In the complete human body
feet are the mist strained and worked out part, but inspite of this are
the most neglected one also. Lack of proper care for feet result in many
problems like corns and bunions, cracks, infections and ingrown nails.
Massaging the feet each night
with oil is relaxing and keeps them soft and supple. In winter warm oil
can be used with sesame or mustard oil. In summer coconut oil provides
a cooling effect.
If the shoes are to tight,
pinch or do not fit properly corns appear due to the pressure put on the
bony areas of the foot and also interfere with the circulation of blood
ultimately leading to corns.
· The sap from a
marigold stem, milky juice from green figs or papaya juice are all good
remedies. Apply to the affected area frequently.
A slice of lemon can be
placed on the corn and bandaged in place overnight.
Cracks on heels
Walking barefoot on rough
surfaces or excessive exposure of bare feet to the sun, wind or water causes
cracks on the heels and soles apart form the aggravation of Pitta and Vata
doshas, which cause dryness and roughness of the feet.
Take about three tablespoons
of bees wax and mix one teaspoonful sesame oil in it. Warm it a little
and apply on the affected areas.
Use warm sesame oil or ghee
on the affected areas.
Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon
of mango tree sap and 1 tablespoon water to the cracked skin.