Chinese medicine teaches you how to soak your feet best

Now that it has entered the autumn and winter season, the weather has begun to cool down. At this time, many people will feel cold in their hands and feet, so feet health has become a habit of many people in autumn and winter.

The following Chinese medicine teaches you how to soak your feet in order to be the most healthy and most effective.


Ginger removes cold: Ginger is a kind of Xinwen antipyretic drug in traditional Chinese medicine.

Modern medicine believes that ginger can stimulate capillaries, improve local blood circulation and metabolism.

People who are afraid of cold and who have cold hands and feet can use ginger to soak their feet.

  It should be noted that soaking the feet with ginger is not soaking the ginger in hot water for a while, but generally taking 15-30 grams of ginger (about half a piece of ginger), flatten it, and add it to the potSmall half a pot of water, cover with a lid and cook in hot water for about 10 minutes.

After cooking, pour out all the ginger water and add an appropriate amount of cold water to about 40 ° C (it is generally best not to feel hot).

When you soak your feet, make sure that the water does not pass through the intervention area. It is best to rub your feet while soaking.

  Many of the medicinal ingredients in ginger are small molecular substances. Covering the pot with boiling water can prevent its volatilization.

The amount of half a piece of ginger is about the amount of half a basin of water used by ordinary households to soak their feet.

If you use too much water to soak your feet, or if you are afraid of cold, you can increase the amount of ginger as appropriate.

After soaking the pedals with ginger water, the symptoms of fear of cold can generally be improved to a certain extent.


Cinnamon Swelling: Cinnamon, also known as Cinnamon, Guangui or Xianggui, is a spice commonly used in the family, both have the effect of warming the kidney and yang.

Using them to soak your feet has a better relief for the edema caused by kidney disease.

  Nephrogenic edema is edema caused by kidney function problems or illness.

It usually occurs first in loose tissues, such as the eyelids or face, and the toes. It is most obvious when you wake up in the morning. The skin that is inserted into the edema area with your fingers can be sunken.

If you have kidney edema, you can use 15 grams (a pinch or a piece) of peppercorn and cinnamon to cook your feet and cook in the same way as ginger.

Continuous foot soaking with this method can achieve a certain swelling effect.

  If the symptoms of edema begin at the sagging parts of the body (such as the legs) and gradually develop to other parts of the body, it may be due to cardiac function problems.

This kind of edema can replace the previously mentioned ginger boiling water to soak your feet, can promote blood circulation in the lower limbs, and thus achieve the purpose of assisting in alleviating edema.


Wormwood warms lungs: According to the “Compendium of Materia Medica”, wormwood is warm, bitter and non-toxic.

It has the effects of returning to the sun, regulating qi and blood, removing dampness and cold, and stopping bleeding and reconciliation.

Using wormwood to soak your feet can also improve lung function, which is good for people with chronic chronic bronchitis and prone to coughing up white sputum.

  The method of soaking feet with wormwood is similar to the method of soaking feet with ginger. Generally, 30-50 grams (a small amount) of dried wormwood are used to soak the feet.

  Patients with severe cold and dampness can soak their feet with wormwood once a week.

While soaking your feet thoroughly with wormwood water, drink a glass of ginger and red jujube water (10 dried dates, add two slices of ginger, and add ten bowls of boiling for two hours) as an aid.

  Take proper care during soaking feet with wormwood, drink plenty of warm water, eat less cold food, and pay attention to rest.

Depression, head and face discomfort caused by real fire, throat discomfort, and chronic bronchitis can alleviate to a certain extent.

  Fever and high blood pressure and hypotension, people with diabetes should soak their feet with wormwood under the guidance of a doctor.

And use wormwood to soak your feet 2-3 times a week, you should not overdo it.

Because using wormwood to soak your feet can cause the fire to go down, sometimes it can cause insufficient blood on the head and face, which can easily cause dizziness and headache, which can cause emotional changes.


Safflower antifreeze: Safflower is a Chinese medicine commonly used in gynecology, which can promote blood circulation, relieve stasis and relieve pain.

People who are prone to frostbite and cracked skin in winter should use safflower feet early in autumn, which can play a good preventive role.

  Take 10-15 grams (about a handful) of safflower and cook the feet in the same way as before to prevent and improve frostbite.Every winter, people’s hands and feet often crack and peel, but once this happens, it will take a long time to recover.

Choosing to use safflower to soak your feet can also prevent this from happening to a certain extent.