are obtained from different herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Piper chaba (Chavya)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)
Benefits

This herbal formulation helps provide the relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water

3. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

These are the herbal tablets which are used in the treatment of edema. These tablets are obtained from an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
BENEFITS

These herbs are packed with diuretic properties to manage the water retention in natural and healthy way. It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas in body, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. These tablets provides relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

4. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

Trinpanchmool ghan vati is an amazing formulation by planet ayurveda to manage the problem of edema. This herbal formulation is available in the form of tablets and is an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
Benefits

It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. This herbal formulation helps provide the relief in the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

Diet & lifestyle recommendations

“Say no to these foods if you are suffering from edema”

Some of the diet tips are here which helps during edema

  • Avoid intake of salt. Because high sodium level results in pittaj edema.
  • Avoid processed food.
  • Limit intake of carbohydrates.
  • Take fibre rich diet.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking.
  • Do regular exercise.