Swollen feet.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Help for swelling ankles and feet
From: gl.infolink.net (George Law)
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 07:45:34 GMT

>My mother is complaining of swelling in here ankles and feet. Are there any herbs she can take to try to remedy this.

Make sure her diet doesn't contain too much sodium (salt). Have her eat bananas often, it contains potassium and can rid of excessive sodium which can causes edema (water retention) and high blood pressure. I am not sure if your mom's swelling is caused by edema (water retention) or not, but is no harm to eat banana as long as she doesn't have low blood pressure. Banana helps to lower blood pressure. Also have her take vitaimin B6 , deficient in this vitamin can cause edema (swelling) in legs.