Soaking your feet in warm water can help with a variety of symptoms and ailments. The addition of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to warm water can boost the treatment’s effectiveness. Because of the widespread recognition of its medicinal properties, this has been used by people since ancient times. In recent decades, the importance of medical research has been demonstrated.
Epsom salt can be found in the salt aisle of any supermarket or pharmacy. If you don’t have Epsom salt on hand, you can substitute apple cider vinegar. Bathing one’s feet in the mixture for 30-60 minutes twice weekly can provide benefits.
In this article, I’d like to briefly educate you on three medical conditions that can be treated by regularly soaking your feet in warm salt water.
1. It is an excellent treatment for fungal infections of the feet.
Warm water, particularly when combined with Epsom salt, can effectively treat fungal infections in the feet. Soaking your feet for 30-60 minutes in the mixture will help draw out the infection and soften the skin, allowing for a faster recovery. This method is especially effective for treating athletes’ feet and other fungal infections of the foot.
2. Handling cracked or fractured heels
In today’s society, a “fractured heel” is a common injury. Furthermore, it is notoriously difficult to control. Bleeding can happen at any time, making even walking unpleasant. Soaking the feet in a solution of warm water and Epsom salt can help to soften the rough skin on the feet. This treatment will quickly sterilize the affected area and encourage the growth of healthy new skin. The most effective method after that is to massage the recommended lotion into the skin.
3. Foot pain and edema relief
Soaking the feet in warm water to flush out toxins usually alleviates foot pain, edema, and inflammation. Maintaining healthy blood flow to the area is also important for a quick recovery, and this helps with that. These strategies have been used for millennia to treat foot edema.