Who among us has not encountered the problem of swollen feet? It is the shins and feet that usually swell first. The causes of this unpleasant phenomenon can be very different, from improper shoe choice to chronic kidney diseases and circulatory disorders. In this article, we give you tips on how to get rid of the swelling of your legs.

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#1. Consume as little salt as possible, giving preference to fresh lemon juice, as well as spicy herbs, instead. Especially useful for the removal of puffiness are dill and parsley (preferably fresh), as they have a diuretic effect.

#2. In the summer, try to consume as many berries (for example, cranberries, watermelon and strawberries) as possible.

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#3. Be sure to include in your diet products containing potassium - leaf lettuce, bananas, honey, dried apricots and pesetas.

#4. Stimulation of blood circulation (in the first place this applies to all those who have sedentary work) is an especially effective anti-swelling method. To do this, take a short walk at least once per hour, sit down and rub your legs, this should disperse the stagnant blood.

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#5. In order to quickly and effectively get rid of the swelling of the legs, pour cold water into a small basin and stir in it five to ten drops of peppermint essential oil, then keep your feet in the mixture for about twenty minutes.

#6. Also very effective remedy against swelling of the legs are salt wraps. Wet a piece of cloth in a salty warm solution (it is advisable to use sea salt for this), then wrap the feet and cover them with a blanket for half an hour

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#7. Once you get home after a long walk, lie down comfortably and raise your legs. Do this in order to provoke the outflow of stagnant blood. Keep them raised for approximately ten - fifteen minutes, then lower your legs to the floor and pinch the skin from below upwards.

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#8. To quickly return to you “usual” leg shape, use garlic! Grind the head of garlic in a blender or with a knife so you have a sort of a squash, then pour the resulting mass with a glass of purified boiling water. Let it sit for thirty minutes, then rub this solution in your feet. Rinse your feet with running cool water after 20 minutes.

#9. Brew some knot-grass and drink instead of water throughout the day.

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