Swollen legs in summer: natural and detox remedies

Swollen legs in summer: natural and detox remedies

In summer, thanks to the great heat, accumulated stress and fatigue, our body has a harder time disposing of toxins, so you find yourself with swollen legs.

Poor circulation, dilated veins and capillaries, less oxygenated tissues; in addition, if the kidney drainage is inefficient, for example because you drink little, the fluids stagnate. And in the evening you have the heavy legs, with swollen knees and ankles.

Improve microcirculation, fight venous stasis and promote diuresis with these medical plants with a detox effect, suggested by Professor Ottavio Iommelli, president of the Italian Association of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. You can take them associated, in dry extract, also with the addition of pineapple stem with anti-inflammatory action. You take 1 tablet, 3 times a day, before meals for 3 months, stop for 2 and, if the swelling recurs, repeat another cycle. Otherwise, ask your doctor for the ideal herbal combination for you.

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Purify yourself with Birch

There Birch it relieves intoxicated kidneys by stimulating diuresis. It is indicated for those who tend to have high blood pressure. Its purifying action, in addition to disposing of excess fluids, helps to regulate the values ​​in case of slight hypertension.

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Dispose of liquids with Pilosella

Also Lto Pilosella has a diuretic effect, therefore it is effective against water retention swellings. Our expert recommends it to those who also suffer from fatigue (asthenia) and when edema in the lower limbs occurs with the first heat.

Furthermore, Pilosella has a detox action after a period of eating disorders. Helps to dispose of toxins from a diet that is too high in sugar or fat. In addition to being combined with other anti-swelling plants, you can find it in mother tincture: 40 drops, 3 times a day before meals, diluted in a little water.

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Strengthen the veins with Sweet Clover

THEL Sweet clover hto a venotonic action, that is, it makes the venous walls stronger, thus stimulating the circulation and reabsorption of excess fluids. This plant is also very rich in coumarins, substances with an anticoagulant and blood thinning action. It also acts on the lymphatic circulation, improving it and promoting the elimination of toxins and metabolic waste through the lymph.

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Stimulates the microcirculation with the Blueberry

The berries of the Blueberry have protective properties on capillaries, thanks to the anthocyanin glycosides (mirtillin) contained. These substances strengthen the connective tissue that supports blood vessels, improving their elasticity and tone.

The foot bath with rosemary

At the end of the day, treat yourself to a moment of well-being for swollen ankles and feet. Especially if you do a job that forces you on your feet for a long time or a sedentary life. Prepare a foot bath with 7-8 drops of rosemary essential oil in a basin of water, warm enough to remain “in the bathroom” until you feel the tensions dissolve and your legs light.

Rosemary has a relaxing and, at the same time, toning effect on the muscles. You can also prepare it by immersing a few twigs of the plant in boiling water, so that they release the active ingredients. Wait until it is warm and take a foot bath.

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