A herbal foot bath is an immersion bath that covers the feet and ankles. It is used for cleansing, warming, soothing, or disinfecting the feet.
You can enhance the therapeutic benefits by adding calificient herbs like cayenne pepper, ginger and mustard.
When your feet are immersed in hot water, the heat dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow in your feet and entire skin surface. This causes blood in upper parts of the body to flow downward into the dilated vessels, relieving congestion in the brain and other internal organs.
A foot bath also elevates body temperature, relaxes tense muscles and increases white blood cell activity.
In this video, Kaye Sehm shows you how to make and use a hot footbath. She explains how it can be used as a home remedy for migraine headaches. It works by dilating blood vessels in the feet and legs, drawing blood from the head and relieving the congestion in the brain that causes the migraine. A footbath can also be used to relieve menstrual cramps.
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