Sodium chloride or salt is a natural source of vital chemical elements for the human body. Therefore, salt baths for the feet are often included in the combined therapeutic courses for various diseases of the blood vessels, skin, bones and joints. These procedures have not only healing, but also unique cosmetic properties, acting as a soft natural peeling.
Benefits of salt baths for feet
As you know, sodium chloride is a powerful antiseptic that prevents the growth and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms. Thanks to this quality, salt baths effectively help to cope with excessive sweating of the feet, the occurrence of an unpleasant odor. They also help to get rid of fungal infections.
Salt foot baths at home have many other positive effects:
- increased metabolic processes in damaged tissues;
- intensification of blood circulation;
- delivery of the necessary elements to the joints;
- removal of toxins and excess fluid;
- relief of pain syndrome;
- acceleration of skin healing.
Salt foot baths for edema and gout
In order to get rid of excess fluid, it is recommended to hold the feet for 10 minutes in a concentrated saline solution (50 g per 1 liter of water). Due to osmotic pressure, sodium chloride will “pull” excess moisture from the tissues.
Less saturated baths (1 tablespoon per 1 liter of water) help to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of gout and at the same time carry out antiseptic treatment of the skin. Procedures should be carried out in courses of 10-14 days. Repetition of therapy is allowed every 2 weeks of break.
Salt foot baths for arthritis and after fractures
If there are problems with the joints or bones, the described remedy contributes to the delivery of the necessary trace elements for their fusion, restoration of mobility, and removal of inflammatory processes. Also, the procedures help to get rid of pain and swelling, allow you to quickly develop damaged limbs, restore their tone.
In this case, the bath should be from a concentrated solution – 70 g per 1-1.2 liters of warm water. Feet must be kept in the liquid for at least 15 minutes.
The course of treatment consists of 10-12 daily procedures, it is better to perform them in the evening, so that after that you can go to bed peacefully. After a break (2 weeks), you can repeat the therapy.