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December 3, 2010
Persistently cold feet is a type of disorder which can bring not much of discomfort, but could be a sign of a very serious problem. It is obvious that those who suffer from cold feet are having problems with blood circulation. Other diseases associated with cold feet include anaemia, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and possible hormonal imbalances. However, a problem like cold feet can also be caused by absolutely common factors like a lack of exercise, poor diet or nicotine abuse.
It is very important not to neglect this problem and do necessary treatments to restore blood circulation to the feet. To alleviate the discomfort of persistently cold feet, it is recommended to use natural and herbal remedies with good stimulating powers. Those include cayenne pepper, gentian, garlic, yarrow, chickweed, red clover, licorice root, hawthorn, horsetail, rosemary and other herbal stimulants. Cinnamon added to a usual herbal tea or a dessert can assist in improving blood circulation and lowering bad cholesterol levels. Ginkgo Biloba can be also used as one of the bets herbal remedies for cold feet and poor blood circulation. A regular consumption of Ginko Biloba tea can have positive effects on your metabolism and mental abilities.
Another easy and very pleasant approach to using herbal remedies for cold feet is doing special massages with such essential oils as lemon, lemongrass, lavender, cypress, peppermint, cedarwood, rosemary, jojoba or thyme essential oils. Massage your feet not less than 5 minutes each. It is possible to use a hot or warm bath for feet prior to doing massages. Also, it would be great to complement such massages with regular foot exercises like walking on tiptoes or on heels, on the outer and inner edges of the feet, and so on.
A great solution for stimulating blood circulation and bringing relief to the problem of cold feet is drinking herbal teas and with great warming up properties. For example, a known effective natural remedy to warm up and stimulate metabolism is ginger root tea with lemon and honey. Also, in order to combat the problem of persistently cold feet, it can be good to enrich your diet with fresh fruit and veggies, as well as Omega 3 rich foods (oily fish, walnuts, etc.) because these foods can improve general function of the cardio-vascular system, lower the chances of having clogged up arteries and stimulate blood circulation as well. To stimulate the circulatory system, experts also recommend drinking freshly squeezed juices: cherry, peach, apricot, tomato and so on.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.